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[*] posted on 4-29-2017 at 09:57 AM


Thanks David. Yeah, I went there last year and chose the wrong fork on the way in. Got in, but it was pretty slow going and tough on the camper. I was figuring the rains made the washes worse but good to know it's still do-able. Still trying to decide between Animas/BOAL or Islas Encantadas area for my trip. May have to do both!

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[*] posted on 4-29-2017 at 10:04 AM


That's what is great about Baja: choices!!! You even have two kinds of oceans to pick from only a couple hours apart!

BOAL? as in L.A. Bay? (never say BOLA, ugh):light::D




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[*] posted on 4-29-2017 at 10:42 AM


Yes, and agree. However, it's hard to equate anything good with "LA". I'll go with bay of angels.
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[*] posted on 5-16-2017 at 09:22 AM


Hey, David K! This is exactly why I joined BN...to hear about stuff like this.

(Well, and to bask in the mutual enjoyment of Baja.)

A friend and I are tackling San Felipe south on dual sport bikes this weekend. Three days, 2 nights without lodging, food or fuel stops planned...just hoping for the best!

I've been exploring the Pacific coast from Santo Tomas down for the past few years and now want to see the Sea of Cortez coast before it's all paved. Will post a ride report when we return.

Your efforts are truly appreciated, my friend.
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[*] posted on 5-16-2017 at 09:36 AM


The pleasure is all mine! Welcome to Baja Nomad, too!!

This was Trip 1 of 4 (so far) in 2017 to travel as many of the popular and interesting routes I can in approx. 1 week-10 day trips.

I will soon be leaving again for Trip #5.

Research covers the following:
Trip 1: San Felipe to Punta San Francisquito
Trip 2: San Ignacio to Loreto, Comondu, La Purisima
Trip 3: Mexicali to San Felipe, Valle Chico, Matomi, El Rosario area.
Trip 4: Hwy. 3 between Hwy. 5 and Valle de Trinidad, west to San Vicente, then the Pacific and Seven Sisters region incl. Hwy. 1 between San Quintin and Guerrero Negro.

Coming soon: Vizcaino Peninsula, Ensenada coastal and mountain regions, Loreto to Cabo San Lucas, Hwy. 2.




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[*] posted on 5-16-2017 at 09:51 AM


Loreto To CSL should be a hoot..always wanted to do that...looking forward to the pics!



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[*] posted on 5-16-2017 at 10:02 AM


Thank you... it will be the longest section for me to do in one trip. I have been over that area a few times since the first in 1966, and as recent as 2012 (to Cabo), but not a lot of side trips as I prefer to include.



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[*] posted on 5-16-2017 at 04:19 PM


So Ironman lives in Baja part time?? Badass..
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[*] posted on 5-16-2017 at 05:42 PM


Yep... it is a perfect place for an Off Road legend and the rest of us who like big beaches and beautiful deserts!



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[*] posted on 9-10-2017 at 07:47 AM


2017 Baja Bound Road Guide & Map Research Trips

TRIP #1 (San Felipe to Punta San Francisquito via L.A. Bay): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=85374
TRIP #2 (San Ignacio to Loreto, Ligüí, San Javier, Comondú, La Purísima): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=85756
TRIP #3 (Mexicali to San Felipe, Valle Chico, Matomí, Parral, + El Rosario area): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=85989
TRIP #4 (Valle de Trinidad crossover, San Quintin to Laguna Manuela and 7 Sisters coast road): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=86376
TRIP #5 (Central Baja: El Arco, El Barril, San Francisco de la Sierra, Abreojos, Asuncion, Tortugas, Eugenia, Pronghorn Reserve): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=86781
TRIP #6 (Southernmost Baja: San Ignacio to San Juanico, Loreto to Cabo San Lucas, San Evaristo, and more): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=87323




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[*] posted on 9-10-2017 at 10:41 AM


David when do you expect the guide book to be out?
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[*] posted on 9-10-2017 at 11:30 AM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
David when do you expect the guide book to be out?


I am hoping by Christmas... but this is not a rush project!

I met with Geoff two days ago and I have the green light for another trip to research the northern Baja roads I have yet to detail. Once that is done, and the road log is written, then edited, we will see how to progress. It is totally up to Baja Bound. You know me, I am anxious to get the work out there for Baja travelers to use. So, use my trip reports to help plan a trip until the guide is available.

I am writing the road guide for the last trip (Loreto to Cabo/ San Ignacio to Insurgentes) now... taking small breaks to look at Nomad and the hurricane in Florida.

The other trips (#1-5) are already written and are undergoing editing and proofreading by others. We want it to be as free from typos as possible and to read clearly. I have excellent editors and proof-readers who give me suggestions and most of them I make.

I want this to be an excellent and exciting guide that will make Baja travelers want to see some of the exotic places they may be passing by on the highway or to try camping at. Good for travelers enjoyment and good for the local camp and motel owners business.

The guide is NOT a tell-all, show-all... The guide is just to give you a hint as to what is down that road and allow you to decide to drive it or not, based on what you want to experience. The guide is also expandable and updateable, for years to come. I will not always be able to do trips like this, I want this to be a dynamic guide. I do come home pretty beat-up from the driving. I am feeling my almost 60 years (8 days away), more and more!

I hope Nomads and Baja Bound users will contribute updates and share peninsula changes as the years go by. Geoff will be able to update the guide.

The guide will be an on-line resource as well as likely to be printed. A couple of Nomads have seen some of the pages and taken them to Baja to see 'how it works' for them... and it was a success. Each page will have photos along the left half of the page and a road log (closely matched with the photos in most cases), on the right half. Where there are kilometer markers (highways) those are used to locate points, so no math needs to be performed while driving on a highway, just look at the markers and look for the road or point-of-interest you seek. On the dirt roads, the trip odometer is used, in miles, which matches the majority of our readers' vehicles. In some case, the GPS waypoint is also included in the guide where there could be a question of mileage or if hiking.

A detailed map is in the works that will show many of the important places to travelers (gasoline sellers, camp sites, motels, banks, historic sites, restaurants/ taco stands, etc.) and photos at the various places on the peninsula you can click on. You can print the area of interest because most of Baja is still outside of cell coverage and mobile satellite Internet is not something most of us yet have.

Thank you for your interest!





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[*] posted on 10-10-2017 at 09:03 PM


What wonderful content, David. Thank you so much. Looking forward to the book - and map!
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[*] posted on 10-11-2017 at 05:20 PM


Thank you John!
This thread is just one of 6, so far. Please enjoy a look at the others, if you haven't yet. I am on TRIP #7, right now.

If I don't get to your area of interest in any of these 7 research trips, then it will be added to the Baja Bound Insurance road guide "wish list" for a future addition.
Without looking, I think I have driven at least 12,000 miles in Baja this year for Baja Bound so we can provide the most current road details of any travel resource.
It will be a great base to which additions and updates can be made in the years to come!






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