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#1 Bill Southern

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:12 AM

Well is it mighty hot in Arizona these days and we have 3 months of it to look forward to here in the central deserts... Trying to get in a little coin hunting here and there, but pretty hot for that as well.

Crap I feel cabin fever coming on and it is early yet....

When I was under 55 I would get out and hunt till it was blistering hot, but now that doesn't sound like much of a way to spend the day. Can't afford the darn gas to drive to the pines every weekend sooooooo......

OK yes I am pouting in Morristown.

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#2 Allen in MT

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:18 AM

Well here in MT is is 53 this morning and looking like rain again, good sleeping weather, might have to dig out the detector and go to the lake and do some coin shooting. Going to be spending the 4th in the mountains again enjoying tri tip steak cannon shooting, rifle shooting and blowing up things.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:20 AM

In dayz of old, when we were young and bold, untold riches kept us in the field just a huntn' and temps/conditions be damed. Now though I too do love the air conditioning and heater in the winter. Underwater makes heat bearable but not yet this year as just toooo busy as only gettn' in some detecting and due to spies can't post nuttn' anyhow--I too have the fever sooo bad I could scream--John

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:36 AM

Yep, Toasty Here too. At 4000ft here it's still hitting 100f by noon.

Two of my Panning spots got toasted in the fire. Don't know if I want to waist the gas to go see what happened yet.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:59 AM

Well Bill I feel your pain :tisk-tisk:but not this week at least-I'm here in Sandiego for the week and the highs are in the mid to upper 70s perfect temps ' :thumbsupanim I'll be back to the hellish temps this weekend Mike C... :ph34r2:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:52 AM

Im feeling your pain also Bill...
Im starting to get the itch to go out but like you say...its pretty warm out there.
I have trouble gettting out into the fields before 7 because I work until 1 am.
Trying to detect on 4 hrs sleep is rough.
You aught to buddy up with someone and go up north. Split the gas. Or I can throw you in the back of the 4runner when Dad and I go up! :) Even then Prescott area is getting hot and humid.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:54 AM

Cabin Fever from the summertime blues ????
Yeah this is the 1st year I've had it really gettin to me. The BIG "60" this year.
Previous to this I was out bangin the ground without consideration for the temps.
The eyes especially aren't what they used to be almost stepped on a green earlier this year twice as a matter of fact. If it wasn't for the ol lady screamin at me because she saw it and I didn't
I'd a been like Unc Rons dog. No fun fer sure.
We need to invent a flexible bubble we can enclose ourselves with to maintain a comfortable temperature and still be out there in the field doin what we love to do.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:19 PM

I'll be 50 next month and am having the best time in my life. I get off work and get home by 1PM , just a quick change of clothes and out i go. smash rocks or gather another load and back home by 5 PM... life is good. I stopped by the bank ATM on the way home and the sign was showing 114 degrees. Perfect weather , i didn't see one person while i was out digging. AWESOME !!! bring on the heat , it makes others stay away from my activities. I LOVE IT !!!! Just wish others could feel this good about it , i wish i could share.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:07 PM

Some day someone will find the Prune that is left of ya out there.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:36 PM

Drywasher, generator and lights all packed. Going to head up at zero dark thirty and dig till its too hot. Take a nap under the shade of a ceder till afternoon, then set up the lights and generator. Dig all night. Pack up late Friday morning and head home. Well, that is the plan anyway. I am still counting the days to those cool October temps, where you can go all day long!!!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:02 PM

The heat certainly sucks....
Another forum member and I were out Drywashing in remote desert for 3 days straight this weekend, and not many breaks.... Thermometer read 112 around 3pm every day but I question its accuracy even though I had just bought it....

Heres a picture I took tonight during a thunderstorm down in Casa Grande.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:36 AM

The heat certainly sucks....
Another forum member and I were out Drywashing in remote desert for 3 days straight this weekend, and not many breaks.... Thermometer read 112 around 3pm every day but I question its accuracy even though I had just bought it....

Heres a picture I took tonight during a thunderstorm down in Casa Grande.

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Man, I dont know how you guys do it!
Got to give it to ya.
Cool pic of the lightning.
Did you get any gold???
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:55 AM

HF I liked your reply to oredigger62.....

All of you guys need to adjust your thinking a little.....

If at almost 70 I can beep at NIGHT in this jungle then most certainly you can beep the desert at night....

Just wear leg protection up to your knees and leather boots......be sure to get a GPS fix on your car

before heading out....

If it beeps--dig it!! Garimpo

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:21 AM

To day were havin 96 degree day w/89% relative humidity, so it's gonna feel like it's over 100 degrees, it's now 9:13AM, it's a 2 hr. drive at 70mph on the interstate to my seasonal trout creek where I'm findin gold. But today is a week day and gonna be HOT outside so I dought any DNR will be willin to exit their airconditioned vehicle to walk 600-800 yds. through a skeeter infested, rugged forest just to say "Hi!" and to see what I'm doin. And my creek is in a 70 ft. deep ravine, completely shaded by the forest canopy, so when I'm there, I don't really feel the heat. I just feel it when I walk out of there to my car. So I should be fine, and probably not see a soul the time I'm there.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:26 AM

So if you guys had some creme to put on that made you feel like it was 80 degrees outside instead of 115 degrees would you buy it? :hahaha:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:54 AM

You know guys when I had the fever like most of you nothing would stop me-now that I've been at it for a while with some success it does'nt matter anymore-I'm not going to cook my brains for a peice of gold-you all can have at it :nutty: Mike C... :ph34r2:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:30 AM

Years ago I had a Garrett ADS detector Stroke Out because it got so hot.

No the Batteries did not Spudge.

It got so hot I had to put a rag over the handle to hold and use it.

That funky Dark Green Color did not help.

Just something else you may want to think about.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:51 PM

Well i certainly hope i never get to the point where the heat bothers me. I am physically cold at 72 degrees , but the funny thing is that the warmer it is the more energy i have. Guess i am built for desert dwelling. If i dry up like a prune , it would be my own fault for hydration issues. At least i never have to shovel that cleveland snow ever again !!!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:02 AM

Amen Bro. 62 on never shoveling snow again......this town I live in is 88 years old and has NEVER had one flake of
the white stuff.....one day when El D. was here we had a sudden shower of marbel sized hail....scared us both so
bad we had to have another cold beer!!!!!

If it beeps--dig it!! Garimpo

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:29 AM

Supposed to get up to 107 today which is a record for this area. Probably hotter up here then down in AZ. Thinking about moving to Michigan where it's much cooler... :rolleyes:

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