BajaNomad
Not logged in [Login - Register]

Go To Bottom
Printable Version  
Author: Subject: CLIFF CROSS 1970 & 1972 MAPS
David K
Honored Nomad
*********


Avatar


Posts: 60346
Registered: 8-30-2002
Location: San Diego County
Member Is Online

Mood: Have Baja Fever

[*] posted on 5-13-2021 at 10:11 AM
CLIFF CROSS 1970 & 1972 MAPS


Cliff Cross was a wonderful artist in showing bird's eye views of places in Baja. His 1970 guide was very popular and filled the Baja guidebook gap between Howard Gulick's 1962 Lower California Guidebook and Tom Miller's The Baja Book.

There were a few errors and Cliff mentioned them in the updated editions that came on 1972, 1974, and 1975. When Highway 1 was completed in 1973, he simply drew in a paved road in the '74 edition, over his beautiful maps. It wasn't always correctly located and there were no revised road logs.

Other little errors were placing the Calamajué mission on the wrong side of the arroyo; putting the Agua Dulce spring on the wrong side of the main road; and placing the new graded road along Bahía Concepción away from the shoreline. This was corrected when he made it a paved road (the 1974 map is included to compare).

[if anyone has a slow Internet and all the maps don't open easily, let me know and I will divide them in 3 or 4 post replies.]

Enjoy a look at his over 50 maps from the 1970 & '72 editions:























































































































"So Much Baja, So Little Time..."

Baja Missions On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/bajamissions/

Over 80 Baja Bound Travel Adventure articles: https://www.bajabound.com/bajaadventures/bajatravel/

Visit Viva Baja, to help you plan your next adventure: http://VivaBaja.com

My 30 (2018) Baja Maps: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=88771
View user's profile Visit user's homepage

  Go To Top

 






All Content Copyright 1997- Q87 International; All Rights Reserved.
Powered by XMB; XMB Forum Software © 2001-2014 The XMB Group






"If it were lush and rich, one could understand the pull, but it is fierce and hostile and sullen. The stone mountains pile up to the sky and there is little fresh water. But we know we must go back if we live, and we don't know why." - Steinbeck, Log from the Sea of Cortez

 

"People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." - Theodore Roosevelt

 

"You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them or to them." - Malcolm Forbes

 

"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you." - Jim Rohn







Thank you to Baja Bound Mexico Insurance Services for your long-term support of the BajaNomad.com Forums site.







Emergency Baja Contacts Include:

Desert Hawks; El Rosario-based ambulance transport; Emergency #: (616) 103-0262