Jul 22, 2012, 03:48 AM
Isn't it great to have some gold for the mantle piece !
Originally Posted by motel6.5
Hell,you ain't never too old to look!
Jul 22, 2012 03:48 AM
Jul 22, 2012, 11:59 AM
Congratulations are in order then - I'm sure John is happy that someone was able to use his book to discover many treasures. It does seem a little odd that Barry (being the treasure hunter he was) would have given clues to all those treasures in a book rather than just digging them all up himself when it was still legal to do so out there.
Oh well - glad to hear of your success.
"There is no getting away from a treasure that once fastens upon your mind" - Joseph Conrad (Nostromo)
Jul 22, 2012, 01:25 PM
Jul 22, 2012, 02:14 PM
Wait 'till October at least. The Superstitions are bewildering and confusing. Read the recent tragic history. Many deaths occur within a mile of established trails.
Jul 24, 2012, 10:19 AM
By your comments, should I assume it's an issue of "weather" versus "wildlife" or is wildlife just as deadly? I'm planning on a potential trip that direction next spring and just want to be aware of all hazards. Not from the area and dying would really put a damper on the trip.
Originally Posted by gogojuice
Jul 24, 2012, 02:44 PM
Weather has to be the first consideration, i.e., desert heat. For the Superstitions, spring is better than summer, but winter is better than spring. Heat and exertion (even the trails can be pretty rugged) require more than just a bottle of water. With respect to wildlife, rattlesnakes abound, so it is necessary to be very watchful. Scorpions too, but they are less of a problem unless you are climbing or turning over rocks and such. It would be wise to read up on desert hiking so you know what type of clothing, footwear, and how much water to carry, etc.
Originally Posted by themarkd
Jul 24, 2012, 04:02 PM
I agree. By far the summer weather is more deadly than any wildlife you may run into. I hate to discourage anyone from visiting the Sonoran Desert, but hiking in the summer months is pure torture and you risk death from dehydration. I'm sure the same type of advice is given in Alaska during wintertime.
Originally Posted by Advocat
The weather in winter is very pleasant, but there is still a risk of sunburn and dehydration if you are out all day so takes lots of water and use sunscreen. Please come to Arizona and enjoy the great outdoors!
Jul 24, 2012, 08:08 PM
Somehiker,I will take a half ass of gold anytime,afterall its where you find it, now to Chicago hot dog,Storm did find a gold mine ,made the mistake of reporting to the press,and the mine was taken away from him by a large mineing synicate,with larger bar bouncers on their payroll...Dont report finds and stay safe.
Jul 25, 2012, 12:20 AM
Originally Posted by motel6.5
You seem to have a lot of really good information. Can you tell us where that gold mine is?
Jul 25, 2012, 03:52 AM
If you haven"t located any gold by now,you most likely wont,go back through your prized book collection and see if you missed something important...2ndly your not 1 of my responsibiltys. Never- the- less,good luck in your searches.
Jul 25, 2012, 10:16 AM
In other words.......You have no idea where that mine is located, just as you have no idea about its true story. Perhaps you should go back to Barry Storm's "Bible".
Jul 25, 2012, 01:00 PM
If I were a grade school teacher I would rate your Retort ,
Maybe you ought to pick up your phone and call Dr.Drew,any help is better than none.
Good Luck in your quest.
Jul 25, 2012, 01:28 PM
If you were a grade school teacher, you would know how to spell. It's obvious you don't know how to read, nor understand what was written in "Thunder God's Gold". Anyone who might join you in the Superstitions should have their life insurance policy paid up, as you have no idea of where you would go or how dangerous those mountains can be.
This conversation is a total waste of time. It's done.
Last edited by cactusjumper; Jul 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM.
Jul 25, 2012, 08:26 PM
Just one quick question, how much did you pay for this "Special" book by Barry Storm ?
It ain't over till the fat lady sings
Aug 02, 2012, 03:10 AM
Instead of arguing talk about the subject.
Aug 10, 2012, 03:09 PM
This seems like a good place to say this, again.
I have not been in the Superstitions since 2004. Due to bone spurs on my spine and both shoulders, I can't do much of anything. That compounds the health problems, culminating in a heart attack back in may.
I would love to go in with some of the people who have asked me, but then reality sets in.
Aug 15, 2012, 10:47 AM
Alan,I bought the book with 3 other books at a used book store, over 20 yrs ago for about $45.00.
Aug 16, 2012, 07:27 PM
Hope all you guys are doing well. Wayne you showing up for the gathering? Joe sorry to hear about your health issues.
Aug 16, 2012, 08:39 PM
Good to hear from you.
And hope your feelin fine.
Came close to dropping in for a visit this week....but I've been watching the weather and talked myself out of it.
I would have sent an E-mail ahead this time, though.
I plan to be there for Rendezvous weekend, and although Paul has said he's probably not going to make it, perhaps things will change.
I do expect to be able to put something together with TP and maybe get out for at least one hike with Travis or our latest volunteer...Chuck
Been meaning to give him a shout, perhaps tomorrow.
I had pointed out an area to him, the last time we were out there, where I had seen an old "coffee cup" half buried in the dirt.
I wonder if he made it out there for a look-see ?
Maybe we can get you to come along for a day, and bring that customized whatchamacallit along.
I imagine you've had your hands full, washing dust from the house this year.
Been out prospecting at all ?
Last edited by somehiker; Aug 16, 2012 at 09:13 PM.
Hell,you ain't never too old to look!
Aug 16, 2012, 08:48 PM
6.5 keep in mind treasure books are good for getting a feel on the subject. Do not depend on them leading you to the target. In most cases they will send you off in the wrong direction. A direction many others followed before you. Think outside the box or in this case the book. The key is footwork in the correct area. The trick is finding the correct area.
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