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[*] posted on 4-14-2018 at 11:16 AM
BOOK REVIEW: Mexico's Diamond in the Rough





Inside cover.

This was one of the books from Mike McMahan's library. Mike was the creator of the famous Baja Wall maps of the 60s to 90s. Mike also wrote an excellent book in 1973, 'There It Is: Baja!, which was republished 10 years later in softback with the title changes to 'Adventures in Baja'.

Mexico's Diamond in the Rough (Lower California Adventure) by O.W. Timberman c1959 was one of many adventure books written by those who traveled by automobile down Baja when a four-wheel drive was almost mandatory and the high adventure and sport fishing or hunting was just too great to not be excited over.

The pavement ended 70 some miles south of Ensenada and began again only 24 miles north of La Paz on their trip in the late 50s. La Paz to Cabo was all dirt roads (in 1966 on my first trip, it was paved only to 10 miles south of town and about 100 miles north).

The book is a well-written account of the couple's no-hurry travel down the peninsula with many interactions with locals at various villages and ranchos.

I will recount a few passages from the book that stood out about the road or places or people described in follow-up posts.

Baja Highway about 60 years ago...


Famous Beach Palms...

60 years later, they are still at the edge of the sea, and not in it!




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[*] posted on 4-14-2018 at 12:30 PM


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60 years later, they are still at the edge of the sea, and not in it!


Global sea level on avarage has risen 4+ inches in past 60 years. Some places have seen more or less sea level change.

The scientists that study this use accurat guages (not inebriated observations of palm trees). Many parties have observed damage of infrastructure/property due to sea level rise.

The link between greenhouse gas and global warming is real.

You have to be a doofus to ignore the science, spend your energy monitoring palm trees and base your arguement on one palm tree you happen to be fond of.




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[*] posted on 4-14-2018 at 03:31 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  


60 years later, they are still at the edge of the sea, and not in it!


Global sea level on avarage has risen 4+ inches in past 60 years. Some places have seen more or less sea level change.

The scientists that study this use accurat guages (not inebriated observations of palm trees). Many parties have observed damage of infrastructure/property due to sea level rise.

The link between greenhouse gas and global warming is real.

You have to be a doofus to ignore the science, spend your energy monitoring palm trees and base your arguement on one palm tree you happen to be fond of.
Hey doofus MT retard tourist Make America decent again and Baja. Throw your ugly ass out you win Idiot of the year. Nobody wants to hear you retard. Thank you David for great write up Shame this loser from San Diego. Mt your lower then whale turn that is why global warming. :bounce::bounce:
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[*] posted on 4-14-2018 at 03:35 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  



Inside cover.

This was one of the books from Mike McMahan's library. Mike was the creator of the famous Baja Wall maps of the 60s to 90s. Mike also wrote an excellent book in 1973, 'There It Is: Baja!, which was republished 10 years later in softback with the title changes to 'Adventures in Baja'.

Mexico's Diamond in the Rough (Lower California Adventure) by O.W. Timberman c1959 was one of many adventure books written by those who traveled by automobile down Baja when a four-wheel drive was almost mandatory and the high adventure and sport fishing or hunting was just too great to not be excited over.

The pavement ended 70 some miles south of Ensenada and began again only 24 miles north of La Paz on their trip in the late 50s. La Paz to Cabo was all dirt roads (in 1966 on my first trip, it was paved only to 10 miles south of town and about 100 miles north).

The book is a well-written account of the couple's no-hurry travel down the peninsula with many interactions with locals at various villages and ranchos.

I will recount a few passages from the book that stood out about the road or places or people described in follow-up posts.

Baja Highway about 60 years ago...


Famous Beach Palms...

60 years later, they are still at the edge of the sea, and not in it!
Thank you David great write up and pictures. Sorry that loser Mt from San Diego has to write his wroth less crap. That is his job Baja Blow Hard loser:light:
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[*] posted on 4-14-2018 at 03:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  


Global sea level on avarage has risen 4+ inches in past 60 years. Some places have seen more or less sea level change.

The scientists that study this use accurat guages (not inebriated observations of palm trees). Many parties have observed damage of infrastructure/property due to sea level rise.

The link between greenhouse gas and global warming is real.

You have to be a doofus to ignore the science, spend your energy monitoring palm trees and base your arguement on one palm tree you happen to be fond of.


He goated you with that troll, that's a scientific fact.


[Edited on 4-15-2018 by JZ]




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JAAAAAA good one
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[*] posted on 4-14-2018 at 03:56 PM


Thank you.
This is a book review and Baja in the 50s chat. That there is a photo of the El Coyote seaside palms was an observation, as the palms are still there, to see today. No drama, just real science (observable comparison over 50 years, not questionable future projections).




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[*] posted on 4-14-2018 at 04:32 PM


So David, your slipping, I'm surprised you don't have a picture of the same palms of recent vintage ?

You probably do, just haven't found them as of yet >:biggrin:

Oh and also, the OP was REALLY interesting, thanks !

[Edited on 4-14-2018 by Paco Facullo]




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[*] posted on 4-14-2018 at 04:40 PM


The palms are in photos from the 1940s to 2017... This thread is about the book, but a search for 'palm' by David K will provide many of the photos. You can also see them on my web site wallpaper at www.vivabaja.com



"So Much Baja, So Little Time..."

A NEW Baja Missions History book, updated in 2018: http://oldmissions.com

My (over 40) Baja Bound Travel Adventure articles: https://www.bajabound.com/bajaadventures/bajatravel/

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[*] posted on 4-14-2018 at 07:57 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  


60 years later, they are still at the edge of the sea, and not in it!


Global sea level on avarage has risen 4+ inches in past 60 years. Some places have seen more or less sea level change.

The scientists that study this use accurat guages (not inebriated observations of palm trees). Many parties have observed damage of infrastructure/property due to sea level rise.

The link between greenhouse gas and global warming is real.

You have to be a doofus to ignore the science, spend your energy monitoring palm trees and base your arguement on one palm tree you happen to be fond of.
Hey doofus MT retard tourist Make America decent again and Baja. Throw your ugly ass out you win Idiot of the year. Nobody wants to hear you retard. Thank you David for great write up Shame this loser from San Diego. Mt your lower then whale turn that is why global warming. :bounce::bounce:


Did you get kicked in the head? I’m struggling to figure out why your writing is so much gibberish. I see kernels of corn in your chit,... but the syntax appears to reflect mental defect or brain damage.




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[*] posted on 4-14-2018 at 08:38 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  


60 years later, they are still at the edge of the sea, and not in it!


Global sea level on avarage has risen 4+ inches in past 60 years. Some places have seen more or less sea level change.

The scientists that study this use accurat guages (not inebriated observations of palm trees). Many parties have observed damage of infrastructure/property due to sea level rise.

The link between greenhouse gas and global warming is real.

You have to be a doofus to ignore the science, spend your energy monitoring palm trees and base your arguement on one palm tree you happen to be fond of.
Hey doofus MT retard tourist Make America decent again and Baja. Throw your ugly ass out you win Idiot of the year. Nobody wants to hear you retard. Thank you David for great write up Shame this loser from San Diego. Mt your lower then whale turn that is why global warming. :bounce::bounce:


Did you get kicked in the head? I’m struggling to figure out why your writing is so much gibberish. I see kernels of corn in your chit,... but the syntax appears to reflect mental defect or brain damage.
Poor nature N-zi troll loser Zip it every time David writes a good story. Your brainless rants your chit for brains. Besides a scared little rat didn't Moma feed you tonight.:lol: MAKE AMERICA DECENT THROW OUT STPIUD GOAT.:bounce:
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