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[*] posted on 11-9-2018 at 05:02 PM


Exactly!:light:



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[*] posted on 11-11-2018 at 01:56 PM


This video will start 4:15 in, with big axe sand dunes.

https://youtu.be/hSoYTE0fC38?t=255





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[*] posted on 11-11-2018 at 08:52 PM


watched that Cameron Steele stuff for the first time. What a bunch of TV hype.
Ward Falls in episode 8 (3:11) not on the maps? Ha!




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[*] posted on 11-11-2018 at 09:52 PM


Quote: Originally posted by shari  
the biggest tallest dunes I have seen in Baja are out along the mouth of Laguna Ojo de Liebre NW of GN and a bit inside the lagoon at a place they call La Ventana. They are inaccessible by vehicle so pristine!


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[*] posted on 11-11-2018 at 10:21 PM


That's how Gardner did it in 1960's Hunting the Desert Whale to explore Isla Arena. This is the dune island between Guerrero Negro Lagoon and Scammon's Lagoon.




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[*] posted on 11-12-2018 at 07:45 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by shari  
the biggest tallest dunes I have seen in Baja are out along the mouth of Laguna Ojo de Liebre NW of GN and a bit inside the lagoon at a place they call La Ventana. They are inaccessible by vehicle so pristine!


Load the bikes on a panga?


It’s part of the protected biosphere area, please confine your stupidity to the the mainland.




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[*] posted on 11-12-2018 at 07:59 AM


Maybe some jerk off will start running tours ?



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[*] posted on 11-12-2018 at 11:17 AM


maybe not the dunes you are looking for, but it is definitely a dune field and has the highest face drop in Baja - around 55 m (180 ft)
30°19'58.50"N, 115°47'18.58"W

highest dunes around Guerrero Negro are about 40 m (130 ft) - that is above sea level. Their faces are rarely taller than 10 m (33 ft)

largest one I know in the Altar Desert is about a 120 m (400 ft) face





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[*] posted on 11-12-2018 at 12:31 PM


I drove by that sand cliff Harald... and while it is a blow-sand face and high, it really is not in a 'dune field' in the normal sense, is it?

The sun had just gone down as we neared Hwy. 1 by El Socorro. This may be the side of the big sand cliff, too dark for the photo to show?


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[*] posted on 11-12-2018 at 01:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  

The sun had just gone down as we neared Hwy. 1 by El Socorro. This may be the side of the big sand cliff, too dark for the photo to show?


Apologies -- a massaged version for a little easier viewage.





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[*] posted on 11-12-2018 at 05:31 PM


Thanks Jim... I can actually see the sand on the hillside with your great photoshop job! Maybe I should email you the original?



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[*] posted on 11-12-2018 at 08:50 PM


it helps to have a decent editing program for images - especially if you like to promote Baja with books and articles (this one done with Photoshop Elements - fairly inexpensive)





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[*] posted on 11-12-2018 at 08:54 PM


or even lighter





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[*] posted on 11-12-2018 at 10:37 PM


Open up those shadows!




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[*] posted on 11-13-2018 at 09:58 AM


JZ, when will your next film session be?



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[*] posted on 11-13-2018 at 12:53 PM


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JZ, when will your next film session be?


Hoping the end of December of the No Wimps. Coming up from the South.

Might also do a separate video of Timbabichi and El Gato from the same trip.




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[*] posted on 11-13-2018 at 02:51 PM


Thanks Harald for lightening it up even more. That is obviously not the sand cliff as we can see the brush. The sand cliff is further west, but not much further.



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