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Baja California, Mexico (2012) in a Tacoma for 15 days:

Discussion in 'Travel' started by David K, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Jul 13, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    David K

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    Hard to believe it has been a year since this epic 15 day Baja trip!
     
  2. Jul 19, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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  3. Jul 19, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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    Going again this fall or winter?
     
  4. Jul 20, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    Nope, we just moved and that has consumed us this summer. We did a 3 day trip over Memorial Day weekend (trip report posted here) to Shell Island (south of San Felipe)... and have no plans for another trip, although I would love to go today, if I could... Baja is just so awesome that it never ceases to amaze and entertain me.

    Have you read my travel articles about many places in Baja to visit, on Baja Bound? Please enjoy: http://www.bajabound.com/bajaadventures/bajatravel/
     
  5. Jun 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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    Summer is fast approaching... and Baja is calling my name!!! Anyone else have 'Baja Fever'???
     
  6. Jun 12, 2014 at 6:43 PM
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    JUST finished talking with my wife about doing a trip in Aug. Came up with the idea about 4 hours ago.
    hmmmm
     
  7. Jun 13, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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    Of course (unless you stick to the Pacific Coast) August is the hottest and most humid month in Baja... specially once you are over 200 miles south of the border or on the gulf side. It is also hurricane season, so keep an eye out on the weather forecasts. Hurricanes in Baja usually mean lots of rain and that can wash out roads.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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    Hey David, Back on July 4th 2011, my wife and I and another couple took a private plain down to Baja.

    Me as copilot flying into Baja.
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    We landed in Punta San Francisquito on that little dirt air strip and had a couple of fish Taco's. We were there only for about two hours and then took off for Mulege.It was really hot there and I had on the wrong shirt.
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    This is my wife and her friend getting out of the plain.
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    Looking north at the little store on the beach.
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    Then we landed at the air strip in Mulege next to the hotel Serenidad and stayed there for the night, but first we were paid a visit by the Federalies. No issues though.
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    We took a cab into Mulege but then walked back along that river that dumps into the Sea of Cortez.

    Me under that highway bridge.
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    My lovely wife walking down the road next to the river.
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    We found this little bar called Jungla Jims. It used to be called Jungle Jims before the fire and floods took it out. Neat little place.
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    Back at the hotel we were greeted with a big pig roast and a very lively party. had a great time there.
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    After that we flew to Cabo and stayed here for three days. This was the view from our room. :D

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  9. Jun 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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    thanks for the pics!

    Looks like the next trip down we will have to do the east coast road.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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    There's just SO MUCH BAJA, and SO LITTLE TIME!

    Thanks for the photos... must be nice flying in a twin...!?
     
  11. Jun 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM
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    Yeah, it was a blast flying in that plane. Mine is a Cessna B210H turbo. That one is a lot nicer than mine.
    Me and mom shortly after we bought the plane.

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  12. Jun 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM
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    Sweet set of wings! There is a thread on Baja Nomad now (from Capt. Mike) about how the closing of so many dirt strips is really making any flying to Baja very limited, and becoming a thing of the past. The strips are closing because they all must pay a high fee so the military can inspect planes for drug hauling... or because there are so few pilots flying to Baja for vacations... high fees, high fuel, stolen planes, etc. The days of the Baja Bush Pilots and Arnold Senterfitt group trips may be gone forever?
     
  13. Jul 18, 2014 at 1:32 AM
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    Wow. Great write up!!! Subbed for sure!
     
  14. Jul 19, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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    Glad you like it... Baja is a wonderful and unique world destination and it can't get any closer to the United States than it already is, hanging onto California and dipping into the Pacific Ocean!

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    Thank you for sharing your trip and pictures and showing true baja.
     
  16. Jul 20, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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    My pleasure... Please feel welcome to see my many trip web pages at http://vivabaja.com for hundreds more Baja adventure, off roading, and beach camping photos.

    Have an interest in knowing more about the old Spanish missions in Baja California?: http://vivabaja.com/bajamissions
     
  17. Feb 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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    Thanks for sharing, excellent info. I'm going to do this trip sometime
     
  18. Feb 12, 2015 at 9:16 AM
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    You are very welcome! I am happy to answer questions. My special interest is history of California to the 1850's... and Baja was California first!

    1757 Map of California, the Gulf of California (or Red Sea of Cortés), and northwest Mexico:

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  19. Feb 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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    Yeah well if anything, it might be next year. Doing a UT trip for a week (ending at Rock Therapy in Moab), and I might take a break from that annual trip next year to do this Baja trip. Your pictures look awesome.

    I've heard about shady shit happening in Mexico (mostly Mexico City though), but I also heard a little about Rosarita and other parts of Cabo. Any info on that? (Sorry if you already mentioned it in your report. I haven't read through it all yet)
     
  20. Feb 12, 2015 at 11:07 AM
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    Well, I am a camper and four wheeler, so hanging around cities (Rosarito Beach, Tijuana, Ensenada, Cabo, etc.) is not why I go to Baja... But, when I am in those cities, I find only good food and friendly people... If you go looking for problems or expect problems, that is what you may get... SAME here in the U.S., right?

    Use a smile, it will take you far in Mexico...

    I cannot guarantee something bad won't happen, but in 50 yeas of Baja travels, it hasn't to me. Bad stuff happens right here in California, everyday, but do I still go outdoors, sure...

    A local TV channel sports announcer was just shot 10 times while in his car, in his driveway by a guy he hired to paint his house a few months ago... SAN DIEGO, CA ... not Mexico.

    Yes, I am safer in Baja than in California!
     
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