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Abandoned backpack in Tornillo Creek

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Offline Francis Redfern

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Abandoned backpack in Tornillo Creek
« on: April 28, 2015, 02:10:39 PM »
I'm posting this in case someone reading this might know something about this and find it useful. On April 17 i was exploring the geology of lower Tornillo Creek and found a backpack up on a knoll on the E side of the creek. It had a camouflage pattern with "US" on the back, so it appeared to be a military pack. (I understand military exercises are conducted in the park at times.) It was very faded, unused food had expiration dates of 2013, and, mysteriously enough, had two smart phones in it. I had my own pack, but i did get some things out of it, especially the phones, which might help in identification, and turned them in at Panther Junction. I also gave the rangers triangulation coordinates. It was about a half mile N of where the wash from Carlota Tinaja enters Tornillo Creek.


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Re: Abandoned backpack in Tornillo Creek
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 05:32:33 PM »
Cool mystery!
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.



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