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Me, Michael Lusk, on the left and Curt McCasland on the right. We're both carrying camping gear and food for a week, plus water for three days, so the packs at this point weighed about 60 pounds each. Curt is the Deputy Project Leader at the refuge and this is the fourth time Curt has done this hike. He normally does it every two years. The purpose of the hike is to monitor the effects of illegal immigration on the federally protected wilderness of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Although I actually work for the National Wildlife Refuge System myself, I took annual leave and signed up as a volunteer to go with Curt on this hike. I was feeling pretty proud of myself for doing this hike, until Curt told me the guy that usually volunteers to go with him, Bruce Davis, is in his 60's.
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Orientation: Landscape
Photographer/Submitter: Michael Lusk
Wilderness: Cabeza Prieta Wilderness
Categories: Backpacking, Agency staff
Keywords: People, Desert, Men, Mexican border
Description: Me, michael lusk, on the left and curt mccasland on the right. we're both carrying camping gear and food for a week, plus water for three days, so the packs at this point weighed about 60 pounds each. curt is the deputy project leader at the refuge and this is the fourth time curt has done this hike. he normally does it every two years. the purpose of the hike is to monitor the effects of illegal immigration on the federally protected wilderness of the cabeza prieta national wildlife refuge. although i actually work for the national wildlife refuge system myself, i took annual leave and signed up as a volunteer to go with curt on this hike. i was feeling pretty proud of myself for doing this hike, until curt told me the guy that usually volunteers to go with him, bruce davis, is in his 60's.



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