I'm back safe and sound (and maybe a bit saner) from my trip to the Adirondack mountains. Did a lot of hiking, birding, and relaxing. I only did 2 short metal detecting hunts, but I did dig a silver Rosie, some wheats, and a bunch of clad. Last night a black bear wanted in my car - the windows were slightly open and there was a banana in there. He ran off when I dropped my camera case trying to get a picture of him (Lucky for him, I would have showed him who's boss ). He was a tall skinny teenager maybe about 125 pounds. My buddy and me had a great time.