Going to do it again!
Yes, have been healing from my complete shoulder replacement surgery at a good pace. Not able to swing for any length of time yet but am making plans for the next hunt.
Have identified a location that is quite remote (no roads) but downhill tests show a good possibility if I can get to bedrock. The presence of quartz, mica, (silver or lead (haven't yet tested)) is a positive for desert gold uphill. The problem is the no roads and the walk involved may be as hard as the swinging!! Looks like a good 15 mile uphill that will likely take a couple of days. Overnights on the trail sure will not be comfortable at 70+ but the payoff might just be there. Searching my maps, records, and such I find no digging in this Mountain Range....hope it's not devoid of ore. If it is that would be a first for a Nevada, Eastern California range.
If no gold then maybe some other minerals that will be worth the walk.
Geology looks good as far as I can tell
Will let you all know when the time is right. I'll have my camera for sure.
Will still be a month or two away.....but the planning is beginning!