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Old 10-18-2013, 02:30 PM   #21
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Re: The search for the Death Valley Germans

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I know I'm chopping the English language here. What the hell is the term to describe two circles that meet at 2 points? Grrrr...
Venn diagram.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:09 PM   #22
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Re: The search for the Death Valley Germans

Ocsmb wrote:
This would be an interesting topic.

What are your 3 top criteria for smb destination planning and list them in order 1) being most important 3) being least.

1) roads I'm comfortable traveling. I have wife, infant and toddler to be considerate of so when they're in tow I'm less risk adverse.
2) Water features (lake, stream, river, ocean, waterfall, snow etc).
2) Potential activities at destination (snowboard, hike, fish, swim etc).
OK - I'll play.
We usually pick a general direction of travel and decide where to go on a day-to-day basis. No real 'destination'.

1. I like to pick obscure places off the map and find roads I've never driven before. I'm pushing 70 with no kids, so I've got a lot less to lose. I like to push the envelope a bit.

2. Seclusion and solitude. Even at a big feature like Grand Canyon, I prefer the wilderness spots like Kanab Point and Point Sublime.

3. Weather/season has a bit to do with it. North in the summer, South in the winter. Up the mountain when it's hot; head for the valley when a storm's coming in.

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Old 10-20-2013, 05:29 AM   #23
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Re: The search for the Death Valley Germans

Great and horrible story. Spent an hour last night reading about it. Then dreamed about it. Woke me up at 3:00am. I've been on some SARs expeditions. I can't imagine the fear these people had as they struggled to survive. Very sad story.

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