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[*] posted on 9-4-2017 at 02:57 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
They are on the pacific coast side south of San Ignacio about 100 miles.


Ok, so that was a typo? San Juanico?

What do you think about that ride down from San Ignacio?

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[*] posted on 9-4-2017 at 04:04 PM


and La Purísima.



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[*] posted on 9-4-2017 at 04:09 PM


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and La Purísima.


I figured as much. Now I appreciate you correcting spelling on here. :spingrin:
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[*] posted on 9-4-2017 at 04:25 PM


The ride from San Ignacio to San Juanico and to La Purisima is fast paced. Paved for the first 30+ miles then hard packed sand with some soft spots then the hard packed salt and mud flats and more sand sections to the graded road that goes to San Juanico. This section goes thru El Datil.

From San Juanico to La Purisima is highway for about 6 miles then hard packed sand and graded road using the old road.

David K did a write up from his Aug. trip that is a good description.

Chase truck would not have any problems as long as it stays out of any mud sections near El Datil.
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[*] posted on 9-4-2017 at 04:26 PM


Still planning it out, but now thinking our jumping off place is going to be Loreto. We've ridden a ton of Northern Baja, but nothing South. Thinking about taking the truck/bikes down to Loreto the weekend before and flying back to LA, fly back down with the kids.

Rides I'm thinking about now:

- Just a half day fooling around Bahia San Jaunico which is about 25 miles straight North of Loreto. Been in that bay a lot on a boat and it's spectacular

- Ride to San Javier Mission then up through Comondu, San Isidro, and on to San Juanico on the Pacific. Any dunes over there?

- "Maybe" ride San Javier down to San Luis Gonzaga. Is this a fun ride?

- San Luis Gonzaga to San Evaristo. This looks like a sweet ride.

- San Evaristo to La Paz.

- Ferry over to Los Mochis and drive up to SC. Fly back to LA.

Any of these rides boring? Missing any really good ones? South of Loreto?



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[*] posted on 9-4-2017 at 04:29 PM


Here is David Ks road log from San Ignacio to San Juanico.

San Ignacio to San Juanico, August 2017


A road log... posting this from La Paz off my notes for your interest. I may make corrections or other edits when I am back home.

0.0 miles Mission San Ignacio, plaza.
0.6 Km.0 sign for hwy south, unpaved here.
0.7 Pavement begins...
8.4 Rancho San Juaquin
12.6 San Zacarias
18.8 El Patrocinio road jcn.
30.1 End of pavement
34.8 Fork, bypass left, San José de Garcia sign. Log continues to La Laguna, right fork.
36.1 Pancho's road to right.
36.2 Along lagoon shore.
38.8 Fork, right branch for Kuyima.
40.2 Intersection: Antonio's to right, Kuyima complex, straight 0.4 mi., La Laguna village and road south, turn left.

Reset odometer at Intersection.

0.7 La Laguna village
2.7 Junction with graded bypass road from mile 34.6 (above).
6.6 Fork, sign "Salina" for right branch. Ahead is the high road via San José de Garcia. Log continues on right branch via El Datil. Reset odometer to 0.0
0 0 Salina road fork.
14.7 white building and dozens of tall poles used for osprey nests. A former desalinization project??
22.2 El Datil, fishing village.
31.9 Sand dunes access road right. Salt flat driving soon ends as road heads inland.
35.1 Ranch
35.4 Road bends to the right, crosses arroyo.
41.7 Junction with high road. Turn right/south.
46.7 Arroyo San Raymundo/Rancho La Ballena.
52.8 Cadeje, a small village.
61.0 Paved Highway at entrance to San Juanico 'Scorpion Bay'.

5 driving hours from San Ignacio, 107.5 miles.
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[*] posted on 9-4-2017 at 04:37 PM


"Maybe" ride San Javier down to San Luis Gonzaga. Is this a fun ride?

From Hwy 53 KM26/27south to KM194 for the Gonzaga turn off gets a little complicated as there are several dirt roads that you would need to plot out on Google Earth and make a GPS track. It's about 45 miles if you take the hwy.
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[*] posted on 9-4-2017 at 04:41 PM


The dirt road from San Luis Gonzaga to San Everisto is a really fun ride (bike or truck) and down to the paved road at San Juan de La Costa. David K did this section on his Aug. trip with lots of beautiful pictures.

Here is the section from DKs trip.
http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=87323&pag...

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