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[*] posted on 3-3-2020 at 10:01 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Desertbull  
The path of least resistance is still the High Road via San Jose de Gracia road ... 2WD in my 20 year old Toyota Tundra easy peasy.

As Mulege Canuck says you better have the latest file from someone trust worthy ... I've towed many out of the tidal flat mud and the deep sand when they made the wrong turn ...

Every super moon changes the low tidal flats route ... and that was 2 weeks ago, pay attention, school is in session.


it also changes after every big rain storm...
areas like this have changed with sea level rise. just the centimeter-plus rise in past decade has seen changes (more frequent flooding) in the salt flats and mud flats at top of the tidal zone....




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[*] posted on 3-3-2020 at 07:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Here is a track of the Low Road. I mapped it trying to stay East as much as possible, where it looked like dryer areas.

Let me know if any errors. I've been up to Dunes above Scorpion Bay before, so up to there should be good.





Damn near spot on from what I have. Could have saved you 500 clicks and sent you by file.



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[*] posted on 3-3-2020 at 07:32 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Stewwalker  


Damn near spot on from what I have. Could have saved you 500 clicks and sent you by file.




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[*] posted on 3-3-2020 at 09:42 PM


It does not really matter what you drive. I have been stuck in salt flats and have seen other vehicles stuck on the low road including a Raptor. When it is wet it will stop you. When dry it is smooth sailing. The high road is fine as of last month. If by accident you get on the "middle" road just drive as you should in heavy dry sand. I have told DK that there should not be an official map of a "road", as he has printed, of the low road as it always changes.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2020 at 09:25 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AguaDulce  
It does not really matter what you drive. I have been stuck in salt flats and have seen other vehicles stuck on the low road including a Raptor. When it is wet it will stop you. When dry it is smooth sailing. The high road is fine as of last month. If by accident you get on the "middle" road just drive as you should in heavy dry sand. I have told DK that there should not be an official map of a "road", as he has printed, of the low road as it always changes.


I don't think any map is "official"...? The maps I made or the GPS tracks of my trips are just that, tracks or maps of roads I traveled. A week later, a flash flood can change everything!

Any map or road guide is only accurate the day it was researched. The best we can have is the most recent map or road log with an understanding that you must use common sense and be flexible.

Taking the most well-traveled route (most recent tracks) is a wise idea when you reach a fork that is not included in a guide.
That was the rule when we drove from Tijuana to Cabo in 1966... and we didn't get lost or had to backtrack.

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[*] posted on 3-14-2020 at 07:00 AM


The salt flats are a swamp today. The rain on Thursday really hit San Ignacio lagoon (and all of Sierra and vizcaino penn) hard, and the road from lagoon to San Ignacio is washed out. May be fixed sometime this weekend??



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