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[*] posted on 11-24-2018 at 06:42 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
See my Trip #6 report from 2017. There is pretty much one road and is not hard to stay on. The only questionable choice was just west of Mulegé but the two choices going the general direction desired came back together soon. Just north of the sign for the mission site, you take the east fork, uphill. Just ahead is Rancho La Presa and the end of that road. Just go to Google Earth and note gps points you may want.


Just traced it out on GE. Still need to figure out the exact coordinates of the mission ruins.








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[*] posted on 11-24-2018 at 08:32 PM


Mission Guadalupe ruins is at 26-55.16x112-24.34. David K's Land of Missions book page 215. Add a 0 at the end if necessary.

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[*] posted on 11-24-2018 at 08:37 PM


In my trip report #6, I provide even better GPS for the mission church West Wall. The mission is all over the hillside, north and west of the modern cinder block building at the end of the driveway which is beyond a closed gate.



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[*] posted on 11-25-2018 at 02:45 PM


Went through Kurt's log in detail. Looks like the most difficult spot is a 1.5mi stretch between 2 and 3, starting ~25 miles from Mulege. Think we'll give it a go, send the bikes up first to check out that section once we get close.









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[*] posted on 11-25-2018 at 03:16 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Went through Kurt's log in detail. Looks like the most difficult spot is a 1.5mi stretch between 2 and 3, starting ~25 miles from Mulege. Think we'll give it a go, send the bikes up first to check out that section once we get close.









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Remember, that trip log was from 6 years ago.
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[*] posted on 11-25-2018 at 04:44 PM


Got it. Imagine it is pretty spectacular at the top and through the switch backs?


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[*] posted on 11-25-2018 at 05:12 PM


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Got it. Imagine is pretty spectacular at the top and through the switch backs?

Yes, especially the view I mentioned at mile 37.
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[*] posted on 11-25-2018 at 09:17 PM


here is the Guajedemi Trail (could not stitch the 3 parts together - sorry)

http://www.baja101.com/Baja-GPS/Guajademi%20trail%201.kmz
http://www.baja101.com/Baja-GPS/Guajademi%20trail%202.kmz
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[*] posted on 4-22-2019 at 05:17 PM
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no recent news on the route to San Isidro, but....

Off topic, but of interest, I am sure. Folks in San Jose de Mag say the route to Guadalupe is now open, even graded. We are planning a trip Oct 6th and I will post.


I am unable to find your trip report for the October 6th trip... can you help?




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[*] posted on 4-22-2019 at 07:26 PM


Next trip to Baja we are finally gonna make a run at this.




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[*] posted on 4-23-2019 at 07:35 AM


JZ,

Looking forward to hearing how the trip goes!

I chickened out doing it solo this winter, will do it with a strong rider or two. Just couldn't get things to line up with a strong rider & bike when I had time.

But I did do the loop up past the mission and down the box canyon to San Jose de M three times. 95 mile loop, real scenic, no shortage of rocks in the arroyos.
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[*] posted on 4-23-2019 at 07:45 AM


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JZ,

Looking forward to hearing how the trip goes!

I chickened out doing it solo this winter, will do it with a strong rider or two. Just couldn't get things to line up with a strong rider & bike when I had time.

But I did do the loop up past the mission and down the box canyon to San Jose de M three times. 95 mile loop, real scenic, no shortage of rocks in the arroyos.


When did you take the Guadalupe to San José de Magdalena road? Richard posted it was repaired and reopened in a post last September, following 5 years of being totally obliterated by storms.




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[*] posted on 4-23-2019 at 08:16 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by MulegeAL  
JZ,

Looking forward to hearing how the trip goes!

I chickened out doing it solo this winter, will do it with a strong rider or two. Just couldn't get things to line up with a strong rider & bike when I had time.

But I did do the loop up past the mission and down the box canyon to San Jose de M three times. 95 mile loop, real scenic, no shortage of rocks in the arroyos.


When did you take the Guadalupe to San José de Magdalena road? Richard posted it was repaired and reopened in a post last September, following 5 years of being totally obliterated by storms.

Richard didn't do a follow up as I remember but I posted about my drive through that loop in November. You saw it because you then posted in that thread as well.
Tried to post the link but it is not working for me. Look for 11/25 post in the San Isidro/Mulege thread.

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[*] posted on 4-23-2019 at 08:21 AM


Thanks Kurt, I will look for your post (I am seeking details of the newly opened road so I can update my guide taht it is no longer washed-out). Richard messaged me he cancelled going at the last minute.
Did you take any mileage notes or photos of the repaired road?




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[*] posted on 4-23-2019 at 08:29 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Thanks Kurt, I will look for your post (I am seeking details of the newly opened road so I can update my guide taht it is no longer washed-out). Richard messaged me he cancelled going at the last minute.
Did you take any mileage notes or photos of the repaired road?

No, and I would not describe the road as "repaired," just opened and barely that in places but as I said then my old Explorer had no problem so any 4wd would be fine. That route is well described in "Back Road Baja" and is unchanged since then except for the first couple of miles out of Mulege where roads have changed due to storms.
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[*] posted on 4-23-2019 at 09:15 AM


Quote: Originally posted by KurtG  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Thanks Kurt, I will look for your post (I am seeking details of the newly opened road so I can update my guide taht it is no longer washed-out). Richard messaged me he cancelled going at the last minute.
Did you take any mileage notes or photos of the repaired road?

No, and I would not describe the road as "repaired," just opened and barely that in places but as I said then my old Explorer had no problem so any 4wd would be fine. That route is well described in "Back Road Baja" and is unchanged since then except for the first couple of miles out of Mulege where roads have changed due to storms.


I drove from Mulegé to the mission in 2017, using the road toward the Pacific (La Ballena) then turning north and going past San Estanislao. I am seeking new details on the road between San José de Magdalena and the mission. This road was destroyed in 2014 and reported reopened in September 2018. A more recent post says the road is even better, being well-graded.

Higginbotham's 'Backroad Baja' indeed logged the whole loop but did have a mileage error, perhaps a typo, showing it 45.8 miles from Mulegé instead of 40.8. I logged it at 40.5 miles. From the mission on down the repaired road to San José de Magdalena is about 21 miles and 9 more (paved) miles on to Hwy. 1, 27 kms. south of Santa Rosalía.

Here is the AAA map of 2010:


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[*] posted on 4-23-2019 at 09:28 AM


I agree with Kurt, would not describe it as repaired, just passable with good bikes/riders or high clearance rigs with tires good for rock crawling and drivers with good common sense & self-rescue skills/equipment. It's a bit more than a picnic drive to a waterhole.

No where near as good as it was before Jimena. I hesitate to use the word "good" on any of the rancho pass roads out there after all the storm damage last 10 years.

DK, would encourage you to take a pass at posting it as open until you take a stab at driving it yourself to determine how "dotted" the route line will be on your map!





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[*] posted on 4-23-2019 at 02:56 PM


Anyone know how rough the 53 is between Hwy 1 and San Isidro? Thinking about sending the truck around that way while we take the bikes on the Guajademi Trail.





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[*] posted on 4-23-2019 at 06:09 PM


It was very rough in 2017, detailed in my Trip #2 report. I recalled a recent post that said it has since been regraded. Maybe use search if nobody comes forward.



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[*] posted on 4-24-2019 at 04:26 PM


JZ, the road into san isdro/la purisima is doable in a truck, we have always higher clearance but it would be ok in your. Slow going for sure. There is a couple water ccrossings but you will be fine. I have a trip reort i will link if i can find it.



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