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[*] posted on 10-30-2017 at 08:46 PM
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One of the things that always has left me in awe are the irrigation projects built by the padres of Baja, many of which are still functioning today. The engineering, production of materials and actual construction of the dams and rock lined ditches is a thing of beauty that has survived for two and three hundred years.
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[*] posted on 10-30-2017 at 10:04 PM
Indeed!


Some random photos from this year...


La Muralla, San Ignacio flood control levee.


Pila (reservoir) at San Javier.


Canal at San José de Comondú.


Canal at La Purísima.


Canal at La Purísima.


Pila (east) at San Borja.


Pila and canal at San Fernando.

The Presa (dam) and Pila at Mission San Luis Gonzaga:









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[*] posted on 10-30-2017 at 10:47 PM


While not directly built by the Padres, this canal goes from a mission dam and pila to a farm that has mission-era construction... very impressive. Between Mission at La Pasión and Rancho La Presa:





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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 05:07 AM


There is some nice aqueducts and dams behind Miraflores but I suspect the are more recent than padre days. Also a nice section along hiway one between San Bartolo and Los Barriles.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 05:38 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Sr.vienes  
One of the things that always has left me in awe are the irrigation projects built by the padres of Baja, many of which are still functioning today. The engineering, production of materials and actual construction of the dams and rock lined ditches is a thing of beauty that has survived for two and three hundred years.


A great walk in san Ignacio is from town to go North along the irrigation ditches for a mile or so, then climb up the Mesa and return to town across the Mesa. The walk along the ditches takes you through the edge of the palm groves, and you can marvel at the ditches, the bank of which make a great walking path




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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 10:11 AM


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A great walk in san Ignacio is from town to go North along the irrigation ditches for a mile or so, then climb up the Mesa and return to town across the Mesa. The walk along the ditches takes you through the edge of the palm groves, and you can marvel at the ditches, the bank of which make a great walking path


Sounds like an awesome walk with killer views from the Mesa. Might be able to pull it off in a few weeks.




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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 10:19 AM


Quote: Originally posted by StuckSucks  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
A great walk in san Ignacio is from town to go North along the irrigation ditches for a mile or so, then climb up the Mesa and return to town across the Mesa. The walk along the ditches takes you through the edge of the palm groves, and you can marvel at the ditches, the bank of which make a great walking path


Sounds like an awesome walk with killer views from the Mesa. Might be able to pull it off in a few weeks.


I love that walk. Here's the path after a fire.

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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 10:34 AM
SAN IGNACIO TRAILS


You guys like maps, right?

Thanks to Juanita of Casa Leree http://casaleree.com/ :



Map legend: http://casaleree.com/images/legend.pdf









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Quote: Originally posted by StuckSucks  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
A great walk in san Ignacio is from town to go North along the irrigation ditches for a mile or so, then climb up the Mesa and return to town across the Mesa. The walk along the ditches takes you through the edge of the palm groves, and you can marvel at the ditches, the bank of which make a great walking path


Sounds like an awesome walk with killer views from the Mesa. Might be able to pull it off in a few weeks.


many trails to explore around san ignacio town.
trail maps are on the casa leree website:
http://www.casaleree.com/maps.html




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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 10:52 AM


The trail up on the mesa is nicely marked with white stones.

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