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[*] posted on 6-12-2016 at 03:30 PM
Sierra de San Francisco Trip Report


I'm going to keep this short but wanted to share some pics. Returned from a few days up in the canyon. We had a great time. I decided to hike into and out of the canyon. Great hike but I only suggest if you are in good shape. The hike out was 6 miles with 2600 ft of gain.

The trip was better than I ever imagined. The guides were great and very informative. We will be returning especially since the village is only 3 hours outside of Bahia Asuncion.

Here are a few short picture videos. Enjoy!

Zac

https://goo.gl/photos/LuY8iwCTokiExE5t9

https://goo.gl/photos/VZunUA4skwcJsERs5




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[*] posted on 6-12-2016 at 04:04 PM


Excellent, beautiful country. Thanks
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[*] posted on 6-12-2016 at 04:30 PM


CRAP - now something else I have to add to my bucket list! Thanks for sharing - spectacular country. I see what you said: the trail looks a bit strenuous.



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[*] posted on 6-12-2016 at 05:38 PM


Did that trip on mule back 15 or so years ago and camped near Cueva Pintada two nights. A memorable experience and the arroyo would be worth the trip even without the paintings. A spectacular place.
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Quote: Originally posted by KurtG  
Did that trip on mule back 15 or so years ago and camped near Cueva Pintada two nights. A memorable experience and the arroyo would be worth the trip even without the paintings. A spectacular place.


We said the same thing. The cave paintings were merely icing on the cake.




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[*] posted on 6-12-2016 at 06:21 PM


Really beautiful. We have never been -on the bucket list.



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Bajaboy, Thanks for sharing your family trip, my parents took me and my siblings to the west coast of Mexico when we were that age (1957 and 59). I still have vivid memories of those trips!

One of the memories was of being the only blond kids around, and people were occasionally rubbing our heads for good luck! I know it sounds strange, but it happened more than a few times, and I was wondering if your kids were getting that kind of attention?




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Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Bajaboy, Thanks for sharing your family trip, my parents took me and my siblings to the west coast of Mexico when we were that age (1957 and 59). I still have vivid memories of those trips!

One of the memories was of being the only blond kids around, and people were occasionally rubbing our heads for good luck! I know it sounds strange, but it happened more than a few times, and I was wondering if your kids were getting that kind of attention?


Yes, definitely!

They have both been travelling to Baja since only a few weeks old. We spend an average of 2.5 months per year here. Both speak Spanish as they are in dual immersion back in San Diego. Almost everyone in Bahia Asuncion knows both of the kids by name. They have opened many doors along the way.

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[*] posted on 6-12-2016 at 06:47 PM
Lucky Kids!


And parents of course. What Spanish I know, I mostly picked up on those trips. Oh to be able to soak it up like a sponge again!



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[*] posted on 6-13-2016 at 06:23 AM


Hi Tracy and Zac,
You guys finally got to that part of your neighborhood, that is great, very happy for you. Mica sure is a big girl now!




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As stated above, your kids will remember this trip and tell stories of it throughout their lives. What a gift.



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Quote: Originally posted by nandopedal  
Hi Tracy and Zac,
You guys finally got to that part of your neighborhood, that is great, very happy for you. Mica sure is a big girl now!


Hola Fernando,

When are you going to visit us? We're here until July 12.




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[*] posted on 6-13-2016 at 10:44 AM


Time to watch 'Bajo California: The Limit of Time' again!
Was your guide an Arce?




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Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Time to watch 'Bajo California: The Limit of Time' again!
Was your guide an Arce?


Yes, Ramon "Chico" Arce was one of our guides. We met many wonderful people though during our stay/journey.

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Quote: Originally posted by Bajaboy  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Time to watch 'Bajo California: The Limit of Time' again!
Was your guide an Arce?


Yes, Ramon "Chico" Arce was one of our guides. We met many wonderful people though during our stay/journey.

