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eureka.gif posted on 5-11-2018 at 10:24 AM
More Photos to Guess Where in Baja They Are


The last round was fun... here are a few more:

Where in Baja (as exact as possible) are these places?

1) The oasis next to Mission Santa Gertrudis [bkbend answered]


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3) The Ybarra Mine Company House, El Barril. [TMW answered]


4) The playground in abandoned Guillermo Prieto, north of Vizcaíno. [Archie answered]


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6) Bahía Tortugas [Archie answered]


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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 01:57 PM


The 3rd picture down is the building in El Barril. You wrote about it in one of your trips.
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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 02:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
The 3rd picture down is the building in El Barril. You wrote about it in one of your trips.


Correct, the Ybarra House in El Barril.

Here is Choral Pepper's theory on the Ybarra House of El Barril:

http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=28204


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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 04:55 PM


#4 i think it's the abandoned playground in Guillermo Prieto , and #6 its Bahía Tortugas.
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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 04:57 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Archie  
#4 i think it's the abandoned playground in Guillermo Prieto , and #6 its Bahía Tortugas.


Indeed they are! You are correct on both... Good job!




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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 08:23 PM


Bonus photo looks like the road from BOLA to San Fracisquito south of Las Flores.
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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 11:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by sherdoggie  
Bonus photo looks like the road from BOLA to San Fracisquito south of Las Flores.


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The direction of travel is correct, but it is another road, further south. Good guess however!




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[*] posted on 5-12-2018 at 06:51 AM


The first looks like it is near Mission Santa Maria.?
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[*] posted on 5-12-2018 at 08:01 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajapedro  
The first looks like it is near Mission Santa Maria.?


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The palms in this photo are mostly date palms (common at mission sites, that's a hint), with a few natives. The palms at Santa María are all native palms (not date palms). There are 26 more missions in Baja to select from!
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[*] posted on 5-12-2018 at 08:37 AM


I'd pick Santa Gertrudis for the first one. The algae and stones look familiar.
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[*] posted on 5-12-2018 at 08:39 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bkbend  
I'd pick Santa Gertrudis for the first one. The algae and stones look familiar.

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[*] posted on 5-12-2018 at 01:12 PM


Bonus looks like the beginning of the road heading back toward El Arco from the "Y" coming down from LABay and branching off to San Francisquito

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[*] posted on 5-12-2018 at 01:20 PM


Quote: Originally posted by thebajarunner  
Bonus looks like the beginning of the road heading back toward El Arco from the "Y" coming down from LABay and branching off to San Francisquito

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[*] posted on 5-15-2018 at 10:15 AM


HINTS:
#2: A preserved mission site in Northern Baja California (Name the mission).

#5: Along a road out from Bahía Asunción (name the road destination).

BONUS: Short-cut road cross-connects two well-used roads (name the other roads or nearby places).




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[*] posted on 5-15-2018 at 10:51 AM


Bonus
Barril and San Francisquito
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[*] posted on 5-15-2018 at 11:02 AM


Quote: Originally posted by thebajarunner  
Bonus
Barril and San Francisquito


You can get to those two places from this road, and I was at El Barril earlier, but now I am driving a different direction, different road.

2nd hint... It is one of the 4 roads I have added mileage figures alongside. Is it 10.9, 11.8, 11.9, or 13.9?





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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 08:59 AM


Need more hints???

HINTS:
#2: A preserved mission site in Northern Baja California (Name the mission).

2nd hint: It is just 1 km. from Highway 1 and has a small museum.
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#5: Along a road out from Bahía Asunción (name the road destination).

2nd hint: It is not the road to San Roque
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BONUS: Short-cut road cross-connects two well-used roads (name the other roads or nearby places).

2nd hint: It is a mostly north/south road and not on the AAA map.





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[*] posted on 5-17-2018 at 09:40 AM


No more guesses?

The answer to #2 is Mission San Vicente Ferrer, in San Vicente. Only 1 kilometer off Hwy. 1 in a museum-like setting as a self-guided walking tour. Worthy of a visit!

The answer to #5 is the road between Bahía Asunción and San José de Castro and the Bahía Tortugas highway.

The Bonus Photo is the road that I measured as 11.9 miles long going south from the El Arco to Punta San Francisquito road to the El Arco to Santa Gertrudis road. I hand drew it onto the AAA map I posted above.




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[*] posted on 6-10-2018 at 11:55 AM


See an interesting theory on the Ybarra House in El Barril: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=28204



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