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Old 10-07-2014, 01:13 PM   #1
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Black Sabbatical in Mexico!

Hello Forums!
A buddy and I just crossed the Mexico Border yesterday. We took about 3 weeks getting down from Portland, Or, taking a lot of dirt and gravel out to the Steens/Alvord and then headed down the east side of the Sierras.

We're heading down Baja and going to take the ferry over at La Paz and keep heading south a ways.

If anyone has tips (especially recent ones) about traveling up through the mainland I'd love to hear them. We've been thinking about doing the Copper Canyon as part of the trip north, and I've seen at least one good trip report on here about that region. Anyone know how safe it is currently? Thanks?

Here are some pictures from the trip so far:

The first night out, at my favorite lake

Our first dirty day, following GPS tracks east from Crescent, OR.

Hitting pavement again near Fort Rock:

Frosty's carb got gummed up racing around the Alvord desert, but we had some good help getting it fixed the next morning and avoided a 250 mile tow in the wrong direction to the nearest Honda dealership.

After thinking we had it bad breaking down on the Alvord, our second problem hit 60 miles into Saline road in Death Valley.

A rock made a pretty decent makeshift bike stand but we found out later my aluminum boxes do even better.

Thanks for any info! I'll post more pictures when I get another chance.

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Old 10-08-2014, 10:18 AM   #2
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I have no tips but I am very curious how Baja and la Paz is these days. Staying tuned.
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:08 PM   #3
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But also curious about your route and experiences!

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Old 10-08-2014, 04:28 PM   #4
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