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BAJA! The Mission Santa Maria 4X4 Trail

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by David K, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Feb 17, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    Lichen

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    Thanks for the link to your website. It is fantastic. Love the old photos and thanks for the Howard Gulick photos. It's sort of sad to see how places used to look and how they look now (but I still love the place).
     
  2. Feb 17, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    Glad you enjoyed the site! A sub page there 'My Baja Notebook' has more links including a link to Harry Crosby's photos from 1967 to recent... It is at the same web host site as Howard Gulick's photos. http://community-2.webtv.net/drdrip/notes is the Notebook web page... my blog, if you will.

    I am happy to assist others to find some adventure in Baja... just ask! The #1 Baja forum, with tons of travel info, photos, history and more is at http://forums.bajanomad.com Several forums, like here... and a feature called 'Today's Posts' to see the most recent activity from all the Baja Nomad forums in one place (like New Posts here).

    I am reading TW daily, so ask your Baja questions here, too!
     
  3. Feb 18, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    It's going to take a while going through all of the links, but that's great. Best Baja source that I've ever seen. I may have questions/comments to bug you with.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    damn it wait a few months till i get my locker.... FML lol
     
  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    how about summer?
     
  6. Feb 18, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    Not bugging me at all... it will be my pleasure!

    There is another source for tons of Baja reports, photos, chit chat... just like TW. It is Baja Nomad Forums at http://forums.bajanomad.com I have been posting there since 2002.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    this might be reealllllyy doable...!! i would say i would role now with yall but your gonna be pulling my ass put half the damn time haha...
     
  8. Mar 10, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    They are working on it... In all my Baja travels, over 40 years worth, I never had a bad incident with cops or banditos or narco trafficers... Bad news sells and good news is boring, so if you live your life by what the news reports then you will not get to enjoy as much as you could!

    http://vivabaja.com
     
  9. Mar 10, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    I'm warming up! :D I just get pissed off at the silly money stops. I just hope they don't interpret the truck as money. The last time I drove there was a big mistake driving a friends Mercedes and we got pulled over for money - we did nothing other than have a nice car.

    I would like to go there again under the right circumstances. Next month a little wheeling in Costa Rica so I may be even warmer by then.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    Lot's of Baja discussion on BajaNomad.com forums... You will hear it all.. and see it all... lot's of great photos posted there. It is like TW, but for Baja people... There are Toyota vs. Ford and other talks there, too!
     
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  11. Apr 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    If business is good and I have some extra dinero, I plan on taking my 2010 to Mision Santa Maria over Memorial Day weekend, end of May... that's the same time as the trip in the photos above in 2007.

    Maybe see some Bighorns again?

    These guys walked right past us while we were sitting around after breakfast... they didn't make a sound, but one of us (my lady) was facing the cliff and saw them...

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    Baja is GREAT!
     
  12. Apr 4, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    Okay, I've warmed up. Next time the OP wants some company going down there, let me know. I will roll. :) Thanks for working on me!
     
  13. Apr 4, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    Awesome pictures looks like a awesome time!
     
  14. Apr 4, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    Be careful, you might catch 'Baja Fever'!

    See the other Baja trip photos I have posted on TW Travel forum, so far:

    July 2009 to Loreto: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/travel/76126-baja-california-tacoma-travel-7-09-a.html

    Sept. 2008 south of San Felipe: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/travel/82878-baja-beach-fun-tacoma.html

    New Years 2009 Lost Mission Search: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/travel/85021-baja-california-finding-lost-mission.html

    Sept. 2005 across Baja via Mike's Sky Rancho: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tr...a-california-via-mikes-sky-rancho-9-05-a.html (my web site is down this morning so those photos won't show now, check back later.)
     
  15. Apr 5, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    I'm on the same page as you. For the most part all we hear is the bad stuff. That's why I pretty much gave up on watching the news.
     
  16. Apr 5, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    David, I really enjoy your pics and Baja reports. May Have to talk you into letting me tag along on time. I have heard of many of these out of the way places. really looks like fun!:D
     
  17. Apr 22, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    We are pretty much free spirits... However, it is wise to travel with another rig when doing the Mision Santa Maria trail! There are several YouTubes taken in there because it is so extreme!

    We hope to go back next month so the new Tacoma with A-TRAC can have a go at THE WIDOWMAKER!
     
  18. Apr 22, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    Okay, I started out not wanting to do this one but you've convinced me!

    Currently I am in Costa Rica - Got a 4x4 but guys I'm traveling with not interested in exploring... I'm working on them:

    Hired a guide:

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  19. Apr 22, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    Bucket list
     
  20. Apr 22, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Nice pics of an awesome Baja trail ther ya old geezer !! haha....:D:D
     
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