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[*] posted on 4-18-2019 at 10:51 PM
My Misadventure (Poking around Baja, one more story)


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This was my story about running into an illicit farm in my travels.

I've come to agree with the posters below. I now think posting my story does more harm than good.

Suffice it to say that when exploring the Baja backcountry, if there is a water source, there's a chance there's a secret grow operation there too.

-- Geoff

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[Edited on 4-19-2019 by geoffff]




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[*] posted on 4-18-2019 at 11:01 PM


This makes one think twice about exploring these canyons by hiking, quad or dirt bike....
They obviously had walked in, leaving no tracks...
There's a track now :o

[Edited on 4-19-2019 by KasloKid]
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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 09:19 AM


We on Nomad call those "cilantro farms" LOL :lol:
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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 09:47 AM


Do you have any guess what they are growing? I am surrounded by quasi-legal grow operations here in Northern CA, and the one you found does not even remotely resemble a pot farm.



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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 10:07 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Do you have any guess what they are growing? I am surrounded by quasi-legal grow operations here in Northern CA, and the one you found does not even remotely resemble a pot farm.


Well, to my untrained eye the little plants look pretty similar to cannabis seedlings:







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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 10:42 AM


"but I don't feel the need to get these guys into trouble."

That's very libertarian of you Geoff. What a guy.
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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 11:06 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Enrique2012  
"but I don't feel the need to get these guys into trouble."

That's very libertarian of you Geoff. What a guy.


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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 03:44 PM


Perhaps a story better told around a camp fire
Not on the internet...
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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 04:13 PM


Thanks everyone.

I've come around to seeing that my fun in posting this story - even when I don't mention the canyon by name - doesn't balance well with the potential harm to others.

I had also hoped that this could be a warning to those, like me, potentially cluelessly wandering up the canyon alone, but I can give that warning without sharing so many details.

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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 04:20 PM


Perhaps a story better told around a camp fire
Not on the internet...
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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 04:30 PM


This story (not necessarily the details and the pics) need to be on every forum.
Bottom line - any canyon with a water source is a potential place to grow something.
Something that is valuable and needs fierce protection.
Leave hikes in canyons with water to the next generation
It is not a healthy activity




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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 05:38 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
This story (not necessarily the details and the pics) need to be on every forum.
Bottom line - any canyon with a water source is a potential place to grow something.
Something that is valuable and needs fierce protection.
Leave hikes in canyons with water to the next generation
It is not a healthy activity


Dont need to skip all canyons with water. Just ask locals before you venture up trail. Locals will know if something fishy is going on. If you cant find local source of knowledge, then go hike somewhere else.




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Quote: Originally posted by Aveinthebox  
Perhaps a story better told around a camp fire
Not on the internet...


I disagree. Post location on facebook, shout it out. . Publicize criminal enterprises, make govt act, run the bad guys out of town.




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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 06:32 PM


I would have to agree with the goat and I would send a link to the Mexican authorities. Nothing wrong with warning people about a possible problem area! I would have been up chit creek if I walked up that canyon not knowing what was up there! Who know how that would go for the next guy?
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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 07:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by Aveinthebox  
Perhaps a story better told around a camp fire
Not on the internet...


I disagree. Post location on facebook, shout it out. . Publicize criminal enterprises, make govt act, run the bad guys out of town.
666 you are a marooon with all bad advice total idiot.
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