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[*] posted on 11-21-2015 at 10:32 PM


does anyone have an idea what the airstrip at 29°32'29.85"N, 114°27'23.47"W was/is all about?



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[*] posted on 11-22-2015 at 07:47 AM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
does anyone have an idea what the airstrip at 29°32'29.85"N, 114°27'23.47"W was/is all about?


Still on Google Earth over there?
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[*] posted on 11-22-2015 at 08:44 AM


Looks like one of the many runways around central Baja. They are used until the army ditches them.



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[*] posted on 11-22-2015 at 09:50 AM


It's not listed in my 1969 Airports of Baja California by Arnold Senterfitt. I think it may have been built for use when the hwy was paved or used by the mine owner/operators. If they would build a road up the mountain they wouldn't have any problem building an airstrip.
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[*] posted on 11-22-2015 at 10:49 AM


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Thanks Paul. It is sad that paved roads destroy so much of what once was. The other barrier is the fence they add on both sides with no openings for existing roads. They eventually get opened as we have seen north of San Felipe.

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Bring your wire cutters which will be needed pretty soon. The fence does not extend to that place yet.
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[*] posted on 11-22-2015 at 04:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
It's not listed in my 1969 Airports of Baja California by Arnold Senterfitt. I think it may have been built for use when the hwy was paved or used by the mine owner/operators. If they would build a road up the mountain they wouldn't have any problem building an airstrip.


It's actually a new strip... wasn't there that long ago. There are a few north of El Marmol and Agua Dulce, as well... They have to do with "agricultural product distribution", LOL.




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[*] posted on 11-22-2015 at 05:04 PM


Hey David would it be okay if an old lady with a really old 4Runner tagged along?



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[*] posted on 11-22-2015 at 05:08 PM


Hi Debra, traveled where? You know Baja as well as anyone here!
I just got home from spending a few days with Sarah (now 25) and Savannah (now 5)! They are great... Big difference from when she was 11 on our Baja trips in the van!




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[*] posted on 1-2-2017 at 12:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Thanks Paul. It is sad that paved roads destroy so much of what once was. The other barrier is the fence they add on both sides with no openings for existing roads. They eventually get openened as we have seen north of San Felipe.


I guess my friend and I need to do this route by motorcycle before it gets trashed by the 4-wheeler crowd. I kind of like that the paved road covers up the entrance. Sorry for sounding too selfish. I used to make the run from Puertecitos to Gonzaga on the old rocky road and loved the minimal traffic.
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[*] posted on 1-2-2017 at 01:30 PM


When Roy and I did the NWT in early Dec. we stopped at the bridge that crosses the arroyo and road that went back to the mine. It's still accessible now but when the Hwy is finished they will have a fence up blocking access.
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Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
When Roy and I did the NWT in early Dec. we stopped at the bridge that crosses the arroyo and road that went back to the mine. It's still accessible now but when the Hwy is finished they will have a fence up blocking access.


Thanks TMW...got any pics of that bridge overpass?
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[*] posted on 1-2-2017 at 09:05 PM


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When the Hwy is finished they will have a fence up blocking access.


Why would they do that:?::fire:




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[*] posted on 1-3-2017 at 11:23 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
When the Hwy is finished they will have a fence up blocking access.


Why would they do that:?::fire:


Mexico copies everything the US does. So there has to be a fence long the freeway. whether you need it or not.

Agricultural inspection between Nevada and California? OK, we get the idea.
Agricultural inspection between Baja California and Baja California Sur (in Guerrerro Negro)? Well.....




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[*] posted on 1-3-2017 at 11:56 AM


In many places the fence has been cut for access. Whether it is by the officials or individuals I don't know, maybe both

Here is a GE image I drew to show where the bridge is. When we were there access was from the northwest side of the bridge, top green arrow. I assume that will be blocked off.

May have to get off the new Hwy and get on the old road and go under the bridge to the bottom green arrow.



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[*] posted on 3-18-2017 at 07:42 PM


Tom, what are we looking at here?



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[*] posted on 3-19-2017 at 12:26 PM


The outline in red and the pin is where a new bridge is over the wash where the turn off is to the La Turquesa mine north of Cocos. When Roy and I were down in Dec. we stopped at the bridge at that time there was a road from the northwest end of the bridge down into the wash and to the road to the mine. I'm sure there will be a fence up when the hwy is paved.
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[*] posted on 3-19-2017 at 01:36 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
The outline in red and the pin is where a new bridge is over the wash where the turn off is to the La Turquesa mine north of Cocos. When Roy and I were down in Dec. we stopped at the bridge at that time there was a road from the northwest end of the bridge down into the wash and to the road to the mine. I'm sure there will be a fence up when the hwy is paved.

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