Where da gold at? Backpacking for gold p3

The peace and quiet of the desert is encompassing. Every so often you might get the feeling that something or someone is watching you, or possibly that something might be making a sound nearby. It's when you pause to listen and look that you realize just how much noise YOU'RE making. The sound of the … Continue reading Where da gold at? Backpacking for gold p3

Where are we going today, Mr. Peabody? Backpacking for Gold Of Course!

Do you remember the old cartoon with Sherman and his dog, Mr. Peabody? In every episode Sherman would ask his dog, a talking genius dog, where they were going that day. Generally the response was not necessarily 'where', but 'when' they were going. Enter 'the wayback machine'! Today, I take you back a few years … Continue reading Where are we going today, Mr. Peabody? Backpacking for Gold Of Course!

Boots on the ground! The Black Waterfalls!

I've been back from the black waterfalls for a couple weeks now. It seems like it's taken me that long to recover! The terrain was brutal, temps high, altitude high-well, higher than I'm used to, being a flatlander anyway. If I hadn't just spent three rigorous weeks of doing absolutely nothing, things might have been … Continue reading Boots on the ground! The Black Waterfalls!

This Land Gives You Nothing…

I just got back from an awesome metal detecting trip in Arizona! It was brutal of course, and my knees, back, shoulders...heck, everything is either swollen or sore. It's just the way it is out there in the mountains where loose rocks underfoot, slippery waterfalls (they're everywhere in the mountains), dense vegetation, thorny cactus, stinging … Continue reading This Land Gives You Nothing…