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Old 08-15-2012, 06:11 PM   #62
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I just did... thanks!

and as Day 15 (the drive home) was on July 28... I am not in Baja anymore... I couldn't have posted this trip report if I wasn't back.
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Epic Baja trip David! Thanks for sharing. Maybe in a few years I'll be ready to make a baja trip. I have an expanding family so that's my top priority now.
Hi Crom, I highly recommend camping as soon as your kids are out of diapers. BAJA is just so wonderful and close to us that we are lucky. Others drive a thousand miles or more just to get to the border. Let me know if you and the mrs. ever consider it and you need any details.
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Here are some of my previous photo-trip reports posted on TW:


HERE are some Baja trips, shared on Tacoma World:

El Marmol/El Volcan: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...er-geyser.html

To Mike's Sky Rancho from San Quintin, and on to San Felipe: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...ho-9-05-a.html and http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...ea-cortez.html

Sept. 2008: Shell Island and Gonzaga Bay: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...un-tacoma.html

Jan. 2009: Finding a 'Lost Mission': http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...t-mission.html

July, 2009: Big Trip to Baja Sur: Missions and more!: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...el-7-09-a.html

May, 2010: Mision Santa Maria group trip: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...-part-1-a.html

July 4, 2010: Shell Island group trip: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...nd-2010-a.html

July 18, 2010: Shell Island and Gonzaga Bay road: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...20-2010-a.html
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Some of my Baja Trip Reports 2008-2012

Okay, seems that the links abbreviated by TW are not recognized by TW!!

Here are the full links, they should do the trick!

9-2008) Baja Beach Fun in a Tacoma: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...un-tacoma.html

1-2009) Finding a 'lost' mission: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...t-mission.html

7-2009) Big trip to Loreto & San Javier: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...el-7-09-a.html

5-2010) Mission Santa Maria (Mission Impossible for some) Part 1: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...-part-1-a.html

Part 2: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...ml#post1888006

7-2010) Life's a Beach, in Baja: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...nd-2010-a.html

7-2010) The Beach, Birds and Bumps in Baja: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...20-2010-a.html

9-2010) Las Pintas Fossil Grotto: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...9-18-10-a.html

4-2011) Lost Mission Expedition: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off...-part-1-a.html

5-2011) Memorial Day on the beach: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off...ay-2011-a.html

7-2011) Freaky Fourth of July in Baja: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tra...alifornia.html

1-2012) Clams, both Steamed and Petrified: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sou...petrified.html
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Something related to Baja California... I have a new book on the California missions that for the first time, in one book, includes all 48 California missions and not only the ones in the portion of California the United States acquired in 1848! San Diego was the 19th California mission founded 72 years AFTER the the mission at Loreto (in today's state of Baja California Sur, Mexico) was founded (in 1697)... See: http://oldmissions.com
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Wow! What a great trip. Thank you so much for posting, it was like being on a mini vacation for me. I briefly left my cubicle drone life and joined you in the wilds of Baja. Ok, back to work for me....
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Wow! What a great trip. Thank you so much for posting, it was like being on a mini vacation for me. I briefly left my cubicle drone life and joined you in the wilds of Baja. Ok, back to work for me....
I am glad you enjoyed the escape from civilization and Baja awaits you!
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Great trip report!!!
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Thank you... it was a great trip. Writing about it in detail keeps the memory alive and perhaps will inspire some of you to see what all the excitement about BAJA is about! A Baja vacation is both exciting and safe... Leave the drugs and bad attitude at home, and come to Mexico and have some fun! Camping, Four Wheeling, Relaxing, Exploring, Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Beach combing... the list is endless...
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Writing about it in detail keeps the memory alive and perhaps will inspire some of you to see what all the excitement about BAJA is about! A Baja vacation is both exciting and safe... Leave the drugs and bad attitude at home, and come to Mexico and have some fun! Camping, Four Wheeling, Relaxing, Exploring, Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Beach combing... the list is endless...
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Thanks!

There is an online place where I have written several Baja Travel Adventure articles (with photos)... It is on the Baja Bound web site (they are the great on-line Mexican Auto Insurance place)... Here is the page with my story links: http://www.bajabound.com/bajatravel/
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Great write-up!
We drove down in Feb this year in our XJ. Left it down there for next winter at La Paz. Great off-roading, fishing, general lazing around. Just starting to explore it all. But every off-road enthusiast needs to drive the Baja once. Or twice.
Prepping the new Taco for future travels.
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If you are looking for places to explore, there is nothing like Baja! I write travel articles for Baja Bound (Mexican Auto Insurance)... You may find some ideas of places to check out in some of them: http://www.bajabound.com/bajatravel/
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Went through every page and very detailed info good for you on this amazing trip!! Awesome thread!
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Went through every page and very detailed info good for you on this amazing trip!! Awesome thread!
Thank you for the nice words! Baja is a perfect territory for the Tacoma 4WD... In fact, it was where the TRD idea was born (ie. Ivan Stewart of Baja off road racing fame).

See my BajaBound.com Baja Travel Adventure stories if you want to see more places to explore!: http://www.bajabound.com/bajatravel/
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Hey, I took the same picture! Sounds like a great trip, I would have loved to been in the Tacoma and been able to explore more. I've only been there twice and we just went fishing and stayed out on the boat most of the time.
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Hey, I took the same picture! Sounds like a great trip, I would have loved to been in the Tacoma and been able to explore more. I've only been there twice and we just went fishing and stayed out on the boat most of the time.

How funny! I see by the overhead power lines, you were just a few more feet down the road.

Fishing is what brought my family to Baja in the 1960's, but exploring has been a passion ever since... and Baja never stops giving us places to explore or things to do (as well as a places to do 'nothing')!!!

Here I am in 1966, in a panga off Cabo San Lucas, catching my first dorado (mahimahi/ dolphinfish)... We had driven over 800 dirt miles and 200 paved miles in our Jeep to get there!



A photo from a couple weeks earlier on that trip:



I was 8 1/2 and have been in love with Baja ever since!
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