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[*] posted on 2-10-2008 at 07:43 AM


Seeing that picture of Alex brings this to mind
Please check the depth of the water before jumping in. We have a friend in a neck brace who almost died at El Zorro from diving into a pond that he had dived into many times before but with all the rain last summer, the pond was full of sand and only a few feet deep. It seems like common sense but if you think that you know the pool, you might dive without checking.
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[*] posted on 2-10-2008 at 10:41 AM


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Agua Caliente in Baja California Sur or in Valle Chico ? Is that pond really caliente ?
I described my first bath as freezing - in fact all my water bottles froze in the night at 2410 m , but the last ponds in the Esperanza were pretty warm - not because of hot springs, but because of altitude 600 m and late afternoon.


That would be the one near Santiago in Baja Sur... no pools like that in Valle Chico's Agua Caliente Canyon!

Oh, and a fantastic report Tajo... love the photos, too! I got an email from 'jide' not long ago... and he's in Spain!

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[*] posted on 2-10-2008 at 12:20 PM


tajo - there is a small hot spring at the mouth of the canyon but this pool doesn't benefit from anything but solar heating. in other words its coold:o
and btw, i really enjoyed following your trek down the canyon on the communitymap.com link. i took it into google earth, adjusted the terrain to 3-D, and it was almost as good as being there. many thanks.

baja judy - i hear you about checking water depth, and not taking a place for granted one year to the next. isn't that every parent's worst nightmare? believe me - we did - swam around - dived down - checked it out thoroughly.
the water was very clear and the canyon scoured cleaner and higher than I had ever seen it - this pic was taken in the spring of '02






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[*] posted on 2-27-2008 at 06:04 AM


Hey tadzio!

Thanks for this great report. I remember when we went camping at the mouth of that canyon there were indian paintings and pottery chards on the upper mesa
Stay away from those canyons with fertilizer bags, people who grow stuff using fertilizer in these areas can be hazardous to your health.... remember the trip in upper guadalupe?

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[*] posted on 2-27-2008 at 10:15 AM


Hi Jide... are you still in Europe?



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[*] posted on 2-27-2008 at 03:38 PM
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My guess is it was lugged in to provide nutrients for an illicit plantation of mota, LOL.
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[*] posted on 2-28-2008 at 06:08 AM


hey David,
I'm still in Barcelona, coming back to the US soon...

I just found this interesting story involving drip irrigation, I thought about you:
http://permaculture.org.au/2004/12/16/the-dead-sea-valley-pe...




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[*] posted on 2-28-2008 at 06:56 AM


Great report Tajo!
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[*] posted on 2-28-2008 at 09:07 AM


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hey David,
I'm still in Barcelona, coming back to the US soon...

I just found this interesting story involving drip irrigation, I thought about you:
http://permaculture.org.au/2004/12/16/the-dead-sea-valley-pe...


Sounds great Gerald! Call me when you return!




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