The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

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The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:45 pm

Being a newby around these here parts I had not heard about "the missing Germans a few decades back. This video appears to be a good concise documentary with the solution at the end.

In 1996, four Germans tourists disappeared in the Death Valley National Park. Leaving behind only their car, they seemingly ...

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Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

Post by TrailHound » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:44 am

For a complete report by the guy who found their remains, go here:

http://www.otherhand.org/home-page/sear ... y-germans/

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Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:33 pm

TrailHound wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:44 am
For a complete report by the guy who found their remains, go here:
Thanks for the link. I found his epilogue fascinating and informative.
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Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

Post by Randy O » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:53 am

Somebody printed the whole story and left a copy in the Geologist's cabin that my wife and I read one night while staying there. I don't know if it's still there or not but it was fascinating to read it and be in that same place where this happened.

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Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

Post by TrailHound » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:23 pm

Yes, it is fascinating and informative. We will be in Inyo County in three weeks. I hope I don't need to activate my PLB.
If I ever find myself in a dire situation in the backcountry of Inyo County and require rescue, I would crawl on bloody hands and knees over miles of jagged rock until I reached either the Kern or San Bernardino County lines. Then, and only then, would I set off my Personal Locator Beacon or SPOT device. A person needs to do everything possible to maximize survival….

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Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

Post by D.A. Wright » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:18 pm

How about a first person account from someone involved in the search and recovery.

http://www.otherhand.org/home-page/sear ... y-germans/
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Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

Post by Grzldvt » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:46 pm

Wow, what a story, I got hooked and was up until 3AM reading it n intimate detail.
Thanks

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Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

Post by TonyG » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:19 pm

The searcher's story about his hunt for the predecessor of the Blackbird (SR-71) spy plane is incredibly fascinating as well; another 'wasted' evening guaranteed! ;-) He really has a gift of gab.

http://www.otherhand.org/home-page/area ... t-for-928/

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