Finally made it into one of my claims for the first time this season. Went up to my Britton Creek claim, spent about 5 hours there before mother nature decided she wanted to scream and sent me running for the truck - thunder and lightning over took the area in a matter of minutes followed by rain, snow, freezing rain and hail. Funny thing is, it was sunny and warm out (around 8 degrees) with a few small coulds lingering around and them BOOM! It was all over. Found a bit of colour in my pan - all very fine. But then again I didnt get the chance to really dig in in the time I spent there. Most of it was spent walking the claim poking around as it was the first time I've visited the claim since I acquired it last November.
On the bright side, the Lawless Creek FSR seems to have had 70% of the snow melt since my last visit last weekend. There was around 1.5 - 2 feet on the Lawless FSR last Saturday and now itís down to patches with a few long stretches that are covered with about 5 - 8 inches of snow. I figure by next weekend if the snow hold off up there I'll be pounding my Lawless claim. Fingers crossed! I need some course gold!