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[*] posted on 3-2-2018 at 10:40 AM


"Baja Catch" book talks about the area before the improvements. But that was back when Baja still had fish. And I thought those ovens were for Pizza. Silly me!
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[*] posted on 3-2-2018 at 10:47 AM


Me thinks that the place has some real bad JuJu ......

Visit but don't stay , and don't even think about taking any of those Religious artifacts . Or else ?????
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[*] posted on 3-2-2018 at 11:06 AM


Quote: Originally posted by yumawill  
"Baja Catch" book talks about the area before the improvements. But that was back when Baja still had fish. And I thought those ovens were for Pizza. Silly me!


having fished the area many times our luck could best be described as "poor":(
but yeah the smokers would be awesome pizza ovens!
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[*] posted on 3-2-2018 at 11:23 AM


So, why was the town abandoned? I can't find any references on the internet about it.

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[*] posted on 3-2-2018 at 11:39 AM


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So, why was the town abandoned? I can't find any references on the internet about it.

John


"the hardscrabble commercial fishing activity here is a vestige of a much greater operation that has virtually ceased after reducing the resource to an uneconomical level"

at least this is what Gene and Neil say....
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[*] posted on 3-2-2018 at 11:57 AM


I was out there 4 years ago and there was a family packing up shells in bags to sell. We spent a couple of hours looking around then left. The road out was washed out in several places so you had to drop down to the side road. It was at the end of a trip report I did in 2014. 

http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=73500

Graham Mackintosh spent the night out there with the fishermen and talked about it in his book "Into a Desert Place". He said they were shark fishermen that he met. A good read and he mentioned about the warning to get out before dark, starts on page 69 of his book.
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[*] posted on 3-2-2018 at 12:15 PM


The graded road from Laguna Chapala was completed in 1983 for Puerto Calamajué. That fishing operation was pretty major to get such a road.
It was a very poor 4x4 trail before the 1980s and most traffic for Gonzaga went to/from Hwy. 1 via Calamajué Canyon.

Near where it crossed the road to Gonzaga is where Coco made his 'Corner' some years later. The new graded road south from Puertecitos didn't arrive to the (future) Coco's Corner until about 1987.

Graham did his walk around Baja in the early 80s. He had some good photos of those shark fishermen at Calamajué!




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[*] posted on 3-2-2018 at 06:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
I was out there 4 years ago and there was a family packing up shells in bags to sell. We spent a couple of hours looking around then left. The road out was washed out in several places so you had to drop down to the side road. It was at the end of a trip report I did in 2014. 

http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=73500


Looks like a fun trip -- disappointing that some of the photo links are broken. But still fun.




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[*] posted on 3-2-2018 at 07:03 PM


SS that was a really fun trip. I think the highlight was going into San Juan de Las Pilas. Jesus and Lupe were so friendly and so happy to have someone stop in. Jesus took us to see paintings at two places and said there were more but a little further away.

A funny think started right off on our way in. We came to a cross road and Ron and I are lead truck and are looking at the Baja Almanac trying to figure which way to go when Rudy walks up to us and ask what's the matter. We told him what we were doing and he walks across the road and points to the sign, it's one of the top pictures with the name on on a rock. I think Ron and I laughed about it for miles. What would we do without Rudy.
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[*] posted on 3-10-2018 at 02:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Marc  
I've been searching this board for info without result. Has anyone been out there recently? How is the road?


I'm going to go out there in about 3 weeks and check it out.

We are going to ride the Pioneer Mine road to where it connects with the road out to Calamajue.

I'll take the drone and post some pics.




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[*] posted on 3-10-2018 at 02:52 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by Marc  
I've been searching this board for info without result. Has anyone been out there recently? How is the road?


I'm going to go out there in about 3 weeks and check it out.

We are going to ride the Pioneer Mine road to where it connects with the road out to Calamajue.

I'll take the drone and post some pics.


don't forget the checkbook:D

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