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lol.gif posted on 7-11-2017 at 12:11 PM
GUESS WHERE IN BAJA???


Well, until Photobucket dies on me, we can play the game!
Where was this photo taken?
HINT 1: it is on a road that had been used extensively for travel down the peninsula in the late 1950s to 1980s.
HINT 2: (will be added if needed)






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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 01:16 PM


Turtle canyon, between Mission Calamajue and Hwy 1.
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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 01:18 PM


Who named it Turtle Canyon and why?



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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 01:27 PM


That is what a lot of racers have called it. I assume there must be turtles in the water sections.
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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 01:50 PM


Where is this. Hint Baja Sur near SOC.

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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 01:52 PM


LOL. Well, turtles would be quite a sight in a nearly poisonous stream. Turtles are found in fresh water along the Pacific drainage of northern Baja and in the Colorado Delta. This is from McPeak's book. Nothing connects any to Calamajué I can find. You are correct on the photo location, congrats!



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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 01:53 PM


I know! There used to be a cardón cactus growing on the roof!



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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 03:38 PM


On a road, near a palm tree :-) Someone had to say it, everyone was thinking it....
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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 04:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
Where is this. Hint Baja Sur near SOC.



Tom, we went there together.....great trip it was!
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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 04:15 PM


Yes it was Karl.
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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 05:37 PM
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First was may have been too easy... especially for a Baja traveler like TW!



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In the northern state.




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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 09:05 PM
El Volcan


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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 09:42 PM


Funny, ................... or not!

This was in 1974 (see my dune buggy down there?) and I thought these springs were El Volcan. I did not know to hike up the arroyo where the road crosses it, 1/4 mile from these mineral springs, to see the more impressive geyser dome. I camped here again in 2000, hiked around looking for more.

In 2003, I finally found where to look (ie. hike up the arroyo, 4 miles from El Mármol). Back again in 2006 and 2011. Never, never, give-up!




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[*] posted on 7-12-2017 at 09:14 AM


Here is the spring hillside, just past the Arroyo el Volcan crossing, looking up, in 2011:



The true El Volcan, 1/2 mile to the south, is far more dramatic, as a cold-water geyser should be! >>>



The bubbling cold/ soda spring at its top...





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