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[*] posted on 3-25-2014 at 11:46 PM
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Sure looks like he's elected to head for Salsipuedes over the La Botica route! Best of luck!!!





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[*] posted on 3-25-2014 at 11:57 PM


All of us armchair adventurers should have chipped in to set Mark up with tracking, maybe even a sat phone rental for updates.

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[*] posted on 3-26-2014 at 04:51 AM


Since Mark's probably going to be the first person to explore that branch of the Salcipuedes drainage today, does that mean he gets to name it?
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[*] posted on 3-26-2014 at 07:43 AM


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Since Mark's probably going to be the first person to explore that branch of the Salcipuedes drainage today, does that mean he gets to name it?


What? Mark is nowhere near the first person to explore that drainage. ESG did it in 1960, I did it in '04 and it was done again in 2010. I'm sure there have been countless others to do it that I have never heard of. But he can still name it whatever he wants. I did.
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PS Hot dry west winds yesterday, hope he found some shade, really hot out in the sun.

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[*] posted on 3-26-2014 at 09:39 AM


Sure he can, as can anyone here... I think it has to be catchy so it sticks and others like it and use it. Since Salsipuedes means "Get Out If You Can", perhaps the word for Get In If You Can would apply?

I have named two places in Baja: Shell Island (1977) and The Widow Maker (1999) that others use now. All in good fun!




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[*] posted on 3-26-2014 at 11:49 AM


What's the link to his SPOT page?
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[*] posted on 3-26-2014 at 11:57 AM


it's on page 16.



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[*] posted on 3-26-2014 at 12:00 PM


at this rate he'll be at the beach Friday.....



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[*] posted on 3-26-2014 at 03:13 PM


More photos:



Pictograph at Montevideo







Mark and Cardon



Mark ready to go at first dry lake bed



At the end of the 2nd dry lake sorting gear to stash temporarily



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[*] posted on 3-26-2014 at 03:48 PM


GE Image of gpx track file from my garmin 301:




Point 008 is a waypoint at the junction between the wash going East to Bahia Guadalupe (Mark says it is about 50 minutes by car from this point) and to the left is the start of the 2nd lake bed.

Point 009 is a waypoint at the end of the second dry lake, where we stashed his stuff. This is where he began his reconn last time.
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[*] posted on 3-26-2014 at 04:55 PM


Well, he is off and running. Looks like (Spot) he camped for the night 15 minutes ago 100 yards past the junction and is in the main Salsipuedes Canyon going downhill. 29.35683, -113.96165

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[*] posted on 3-26-2014 at 05:50 PM
HOORAY! GET IN, HE DID!


Sal Si Puedes= Get Out IF YOU CAN! Not for a real determined Nomad, who is following the lead made by Erle Stanley Gardner over 50 years ago... but without motorized trail bikes or helicopters!



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[*] posted on 3-26-2014 at 06:12 PM


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Spot #3 must have been as far as he could ride, & spots #4 & 5 where he hop-scotched lugging his gear up to the top of the saddle.
How hot is it in that neck of the woods right now? I'd bet he's going to be going through his water at a quicker pace.


Really surprised he chose that route. Carrying his bike and all those supplies up that mountain (pts 3-6) must have been a herculean task.

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[*] posted on 3-27-2014 at 05:31 AM


Sorry for the confusion, should have been more clear that I was referring to the route he took in into the canyon through that feeder branch of the drainage. Not the drainage itself.
No disrespect intended towards everyone who's explored this area before Mark, just super stoked that he's doing it now!

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Since Mark's probably going to be the first person to explore that branch of the Salcipuedes drainage today, does that mean he gets to name it?


What? Mark is nowhere near the first person to explore that drainage. ESG did it in 1960, I did it in '04 and it was done again in 2010. I'm sure there have been countless others to do it that I have never heard of. But he can still name it whatever he wants. I did.
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PS Hot dry west winds yesterday, hope he found some shade, really hot out in the sun.

[Edited on 3-26-2014 by larryC]
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[*] posted on 3-27-2014 at 05:25 PM


looks like he's settled in for the night! he's swimming tomorrow by the looks of it.



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[*] posted on 3-27-2014 at 07:39 PM


Looks like the bike's handling the sand pretty well. I wonder how much water he burned through getting into the main canyon vs how much he's going through riding the canyon?

Edit: I was just looking at his spot page and wondering what it was about this spot that he decided to call it a day. Zooming in, I noticed that just down stream there's a bunch of palms around a wet area at the confluence of two side tributaries. I wonder if he may have run into his first potential water source?

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[*] posted on 3-27-2014 at 10:47 PM
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[*] posted on 3-28-2014 at 05:43 PM
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Mark was only about 3 miles from the coast at 11:00 AM today. As of 5:30 pm, still no evening Spot signal (if he continued down to the beach)...




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[*] posted on 3-29-2014 at 09:11 AM


At 6:25pm Mark sent out a Spot signal from just a few feet different than the 11:06am signal (just above)... He probably needed a rest!

Here again is the link to his Spot Map... click Satellite and zoom in to see where he is/was... http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=...






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[*] posted on 3-29-2014 at 09:14 AM


slacker coulda made the sea Friday.....

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