I met up with D and we hit a city park - there was more snow on the ground than we thought but gave it a shot. All we found was clad. Both are detectors were going crazy - not sure what was causing the problem but it was difficult to hunt. So after a couple of hours we decided we had enough. D is on his way to California - at least he won't have snow - and he will do some gold detecting. Looks like this was the last hunt for the year.