I see them at trail heads and in helis close to the border, but why this far south a couple days ago?
The border patrol has broad authority within 100 miles of the border or a port.
Cascade River road is the next road south of HWY-20 with a trail connection to the Canadian Border, smuggler could conceivably schelp past HWY-20 using the PCT or Eastbank trail on the assumption that the first HWY south of the border is being closely monitored.
Whether this actually is wise use of tax dollars is another issue.
For example I was riding the Staten Island Ferry on Saturday and the ferry was flanked by a Coast Guard Patrol boat with a sailor at station on a tripod mounted machine gun.
Before boarding the ferry I noted a sign that read "Current Security Level: MARSEC 1" the lowest level of alert.
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