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Legends of the Superstition Mountains - History Channel

Posted: Feb 09 2015 8:28 pm
by JasonCleghorn
Did anyone watch the History Channel about the Dutchman last night, and where do you think they were? ;)

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 06 2015 9:24 pm
by joebartels
looks different http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=117801
good times though, I almost look as young as dave! http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=117806

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 06 2015 9:59 pm
by cactuscat
The thing that I notice is that they never seemed to be concerned with water, which as any Supes hiker knows is a major concern ... even when they come upon beautiful large pools of water, they never mention it - or show or talk about how & where there are getting drinking water ...

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 06 2015 10:04 pm
by joebartels
In the first or second show they said they were packing forty gallons of water. However it doesn't seem they've gone a mile from any road yet.

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 06 2015 10:34 pm
by big_load
OK, I tuned in to the marathon, and four things irritated me in the first minute. I don't think I can take very much of it.

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 06 2015 10:35 pm
by SuperstitionGuy
joe bartels wrote:However it doesn't seem they've gone a mile from any road yet.
Yes isn't it amazing how many roads appear in those fast video scans of the areas they are in. :lol:

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 06 2015 10:47 pm
by big_load
They found a pour-off! They must be getting really close.

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 07 2015 5:52 am
by CannondaleKid
cactuscat wrote:they never seemed to be concerned with water
But they sure are concerned about Green Mohave Rattlesnakes... they don't wait for prey to come to them, they aggressively hunt for it. The reason, I guess why they had to shoot it... but be careful, because they're still dangerous for an hour after they're dead!

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 07 2015 9:48 am
by cactuscat
CannondaleKid wrote: they're still dangerous for an hour after they're dead!
So is Chuck Norris.

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 07 2015 11:00 am
by big_load
cactuscat wrote:Pretty sure I've seen that "new" map before in a book! Can't say which one right now, as all my books are in the storage unit ...
The Gonzalez map is in most of my Dutchman books. If someone showed me that map (especially that map) in return for a 25% stake, there would be an unpleasant follow-up discussion. Show me something I can't find at in a used book store for $5 or photocopy in the library for a quarter.

Aside from the map itself, I scoff at the notion that years of fruitless searching makes anyone an authority on where the mine could be. They only gain expertise in where it isn't. What would be more valuable is a map of all the ground that has been decisively eliminated.

It looks like the laws of "reality" TV will keep them from actually covering much ground.

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 07 2015 11:28 am
by SuperstitionGuy
big_load wrote:It looks like the laws of "reality" TV will keep them from actually covering much ground.
Along with the fact that the U.S.F.S. has denied them a permit to film within the Superstition Wilderness itself.
This from a very trusted source within the local U.S.F.S. office..... Just sayin...

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 20 2015 11:38 am
by Kenny
This thread is way better than the show!
I record the train wreck.... so I can FF through most of it, each show may only have about 20 minutes of un-repeated content. The last show.... The drama of the bat guano! holy $hi#! Big babies. That Deal guy has a big pair.... or is really dumb to climb that ladder of unknown structural integrity. :stretch:

Great entertainment right here! :sl:

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 21 2015 7:05 am
by CannondaleKid
I missed out on the last two episodes online because they were 'locked'... to view them one must verify they have cable TV. So, only having Internet access but not cable, I missed out.

Oh well, it's been entertaining reading the threads on Desert USA and Treasurenet.com... lots of delusional gold hunters out there. If they knew as much as they claim they'd all be millionaires.

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: May 10 2015 10:25 pm
by acarter82
given the history of the entire wilderness area, even the old conquistador/jesuit mining that was had, theres lots of old old stuff out there, even now.

Re: At the risk of being branded a lunatic...

Posted: Mar 27 2016 6:34 pm
by chas78516
Please listen before u judge me..the ruth map is real.,i have been there ,broke open the tailings and found no gold,, got the directions from john ramsys book search for peralta gold .,his main point was how could wagons loaded with supplies .,miners making trash.,all the years and hundreds of people looking and found nothing ,,cause its not at weavers needle ..he had pictures .,i went and it was there just like the map.,the hoya.the upper tunnel goes back about 25ft filled with choya cactus.,the lower mime has fallen shut,,the hoya is part of a huge redstone slab on an angle just like the map