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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 03:04 PM


Well, they can only get better, right? For a casual look, non-computer guy attempt, and color blind, too! Not bad, right? If printed, they would likely be in black and white... I could show what that would look like, might be cool?



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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 05:01 PM
Black & White


Here are a couple of B&W views of one of the maps (Gonzaga Bay Area):



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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 06:27 PM
Mileages


OK, I took the Dolores/San Evaristo map and added mileages along roads I drove. I found that at the map scale I am using mostly, anything less than 5 miles is too small to insert a number (a number that is big enough to see). So, I combined numbers for a section of road such as both sides of the LaPasión mission site. Also, with the mountain terrain, it was very difficult to read the numbers, so I highlighted them.
I am not sure if this works or looks well???



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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 07:51 PM


I like it, and try display/print in black and white before you make a decision.
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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 10:33 PM


Anyone else like the mileage notes along the dirt roads this way? Other ideas welcome.



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[*] posted on 1-13-2018 at 12:03 PM


OK, I have added two more maps (San Quintín and Puertecitos) and the latest edit of the San Felipe map.

Still thinking of having ones with mileages along the side roads, as I did a sample of above.




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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 12:51 PM


With Santa Rosalia and Magdalena Bay maps posted, there are now 30 maps to cover the peninsula that I have driven in 2017 researching the Road Guide.

The only missing area I think is the Sierra Juarez and Ensenada to Valle de Trinidad, in detail.




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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 01:17 PM


Very nice David. Are you publishing the map collection? Also are some maps able to be connected together? Again, great job!
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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 01:25 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Jack Swords  
Very nice David. Are you publishing the map collection? Also are some maps able to be connected together? Again, great job!


Yes, well... published right here and on Facebook, anyway!
The maps are to make my Baja Bound work even more desirable as maps always enhance a road guide. I hope the Road Guide is made available soon. I have had some great editing help from desert historian author John M and AAA Baja guidebook author Dave Brackney.

By-the-way Jack, my mission book will be going into its 5th printing soon! Sales via our publishing company (M&E BOOKS), Sunbelt, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon are still trickling in. I updated some travel details and swapped out some photos with new ones I took in 2017. Your photo of Loreto is still the best and that stays (as well as several others you took)!




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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 04:07 PM


David, sorry I didn't notice this earlier but on Map14 the mine off the Bahia de los Angeles highway is Luz de Mexico and not Lux. Here's one of the claim markers from the site.

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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 04:36 PM


That is for sure a typo! Thank you for noticing, I will fix! The Road Guide is correct, as Luz (Light) not Lux (an old laundry detergent brand from the 60s), right? LOL

Edit: All fixed! Also, I took the opportunity to add 4WD notes to other roads that are iffy in 2WD plus a square icon for the terminal south end of the Las Flores Railroad... (this map was also updated in the first post of 30 maps)



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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 06:25 PM


Thank you for your hard work, David. I just color printed the route I've decided to take to Loreto this weekend. I want to avoid the horrible potholes, so I've decided to cross at Tecate and take 2D to 5 to Mex 1.

Your excellent map series is stapled together and in my pack. :D

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[*] posted on 1-17-2018 at 09:48 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Loretana  
Thank you for your hard work, David. I just color printed the route I've decided to take to Loreto this weekend. I want to avoid the horrible potholes, so I've decided to cross at Tecate and take 2D to 5 to Mex 1.

Your excellent map series is stapled together and in my pack. :D

Diane


Glad you like the maps!
Sorry, but you cannot avoid the potholes as they are on Hwy. 1 SOUTH of the end of Hwy. 5 (Laguna Chapala). So, just slow it down and drive around them!




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[*] posted on 1-17-2018 at 04:45 PM


With so much discussion about gas station locations in another map thread, I have added gas pump icons to two of the maps that had none before because they were both in areas with numerous gas stations (San Quintín and Los Cabos).

The icon only is to indicate there is a gas station in that area of the icon (not necessarily on that side of the road) or in that town (if the icon is placed next to the town name).




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[*] posted on 1-19-2018 at 10:22 AM


Today's edit:
Map 28 (La Paz Area); the Pemex location north of San Pedro had a typo to fix (it is at K194, not 184) and I removed the periods following Km where I use Km (kilometer markers from 0 to 9). This matches how I did them on the maps before. Just have one at Cabo San Lucas to fix.
If you look long enough, all maps have errors! The key is taking time and having more eyes help you!!
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[*] posted on 1-27-2018 at 11:22 AM


The maps with mileages added along the roads shown is an idea for the future. The scale is not big enough on most of the maps to insert mileages less than about 3, however. We shall see, and I am sure you guys will provide input!

I have a couple other projects I will be doing, in the meantime.

Requests are always welcome and I may squeeze in a custom map while taking a break from the other projects.

Thank you for your interst, and Viva Baja, everyone!




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[*] posted on 1-29-2018 at 03:16 PM


I just found this site, and this thread in particular. I'm heading down in May with a group (13) of Vintage Broncos. We are doing on/off road down to La Paz, trying to hit as many of the missions as possible. These maps are really great as a way to validate some of my route selection. Thanks much. I can't imagine the work you've put into these!
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[*] posted on 1-29-2018 at 04:46 PM


Quote: Originally posted by oldbroncoguy  
I just found this site, and this thread in particular. I'm heading down in May with a group (13) of Vintage Broncos. We are doing on/off road down to La Paz, trying to hit as many of the missions as possible. These maps are really great as a way to validate some of my route selection. Thanks much. I can't imagine the work you've put into these!


That is super!
My trip reports for 2017 (7 research trips used to make a future roadguide and these new maps) are in the Nomad Trip Reports forum: http://forums.bajanomad.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=50
They are numbered 1-7 and include mileage details and lots of photos. I visited or revisited nearly all the missions last year.

My 2016 book 'Baja California Land of Missions' covers the historical details and more: www.oldmissions.com
This is the book Cameron Steele gives to members of his Trail of Missions TV show tour.

A big thank you to Baja Bound Insurance for their sponsoring of my 2017 expeditions and my mission book.

If you do Facebook, I just added a group page to my OldMissions page there... www.facebook.com/oldmissions (and click on Groups on the left for that).

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[*] posted on 1-30-2018 at 12:33 PM


David, love the maps!! Great service provided for us casual travelers.
My question, is the solid black line indicating paved?
Specifically, we plan to go out to Bahia Tortugas above Asuncion in June. It looks solid most of the way with a bit of different coloration partway out.
Can we assume that this road is paved, or at least easily traveled?
Some of my guys don't always enjoy following my lead on iffy roads.

And, block out a week and join us.... we can teach each other a lot about the Baja experience.
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[*] posted on 1-30-2018 at 12:51 PM


Thank you!
15 kms are not paved.
It is the unfilled parallel lines between the solid black, thick lines... east of San José de Castro...






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