Got home a little while ago from the Outhouse Orchards hunt, in Croton Falls, NY, hosted by the Nor’easters Metal Detecting Club, out of Stamford, CT.
I hadn’t planned on going to the hunt, as I’ve hunted there a few times in the past, but while drinking my morning coffee, I looked outside around 8:30 am and thought, what the heck–The hunt starts at 9am, It was a nice day. And the Orchard was a mere 10 miles away.
I arrived at the hunt with my usual eagerness and anticipation. I had found a beautiful heavy silver bracelet and some costume jewelry on previous hunts there, so even though I knew it was a place where you had to really work for your finds, it was worth a shot.
Now when I say the hunt was “hot”, I don’t mean it in the sense that it was a spectacular hunt with spectacular finds–I mean temperature wise. It was friggin’ hot!!
Stupid me, in my rush to leave, I was not exactly dressed for a day in the hot sun. Seeing as it had been cool for the last few days, I had dressed in layers, with a long sleeve shirt and black pants. In my haste, I neglected to check the days weather. Dumb, dumb, and dumb. So I walked around sweating my butt off for 4 hours.
I was not alone in the heat crisis though, because even those dressed appropriately were seeking out the shade.
My hunting went like this: swing, dig a few targets, go rest under an apple tree and have a drink… Repeat.
I have never been so exhausted from detecting, nor so lazy. I did not even want to walk back to the car for more Gatorade.
But, I managed to trudge on, because I am obsessed 🙂
As for my finds, I didn’t get anything great. A little bit of clad, a broken earring, a pin that said “Ireland”, some whatchamacalits, and a fork by Monroe Silver, (but not silver), in the Vassar pattern, dating to about 1863.
I did, however, have a nice time chatting and socializing with other club members under the trees.
Even a less than successful day of hunting is still better than a good day doing most anything else!
Comments on “The Nor’easters Outhouse Orchards Hunt was Hot!!”
it was hot here to I live in millersport ohio took my grandson to fly his quad copters all day
Wow. Well I suppose I shouldn’t be complaining so much, because in a few months I’ll be wishing it was summer again.
its hard to belive its just around the corner hope its not as cold as last year will enjoy scuba weather while I con
Wish I had gotten my diving cert., there’s lots of gold to be found in the water. This summer sure did fly by. Only good thing about winter is it makes it easier to scope out new sites for Spring.
Enjoy the rest of your scuba time–happy hunting!
there is a awesome place I have not been to yet but have permission look up san toy ohio and check that out
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