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[*] posted on 2-2-2018 at 08:46 PM
San Juanico / Scorpion Bay north to Laguna San Ignacio


Does anyone have semi-current information on either or both of the two roads from San Juanico / Scorpion Bay north to Laguna San Ignacio? I'm interested in both the high road and the low road (through El Dátil).
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[*] posted on 2-3-2018 at 12:30 AM


Please see my trip reports for 2017. I traveled over 11,000 miles in Baja and posted the details, maps, mileages in the Nomad Baja Trip Reports forum. San Ignacio south was Trip #6, last August. It was easy, I drove the Salina route via El Datil.



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[*] posted on 2-3-2018 at 10:50 AM






Here's my GPS track with mileages from San Juanico to El Datil:


El Datil north to the junction with the high road:


At Laguna San Ignacio:


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[*] posted on 2-3-2018 at 12:30 PM


The high road north of El Cuarenta has been damaged by rain from a couple of years ago. I have not heard of anyone getting thru in the last year or two. Martin at the ranch told us to take the cut across rd to Los Batequis shown in Davids picture above. If anyone has been on it recently it would have been Nomad Desertbull and bikers probably.
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[*] posted on 2-5-2018 at 09:14 AM


The high road is passable, but slow going. Something like 50+ washouts which force you to go around, into, over, through, each of them one way or another...from San Jose de Gracia the road is good as traffic to and from SJG is daily ... ... as listed on DK's map its named the High Road...the other trail listed is called "The Salt Flats" and DK is missing a road which we call the "Sand Highway" and splits them in half ... many think the Sand Highway is really a good road until we take them on the Salt Flats and run 60 mph all the way ... smoother then Mex Why 1 in Catavina. :lol::lol::lol: Enjoy and get out and explore. Stop in San Juanico for a cold beer! Sit on the beach and slow down. Life is good!




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[*] posted on 2-5-2018 at 10:21 AM


Thanks Tim.
About where does this "Sand Highway" join in (on the north and south ends)? It is not shown, as I did not see or hear of it before my trip last August, I was going by TW's notes before I let... not that I had the time to loop back over any more road that trip.




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[*] posted on 2-5-2018 at 01:58 PM


I traced a road between 26-44.62x113-01.92 on the north end. It's a split off the main road south of the split to El Datil. This center road rejoins the main road from El Datil at 26-26.28x112-46.00. It appears to be a pretty straight road but I lost it in two sections in the bottom half. Google Earth was dated Jan 2015.

Maybe this is the road Desertbull was talking about.
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[*] posted on 2-5-2018 at 06:29 PM


That middle road is woopty doo city. Prolly fun on a bike but no bueno in a truck, a real camper scrambler. However it ican be the only option during/after rain. Better then when the sand is hard

I “heard” recently that the upper road is what “everybody” is using right now. Reputable source SJ local one month ago. FWIW

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