I've been looking for a section of ancient channel and the best I can tell, it should be on west side of the canyon. I've been looking for this section of the ancient channel for 10 years now, each time I check a different area of the hill. I'm only able to do a small area each time because the hill is so steep. Hiking in this area is very tough, you can hardly stand on it. There are couple of gullies I had to cross. One of them was very steep, a foothold I thought was moss covered bedrock turned out to just be moss. I slid down the hill roughly 30 to 40 feet on my butt. No worse for wear, when I looked for a way back up, I decided to detect at that elevation for a while.
I stopped for lunch about noon . For me one of the best parts of detecting in the hills, is sitting on the side of the mountain with the river running below, just relaxing and taking in the scenery. After lunch I hiked down to the river to do some crevice detecting, I don't want to go home without at least, a little bit of gold.
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