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[*] posted on 7-24-2017 at 03:55 PM
Laguna Hanson trip


Its been of the list of places to visit since I first head about it a few years ago. We entered the park from the north after having breakfast at Cabana de Abuelo in La Rumorosa (thank you Maderita for the tip and the other information). The road was not too bad and it was a pretty cool drive. The lake itself had water and the area itself was stunning. There were plenty of people camping but we managed to find a spot that was away from the crowds. We exited from the south towards Ojos Negros which was a shorter dirt road but the washboard was a a bit more exciting. Overall we found the location a great spot to spend a weekend and would like to spend some more time exploring the area. The plan is to return later in the year once it cools down a bit.

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[*] posted on 7-24-2017 at 04:44 PM


Nice, cool setup.
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[*] posted on 7-24-2017 at 05:29 PM


That looks so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.



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[*] posted on 7-24-2017 at 06:56 PM


That's a great place to visit, we will be that way in 2 weeks.
Blanca, you and Les should check it out.
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[*] posted on 7-24-2017 at 08:18 PM


Thanks for the report. Is that your rig? Because that is pretty amazing!!



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[*] posted on 7-25-2017 at 08:28 AM


BornFisher, yes it is my rig and I appreciate the thumbs up :)
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[*] posted on 7-31-2017 at 05:56 PM


Thank you for the trip report and photos!
Laguna Hanson is still on my to-do list.
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[*] posted on 7-31-2017 at 06:27 PM


That looks like an awesome setup. Is it a Defender 110, and another half Defender as a trailer? Tell us more!

It's nice to see some water in the lake. The first time I visited, it had plenty of water. The second time, it was completely dry. I flew over it in December, and it looked like it was filling up then.
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[*] posted on 7-31-2017 at 06:31 PM


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[*] posted on 8-1-2017 at 09:53 AM


BigBearRider - Its a series IIA 109 built in 1967. The engine and drive train has all bee replaced with "modern" rover parts, 200tdi r380 gearbox etc. The trailer started life on the back of a beer mat and was built from there. Its been up and down mex 1 few times now and plenty of off rad and is holding up well. It as a pull out kitchen with a 20 gallon water tank, pull out fridge, and the rooftop tend is raised up to the correct height using electric activators. Attached are some pics from a San Ignacio / Playa Escondida trip last Feb. I can ramble on for hours about the build. let me know if you need specifics. Cheers

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[*] posted on 8-1-2017 at 12:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Thank you for the trip report and photos!
Laguna Hanson is still on my to-do list.
So much Baja... so little time!



You're kidding right? You must of driven within 30 miles of it 50 times and you haven't made the detour? lol Cool area, go see it.
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[*] posted on 8-1-2017 at 01:51 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ehall  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Thank you for the trip report and photos!
Laguna Hanson is still on my to-do list.
So much Baja... so little time!



You're kidding right? You must of driven within 30 miles of it 50 times and you haven't made the detour? lol Cool area, go see it.


Funny enough, the area is pretty similar to Big Bear. Getting there involves some mild off-roading. Maybe the Toyota can handle it.
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[*] posted on 8-1-2017 at 01:53 PM


Quote: Originally posted by nbentley1  
BigBearRider - Its a series IIA 109 built in 1967. The engine and drive train has all bee replaced with "modern" rover parts, 200tdi r380 gearbox etc. The trailer started life on the back of a beer mat and was built from there. Its been up and down mex 1 few times now and plenty of off rad and is holding up well. It as a pull out kitchen with a 20 gallon water tank, pull out fridge, and the rooftop tend is raised up to the correct height using electric activators. Attached are some pics from a San Ignacio / Playa Escondida trip last Feb. I can ramble on for hours about the build. let me know if you need specifics. Cheers



Yes, very cool. Are the modern parts reliable? More so than the older parts?

Great pics. Pullout kitchen! So cool.
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[*] posted on 8-1-2017 at 03:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BigBearRider  
Quote: Originally posted by nbentley1  
BigBearRider - Its a series IIA 109 built in 1967. The engine and drive train has all bee replaced with "modern" rover parts, 200tdi r380 gearbox etc. The trailer started life on the back of a beer mat and was built from there. Its been up and down mex 1 few times now and plenty of off rad and is holding up well. It as a pull out kitchen with a 20 gallon water tank, pull out fridge, and the rooftop tend is raised up to the correct height using electric activators. Attached are some pics from a San Ignacio / Playa Escondida trip last Feb. I can ramble on for hours about the build. let me know if you need specifics. Cheers



Yes, very cool. Are the modern parts reliable? More so than the older parts?

Great pics. Pullout kitchen! So cool.


Yup lots of parts available, quality can vary but generally no issues.
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