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In Utah are few lost Spanish gold mines off the wilderness and Indian reservations. IMHO, the best place to stake a legal claim over a lost gold mine. Unless you are working for someone else, searching for the lost Spanish mines of the Superstitions.
 
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thanks for the idea.... i am happy in the superstitions though.. i am only working for myself... self funded also.. thanks markmar..
 
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this trip sucked.... i drove for 2 plus days. walked for another 2 plus days carrying 50 lbs of gear.. got to where i base camp.. got a phone call that no one wants... my mom is not well and will not last.. so i packed up, walked for 2 plus days out, drove for 2 plus days.. made it back home 1 hour too late.. she is gone.. i am having a hard time knowing i did not make it home fast enough to say goodbye.. here are a few shots for you guys.. hope you all like them.. and yes. i did filter water from that green puddle... lol 20210303_123039.jpg 20210301_090344.jpg 20210302_130047.jpg 20210303_123114.jpg GOPR0038.jpg p.s. for those that feel the need to tell me phones do not work out there.. I KNOW.. I carry an Iridium 9575 extreme satellite phone with GPS location...
 
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Dredgernaut, condolences for your loss.
 
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thanks fellas.. i will be fine.. tough as old leather... it was very bad timing though..
 

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Awe man I'm sorry to hear that, my deepest condolences to you and your family..
 

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That is really a bummer ....
I don’t have words, ....
...... good thoughts are sent your way.
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What a bummer, Dredge. :sad1: Sorry to hear about your Mom and that your highly anticipated trip was just a long drive and a hard hike. Thanks though, for posting the pics that you took while there. Best wishes to you and your family.
 
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thanks for all the warm regards everyone... I believe she is in a better place.. now its time to wait I guess. too hot for me down there,, for a while anyways.. I hope there will be a rendezvous this year.. i would like to go, it would be my first one.. hope you are all healthy and happy.. will add some more pics later of this last trip... sorry if they are upside down.. they seem to correct if you click on them.. thanks
 
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Jeremy,
Very cool pics :icon_thumright: :notworthy:
The geode.. giant tree/cluster ... beautiful water...

There is so much to see in there, ahhh to be young again.
Now it is quite the effort lol
I hope it works out for you to make another trip soon.
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thanks bud. will be down for the rendezvous if there is one, will do some hiking while there.. and then again in March.. that is the best time for my area.. I am closing in on 50.. I can feel it.. lol. the tree is an alligator juniper, said to be 600 to 1000 years old.. its called "the mother tree". i wish it could talk.. lol
 

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thanks bud. will be down for the rendezvous if there is one, will do some hiking while there.. and then again in March.. that is the best time for my area.. I am closing in on 50.. I can feel it.. lol. the tree is an alligator juniper, said to be 600 to 1000 years old.. its called "the mother tree". i wish it could talk.. lol

HUGE TREE, 600 to 1000 years old. It’s so big, I thought it might be a sort of cathedral of trees.
I hope some water is replenished in there for you. Back packing lots of water, is not fun lol.
Filtration kits weigh much less but have to be able to count on the water being there.

Probably wouldn’t be as rewarding if it was easy ... :)
 

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