Treasure Hunting with Rodney In Central New York (Story 7)
The next site on our list was remotely located in the forest, supposedly on the private property. From our previous experiences with the property owners in this area, we had never had a problem getting a permission as long as we would not shoot guns, have a drinking party or build fires, so we decided to check out the spot first and then see if it would be worth of our metal detecting efforts.
Rodney's 4x4 SUV Would Take Us Anywhere
On top of the ridge, we first found a remains of the early 20th century tool shed off one side of the trail. But across the trail a short distance away, we discovered the older cellar hole which was almost intact.
An Old Root Cellar
Yes, this site was worth of trying to detect some cool coins and artifacts! We went back to the vehicle and were just about to drive to the nearest farmer who probably knew the property owner or was the owner himself. We were so excited about the prospects of having great metal detecting fun soon that we did not notice a group of horse riders descending from the ridge top.
When they approached us, we introduced ourselves and told them about our purpose of being here. After we asked them about the owner of this property, they just frowned in response. Then they informed us that they were the owner's friends, and they came here for a weekend to ride horses and they certainly did not want anybody in their sight, therefore, the property owner would not give us permission to do "whatever it was." As we did not have any good legal standing in this situation, we said 'Ok' and 'Good Bye' to the "lawyers and their friends from Manhattan."
Rodney Trying To Hide His Emotion (of disgust)
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