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[*] posted on 4-12-2024 at 08:58 AM


When we were there, the road and landing strip were one in the same, just a straight section of road that ended at or near the corral. Easily seen on Google or other satellite imagery.

When we went on to explore Rancho Parral (the next morning) we drove through the corral's east side then the opening the south side.
It was only a short distance when the road (for us) ended at the deep arroyo (road washed out by previous flash flood). My note says 0.6 mi.

The group continued on foot... as I recall it was one-mile to the ranch site.

Have you seen the Parral photos from the 1934 Lost Mission Search album, linked on my website's Historic Images? https://vivabaja.com/historic-images/

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In November 1934, Margaret Wood Bancroft (1893-1986) set out with a small group to find the legendary "Lost Mission of Santa Isabel" in Baja California. The expedition traveled across desert and mountains for six weeks. The search was unsuccessful, but Bancroft documented the expedition in a scrapbook with over 200 photographs and notes. This album presents a small selection of images from the scrapbook, which Bancroft assembled in January 1936.


There was an adobe ranch house ruin back then plus the pointy granite peak, (seen in my photo):
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[*] posted on 4-12-2024 at 08:50 PM


That straight road to the corral is what I used to get to the corral. It is in good shape. good enough for a small plane. Trees on the sides of that road would inhibit a plane.
Did not see an exit from the corral to the south.
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[*] posted on 4-13-2024 at 10:49 AM


Quote: Originally posted by PaulW  
That straight road to the corral is what I used to get to the corral. It is in good shape. good enough for a small plane. Trees on the sides of that road would inhibit a plane.
Did not see an exit from the corral to the south.


Look at Google Earth (north at top):





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[*] posted on 4-13-2024 at 11:29 PM


to "drive" to El Parral you have to take the old original road
starts here: 30°30'57.16"N, 115° 6'17.56"W
bring bush clippers and a shovel
the Arroyo crossing 30°30'38.40"N, 115° 6'22.42"W will require some skills and muscle for relocating rocks

would love to do that one day!




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[*] posted on 4-14-2024 at 01:23 PM


Parral latest trip Details
At the beginning of 4x4 entering the wash. The approach road was OK
Leaving the wash at the destroyed gate.
The road was ok after the gate area

Notice the straight lines that were not investigated east of the old gate
To get to the wash east of the gate area would be a challenge due to debris and large rocks. Then one would be confronted with another tall bank?


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Moving west going from wash to wash.




Last trip tracks at the difficult crossing.
Shows a little amount of uncertainty and investigation of possible wash crossings.
I could not get up the wash bank on the recent trip
After the crossing the wash the road is good recently all the way to the ranch because the road is on high ground.




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