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[*] posted on 3-4-2013 at 04:31 PM


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i think it is a Gunther rig...but WTF is that thing swimming in the water???


Pilot whale:?::?:


Wikipedia photo if you want to compare (Pilot whale was written on the photo by Choral Pepper):




Also on Wiki...

"Pilot whales are generally nomadic, but some populations stay year-round in places like Hawaii and parts of California."

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[*] posted on 3-4-2013 at 04:50 PM


Neat 5+ minute video of some young folks ride into the canyon from San Francisco de la Sierra... with 'Manuel' (Arce?).





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[*] posted on 3-4-2013 at 11:30 PM


the shoe maker takes orders so it's not something he can do while you wait...a simple pair are about 600 pesos...it's quite a process....so you can go and get measured and talk to him about what you want and then return or have someone bring you the shoes.



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[*] posted on 3-14-2013 at 12:31 AM


Wow Shari, that brings back some memories. I had the chance to visit the paintings down in the canyon in the late 90's. I'll have to try to find my photos and post them.

Truly a special place.




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[*] posted on 3-23-2013 at 11:03 AM


We made it up the road for a day trip. Already planning our return next spring for a ride into the canyons. We met some very friendly folks,bought some handmade souvenirs and dropped off some supplies at the school. Took a 'guided' tour of Cueva El Raton. Just a wonderful, memorable day. I always longed to head up that dirt road and can only imagine what it was like before pavement. We spent the same amount of time on the 29K asphalt portion as we did on the 9k dirt/rock/concrete final stretch into town. We stopped roadside on the way down for lunch and the views were as great as advertised.



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[*] posted on 3-23-2013 at 12:32 PM


Before that road was built in the 1980's, it was a three day mule ride to San Ignacio or a helicopter to get there!



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[*] posted on 3-23-2013 at 01:35 PM


DK there are still families today who ride in and out of the Sierra via mule to San Ignacio tho most now ride to someplace a truck is parked and get a ride in. There is one old guy who rides in to San Ignacio w a pack animal once a month.

There is NO reason anyone should complain abt a 4hr mule ride when little Julian Arce, age 4 yrs,rides out alone on his own mule w Dad, Loreto, from San Gregorio to San Francisco, 4 hrs one way and then rides back the same day in the freakin' dark!!!:o




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[*] posted on 3-1-2018 at 04:20 PM


I have an itch to take the mules... thanks Shari, how long has it been? Great thread!
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[*] posted on 3-1-2018 at 09:18 PM


Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
We made it up the road for a day trip. Already planning our return next spring for a ride into the canyons. We met some very friendly folks,bought some handmade souvenirs and dropped off some supplies at the school. Took a 'guided' tour of Cueva El Raton. Just a wonderful, memorable day. I always longed to head up that dirt road and can only imagine what it was like before pavement. We spent the same amount of time on the 29K asphalt portion as we did on the 9k dirt/rock/concrete final stretch into town. We stopped roadside on the way down for lunch and the views were as great as advertised.


Ha ha! Back to the future! We never made it that following spring. Or the one after that. Or the one after............in a little over two & half weeks, if all goes as planned, I will be sleeping under the stars in the canyon. Finally. Can hardly wait. :saint:




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[*] posted on 3-3-2018 at 12:08 AM


Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
We made it up the road for a day trip. Already planning our return next spring for a ride into the canyons. We met some very friendly folks,bought some handmade souvenirs and dropped off some supplies at the school. Took a 'guided' tour of Cueva El Raton. Just a wonderful, memorable day. I always longed to head up that dirt road and can only imagine what it was like before pavement. We spent the same amount of time on the 29K asphalt portion as we did on the 9k dirt/rock/concrete final stretch into town. We stopped roadside on the way down for lunch and the views were as great as advertised.


Ha ha! Back to the future! We never made it that following spring. Or the one after that. Or the one after............in a little over two & half weeks, if all goes as planned, I will be sleeping under the stars in the canyon. Finally. Can hardly wait. :saint:


We are excited for you guys. We are planning for spring 2019. Is it too early for you to start planning for next spring?

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[*] posted on 3-3-2018 at 08:41 AM


This will be my second trip into the canyon. Hands down, one of the most magical places I've ever visited. Can't wait. We've done a number of day trips now to visit our friends in the area. Such wonderful and friendly people.

One option is to hire a guide to take you to the rim of the canyon from Santa Teresa. It's about 3-4 miles round trip and a beautiful hike. The guide will travel via mule.




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[*] posted on 3-3-2018 at 08:45 AM


Wow, defiantly add that to the Baja travel list!
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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 06:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Paulina  
Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
We made it up the road for a day trip. Already planning our return next spring for a ride into the canyons. We met some very friendly folks,bought some handmade souvenirs and dropped off some supplies at the school. Took a 'guided' tour of Cueva El Raton. Just a wonderful, memorable day. I always longed to head up that dirt road and can only imagine what it was like before pavement. We spent the same amount of time on the 29K asphalt portion as we did on the 9k dirt/rock/concrete final stretch into town. We stopped roadside on the way down for lunch and the views were as great as advertised.


Ha ha! Back to the future! We never made it that following spring. Or the one after that. Or the one after............in a little over two & half weeks, if all goes as planned, I will be sleeping under the stars in the canyon. Finally. Can hardly wait. :saint:


We are excited for you guys. We are planning for spring 2019. Is it too early for you to start planning for next spring?

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Never too early! We are hoping to do whales and canyon in 2019. Barb is not going on this trip. She wants me to report back on how I think her back will hold up before she commits but fingers crossed. I wish we were leaving tomorrow. Ready to go!




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