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[*] posted on 2-7-2010 at 11:18 AM


Got back in the US on Friday PM from Bahia Asuncion. The road is in good condition, with the usual potholes here and there. The bridge at El Rosario is not passable and you'll have to drive through the riverbed, it's graded and is hardpacked and presented no problem for our 25' 5th wheel. The bridge at San Vicente has been filled with dirt/rocks at the south end and is graded for a very short distance, about 25 meters, so you'll need to slow down a bit. A few of the vados along the way have deteriorated the blacktop and created some potholes, so if you see water crossing the road slow down and maybe save a blowout or bent axel. Feliz Viaje.



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[*] posted on 2-9-2010 at 06:28 PM


San Diego to Loreto - Sunday Feb 7-8th

Crossed @ Otay (5:30am) - spent 30 in with Mex Customs. Expedition loaded & towing a 5x8 utility trailer about half full of household supplies for a 5 month stay - no duty charged - very pleasent experience.

It had rained in San Diego Fri & Sat - roads were still wet Sunday morning but not raining. Took Blvd 2000 to Rosarito Beach. No southbound on-ramp to access HWY 1. Had to stay on the Free Road - the dirtiest part of the trip - all the way from Rosarito Beach to Cantamar due to road construction.

North end of San Vincente Bridge approach is repaired but slow down. Vincente Guererro Bridge is damaged and you cross in the riverbottom - very passable for all vehicles.

The north end of the El Rosario bridge approach was being repaired so traffic was routed down through the river bed. It was smooth & dry. No delays, just slow down when crossing.

There was a trickle of water in vados both north & South of Catavina. Slow down as it is a bit rough.

All this may be mute with the next set of storms due to hit tonight - Feb 8th-9th.
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[*] posted on 2-13-2010 at 02:29 PM


As of today (2/13/10) is there any more news on the road conditions from TJ to La Paz via Hwy 1???

Thx for any and all responses,

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[*] posted on 2-13-2010 at 11:44 PM


We drove up from Loreto to San Diego beginning around 1:00PM Friday, stopping in Catavina for the night (see below about the hotels in GN where we intended to stop), then the rest of the way to San Diego today (2/13/10). The only road conditions different from what is posted above is there are more COWS nibbling on the new grass alongside the road than in years past...so watch for them! :yes:
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[*] posted on 2-14-2010 at 09:40 AM


Came through San Quintin last Thursday night and found all the motels on the highway full. Went to our old standby Los Cirios, a couple of blocks east of the highway, on the street between Villas de SQ and Maria Celeste, and lots of rooms left there. Nothing fancy but adequate for an overnighter.
Also, found the road from Tecate to Loreto in remarkable good shape considering the storms of late. Even the washed out bridges's bypasses and repaired sections were easy to negotiate. With a very low clearance sedan, I may add.




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[*] posted on 2-14-2010 at 04:15 PM


Great news on the road and lodging reports.

Thx a ton folks, keep it coming!!!!! Due to cross next Saturday the 20th at at TJ headed to Loreto!!!!!!!
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[*] posted on 2-27-2010 at 08:01 AM


Anyone have a more recent update, am leaving in 5 days
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[*] posted on 2-27-2010 at 10:12 AM


Its pouring pretty hard today (Saturday) about 50 miles north of the border...



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[*] posted on 2-27-2010 at 11:36 AM


Rained pretty hard here for about an hour. It's stopped now, but I don't think it's over. My house is maybe 500 feet in the air and I'm in a cloud.
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[*] posted on 2-27-2010 at 11:39 AM


last week from ensenada to tecate there still is 10 miles of dirt
i'd avoid this if it's raining

from tj to ensenada the toll road is kinda bumpy during the first toll
after that on the next two tolls... all new paving

it was drizzely..not bad

the two damaged bridges are easy to pass
lots of trucks and cars everyday

when driving on the bridge at el rosario going north
it looks like quite a drop off
its fine just go slow

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[*] posted on 2-27-2010 at 02:38 PM


Not bad. Just watch the road edges. some got washed out but they are repairing them quickly.


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[*] posted on 2-27-2010 at 04:43 PM


LIght rain in Vicente Guerrero today but it is over now the sun is shinning and it looks great outside. even a little warm.
so our by pass is ok.




