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The mystery of the Death Valley Germans #2908469
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For those who remember the DVGerman thread... this video just popped up on YouTube for me to watch... it looks to be published late in 2018...



A long read but worth it imo

Journal entries of the searchers link below

http://www.otherhand.org/home-page/search-and-rescue/the-hunt-for-the-death-valley-germans/


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Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Rickoray] #2908528
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Thanks for this vid, link too Rickoray!

I am readin' your long link,
am at his "I concoct a theory" now, good stuff, he will indeed connect thee dotz.
His personal experiences, his in~sight helped him out out a~lot...

Link: http://www.otherhand.org/home-page/searc...ncoct-a-theory/

You post makes me want to talk/write about what happened
to Roy Stoddard+Tamara McAllister a few dayz ago, 30 years ago, back in January of 1989.
My connection to it also, my lil' research still un~finished, wish I had help in a few more ways.
What happened to Roy? And Tamara? The dots from R. Collier do not add up in my surfer opinion...

Happy surfing!
Hope that you surf next time in clean water,
for these California rains have made it sheeee~it color out there right now.
Be some good sand bars though when it all settles down, cleans up I bet...
wave2

Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Rickoray] #2908584
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I thought the video was pretty bad and kind of akward but I highly recommend the read.

I read it when posted a few years back and loved every bit of it.


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Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Rickoray] #2908682
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Thanks for intriguing read. Never heard of this, but read Manhood's long form article. Very interesting (and sad).

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Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Rickoray] #2908690
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Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Rickoray] #2908747
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Remember watching a Huell Howser show on Death Valley...lots of German tourists there...tragic story. Called Death Valley for a reason and no joke in summer! Very sad...

Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Rickoray] #2908759
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Even though I live in Trona I know better than to sojourn into the Valley of Death.

Tragic story right there ROR.

I'm not sure why they didn't just backtrack.


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Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Rickoray] #2908777
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It looked like a doeable do from the visitor Kiosk map????

Good intentions, gone bad. Very bad.

Kind of like finding open public toilets at Willow Creek these days. You nut up and take your chances... ban

Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: keenfish] #2908779
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Originally Posted By: keenfish
Even though I live in Trona

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Really? Trona? If y, what would take you from the coast to a town like that?

The only time I went to DV I blew a tire exactly after passing the Stovepipe gas station. Changing a scorching hot tire on even more scorching hot asphalt wasn't fun but man, almost anywhere else around there would have majorly sucked.

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The great outdoors.

Running the tires off of your rented mini van in the middle of butt fook Egypt.

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If only the Douchebag contingent happily operating today can relate.

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Somebody is going to rescue my Sad, fvcked up ass. As long as I can press the button.

Re: The mystery of the Death Valley Germans [Re: Rickoray] #2908784
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Interesting surfing side note to this story: The author's RMRU partner Les Walker, who discovered the bones, is also a photographer. In fact, a very talented surf photographer that was on retainer for surfing mag in the 90's and took over for Larry "Flame" Moore as Surfing Mag photo editor when Flame went to Swell.com.

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Take it to the end.

An outcrop of rock out in in the middle of nowhere. China Lake
weapons station. A couple of skeletons.

When you know there is never going to be salvation.

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