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[*] posted on 2-16-2020 at 10:18 AM
La Ventana/Los Planes to Los Barriles on the coast road, Feb 14


Since I am driving a slightly larger vehicle this trip (1999 Isuzu Trooper) my dog can ride in the back seat, and there is room up front for anyone who wants to take pictures, record way points, KM markers and such. Otherwise, you will get just my impression of road conditions, and I hope they are useful.

I have been accustomed to washed out stretches of this road in the past, mainly on the steeper slopes. This year they are not particularly worse, but way more extensive than in prior years.

Traction is not really an issue, I never needed four wheel drive, or low range, but wheel placement is critical in some of the very narrow spots. I did not high center, but there is a whole lot of exposed bed rock, and I am sure it was close in a few places.

I hate airing down, then back up for a short stretch of road that I can just take my time on, but this time I think lower pressure and low range would have made a more enjoyable passage.

I encountered no traffic of any kind until well into the section parallel to that great expanse of beach north of El Cardonal.

[Edited on 2-17-2020 by AKgringo]




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[*] posted on 2-17-2020 at 02:00 PM


We did it in July. And again in November.

Challenging in July. A bit@h in November.




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[*] posted on 2-17-2020 at 09:02 PM


Are you driving back again? Seeking a ride for 2. Enthisiastic copilot. :!:
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[*] posted on 2-18-2020 at 08:24 AM


Quote: Originally posted by jonnymoderation  
Are you driving back again? Seeking a ride for 2. Enthisiastic copilot. :!:



If I was in Los Barriles right now, I would do it. I said the road was terrible over the pass, but I like it!

Unfortunately, I am in La Paz right now and have a couple of dental appointments this week. Do you plan to travel as soon as possible?




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[*] posted on 2-18-2020 at 09:43 AM


The ejido prefer you don't broadcast waypoints etc about this beautiful area to attract people, it's quite narrow and dangerous and cartel members pass there, strangers often requires rescue which is also dangerous for rescuers and its a road used for required "travel" for those few who live here, if tourists people use it for entertainment it will create problems. It's far better to use the freeway!

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