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[*] posted on 5-5-2021 at 10:09 PM
Where were these photos taken?


I want to play this game too! Wanna show your Baja expertise by identifying where I took these photos?

(Yeah, I've shared all these images before - so no fair reading through the 100s of photos I've posted on Baja Nomad over the years.)


Photo #1: El Palmerito dome ruin, Catavina
29.755,-114.7474
identified by willardguy



Photo #2: Gavilan manganese mine
26.8794,-111.7967
identified by davidk



Photo #3: Punta Falsa ruins, near Punta Eugenia
27.8608,-115.0557
identified by willardguy



Photo #4: Laguna Salada emergency beacon #6
32.2639,-115.6661
identified by Maderita



Photo #5: Rancho Araugo ruins (Santa Isabel canyon)
31.9079,-115.6723
identified by 4x4abc



Photo #6: Los Pinos abandoned RV park, at the south end of Bahia Concepcion
26.5374,-111.7363
identified by Don Pisto, davidk, 4x4abc



Photo #7: building next to (east of) mission San Luis Gonzaga, looking north
24.9079,-111.2908
identified by Don Pisto



Photo #8: driving south approaching San Juan de la Costa - mining road and public road
24.4085,-110.6930
identified by willardguy



Photo #9 "sweet location": San Marcos Tierra sugar mill ruins, Estero San Marcos
27.1137,-112.0705
identified by davidk, 4x4abc



Photo #10: Abandoned beach houses, Ensenada el Mangle.
26.2776,-111.3947
identified by CJ



Photo #11: detail on front of mission, San Luis Gonzaga
24.9082,-111.2909
identified by Don Pisto



Photo #12: La Casona, Prosperidad
27.8218,-113.2349
identified by davidk



Photo #13 "getting warmer": the "road" to San Cosme hot spring
25.5816,-111.1696
identified by davidk



Photo #14: El Horno, on road between San Jose Comondu and San Javier
25.9965,-111.7104
identified by davidk



Photo #15: abandoned vinyard, Laguna Salada. INEGI map says "Almacen de Deposito"
32.1327,-115.6353
identified by davidk







[Edited on 5-7-2021 by geoffff]




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[*] posted on 5-5-2021 at 10:20 PM


first one is whats left of my buddy's geo dome El Palmerito in Catavina #3 is punta Eugenia, laguna Ojo de libra is #6, #8 going out to san juan de la costa?








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[*] posted on 5-5-2021 at 11:29 PM


#4 = On the dry lakebed at the southern end of Laguna Salada. En route to Canyon Guadalupe. The 6th emergency beacon is just a few miles north of Ejido Manatou and the abandoned olive grove. Guessing approximately east of Canyon Carrizo.
But perhaps I should consult my Baja Almanac at the infamous blue toilet of Laguna Salada:

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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 08:02 AM


I like your photo choices, geoffff!

I know or am pretty sure about #1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14

Let me take a guess at #15: Laguna Salada valley, an abandoned grape vineyard project?

Funny clue on #13, by-the-way!

#11... OK! LOL





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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 09:08 AM


7,11,12 are san luis gonzaga...we're pretty sure JHS means jefferson high school ;)



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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 09:14 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
we're pretty sure JHS means jefferson high school ;)


In my head I keep reading it as "Jesus H. chriSt"




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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 09:30 AM


I found the masonry structures in #5 just last year while exploring side roads on the Cortez side. For the life of me, I can't remember where I was at the time!

There were other partial structures which made it appear that it was a project that was never finished.




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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 09:39 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
7,11,12 are san luis gonzaga...we're pretty sure JHS means jefferson high school ;)


I think #12 looks more like this place than San Luis Gonzaga???:





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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 09:44 AM


#10 abandoned Canadian compound @ Punta Mangles north of Loreto
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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 10:06 AM


    I may update the original post with answers later, but here is what we have so far:


    1. willardguy: "first one is whats left of my buddy's geo dome El Palmerito in Catavina" [Yup! GPS: 29.7549,-114.7474]

    2. willardguy: "#3 is punta Eugenia" [Yes! Or, more specifically, Punta Falsa - a couple miles NE of there. GPS: 27.8608,-115.0557]
    3. Maderita: "#4 = On the dry lakebed at the southern end of Laguna Salada. En route to Canyon Guadalupe. The 6th emergency beacon is just a few miles north of Ejido Manatou and the abandoned olive grove. Guessing approximately east of Canyon Carrizo. " [yup! 32.2639,-115.6661]
    4. [AKgringo, maybe! Anyone else want to chime in here?]
    5. [willardguy, nope!]
    6. Don Pisto: 7,11,12 are san luis gonzaga [7,11: yes! the old building just east of the Mission, GPS: 24.9079,-111.2907]
    7. willardguy: "#8 going out to san juan de la costa?" [Yup! Looking south. Can see the SJdlC pier in the distance. On the right is the nice mining road, and on the left is the road the public must use. GPS:24.4085,-110.6930]

    8. CJ: "#10 abandoned Canadian compound @ Punta Mangles north of Loreto" [yes! GPS: 26.2776,-111.3947]
    9. Don Pisto: 7,11,12 are san luis gonzaga [7,11: yes, "Jefferson High School" 24.9082,-111.2909]
    10. [Don Pisto, nope! DavidK, yes! Anyone else want to name the place?]


    11. davidk: "#15: Laguna Salada valley, an abandoned grape vineyard project?" [yup! GPS: 32.1327,-115.6353]




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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 10:59 AM


#2, the (Gavilanes) Manganese Mine near Punta Concepción.

#13, the 'road' to the San Cosme (Agua Verde) tidal hot springs.

#14, El Horno (between San Javier and San José Comondú.




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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 12:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
#2, the (Gavilanes) Manganese Mine near Punta Concepción.

#13, the 'road' to the San Cosme (Agua Verde) tidal hot springs.

#14, El Horno (between San Javier and San José Comondú.


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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 12:07 PM


Still looking for #5, #6, and #9



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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 12:23 PM


Quote: Originally posted by del mar  
"emergency beacons" ended up on the wrong "where am I" post, should have been on geofff's.

I was surprised by this super-helpful emergency cache of water and radio contact out there in the desert. Pretty fancy!!! I suspect there is a good story behind this elaborate system -- maybe some people died out there in the desert(?)

Looking closely, it says "Radio Club VHF de Mexicali". Facebook says the Radio Club installed it, and it saved 27 lives in September, 2011. Thanks, guys!!!



It includes a helpful map:











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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 12:48 PM


Yes, too many Mexicali and other citizens thought their 2WD Chevys and Nissans could go anywhere! There was a post about these beacons many years ago.



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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 01:44 PM


#6 Calamajue????
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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 02:01 PM


https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/08/03/1...



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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 02:03 PM


#6, Rancho Araugo 31°54'27.57"N, 115°40'22.41"W



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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 02:33 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/08/03/1...



In their final, desperate moments in the 120-degree desert heat, some of the lost soldiers of the Mexican army's 18th Mechanized Calvary Regiment stripped naked, ripping off even the metal dog tags that had begun to scorch their flesh.

I guess in this case the mis-spelling wasn't too far off :(
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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 02:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
#6, Rancho Araugo 31°54'27.57"N, 115°40'22.41"W


Yes!!! That's actually my photo #5 (my text went below photos not above)

I was told recently by a source who seems to know what he's talking about that the rancho is the ruins of a resort built by former Baja Governor Xicoténcatl Leyva Mortera before he got into trouble for some corruption scandal - after which the ranch was seized by the federal govt.





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