By the time I got to the creek, it was already getting warm. I started working in a small area where I pull out a little over an ounce last year. I spent a hour or so looking around, but discovered I had done a really good job of cleaned the crevices in this area last year. I started working my way upstream, but I was having a hard time finding any crevices because this area is so bolder bound.
After lunch I found a couple of crevices that looked good. I found a small piece of chain in one and a 4 lb. hammer head in the other, but no gold. I located a small crevice that was no more than 1/2' wide but was packed tight with gravel. That one had some gold in it. It was about 6 feet long and packed tight. By the time I finished cleaning it was getting late. I decided to leave everything there and head upstream to scout out a good location for next weekend.
I worked my way upstream about 100 yards and located a small area of open bedrock, among the boulders. There were a couple of crevices running through this area. The water is a little deeper than I like, but the bedrock looks good to me. My plan is to go back with the Gopro next weekend and do some underwater filming for a new "how to snipe" video. We are going to pick up a new waterproof case for it this week. The shadows were across the creek by now, time to pack up and hike out. Hiking up that hill in 100 degree heat dam near killed the old guy, I need a place where I can back the truck up to the water!
After I got home, I cleaned up the gold and I ended up with 2.4 pennyweights. My last several trips out, I've been having a hard time breaking the 3 pennyweight mark. Hopefully, I can resolve that issue next weekend.