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Didn't they make a movie about this? The Hills Have Eyes??

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I stumbled across a blog from the guy that found the remains and how he found them:
The Hunt for the Death Valley Germans
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I stumbled across a blog from the guy that found the remains and how he found them:
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Wow that took a while to read. But it was very interesting to me. Having grown up very close to that area. As a kid we would take our dirt bikes out in to the desert for hours on end with no water or ways to communicate. I

It scares me now that I am older and wiser. I try to be as prepared as possible and I always make sure my family knows what part of the desert I am playing in. I still have a few items that I would like to add for safety sake. Either a Ham radio or a SPOT device.
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Re: Unsolved: Missing family in Death Valley

Read it on Friday. Like 2bikemike said, took awhile. In retrospect, they should have gone to that cabin where they signed in. At least it had water & shelter.

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Wow - that was actually incredibly interesting. I've not spent time in the desert like that, but I've done a fair bit of backpacking for extended periods of time (several weeks) and these kind of stories are exactly the reason that I never, ever skimp on preparations when going out into the backcountry.

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Came across this thread a few days ago. Definitely a good read, very interesting and entertaining. Of course not the tragedy of the family but you all know what I mean. It does make me wonder though what happened that made them find bones in different locations and other evidence.
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Came across this thread a few days ago. Definitely a good read, very interesting and entertaining. Of course not the tragedy of the family but you all know what I mean. It does make me wonder though what happened that made them find bones in different locations and other evidence.
I've read these types of accounts before. The reason they're in different locations is because they all travelled on despite the odds. That's the tragedy in all of this. If they were going to leave the vehicle at all, they should have turned and started walking back to where they drove down, rather than into the unknown.

I learned my lesson once with a friend of mine. We were backpacking alone for two weeks and kept going into the night once. At one point, we realized we had come across the same place four times in four hours. We decided to just let it go and camp. When we woke in the morning, we realized we had been hiking right by a 3000 ft cliff all night and not realized it. Exhaustion, dehydration, hysteria,etc... Can really mess you up in the backcountry.


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