Lost Dutchman Mine Searcher Remains Found In Superstitions Mountains


People die looking for the Lost Dutchman gold mine in the Superstitions Mountains, including Jesse Capen from Denver. He apparently fell to his death on his first day of searching. From the Denver Post “Denver man’s search for Lost Dutchman mine likely ended in fall“:

At the end of November 2012, a day pack containing Jesse’s GPS equipment, his mother’s camera and his identification was found at the bottom of a 180-foot cliff on the same mountain. Searchers spotted a boot in steeper terrain above the day pack.

“All of a sudden — out of the blue — they found him,” David Capen said.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department sent a helicopter to the side of the cliff, and deputies rapelled down to a skeleton, which was retrieved in a wire basket.

Dust Off A Mountian Range After A Earthquake


A picture on from Reddit post “The mountains in Arizona after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Far out!” actually comes from Channel 7 San Diego on April 7, 2010, “Pic: Earthquake Lifts Layer of Dust Off a Mountain Range

Brothers traveling in Mexico during Sunday’s deadly earthquake photographed a surreal sight: The power of the quake lifting a layer of dust off a mountain range.

The dramatic photographs were shot by Roberto and Adrian Marquez Marquez just after the 3:40 p.m magnitude 7.2 quake. The pictures show the area around La Rumorosa, the highest point in Tecate.

“We felt the truck shake and the roads cracking,” Roberto wrote to NBCSanDiego. “We stopped and looked at the big hills, and the force of the quake shook the mountains and dust started to come up.”

Mountain Lions In New Mexico

Mountain Lions are pretty common in New Mexico and most occur near the uh… mountains. Last week a Mountain Lions apparently killed an ate a man in Pinos Altos, NM. Pinos Altos is located way south of Albuquerque. They caught a cat that may have been the cat that did it, so they killed it anyways. The American way i guess.

In May

Officers from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish investigators said they are now 90 percent sure that a Mountain Lion’ pounced on Jose Salazar Jr., 5, and was trying to drag him away as the boy’s father gave chase.

Mostly Mountain Lion’s try to avoid humans and are probably pretty desperate if they attack a human. If you live near their habitat, I would keep your small dogs and cats inside.

Updated 7/1/08: A second lion has been killed near Pions Altos. This one may have also been responsible. Lets just kill them all to be sure.

Best Skiing In A Century

Wondering why I’m skiing so much? Because it’s the best it’s ever been.

Ski New Mexico is calling this year’s ski season the best the state has experienced in a century. A week of snow in New Mexico’s mountains, which reached totals of almost four feet in some areas, has produced outstanding conditions at all of the state’s winter resorts, said the association.

Austin 2001

Downtown Austin

Another business trip this time to Austin in July of 2001. It’s pretty miserable in Austin in July (humidity) and hope to never go at this time of year again. I also have a hard time being where there are no mountains. Weird. But their capital building is beautiful and the Alamo is over hyped.

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