I got suited up, grabbed the backpack and headed upstream. Today was going to be my first attempt at underwater filming with a Gopro. I am nearly finished with my "basic crevicing" video, and I decided my next video was going to be "how to snip for gold". This would be the perfect opportunity for me to get out of the heat, and get some underwater footage for my new video. And hopefully find some gold.
I worked my way upstream to a good looking area that I located last weekend. After locating a small but good looking crevice, I got out to Gopro and tried to remember how to turn it on. Luckily for me there's not very many buttons on it. After a couple of failed attempts, I was filming. That's when I discovered you can't hold the camera with one hand and work a hammer and bar with the other. I tried my best to get some decent footage, but gave it up and put the camera way. I will get one of those headband mounts and try again next weekend.
I had killed quite a bit of time working with the Gopro, so I only had a couple hours left to find some gold. After working a couple more small crevices I manage to find about a penny weight and a half of gold. It was time to start thinking about the hike out. I decided to leave most my equipment there to lighten the pack. I was far enough back in, I figured if anyone finds my equipment, there not going to want to pack it out any more than I do.
I was kind of surprised when I got back to the truck, it didn't seem like the hike was all that bad. I'm not sure if I'm getting used to the heat or I was just delirious. My plan is to head back up next weekend with both cameras and put a serious dent in the new sniping video. I'm really starting to enjoy doing the videos, I just hope everyone will enjoy watching them.