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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 12:53 PM
Pancho at Bahia San Rafael


From my email inbox just now:

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Subject: Pancho (Roadrunner) San Rafael

To whom this may concern,

I am reaching out because today we lost one of the most unique persons in baja, Pancho (Corre Caminos) from Bahia San Rafael. Pancho was like family to me and being that he had no relatives I know there were a lot of people like me that embraced his kindness and generosity...may he rest in peace....I am hoping that you can post this in your blog

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Dora Tiznado
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 12:58 PM


Damn....I was just there at the end of March, and he seemed in good health! I have stayed with him several times, and was planning on doing so again in the fall.

Anyone have info on the cause of death? I liked him, he will be missed!




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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 01:10 PM


Man, I first met Pancho 20+ years or so ago. He definitely was a friend to me and my family. Adios amigo!

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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 01:35 PM


So sad, may he rest in peace. God speed.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 02:10 PM


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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 03:28 PM


That is very disappointing... DEP Pancho. Planned on a trip out to see him 2 weeks ago and never ran out there. Always such a nice and helpful guy. And his block of cheese wrapped in cloth he liked to share... Life is too short.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 04:01 PM


Got dammit!

My son, friend, and Pancho in January.





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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 04:01 PM


DEP Pancho...hope your passage to the other side was quick... and my condolences to his friends & family who will miss him dearly. Another Baja legend over there....



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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 04:17 PM


So sorry to learn of his passing. I had a nice visit with him a few weeks ago, he was in his usual good spirits and seemed well.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 05:00 PM


Darn darn... he was so awesome and lived on the edge, happily!

I think I first visited with Pancho in 2002 (Bajaboy Zac had written so fondly of him a year previously on Amigos de Baja)...


Pancho and I, in the center.

Later, (New Years 2003), my two kids and I stopped to visit with him after we did a lost mission search southwest of his place. He was so kind and made us dinner, even catering to my daughter who hates fish, cooking her chicken from his freezer.

My last two visits were in September 2016 with my Baja Extreme tour and everyone loved Pancho, gave him top ratings!



My last visit was January 2017.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 05:07 PM


Years ago I stopped in and gave him some red wine (hints from Zac). He freaked but then said he had no way to open it. I gave him a cork screw and he gave me a cool bottle opener which I still keep in my desk at work.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 05:19 PM


RIP Pancho

He was one of a kind and always had a smile on. He was fun company around a campfire.




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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 06:29 PM


We spent about 5 weeks in Baja in Nov/Dec. I asked my 16 yo kid when we went back what was the best part of the trips. He said the day we rode out from BoLA and camped on the beach and hung out with Pancho was the best.



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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 06:57 PM


Sure will miss him, hope someone will keep the place a live. I never missed a chance to stop in and say hi, he embodied what Baja is to me. I hope he can be buried close to the place he loved so much, or spread his ashes??? If money is needed to do so, I am in!
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 07:30 PM


Dang! What a drag. He was so great to hang out with all these years. He was generous to me. This hurts. He was legendary for sure. Dang it!
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 09:45 PM


I'm sorry to read this. I hope he passed quickly. He always insisted I take a gift when we parted. My favorite was a brick that he had found along the shore. It had been in the sea for so long that it looked like a thin, red bar of soap. I keep it in my purse, one of my lucky objects. My lucky brick just became invaluable.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 09:46 PM


I enjoyed many stops at 'Rancho de Pancho' over the years. Although he was quite the character, I always admired his independence out in such a remote spot. In some weird way I envied what he had, even though he had so little.
I also heard many hilarious stories about him from Beto in San Francisquito - evidently Pancho came over from the mainland years ago and told Beto he was a fisherman, so Beto gave him a job on a boat. After a bit it was clear he was not a fisherman so Beto made him camp cook. Then everyone got sick from the food he cooked so he got the boot, and he made his way up to San Rafael where he found his home. I don't think he actually owned that land - maybe someone else here knows the rest of the story?
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 09:55 PM


So sad. He was truly a gentleman. Met him several years ago when I visited him with my fishing buddy. Tried to describe the beauty of his place to my wife. Finally got her to BOLA and made a special trip to see him. He was so gracious, gave her gifts before leaving. She still talks about him and his magnificent place. DEP Amigo.
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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 06:39 AM


Great stories, please keep them coming!
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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 07:17 AM


About five or six years ago, Pancho told me that he came over from Guymas on a fishing boat, and stayed to watch the camp and gear. He then decided that he would rather stay there than go back to the mainland when the boat was done fishing there.

I don't know if his time at Beto's camp was before, or after he first settled at San Rafael. Time, and my marginal language skills probably affect this narrative of his story.

I mentioned that I was returning to La Paz to finish some dental work. He said a few disparaging words about dentists, then showed me a box containing all of the teeth he had pulled (and saved) during his years on the bay!

[Edited on 5-11-2018 by AKgringo]




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