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Rumor Is....- the guy that died in the cave at Mule Ears was "due in court" and had "some problems" so I thought for a couple years that this was staged but then they found his "disarticulated remains" so I guess it wasn't after all. Some cross country backpackers were circling the ears off-trail and found his backpack (daypack?) and were smart enough to recognize it as a problem and give it to the rangers who went back out there and searched upstream.- the retired Dr from Conroe was reportedly in a arroyo between Dodson Spring and the Juniper Canyon Trailhead south of the OML Trail. It's too bad they couldn't save him since they seemed to have gotten to him while he was still alive, maybe he had some medical problem that compounded the dehydration/sunstroke.- the 3 illegal aliens were from Boquillas and had apparently travelled up the backside of Alto Relex to near the TC1 Campsite then split up. It is rumored that one tried to make it to McKinney Springs, another sought help on the Old Ore Road, and the third tried to make it back to the River. None of them made it. The locals in Boquillas said they were going to visit some relative having a baby in Alpine (on foot?) but I don't buy that story. I think they were probably planning to meet a driver at the TC1 campsite and that person never showed up. They probably waited and waited until all their water was gone and it was too late. The closest water to TC1 is probably the springs below Roys Peak Vista campsite. TWWG
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