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[*] posted on 7-9-2019 at 01:21 PM

Awesome trip report. I knew there were two roads east of Urapan! The old one is very scenic. I got as far as the oak camp ground that you guys passed in the other direction
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[*] posted on 7-9-2019 at 01:44 PM

Great trip report! Love those two roads that lead to the Pacific coast. Looks like you guys really covered some ground!

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[*] posted on 7-10-2019 at 06:45 AM
bajaric - oak campground

Ric - when we passed the oak campground it looked deserted. Tables and other amenities were still there as was a small travel trailer with the door wide open.

Surely it is a nice setting for a campsite.

The road remains in good shape eastbound for another 8+ miles until you get to an active ranch. Immediately after passing through the corral you get to the rough stuff.

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[*] posted on 7-11-2019 at 11:08 AM

John M, yes that is a neat spot, a little oasis of spring fed oaks and sycamores in all that barren country, was deserted when I was there too except for 3 locals who passed through on motos. I saw some plastic totes full of cow skulls. Somebody must have had some big barbeques there back in the day! I did not attempt to go further east, the road was already a little off camber and my gut was telling me that it would get a lot worse and was in 2WD pickup by myself. There was a reason the main road from Ensenada to El Alamo went up past Ojos Negros back in the 1800's rather than taking that route. Even Gerhard and Gulick did not attempt it. You guys are to be commended for all the help you gave to various people along the way, makes a good impression on the locals for those of us who follow in your footsteps, or wheel tracks, as it were. Gracias!
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[*] posted on 7-11-2019 at 12:28 PM

In the Lower California Guidebook, Howard Gulick went as far as Santo Domingo (5.1 miles from the highway) and adds that a "little used road" continues to Santa Clara.

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[*] posted on 10-7-2019 at 10:42 AM

My buddy and I just attempted to head to Tres Hermanos on motorcycles but were faced with locked gates not too far south from Ojos. There was a sign that with our limited Spanish we were thought said you had to perhaps register with the local ejido to gain access to the road. Does anyone have any info?
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