Dirtbags of Dope Lake. Yosemite National Park.

Episode 134,   Mar 13, 04:00 AM

There’s something special about a good old fashioned treasure hunt that never grows old, no matter when the story took place or who was involved. From finding veins of gold in Alaska to buried loot in the desert, striking it rich in this way is a fantasy. But sometimes, fantasy becomes reality, and it changes everything. When treasure in the form of 6,000 pounds of high-grade Mexican marijuana fell from the California sky during a plane crash in the winter of 1976, lives were changed and lives were lost – and legend was carved into the soul of Yosemite National Park.

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Sources Climbing Gold Podcast, Climbing, Men’s Journal, Valley Uprising, Vice, Wikipedia, LA Times