Legends of the Superstition Mountains - History Channel

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Legends of the Superstition Mountains - History Channel

Post by JasonCleghorn » Feb 09 2015 8:28 pm

Did anyone watch the History Channel about the Dutchman last night, and where do you think they were? ;)
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Post by PrestonSands » Feb 10 2015 11:37 pm

I miss the days when the History Channel had actual history and educational programming instead of just "reality" shows. :?
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Post by whereveriroam » Feb 10 2015 11:43 pm

If your going to look, then summertime is the best time as long as your acclimated and prepared. Nobody around to see where your looking and I bet you'd be in violation of numerous Federal laws regarding the wilderness act.

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Post by azbackpackr » Feb 11 2015 4:17 am

It's a myth! Get over it!
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Post by JasonCleghorn » Feb 11 2015 6:33 am

azbackpackr wrote:It's a myth! Get over it!
I know! I just watched the show for the 'I've hiked there' factor...There is no way that in 100+ years an area that 'relatively' small, it wouldn't have been found by now. I know its not the size of a city park, but its still not THAT large of an area. Think of the likely tens of thousands of man hours that have been put into the search there.
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Post by CannondaleKid » Feb 11 2015 6:45 am

azbackpackr wrote:It's a myth! Get over it!
I feel the same way, but then why would they want anyone to get over it when it's a cash cow for many businesses in the area, don'cha know?
Just check out the number of Legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine books, and yes even maps still being sold.
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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Feb 11 2015 7:02 am

CannondaleKid wrote:You gotta watch your back out here...
When I read this my immediate thought was yes as Tibber or another HAZ'er may be taking your picture... :sl:
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Post by joebartels » Feb 11 2015 6:33 pm

holy crap, forty gallons of water!

say
unrelated question
can a horse or a mule sustain good footing on, oh, let's say a temple for instance
perhaps on a thirtyish mile day hike
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Post by Nighthiker » Feb 11 2015 7:32 pm

Music Mountain.
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Post by Dave1 » Feb 11 2015 8:26 pm

@joe bartels
Only on specific trails:

http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/private-stock.htm

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Post by joebartels » Feb 11 2015 8:36 pm

That settles it, we're getting a negative Coggins test certificate for jj... pronto!

Now why did these guys hike from Quarter Circle U to Hewitt in Stiller garb when they could have driven?
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Post by AZLumberjack » Feb 12 2015 6:32 am

why did these guys hike from Quarter Circle U to Hewitt in Stiller garb when they could have driven?
Weren't these guys being led by a retired police detective ?? ](*,)
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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Feb 12 2015 6:45 am

joe bartels wrote:Now why did these guys hike from Quarter Circle U to Hewitt in Stiller garb when they could have driven?
Maybe they had to be guided by the traffic noise from highway 60. :scared: ;)
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Post by pixelfrog » Feb 12 2015 1:34 pm

joe bartels wrote:Now why did these guys hike from Quarter Circle U to Hewitt in Stiller garb when they could have driven?
I was thinking the same thing Joe.

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Post by cactuscat » Feb 15 2015 11:58 pm

who watched tonight's episode?!
makes me miss the Supes so much!
Where is the "dislike" button?

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Post by rwstorm » Feb 16 2015 12:15 am

I watched and enjoyed it. Not fond of Frank, but like the rest. Nice fantasyland bs...made more fun with a bottle of wine at the ready. :)
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Post by big_load » Feb 16 2015 12:43 am

Does anyone else wonder what it would be like to help them discover the true wonders of the Supes and how to enjoy them in a simpler, lower-impact way?

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Post by AZLumberjack » Feb 16 2015 4:14 pm

Just finished watching the recorded 2nd installment of the series and not very impressed with the retired detective.... to argumentative for my liking. Don't know about that guy following them though...... It's probably Wally out doing his Wally-thing. :D
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Post by JasonCleghorn » Feb 16 2015 4:35 pm

It totally jumped the shark when he shot the rattlesnake. Or at it.
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Post by AZLumberjack » Feb 16 2015 7:31 pm

when he shot the rattlesnake.
Not a very good idea to televise that part of the show.... just means more armed hikers out there. ](*,)
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Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Post by big_load » Feb 16 2015 9:05 pm

Jason Cleghorn wrote:he shot the rattlesnake
Why did he do that? Because that's what he thinks a real desert rat does to rattlesnakes? Does he have a policy on road signs?

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