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[*] posted on 3-9-2010 at 10:20 AM


Any updates fromt the last few days? am heading down tommorrow.
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[*] posted on 3-9-2010 at 10:41 AM


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Any updates fromt the last few days? am heading down tommorrow.


This was last week

Bridges in the North

There has been more rain, so there will probably be more mud, but they seem to be on top of it quickly.




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[*] posted on 3-9-2010 at 04:45 PM
March 9th, 2010 / 3:30pm


There have been no problems reported on the repair areas along the highway, apparently last weekend rains had no impact. This is a copy from an e-mail I just received from a friend... he drove from Guerrero Negro to San Diego yesterday afternoon (March 8th, 2010):


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Dear Antonio:

It was good to talk to you for a few minutes.

1. The road from El Rosario to Tijuana is fine. Only the bridges in El Rosario and Colonia Guerrero are still being worked on. We encountered no problems. San Quintin is fine.

2. I have rarely seen Baja so green. It was wonderful. This should be a good year for anyone with animals and growing crops.

Please give my best regards to your wife and daughter and also your father. My friend Juan was very impressed by your hotel.

Regards,

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I hope this info is useful my friends.

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[*] posted on 3-9-2010 at 05:07 PM


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There have been no problems reported on the repair areas along the highway, apparently last weekend rains had no impact. This is a copy from an e-mail I just received from a friend... he drove from Guerrero Negro to San Diego yesterday afternoon (March 8th, 2010):


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Dear Antonio:

It was good to talk to you for a few minutes.

1. The road from El Rosario to Tijuana is fine. Only the bridges in El Rosario and Colonia Guerrero are still being worked on. We encountered no problems. San Quintin is fine.

2. I have rarely seen Baja so green. It was wonderful. This should be a good year for anyone with animals and growing crops.

Please give my best regards to your wife and daughter and also your father. My friend Juan was very impressed by your hotel.

Regards,

Andy


Hope this help my friends.

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[Edited on 3-9-2010 by BajaCactus]


Do you know if they have fixed the road in the hills south of El Rosario? There was one very bad spot on a large curve where the dirt had been washed away from under the road. The road was still there, but they were using only one lane last week.

They had heavy equipment that looked like it was trying to move the dirt back up the hill.

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[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 12:18 PM


As of April 18 ... "the Free Road - the dirtiest part of the trip - all the way from Rosarito Beach to Cantamar due to road construction." it is beautiful 4-land concrete & 2-lane asphalt. WOW! See below.

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San Diego to Loreto - Sunday Feb 7-8th

Crossed @ Otay (5:30am) - spent 30 in with Mex Customs. Expedition loaded & towing a 5x8 utility trailer about half full of household supplies for a 5 month stay - no duty charged - very pleasent experience.

It had rained in San Diego Fri & Sat - roads were still wet Sunday morning but not raining. Took Blvd 2000 to Rosarito Beach. No southbound on-ramp to access HWY 1. Had to stay on the Free Road - the dirtiest part of the trip - all the way from Rosarito Beach to Cantamar due to road construction.

North end of San Vincente Bridge approach is repaired but slow down. Vincente Guererro Bridge is damaged and you cross in the riverbottom - very passable for all vehicles.

The north end of the El Rosario bridge approach was being repaired so traffic was routed down through the river bed. It was smooth & dry. No delays, just slow down when crossing.

There was a trickle of water in vados both north & South of Catavina. Slow down as it is a bit rough.

All this may be mute with the next set of storms due to hit tonight - Feb 8th-9th.












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[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 12:36 PM


Wow....shot the bandwidth quota on those pics :biggrin:
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[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 12:38 PM


Great photos, but really better if you could re-size them to the 800x600 pixal limit for posting on Nomad (on Photobucket.com this is the 15" monitor setting you pick before uploading to Photiobucket from your PC, by clicking 'more options').... Helps us poor Nomad with small monitors from scrolling sideways to see you photos and read the text.

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[*] posted on 5-3-2010 at 11:12 AM


Went as far south as San Ignacio. Got back Yesterday. Road is good except in only a couple of short sections, I forget where but no problem. Many places it's the new wider lanes. El Rosario and I think it was Vincente Guerrero bridges still out. They've paved the river bed crossing at El Rosario. They've also paved about 8-10 miles out of San Ignacio toward Laguna San Ignacio and working on more.
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