I have the vhs of Bajo California....but no vhs player. Ni modo


Here you go, Zac:





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Sounds like a great time was had by all. Look forward to hearing the rest of the story. I am recruiting a few amigos for a trip next May-June come hell or high water or..............:biggrin:

Quote: Originally posted by Bajaboy  
I'm going to keep this short but wanted to share some pics. Returned from a few days up in the canyon. We had a great time. I decided to hike into and out of the canyon. Great hike but I only suggest if you are in good shape. The hike out was 6 miles with 2600 ft of gain.

The trip was better than I ever imagined. The guides were great and very informative. We will be returning especially since the village is only 3 hours outside of Bahia Asuncion.

Here are a few short picture videos. Enjoy!

Zac

https://goo.gl/photos/LuY8iwCTokiExE5t9

https://goo.gl/photos/VZunUA4skwcJsERs5




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Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
Sounds like a great time was had by all. Look forward to hearing the rest of the story. I am recruiting a few amigos for a trip next May-June come hell or high water or..............:biggrin:

Quote: Originally posted by Bajaboy  
I'm going to keep this short but wanted to share some pics. Returned from a few days up in the canyon. We had a great time. I decided to hike into and out of the canyon. Great hike but I only suggest if you are in good shape. The hike out was 6 miles with 2600 ft of gain.

The trip was better than I ever imagined. The guides were great and very informative. We will be returning especially since the village is only 3 hours outside of Bahia Asuncion.

Here are a few short picture videos. Enjoy!

Zac

https://goo.gl/photos/LuY8iwCTokiExE5t9

https://goo.gl/photos/VZunUA4skwcJsERs5


I may be interested in tagging along!




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Quote: Originally posted by Ateo  
Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
Sounds like a great time was had by all. Look forward to hearing the rest of the story. I am recruiting a few amigos for a trip next May-June come hell or high water or..............:biggrin:

Quote: Originally posted by Bajaboy  
I'm going to keep this short but wanted to share some pics. Returned from a few days up in the canyon. We had a great time. I decided to hike into and out of the canyon. Great hike but I only suggest if you are in good shape. The hike out was 6 miles with 2600 ft of gain.

The trip was better than I ever imagined. The guides were great and very informative. We will be returning especially since the village is only 3 hours outside of Bahia Asuncion.

Here are a few short picture videos. Enjoy!

Zac

https://goo.gl/photos/LuY8iwCTokiExE5t9

https://goo.gl/photos/VZunUA4skwcJsERs5


I may be interested in tagging along!


Sounds good. I will put you on the short list. Team leader might be Gabriel!




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[*] posted on 6-17-2016 at 04:58 PM


Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
Quote: Originally posted by Ateo  
Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
Sounds like a great time was had by all. Look forward to hearing the rest of the story. I am recruiting a few amigos for a trip next May-June come hell or high water or..............:biggrin:

Quote: Originally posted by Bajaboy  
I'm going to keep this short but wanted to share some pics. Returned from a few days up in the canyon. We had a great time. I decided to hike into and out of the canyon. Great hike but I only suggest if you are in good shape. The hike out was 6 miles with 2600 ft of gain.

The trip was better than I ever imagined. The guides were great and very informative. We will be returning especially since the village is only 3 hours outside of Bahia Asuncion.

Here are a few short picture videos. Enjoy!

Zac

https://goo.gl/photos/LuY8iwCTokiExE5t9

https://goo.gl/photos/VZunUA4skwcJsERs5


I may be interested in tagging along!


Sounds good. I will put you on the short list. Team leader might be Gabriel!


Mika is already asking if we can return next year for her birthday again. Good chance we'll head back again early next June. How about if we debrief at Pizza Port in Mid July when we return?!




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[*] posted on 6-25-2016 at 01:43 PM


I think we should talk about it at your place in Baja before you head north and get back into the rat race! :coolup:



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