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[*] posted on 3-26-2021 at 09:19 AM
Best Hikes in (northern) Baja. San Diego Union


A really good article!
I found it on Mexico Ted's Facebook page (Baja Visitor Group)...

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-califo...




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[*] posted on 3-26-2021 at 01:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
A really good article!
I found it on Mexico Ted's Facebook page (Baja Visitor Group)...

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-califo...


Those hikes are best? Dk, you are becoming a comedian!




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[*] posted on 3-26-2021 at 02:02 PM
Tell us some of the Baja hikes you have taken


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
A really good article!
I found it on Mexico Ted's Facebook page (Baja Visitor Group)...

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-califo...


Those hikes are best? Dk, you are becoming a comedian!


I think we would all be interested to hear, in detail, some of your faves.
Like trailhead, degree of difficulty, special notes of interest,
You know - all the stuff that we avid hikers like to hear about.
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[*] posted on 3-26-2021 at 02:19 PM


The exponential growth of hiking (senderismo) in Baja California as an outdoor activity in recent years is astounding. There are now many groups/clubs/churches and for-proft guide/tour services operating every weekend. In contrast to the USA, senderismo in BC tends to have large groups participating. Groups of 10-20 are common. I've encountered church groups with 75-100 hikers on religious quests. In the USA, hiking tends to be either a solitary activity or small groups of 2-4 people. In common with the USA is the trend toward the proliferation of photos and "selfies" posted to social media.

Areas that were once seldom visited wilderness are now inundated with people seeking selfie opportunities or the "prize" of reaching the destination. There are at least two separate "3-Peak Challenges" in BC, along with commemorative medals. Anyone who is familiar with "Potato Chip Rock" at Mt. Woodson in San Diego County, you will understand the trend.

Fortunately for the preservation of wilderness, most of the trails being "developed" (signage, route markers, etc.) as destinations for the masses are not in the most fragile areas. Rather, they are closer to cities and highways. The SPM Parque Nacional is a significant exception.

The La Mision trail along the estuary was developed about two years ago. Previously it was primarily an equestrian trail. The self-guided nature trail south of La Rumorosa was developed about a year ago. The Cerro Centinela trail near Mexicali has had deaths due to excessive heat, falling, and a helicopter crash of rescuers. Many people are unprepared for the hike and lack sufficient skills in the outdoors.
With the increase in hiking, there have been other serious injuries and deaths in remote areas in recent years. BC now has much improved rescue capability with better training, equipment, and most importantly, coordination of efforts, including with the military for helicopter rescue. Of note: The emergency number for BC (Norte) was changed to "911" a few years ago. An English speaking dispatcher is supposed to be available. The dispatcher is trained to be able to coordinate directly with the appropriate rescue authorities.
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[*] posted on 3-26-2021 at 02:46 PM


These numbers are from 2017, so some may be outdated.

Emergency numbers for Mexicali & Tecate:


Emergency numbers for Tijuana & Rosarito:


Emergency channel on FRS (such as Mototorola "TalkAbouts") to communicate with ground rescue and air rescue in the proximity (channel 7, subchannel 7):

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[*] posted on 3-26-2021 at 04:06 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
A really good article!
I found it on Mexico Ted's Facebook page (Baja Visitor Group)...

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-califo...


Those hikes are best? Dk, you are becoming a comedian!


That is the title of the article, not my review of it!


[Edited on 3-27-2021 by David K]




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[*] posted on 3-26-2021 at 05:24 PM
Mexico Daily News picked this up today as well


https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/hiking-trail-will-be-the-lo...

Seems quite timely David
Someone explain to NannyGoat that he should stick to stuff he knows,
which likely is a pretty small field actually.
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[*] posted on 3-26-2021 at 08:38 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
I thought you always believed the liberal media, goat?
The SD Union-Tribune is liberal? (I'm not disputing anything, I just don't know its orientation).

Come to think of it, what does that label even mean?
:?:


It’s a compliment!



[Edited on 3-27-2021 by mtgoat666]




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