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Old 12-25-2011, 03:57 PM   #17
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Shortly after Camp Gripp there's a stone grave on the side of the road. It's called Oneal's grave. You see, Oneal was found dead here, face down in a puddle of water. He is the only known drowning victim along the Diablo. His is NOT the only grave along the way. It is the most visible one as it is right next to the road. Passers by pay their respects by leaving tokens among the rocks. The common theme is either ammo or coins. We spotted coins from the Netherlands and several calibers of ammunition.

It was getting dark fast. We wanted to get off the refuge before making camp because you can't gather firewood on the refuge. We ran into a BP agent on patrol and asked him about a place to camp. He said we were almost off the refuge and were close to Tinajas Altas. This was on my list of things to see so we decided to camp near there. I wanted to see the circle 8 grave site but missed the turn in the dark. It's where family of eight are buried after having been murdered. The agent told us to look for a scarecrow that marks the turn to our camp site.

This is one creepy bastard in the middle of the night. We made the turn and started looking for a soft spot to camp. After a few minutes of driving around we headed a short way down a wash and decided to stop for the night.
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