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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 12:24 PM
Some pics form Puerto Los Gatos


About 3 miles North of Timbabichi. Thanks to TMW for his trip reports inspiring us to go and check it out.























Drive in.




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


Wow, spectacular. Were those drone shots?

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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 03:35 PM


Cool!



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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 03:45 PM


Loved it there. My wife thinks it is the most beautiful place in Baja so far for us. The locals told me I was the first large truck camper in there. Not sure if that is true.

Did you meet the local security guy, Manuel?

Great pictures.
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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 07:29 PM


Arroyo Puerto Gato is absolutely stunning (about 1.5 miles in from the beach)

North from Puerto Gato are a number of missionary time ranchos




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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 07:59 PM


Great pics!



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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 06:20 AM


Now I'm bummed out I didn't visit Puerto Gato when I had the chance. Next time I won't be making that mistake. Those pics are stunning.



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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 07:17 AM


So beautiful. Baja never ceases to amaze.
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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 08:33 AM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
About 3 miles North of Timbabichi.


Inspiring photos, thanks for sharing! One more place for my Bucket List.




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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 09:04 AM


Is this a "secret" beach JZ?:cool:
The Sea Ray will be dropping the hook here soon.




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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 09:45 AM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
Is this a "secret" beach JZ?:cool:
The Sea Ray will be dropping the hook here soon.


Puerto Los Gatos is on every map
Here for the modern world:
25°18'9.07"N, 110°56'44.09"W




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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 10:01 AM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
Is this a "secret" beach JZ?:cool:
The Sea Ray will be dropping the hook here soon.


It was actually pretty crowded. I was thinking we'd have the place to ourselves.

There were 3 sail boats at anchor. And 3 pangas that were taking a large group up from La Paz to Loreto. They had maybe six tents. Plus a guy and his girl on the other end of the beach.

Leaving we passed about 3 or 4 gringo trucks coming in.

Took my boat there once and there was no one, so guess it was just because of Easter break.

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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 10:29 AM


How long of a drive is in in from pavement? And where is a good starting point? TIA
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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 10:55 AM


Here is the track info. This was from just a bit West of Timbabichi heading into Constitution. So you need to add 3-4 miles to that. The last 10 miles are payment.

Coming in we came from Loreto and cut the corner off bypassing Insurgents and Constitution.







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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 01:16 PM


If your going to drive in there and it is getting late when you reach the canyon, camp at the second spur road on the ridge at the bottom. It has amazing views.

I cut the road out to get my camper in there. If you drive through Tembabichi and take the road north to Los Gatos you will follow my brushed route. It is really tight through the canyon for a full size camper. I recommend walking it first. It is only 900m.
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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 01:47 PM


.... Map anyone?...
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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 02:07 PM


Quote: Originally posted by C205Driver  
.... Map anyone?...


Check your WAC. 25 I believe.




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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 05:43 PM


Quick and dirty directions....

If heading south, turn left after the Ley in Constitution.
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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 08:21 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mulege Canuck  
If your going to drive in there and it is getting late when you reach the canyon, camp at the second spur road on the ridge at the bottom. It has amazing views.

I cut the road out to get my camper in there. If you drive through Tembabichi and take the road north to Los Gatos you will follow my brushed route. It is really tight through the canyon for a full size camper. I recommend walking it first. It is only 900m.


We rode that NW route from Timbabichi to Los Gatos, while the truck went along the coast. I had it on GPS, but saw the truck tracks - at the beginning. We rode it all the way until the 2 roads joined up again. The last mile was a b-tch. No tracks to follow and up and down the wash. My kid's bike was running on fumes, my phone/GPS hit 5%, and it was getting dark. Got a little scary. Thankfully we had a HH radio and the truck has a 50W radio.

Here is the area:




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[*] posted on 4-20-2019 at 08:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by C205Driver  
.... Map anyone?...


PM me and I'll send you the track.




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