Last picture for now. The trail in this area was very over grown, but we kept going until we couldn't. We figured we were far enough from where we saw those people and headed down the trail on foot.
We barely got away from the Jeep when we saw something shine on a ridge in front of us. We could see the outline of a person trying not to be seen. We wanted to get the hell out of the area and headed back to the Jeep.
When we're offroad, I've been keeping the volume on the CB up and scanning active channels, but the squelch high so only the closest and strongest transmissions will be received. As soon as we started up, the CB scanned and locked on an active channel. We heard voices talking in Spanish. With the squelch up that high, they had to be close. Since we were miles away from any paved roads, it was probably the people we've been seeing.
That was a very uncomfortable feeling. I really need to get a good rifle. If that reflection I saw was a scope, I was extremely outgunned. We won't be going back there.
We were still very far from the Mexican border. If they were packing in drugs, would they still pack them in this far north? I thought if they got them in this far, they would feel safe enough to drive them the rest of the way.