Saturday, August 27, 2011

Two Dutch vistors die in California desert heat

A Dutch man and woman died this week in the 105 degree weather in California's Joshua Tree National Park.  The man who was 44 and his woman who was 38 were found were found about a mile apart on Black Eagle Mine dirt road after they left their rental car a few miles away.

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Black Eagle Mine dirt road is for 4 wheelers only and the rental these two had might have gotten stuck, according to reports.  It looks like the couple tried to hike their way to civilization but didn't make it.  A few empty water bottles were found in the abandoned rental car and near the bodies.

LA Weekly said the two European tourists may have been on a mission: to find the spot where the album cover for the 1987 U2 album Joshua Tree was shot.  Apparently, the tree and it's location is not all that easy to find.  Check out this diary of someone who'd been there:  U2's Fallen Joshua Tree.

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