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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 02:16 PM
Tres Virgenes


Hey folks,

I'm heading back to Baja (trip #4) in another week and change only this trip will be a tad different than the last few. This time my very active 72 year old mother is coming along. We've got a road trip planned out but there is one area we're both very interested in and that's Tres Virgenes.

I've done some snooping around Baja Nomads and online and can't really find a definitive answer to my question and that is, is it possible to camp at the base of the volcano? Are there facilities like an outhouse available for moms and lastly, how is the hike up the volcano or even part of the way?

Any info would be muchly appreciated and I promise plenty of photos and/or video when I get back. Cheers!!

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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 02:21 PM


Camping places are few if any. When you get down the road you will find the industrial water infrastructure.
The Eco Lodge would be a great place to stay.
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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 02:30 PM


Thanks for the info. I've contacted the eco lodge. Looks very nice.
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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 02:31 PM


What Paul said
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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 03:01 PM
David's Report: Hotel Volcan Tres Virgenes


Quote: Originally posted by PaulW  
Camping places are few if any. When you get down the road you will find the industrial water infrastructure.
The Eco Lodge would be a great place to stay.
coords: 31 24.274, -112 31.603
Search and find David's report.


The most recently active volcano on the peninsula is passed between San Ignacio and Santa Rosalia, Tres Virgenes is the complex of three volcanoes...






Km. 31.5 Paved road north to an eco-lodge, Volcán Trés Vírgenes (1.8 mi. in). 5 ؙcabins have 10 rooms with shower and toilet, 350 pesos. Food served in the lodge. The paved road beyond the resort (gated) goes to a geothermal electric plant.



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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 03:12 PM


Neat Place do it! I have enjoyed it...



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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 03:18 PM


so green

so beautiful

we have never stayed there but have visited.




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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 03:26 PM


I hiked it with a required guide (Alfonso? Arce) from the eco lodge about 12 years ago in the spring. We drove a mile or so up the alluvial arroyos from the lodge to reach the trailhead/base of the volcano. To make the summit in a day, you'll need your hiking legs. IIRC the summit is just over 6000', but can't remember the net gain. Water was available from stashes along the trail if needed. Lots of loose rock, pumice, old lava flows, boojums. Interesting palm-like mini trees and wind! near the top, and great views. No borrego sitings unfortunately. A good time & workout.

Looking forward to your report.






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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 04:22 PM


every trip down and back for years and every trip from Concepcion to Sta. Rosalia for propane or whatever, seeing that big beautiful volcano I have to admit I wished it would smoke a little. Rumors abounded about a 17th century minor eruption... I wouldn't wish it on the populace, but oh what a spectacle it would be. Have stopped a few times on the south flow that the highway cuts through and wandered in the magical basalt flows, huge elephant trees growing everywhere, very fertile patches of soil, but hard-going. Never attempted a hike up the mountain, that basalt is formidable.

Please post a trip report when you get back, or while still there for that matter. It's magic-land at its' finest.






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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 06:03 PM


Thanks for all the info and the pics Dave. I just showed them to mom and she's stoked. Barring any issues I should be able to get some nice drone footage there and will post a travel update on the area. Looking forward to it. I don't think we'll shoot for the summit but a nice hike in the area would be worth it.



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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 06:10 PM


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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 12:30 AM


Looking forward to a report. Looks very beautiful. Always love seeing them when driving past.



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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 09:40 AM


WOW!...

Thanks for the great photos, David.

I always wondered what the place looks like.




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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 09:51 AM


wow, that place looks cool. Adding it to my list of places to see.
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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 11:14 AM


They were in my trip report, but I do put a lot of photos in them and they could get missed.
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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 11:43 AM


Would of seen them but photobucket doesn't work at work anymore.
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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 12:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
so green

When I stayed a few days in San Ignacio due to technical emergency, it was raining every 2-3 hours in February. The elevation isn't that high, must be something to do with terrain. Sudden changes from rain to shine. Top soil is clay/mud, very slippery when wet, I'm not 72 yet but fell once - my fault, shouldn't have panicked and run for cover.

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Would of seen them but photobucket doesn't work at work anymore.

So, no photos (from all who use Photobucket, Picasa, or other hosting sites) on the Nomad pages when you look on your workplace computer?




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Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by ehall  
Would of seen them but photobucket doesn't work at work anymore.

So, no photos (from all who use Photobucket, Picasa, or other hosting sites) on the Nomad pages when you look on your workplace computer?


Photobucket for sure. Haven't tried the others. The IT dept. must be bored. I look at the pics on my phone but it isn't the same.
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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 09:17 PM


Another guide led hike is down the canyon past the geothermal plant. Petroglyphs, pictographs, hot spring (no pool). Easier than straight up the volcano. Ask at the lodge about it.

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