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  • Why was the rescue team looking for a mine?
  • cretinbob: Why was the rescue team looking for a mine?


    Dude! It's the Flying Dutchman! It's, like, the Spanish Armada of gold mines.

    Who wouldn't be looking for it?
  • Vodka Zombie: cretinbob: Why was the rescue team looking for a mine?

    Dude! It's the Flying Dutchman! It's, like, the Spanish Armada of gold mines.

    Who wouldn't be looking for it?


    Not to mention, that area is saturated in superstition. It's hard to not believe in that stuff.
  • Why do I picture her doing a little jig and clicking her heels in the air while cackling "Gold! Gold! Heheheh!" and shooting pistols in the air?
  • These are the sort of twits who should be footing the bill for their own damn rescue.
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    if an 8 year old can learn to use these in an afternoon, there's no excuse for getting lost.
  • That crazy lady believes in things / that she doesn't understand

    http://youtu.be/wDZFf0pm0SE
    Enjoy your earwig
  • Fabric_Man: That crazy lady believes in things / that she doesn't understand

    http://youtu.be/wDZFf0pm0SE
    Enjoy your earwig


    Now I'm suffering
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    I found a copy of the map she was using
  • Suppose she finds it.  What then?  The rightful owners will claim it and she gets nothing.  It's either going to be on public land and the government will claim it or it'll be on private land and the owner of the mineral rights will claim it.
  • And her name is Clementine...
  • BraveNewCheneyWorld: [www.spidercanyon.com image 330x247]

    if an 8 year old can learn to use these in an afternoon, there's no excuse for getting lost.


    Uh, it's not 3D printed, it's not from space, it's not from Apple. LAME.
  • Robin Bird? Something tells me her parents were a little cuckoo as well.
  • Picture of the victim(s).

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  • But of course...

    "Robyn Byrd came to Arizona from Missouri to find the Lost Dutchman's gold mine and told her friends that "God told her where to find it."

    http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/213​02227/2013/02/21/missing-treasu re -hunter-found-delirious-and-injured-in​-mountains

    "These rescuers say that those hoping to strike it rich won't stop risking their lives in the Superstitions any time soon. "Not until somebody finds that mine, if there is one."
    We're told that Byrd had an injury from falling down and was very incoherent when she was found off the trail, but has been recovering all day.
    According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office -- she will not have to pay for the rescue".


    Call me crazy, but I think this might have something to do with your treasure-hunter problem.
  • I did the Flatiron Trail (the peak) unplanned...we went there with a couple who werent' in great hiking shape, only planning tto do the Siphon Draw hop (basically, about 1/3 of the flatiron as i recall).  the guy said he was gonna go further while we hung out, after about an hour of him not coming back, i told the ladies i was worried, snet them down, and i went up expecting to find him with like, a broken ankle or some shiat.  up and up and up and up and up until there was no more up, just a amazing vista of phoenix. i borrowed the cell phone of a couple that was there, told my wife i didn't find Mike and they might want to call the rescue folks.

    turns out Mike was at the car with them.  he claimed he went to the top, which was bs of course as I never saw him  but i can say i did the flatiron, with no damn water.

    /cool story bro
    //i know
    ///no seriously, that was cool.
    ////thanks brah, it's what i do
    //i wish i was that cool
    //i know brah, it's attainable with a positive mindset
    //really?
    //brah, fo shizz my nizz
  • When I first moved to Arizona I was told not to go there because of the old prospectors that had been up in the mountains for years. It was said that newbies looking for the mine would never be seen or heard of again. (Plain English: They'd kill anyone who got near their search area)

    I believe that sometime in the eighties they made it against the law to start anew prospecting for the mine. The old timers were supposedly grandfathered (apt name) in because no one would go tell them they had to come down.

    I have hunted the area at the base of the mountain for years and know it well. I still see hikers wander into the area.

    All said, there's no excuse for not going into the desert/mountains unprepared. Did she never hear of a GPS?

    /Compass shown above is old school
    //I'm open to hear if anyone can say it has any advantage
  • The Lost Dutchman and his gold existed.  He was actually a German (Deutsch-man) who was a copper miner who stumbled upon a big gold vein.  He supposedly buried it in the shadow of a big rock spire formation.  He got sick and before he died, he gave the location to a woman in Goldfield, which is now an awesome ghost town outside of Apache Junction, and she died before she could claim it.  People have been searching for it unsuccessfully for a hundred years.
  • fnordest: When I first moved to Arizona I was told not to go there because of the old prospectors that had been up in the mountains for years. It was said that newbies looking for the mine would never be seen or heard of again. (Plain English: They'd kill anyone who got near their search area)

    I believe that sometime in the eighties they made it against the law to start anew prospecting for the mine. The old timers were supposedly grandfathered (apt name) in because no one would go tell them they had to come down.

    I have hunted the area at the base of the mountain for years and know it well. I still see hikers wander into the area.

    All said, there's no excuse for not going into the desert/mountains unprepared. Did she never hear of a GPS?

    /Compass shown above is old school
    //I'm open to hear if anyone can say it has any advantage



    Batteries don't run out.
  • St_Francis_P: Vodka Zombie: cretinbob: Why was the rescue team looking for a mine?

    Dude! It's the Flying Dutchman! It's, like, the Spanish Armada of gold mines.

    Who wouldn't be looking for it?

    Not to mention, that area is saturated in superstition. It's hard to not believe in that stuff.


    Writings on the wall.....
  • I blame the Dutch - obviously.
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