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[*] posted on 2-25-2017 at 08:40 PM


Thanks for the updates.
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[*] posted on 2-26-2017 at 09:26 AM
New KM


You might want to add: KM 36

Reset Kilometer to 0 at Ensenada:

KM 36 - Military & Federal Police checkpoint
KM 42 Uruapan

http://www.elvigia.net/911/2017/2/26/instala-policia-federal...
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[*] posted on 2-26-2017 at 09:52 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
You might want to add: KM 36

Reset Kilometer to 0 at Ensenada:

KM 36 - Military & Federal Police checkpoint
KM 42 Uruapan

http://www.elvigia.net/911/2017/2/26/instala-policia-federal...


between checkpoint and Uruapan intersection is only 4 km
need to check your numbers




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[*] posted on 2-26-2017 at 10:42 AM


I believe those KM numbers are correct. Drove it last week. The checkpoint is not too far north from the Uruapan turnoff
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[*] posted on 2-26-2017 at 12:46 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
I believe those KM numbers are correct. Drove it last week. The checkpoint is not too far north from the Uruapan turnoff

believing is religion - knowing is science

Google Earth (satellite science) indicates 4 km in between
so, either 36 km is wrong or 42 km is wrong
36 + 4 = 40
42 - 4 = 38




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[*] posted on 2-26-2017 at 03:45 PM


I don't think they consulted Google Earth when the KM markers were placed on the side of the road


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Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
I believe those KM numbers are correct. Drove it last week. The checkpoint is not too far north from the Uruapan turnoff

believing is religion - knowing is science

Google Earth (satellite science) indicates 4 km in between
so, either 36 km is wrong or 42 km is wrong
36 + 4 = 40
42 - 4 = 38
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[*] posted on 2-26-2017 at 05:30 PM


you have a point there - Mexico is not really a place where rules are followed




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[*] posted on 3-27-2017 at 02:38 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
You might want to add: KM 36

Reset Kilometer to 0 at Ensenada:

KM 36 - Military & Federal Police checkpoint
KM 42 Uruapan

http://www.elvigia.net/911/2017/2/26/instala-policia-federal...


Driving north three weeks ago, I noted the kilometers specifically thinking of this post.

Km. 47 La Bocana and Puerto Santo Tomás road west.
Km. 41.5 Paved road east to Ejido Uruapan (hot springs).
Km. 40.5 Acambaro, a market and popular rest stop for travelers.
Km. 37.5 Military Checkpoint


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[*] posted on 5-12-2017 at 06:05 PM


Noting kilometer markers is silly, the signage is incomplete, the km numbering strategy resets to zero many times, and most everyone is using gps instead of recording Kms driven,... Given that hwy 1 is mostly a n-s orientation, Why not record observations in latitude minutes?:light:
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[*] posted on 5-12-2017 at 06:27 PM


I noted the km markers for some checkpoints heading north a couple of weeks ago. I will add them when I find the paper.
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[*] posted on 5-13-2017 at 03:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BigBearRider  
I noted the km markers for some checkpoints heading north a couple of weeks ago. I will add them when I find the paper.


Here are the ones I recorded in 2017:

Hwy. 5,
Mexicali-San Felipe:
Km 141.5 (Next to Hwy. 3 jcn.)
San Felipe-Laguna Chapala:
Km. 145 (Gonzaga Bay)

Hwy. 1:
Km. 37.5 (Uruapan)
Km. 52 (El Rosario mesa)
Km. 69 (El Tomatal)
Km. 77 (San Ignacio)
Km. 24 (north of Loreto)

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Km. 42 Bottom of Rumorosa Grade, westbound.

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[*] posted on 5-13-2017 at 07:23 PM


Ah. You got them already. I had an older km listing.
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[*] posted on 6-30-2017 at 06:27 PM


Will this list have GPS coordinates as well?



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[*] posted on 6-30-2017 at 06:51 PM


The list is here for all Nomads to contribute to. Add them if you wish or even better, make a new GPS list.

My thinking is that as one is zipping down the highway, seeing the kilometer markers is very easy to find something, but looking at GPS waypoint figures could be dangerous or at the very least, time-consuming to enter them into your device, ahead of your trip?

What is your thinking?

I did make a GPS list about 15 years ago. They are at Map Datum NAD27 Mexico. The consensus then was since the Baja Almanac (Mexican topos) use that datum, we should too. Since then, with Google Earth being at map datum WGS84 (the same as the factory settings of GPS devices), well... that is what we post now.

The difference between NAD27 and WGS84 can be very slight (50 ft.) to much further apart... You can set your device to NAD27, enter my waypoints from the link below, and then reset to WGS84. The waypoint figures will change too, but the location remains the same.

Here is the Viva Baja GPS list: http://www.vivabaja.com/GPS/




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[*] posted on 6-30-2017 at 07:15 PM


OK, thanks



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[*] posted on 6-30-2017 at 07:59 PM


I've used Google Earth and GPS to find remote sites. This list is great for hwy travel. A labor of love. Thanks!
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[*] posted on 9-16-2017 at 09:56 AM


Excellent job David.

FYI: Nomads, David has updated the full list on page 1 of this thread. I suggest you print a copy for your travels.
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[*] posted on 9-21-2017 at 03:34 PM


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[*] posted on 9-21-2017 at 04:20 PM


David, if your entry for "La Grulla market" is referring to Juan Villarreal's market and restaurant with all the offroading memorabilia and stickers, the name of the place is "Acambaro." It is located in the area called Rancho La Grulla. They have excellent birria, among other things, and serve great local queso fresco with their chips and salsa. A great stop for a cold, frosty Michelada, as shown here by Juan.

https://www.facebook.com/juanmanuel.villarrealperez.9

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[*] posted on 1-2-2018 at 08:04 AM


Give me a list of places you do not have for your maps and write-ups and I will give you the nearest KM.
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