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Old 12-24-2011, 07:59 PM   #15
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Luckily the swamp didn't last too long. Then it was back into the sand. We got some relief now and then in the form of these Vietnam era landing mat sections. I can only assume they were put there by the Border Patrol to keep the road from sinking further into the desert floor. In places the road is up to about four feet below the surrounding desert. For those of you that don't know this road is about 500 years old. It already existed when the Spanish came here in the 1500s looking for Baja California.

More evidence the Border Patrol is working the area. The tires are used to drag the dirt roads clean so it's easier to see where illegals cross. The pole is a rescue beacon. There are a bunch of these out here. They were put in place a few years ago after a big group of illegals died and it made headlines. I'm guessing most of you won't recognize the language on the bottom. It's Tohono O'odham. We're still on the reservation at this point.

Here they are. This is camp Gripp.
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