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August 3, 2022 - Hunting the Dawson Trail
August 3, 2022 Hunting the Dawson Trail. Sandilands Provincial Forest. What a beautiful nature preserve. And just in time for Blueberries and Saskatoons by the ton. Yes, it’s been a wet year which must have been a good thing for berries of all sorts. I also came across Wild Bergamot in full bloom and Puffball mushrooms too. Wild Bergamot or also called Bee Balm, formal name: Monarda fistulosa. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarda_fistulosa Most good metal detecting hunts start with a bit of pre-planning. I’d recently come across a stack of old topographical maps that I’d had since my teen years and early adulthood. One of them extended into the Sandilands Provincial Forest. This got me thinking of the old Dawson Trail and of the rich history that it represents for Manitoba. And what a great metal detecting opportunity this could be. See this awesome link: h t t p s : / / d a w s o n t r a i l t r e a s u r e s . c a / i n d e x . p h p ? p a g e = r o u t e - o f - t h e - dawson-trail I had done some detecting in this very same forest last fall along with Bruno. See: Nov 10, 2021 -Sandilands Provincial Forest. It made for an interesting and fruitful outing. This time I wanted to be a bit more focused on a target: The Dawson Trail. Between my old map and Google Earth, I was able to track an area of interest. That was still accessible and relatively undisturbed. Well the best laid plans always have a way of morphing into something different. I got in a good number of detecting hours but no concrete evidence of a trail anywhere to be found other than the road markings that were erected decades ago. I looked for higher ground and for older / ancient trees and huge rocks that would have attracted people over the decades of long ago. And the water…. Water, water, water, everywhere. Some of the old roads were impassable with water quite physically flowing over. I did come across interesting finds none the less. The tent peg, however modern, was found in a spot that had been a clearing once but was now reverting back to forest with small 2 foot trees and bush all about. The 10 inch aluminum pan now hangs in my workshop. It’s old but unlikely from the pioneer era. And what a collection of rifle shells Eh! I’ve come to call them the “Pull Tabs” of the forest… Rifle Shells, they’re just everywhere. Here is the tally for those of you who like guns and ammo 6 x 30-30 Hornady Win., 1 x 30 30 R.P.Win., 1 x 306 Imperial, 1 x 308 Nosler Win., and 1 x 12 Gauge, Imperial shotgun shell. The jaw bone and teeth were from a deer. We’ll color it, shellac it, hang it on our wall and use it as folk art. Never a dull moment. Roger
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