Sycamore Canyon, located in the Pajarita Wilderness on the Arizona - Mexico border, is an old smuggling route still used today. I was the only person down the canyon that day. When I was gearing up at the trailhead a border patrol officer stopped to check things out. I asked him if it was safe to enter the canyon and he said the bandits were further west where they rob drug smugglers and usually they don't attack hikers. He ended that with "knock on wood" which left me a bit apprehensive. The hike was great and the fall colors were wonderful.
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