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[*] posted on 1-13-2020 at 03:48 PM
The Baja Book (Tom Miller's guide from 1974 and Ginger Potter's from 1996)


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Ginger Potter was Mike McMahan's daughter. Mike is famous for the big, colorful Baja wall maps from 1967 to modern times and writing his own Baja book (1973's hardback 'There It Is Baja!' and 1983's paperback 'Adventures in Baja'). Ginger married Chuck Potter and Chuck published and distributed Baja books. Chuck published Jimmy Smith's book, 'The Grinning Gargoyle spills the beans...' in 2001.

Tom Miller was the fishing report editor for Western Outdoor News having replaced Ray Cannon. Gene Kira followed Tom Miller. All three wrote well-known Baja books.

I had met (over the years) everyone of the above named personalities except Ginger. In Graham Mackintosh's first book, Into a Desert Place, Ginger was the character Graham called 'Blondie' in Chapter 21.



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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 02:19 PM


From 1974 to 1996... this was the most popular Baja driving guide, without a question. Good job Tom Miller!



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[*] posted on 7-6-2020 at 02:51 PM


My Baja bible on my first trip down. That along with an incredibly detailed folding map that had the name of every little town, stream ruin, ranch in Baja north and south along with topographical color shadings indicative of altitude. I cannot recall who made the map and it had since been lost. Best folding map I had ever seen. I want to say that it was governmental .
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