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    I lugged a metal detector a few miles up Moody Mtn in Maine this summer including a few miles of bushwhacking to try to locate a missing AT corridor boundary marker, unfortunately I was not as successful as they were

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    Here is the organic AT Boundary Monument detector I used some time back. He was just in training at the time of the pictures. Turns out that oxidized aluminum has a pretty strong smell. Click image for larger version. 

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    And a heck of lot easier that having a metal detector sticking up about a foot higher than a pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillwalker View Post
    Here is the organic AT Boundary Monument detector I used some time back. He was just in training at the time of the pictures. Turns out that oxidized aluminum has a pretty strong smell. Click image for larger version. 

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    Fabulous. I have seen avy dogs at work. Hi tech folks have spent a ton of money developing a chemical "sniffer" that is not as sensitive as the nose of a dog, which just friggin grows naturally. Plus, the avy sniffer is still carried around by dead slow, virtually paralyzed human rescuers, whereas the dog has a more sensitive sensor, and can run three times as fast. Gotta love dogs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCD View Post
    Fabulous. I have seen avy dogs at work. Hi tech folks have spent a ton of money developing a chemical "sniffer" that is not as sensitive as the nose of a dog, which just friggin grows naturally. Plus, the avy sniffer is still carried around by dead slow, virtually paralyzed human rescuers, whereas the dog has a more sensitive sensor, and can run three times as fast. Gotta love dogs!
    It is amazing to see. Gryffin can follow a trail under a foot or more of snow just by using his nose. I've done bushwhacks (out and backs) and he can backtrack step for step using his nose.

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