Jeff and his wife came from Texas to Utah to hike one of the most spectacular trails in the world, Angels Landing in Zion National Park. The narrow trail drops hundreds of feet on both sides. It leads to the top of the Landing, with 1500-foot cliffs dropping on three sides. It was on that trail that Jeff felt his sterling silver class ring slip off his finger and disappear into the shallow snow. They couldn’t find it. He was confident that if he had a metal detector, he could recover the ring. Although I have done searches in that area before, and I was willing to make the 4-hour drive each way, Jeff wanted to try first on his own. He came to my home to borrow one of my metal detectors. I showed him some of the simple operational features. He drove back to Zions, and found the ring!
Rachelle was brushing off her pants on the third floor of her apartment building, just outside her door, when she felt her wedding ring slip off her finger. She didn’t hear it land, and she couldn’t find it anywhere around her door, so she knew it must have fallen three stories into the snow. That’s when she found TheRingFinders.com and gave me a call. I arrived at the apartment complex at about 9:00 pm, in the dark. We used headlamps and detected the snowy grass area below her apartment, but there was no ring there. Part of my job as a ring finder is to help people narrow down their search area by telling them where their ring is not, and it wasn’t in the grass. So we turned our attention to the next place to check, on the concrete on the other side of a fence. They had looked earlier, but hadn’t seen any marks in the fresh snow. We got a key, unlocked the gate, and started looking. Rachelle’s husband noticed a glint in his headlamp in the shallow snow, and found the ring up next to the fence. I’m counting this ring in my finds even though I’m not the one that actually found it, because I helped them narrow down the places where the ring could be. I’m glad for the part I played in helping find the ring!