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David K
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[*] 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.]

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