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[*] posted on 5-23-2016 at 05:40 PM


I can't really rate them as we all have likes and interests... but if I did my list may be:
1) Santa María (too rough for a Tundra)
2) San Borja (especially because of the hospitality of José and family)
3) San Fernando (not much left, but the pertoglyphs down the arroyo are cool.)
4) The two missions at El Rosario
5) Santo Domingo (just 5 miles east of Hwy. 1)
6) San Vicente (if the gate is open)
7) Santa Gertrudis... lucky if the door is unlocked.




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[*] posted on 5-23-2016 at 06:00 PM


OK. Gracias. Borja sounds like the top of my list.

I want to play with my 4X4 too, but will be solo so I'll need to be careful.

May head to SP Martir too for a night.

Looking thru my Baja Adventure book right now.........




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[*] posted on 5-23-2016 at 06:08 PM


Ateo get a spot and put DK on the email list. If you get into trouble send a help signal and as soon as DK lets me know I'll come running. You do know of the rock paintings near the north end of the San Borja road don't you, Montevideo I think they are called.
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[*] posted on 5-23-2016 at 06:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
I can't really rate them as we all have likes and interests... but if I did my list may be:
1) Santa María (too rough for a Tundra)
2) San Borja (especially because of the hospitality of José and family)
3) San Fernando (not much left, but the pertoglyphs down the arroyo are cool.)
4) The two missions at El Rosario
5) Santo Domingo (just 5 miles east of Hwy. 1)
6) San Vicente (if the gate is open)
7) Santa Gertrudis... lucky if the door is unlocked.


Santa Gertrudis is really cool and is a must see! I was blown away with all the relics and the professionally done literature for sale/donation. But it is located in Baja Sur.




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[*] posted on 5-23-2016 at 06:44 PM


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Ateo get a spot and put DK on the email list. If you get into trouble send a help signal and as soon as DK lets me know I'll come running. You do know of the rock paintings near the north end of the San Borja road don't you, Montevideo I think they are called.


You're awesome Tom. I would do the same for you. I have a SPOT and usually put a few friends on it. I'll add DK. One of the reasons I was thinking Borja was for those paintings. I hear the family out there will take you to them?




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[*] posted on 5-23-2016 at 06:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bajaboy  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
I can't really rate them as we all have likes and interests... but if I did my list may be:
1) Santa María (too rough for a Tundra)
2) San Borja (especially because of the hospitality of José and family)
3) San Fernando (not much left, but the pertoglyphs down the arroyo are cool.)
4) The two missions at El Rosario
5) Santo Domingo (just 5 miles east of Hwy. 1)
6) San Vicente (if the gate is open)
7) Santa Gertrudis... lucky if the door is unlocked.


Santa Gertrudis is really cool and is a must see! I was blown away with all the relics and the professionally done literature for sale/donation. But it is located in Baja Sur.


Thanks Bajaboy. I was just about to pull out my missions book to track down Gertrudis until you mentioned it was in Sur. I'll keep this filed in my mind for the future. Gracias amigo.




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Quote: Originally posted by Ateo  
Quote: Originally posted by Bajaboy  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
I can't really rate them as we all have likes and interests... but if I did my list may be:
1) Santa María (too rough for a Tundra)
2) San Borja (especially because of the hospitality of José and family)
3) San Fernando (not much left, but the pertoglyphs down the arroyo are cool.)
4) The two missions at El Rosario
5) Santo Domingo (just 5 miles east of Hwy. 1)
6) San Vicente (if the gate is open)
7) Santa Gertrudis... lucky if the door is unlocked.


Santa Gertrudis is really cool and is a must see! I was blown away with all the relics and the professionally done literature for sale/donation. But it is located in Baja Sur.


Thanks Bajaboy. I was just about to pull out my missions book to track down Gertrudis until you mentioned it was in Sur. I'll keep this filed in my mind for the future. Gracias amigo.


If you're headed that way and I'm at our place, I'll join you. We went out that way last summer but were stopped just short of the mission due to a crazy washout shown in the first picture here: http://bajaboyadventures.blogspot.com/2015/06/playa-san-rafa... That entire area is so beautiful!




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[*] posted on 5-23-2016 at 07:32 PM


I was looking at my AAA map, and El Arco and the Gertrudis mission are just over the border, in BC north.

As far as I know, there is no wall on the border yet!




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[*] posted on 5-23-2016 at 08:00 PM


Confirmed, Santa Gertrudis is in BAJA Norte... best access without going into Sur is south of L.A. Bay via Bahia San Rafael.



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[*] posted on 5-23-2016 at 10:02 PM


do you have a lat/long for Las Tinajitas, David?




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[*] posted on 5-24-2016 at 08:20 AM


Does anyone else find it amusing how DKs special places require hushed conversation but anyone else asking for the same from him gets a big middle finger along with verbal diarrhea?


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do you have a lat/long for Las Tinajitas, David?


Yes. I was there in 2001 with Neal and Marian Johns, my son, and Amo Pescar. Neal asked me to not post the GPS, only share by email or u2u.








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[*] posted on 5-24-2016 at 08:42 AM


I'm just pointing out the obvious. I got nothing to prove.



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[*] posted on 5-24-2016 at 08:44 AM


And I'm not calling anyone a bad person-wherever that zinger came from?



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Quote: Originally posted by woody with a view  
I'm just pointing out the obvious. I got nothing to prove.


Which finger:light:




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[*] posted on 5-24-2016 at 08:55 AM


You mention that site as one of my "special places" that I was being hush-hush about. In fact, it was not. Just like when you asked me to downplay my trip report of July 2007 along the Seven Sisters so as not to make the area sound appealing. I did what you requested, calling the area cold and gloomy with "ugly" fish camps. Doing what you asked, and still you are not happy.

Anyway, this thread is a classified ad for my new book... got side-barred into a Spot and Cave art topic. If you have some interest in the dozens of historic sites in Baja from 1683 to the mid-1800s, then you will find the book a valuable companion and it fits in the glove box!




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[*] posted on 5-24-2016 at 08:56 AM


So David, Can I take to some of my favorite beaches?:lol::lol::lol::lol:
Tough when you get hijacked.


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[*] posted on 5-24-2016 at 09:32 AM


Dave, I'd like to see this special place in the next revision of your book. That would really be the icing on the cake!

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[*] posted on 5-24-2016 at 01:04 PM


What do you do when somebody takes you to a place that you have already been and asks you not to post it?


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So David, Can I take to some of my favorite beaches?:lol::lol::lol::lol:


Yes, and if ask me not to publish their locations I will honor that request as I always have with anyone who shows me a new place.




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[*] posted on 5-24-2016 at 03:52 PM


oh, okay - bad roads, right? then what's the worry about blasting this location all over the internet?



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[*] posted on 5-24-2016 at 04:07 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Woody, what we have here is a failure to communicate.
MMc, if I had already been there then I wouldn't be taken to it, I would be returning.

Both of you: I have met hundreds of Nomads and there is no resaon for me to think I am so special that I need to keep any place secret from any Nomad, most I can consider as amigos. It is the people who don't come to Nomad you should worry about.


There are lots of great people who do not frequent NOMADS. Where the hell did you ever get that?
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