[meteorite-list] Hello from the field

From: Edwin Thompson <etmeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 05:10:27 +0000
Message-ID: <BAY168-W95C4E72B248CD858502382D1E70_at_phx.gbl>

Hello list members,


It is getting hot in Coloma! Thirty four days in the area and not one meteorite have I found. Have been investing most of the time in what should be the large end of the strewn field. Thirty four days and I have yet to see a rattlesnake. I enjoy snakes so this is a huge disappointment. I bought a go-pro camera just so I can video a snake in the wild. They have caught over twenty baby rattlesnakes by the river in the campground where I am staying but I haven't seen any of those either. Lots of turkeys, lizards, coyotes, foxes, toads and bullfrogs. A few bobcats but no cougars yet. Did get to see a huge king snake but I hadn't figured out how to use the camera yet. It was good hunting weather this past week but is getting hot again. Hot days I only hunt until 1pm. Am getting about 7 to 8 hours a day out hiking. Am meeting lots of great people here and have looked at a lot of very nice stones. a number of stones are being found by locals on there own land. The more people talk the more I learn about how many st
ones are not being documented. I got to identify Sammy's 27.5 gram stone a few days ago. She was quite tickled when I told her she had the real thing. I would love to find a few of these little gems but feel that the time is better spent trying to find the 'big one'. Regardless of the heat, ticks, poison oak, star thistle, cockleburs, mosquitoes and invisible rattlesnakes for which I come prepared with snake stick, camera and gaiters, it is a blast to be back in the field. Last years back surgery really did the trick and now am able to walk pain free from sun up to sundown. When I finally find a stone I will post a picture. For now it's just great to be out in the sun. Still raining in Oregon.




Received on Wed 27 Jun 2012 01:10:27 AM PDT

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