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[*] posted on 11-4-2018 at 01:36 PM


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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 12:39 PM
Fuel concern


Obviously the range for the bikes will determine your chances insofar as re-fueling. Once concern I'd have is that if there is a gate you simply cannot bypass, now what? Return to the start - would you have fuel to do that - of course it depends on where the gate is.

Reports of better roads replacing the rocky slow stuff we encountered will help to determine at the time just how far in your chase vehicle will want to go.

I assume you will be in communication with the chase crew in the event you'd need to turn around to where you "started."

From Rancho La Ilusion on the northern end the dirt road was in and out of washes, a couple of very rocky dry wash crossings and then somewhere about 4 miles south of La Ilusion was a steep rutted hill climb of 1/4 mile.

From the San Ignacio side it was, in 2017, a decent dirt road as far as El Gato, slow in spots for a pick-up, 4WD wasn't necessary for that section.

Remember that this was April of 2017 and Desert Bull's report was after our adventure and he is one of those who reported much better conditions.

Our group encountered no locked gates, the gate at La Ilusion south of El Barril has been open the several times we went through it. Desert Bull made no mention of gates either as far as I recall.

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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 02:48 PM


if there are locked gates, they will be close to Rancho San Miguel.
So, no problem to turn around when you come from El Barril.
Coming from the south and turning around at locked gates around San Miguel will require extra gas.
One locked gate reported here:
28° 1'33.33"N, 112°48'16.47"W




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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 03:40 PM
No problem Harald - unless


Unless the chase vehicle has gone on to the San Ignacio to wait for them. John
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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 03:48 PM


Based on TWM's input and DesertBull's post, gonna try to take my truck through. Camp out a little North of Trinidad.



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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 05:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by John M  
Unless the chase vehicle has gone on to the San Ignacio to wait for them. John


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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 10:35 AM


Are all of the mentioned trails wide enough for a Big Wide Prerunner Buggy ?
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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 10:50 AM


it gets very tight around here:
27°56'12.21"N, 112°46'14.36"W
would not take any wide vehicle on that trail
that is with knowledge from 2 years ago

if CFE has already dozed the new access trail for the proposed power line it will be wide enough for big trucks




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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 11:31 AM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
it gets very tight around here:
27°56'12.21"N, 112°46'14.36"W
would not take any wide vehicle on that trail
that is with knowledge from 2 years ago

if CFE has already dozed the new access trail for the proposed power line it will be wide enough for big trucks


That spot isn't on either of the set of of tracks I have. So, we'll see.





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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 01:49 PM


on a bike you would run a different track (too narrow for cars though)
http://baja101.com/Baja-GPS/NoWimp.kmz




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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 02:37 PM


Which one is the truck route, yellow?







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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 03:43 PM


Yes, if you look at the file contents/properties of the track 4x4abc just posted, the route you colored red is labeled "bike", and the yellow one is labeled "4x4 rural".



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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 03:52 PM


Ok, I see that now.




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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 03:56 PM


when the road to Rancho La Trinidad was built, a shortcut n the canyon was also established.
Haven't driven it yet, but for the next group of adventurers this would be cool.
http://baja101.com/Baja-GPS/shortcut.kmz

La Trinidad must have had some importance as it has an airstrip




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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 05:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
when the road to Rancho La Trinidad was built, a shortcut n the canyon was also established.
Haven't driven it yet, but for the next group of adventurers this would be cool.
http://baja101.com/Baja-GPS/shortcut.kmz

La Trinidad must have had some importance as it has an airstrip


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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 07:05 PM


some secrets need to be kept



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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 08:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
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Have you ever gone to the beach 2.5 miles below Trinadad? Wonder if there is a route.

Looks really nice. I went by there once in a boat, but we just flew by.








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[*] posted on 11-6-2018 at 08:48 PM


yes, you can get with a 4x4 to the beaches south of La Trinidad
adventurous drive

south of that is a trail from missionary times following Arroyo Portezuelo to Arroyo San Carlos




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[*] posted on 11-7-2018 at 08:41 AM


I wouldn't suggest taking anything other than 4x4. Plenty wide but the wash after trinidad is rock crawling.

Quote: Originally posted by BajaRun  
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[*] posted on 11-7-2018 at 09:44 AM


Time to do it. Sadly my schedule wont allow until early January
Anybody available in Jan?
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