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[*] posted on 4-6-2017 at 04:41 PM
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Need a CURRENT road condition report on the Rosarito, Comondu, San Javier, Loreto loop. Driving 4X4 Tundra later this month. I know this way was not passable a while back.
Not interested in the Insurgentes - La Purisima route to Comundu.
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[*] posted on 4-6-2017 at 05:36 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Marc  
Need a CURRENT road condition report on the Rosarito, Comondu, San Javier, Loreto loop. Driving 4X4 Tundra later this month. I know this way was not passable a while back.
Not interested in the Insurgentes - La Purisima route to Comundu.


http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=86181

There have been several reports from Gulliver, myself and a couple of others. I drove it 3/21.
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[*] posted on 4-6-2017 at 08:46 PM


Yes, check my trip report and the comments appended. No rain since that trip.
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[*] posted on 4-7-2017 at 08:42 AM


Gulliver's report and then mine was in February...

*Loreto-San Javier: Paved

*San Javier-Comondu (junction unmarked 4 mi north of San Javier) good except for the grade up and down Mesa las Animas (4WD low) between Palo Chino and El Horno.

*Comondu-La Purisima: Good, and fast after the climb out of Comondu valley.

* I did the road from La Purisima to Hwy. 1 (near Rosarito) and that part was SLOW and ROUGH, 3.5 hours for the 36 miles in a lightly loaded Tacoma. Only the two paved miles between La Purisima and San Isidro and the few miles close to Hwy. 1 were fast/ smooth driving.

More details and road photos in my trip report: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=85756

[Edited on 4-7-2017 by David K]




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[*] posted on 4-9-2017 at 08:02 AM


Thanks guys. I think we will start from S Javier to Comondu and back
to Mex 1 via V Insurgentes.
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[*] posted on 4-9-2017 at 08:29 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Marc  
Thanks guys. I think we will start from S Javier to Comondu and back
to Mex 1 via V Insurgentes.


I didn't take a ton of photos, but here is what I have from the San Javier Highway to San José Comondú (Feb. 4, 2017):


Grade up Mesa las Animas as seen near Palo Chino.






This 1700s lime kiln is right next to the road, at El Horno (The Oven).


As you drop into the Comondú valley. View right.


View left, direction of travel.


Aquaduct from 1700s.


San José Comondú.


Mission San José de Comondú (moved to this spot in 1736 from the 1708 site, over 20 miles north). This church was but a side chapel to what was the largest mission church in all of the Californias... demolished in 1936.

In 1926:


In 1906:






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