I had plans to walk to a site above the tree line today , but as you can see on the photo it is still snow quite low on the mountain so I decided to roam around in the forest for a while instead. I have never searched this area before , but I knew there had been a larger wehrmacht depot and camp somewhere in the forest. I went off the road and into the forest and I soon saw evidence of some earlier activities here like ditches or channels and old overgrown roads. There was no sounds from the F5 for a while but almost at the same time as I spotted the shape of building foundations in the forest floor the metal detector shouted that it had found something metally.
The first signal was a rusted old chain about a meter long while I had been hoping it to be a k98 , and as I stood up and made a sweep with the detector I had two more good signals. Just centimeters below was the good old horseshoes , two of them. I got up again and instantly the detector gave notice again and again. When I had found five horseshoes and a bunch of rusted cans and the sorts I checked where it was other signals. There was signals all over the little clearing in the forest I was in. I decided to make a search from the clearing and to a small river maybe half kilometer away just to see whats really going on in this forest.
I found several building foundations and a lot of signals towards the river. Here and there cans and barrels and other items still laid where they had been left , a very interesting area! I dug my way back towards the road , mapping a few dumping pits along he way for another day , and as I dug a signal and fought mosqitoes and ants I kept wondering what else is in this forest , as it is pretty large. Maybe it is time for a tent trip , just need to stock up on the bear repellent first.
The last signal I dug was a nice surprise. A german mess kit and a canteens drinking cup , both marked by the soldier who had used it.