Baja:San Isidro North to Guajademi anyone?

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  1. d0gWateR

    d0gWateR Goat Stuntaz DSMC

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    There's a beautiful canyon (Guajademi) North of San Isidro BCS, through Ventana (not the BCN Ventana of course) that peters out on the maps but there is some possible routes seen on Google Earth.

    The route continues after a gap near Cabaza de Vaca and then on to Mulege.

    Does anyone have a GPS track for this route? Much appreciated of course!

    Thanks!

    Here's a link to Google maps for you to have a look at the area I am referring to.

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  2. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    Paul,

    Interesting thought. No idea on my end of course, but it would be cool to explore.

    Bruce
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  3. d0gWateR

    d0gWateR Goat Stuntaz DSMC

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    I like the look of the rocks, nice and smooth arroyo-style rock.
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    Photo courtesy of Brian Smith from Panoramio upload area here.
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  4. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    Looks a lot like this too.

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  5. pepebaja

    pepebaja Adventurer

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    Is this the dirt rooad that forks between the fire road south of san juanico before hitting the turnof to la purisima to loreto(la ballena). If so, i vae it, you can come out exactly at mulege or if you hit a turnoff north east, you come out around 15km noreth of mulege on highway one..
    I am in Ensenada and as soon as I go back to San diego, i'll send you my route and tracks on that area.
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  6. d0gWateR

    d0gWateR Goat Stuntaz DSMC

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    La Ballena is at the fork that runs up the San Raymundo wash which indeed comes out directly at Mulege.

    I'm actually looking for tracks that leave San Isidro itself.

    In this area

    Click here

    Muchas Gracias Pepe!

    Pablo
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  7. BBriggs

    BBriggs El Noobo

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    Very interesting, I have been starting to look at that area as well. Would also be interested in any info. We tried to find a way through at Cadeje last year but was not able to find it. The locals told us it was a burrow trail and had washed out.

    Berg
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  8. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Riders,
    I just got back from a month in Baja with a few friends. We met a doctor that lives in Cadaje and he indicated that there is not presently a passable route to Mulege or the highway from there...

    But go for it:clap
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  9. d0gWateR

    d0gWateR Goat Stuntaz DSMC

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    Hi Ged,

    thanks for the heads up, I guess we'll see when we get there. Didn't have my heart set on it, it's just fun to try and find a way. May just head down through to the Comondus instead... No real plans, you know how it is.

    Might try heading west out of Mulege and head south down to Cabaza de Vaca just to see what that basin looks like. And to see some of the goat tracks that come down off the plateau.:evil

    Take care Ged, see you on the trails this summer.
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  10. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    Hola Ged,

    For those who are looking for info.......

    From Cadaje, that road/trail is wrecked just a few miles from where it would intersect the San Raymundo Wash. If you're on the east or west side and have to get through, the San Raymundo Wash road is your *only* highway. It's do-able on big bikes if you have the skills. It's beautiful, too.

    Or else you can trek on down to San Juanico and then on to La Purisma, and then over to the bottom of Conception Bay. That's a good dirt road and pretty well maintained.

    The run to the Comondus from La Purisma is better suited to small bikes, as parts of it are still blown out from the hurricanes a couple years back. Very rocky.

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  11. Omarin

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    Hello Dogwater this is a screen shot of the map E32 2009 from the area you are pointing, this map was released yesterday and it works on GARMIN GPS
    click here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369685&page=3

    with this map you wont need to ask for tracks anymore, more than 80% of the dirt roads you find in google earth for BAJA CALIFORNIA are included in the MAP E32 2009

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    regards
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    d0gWateR Goat Stuntaz DSMC

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    Thanks Omarin, I was looking at that mapping software. I have the Bicimapas and its terrific, I was wondering if that new E32 2009 was any better.


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  13. Omarin

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    dogwater we are diferent companies so the maps are diferent, please visit our web site so you can see all the information related to the map E32 (screenshots, descriptions, etc.)

    visit: http://www.cartografiagps.com/index2.htm

    regards
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  14. d0gWateR

    d0gWateR Goat Stuntaz DSMC

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    Hola Omar :wave,

    I have purchased the E32 2009 map software now and it does show more detail in this area than the older Bicimapas set.

    I noticed that the Bicimapas set I am using (I don't have the most recent mapset from Bicimapas) and the E32 2009 differ quite a bit in some areas. I'll be loading them both into my GPS for my next trip to Baja next month and will give them a try.

    Thanks Omar.
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    I also purchased and tested Omar's new topo map and its very detailed and updated compared to other products.
    Truly accurate on trails that other maps overlook. compare valle de guadalupe from ensenada highway to Tecate vs "other software and you will see the difference.
    happpy trails...
    pepe
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  16. crashmaster

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    Just to tag on here a couple recent pics from last week on the rocky washed out sections from San Isidro to the Commondus. There are a few sections like this but they are not sustained, maybe only 1/4 mile long at most. the rest of that road is moderately rocky but very fun. If youre on a big bike be sure to have a few tricks up your sleeve to get through the rocks.:evil

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  17. d0gWateR

    d0gWateR Goat Stuntaz DSMC

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    Thanks crashmaster, I love that rocky road on the way to the Comondus! Those photos take me back. Can't wait to ride it again! :clap
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    your front wheel looks very famaliar, priced one today from woodys,new excell 1.6 with their "super lace" $450 at least you get back home and think it was way worth it..............steve
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    AKA Crashmaster. Every morning after Flintstoning his front hoop, Vinny the toe would say he was going to take it easy and avoid rocks..... yeah, he reclused his way though the rocky, washed out sections running everything in sight over. Stalled the HP twice and had to drop it with no where to put a foot down, damn. Watching the 990 putt up an 18 inch wide lip with the Toe looking like a transformer was quite a sight. Had to give props for that to the Toe. We ran into two caballeros on horseback who looked at us like we were loco... ya think.. started to sprinkle adding to the suspense. Loop from the backside of Conception Bay, north at the split just east of Isidro to Comondus, then to Loreto was beautiful. Our chase truck went from Mulege to Loreto and he bought us luxury suites as a treat, a big upgrade from the San Francisquito Palapa, but never a replacement.

    How someone can bail in a water crossing, run 2000+ miles, survive a lane spit with a Federal cop without harm and then mash his toe with a bolder walking up a goat trail in Gonzaga is classic Crashmaster lore. Pretty flipin hilarious run through the peninsula
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  20. mcnut

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    Intriguing route which if possible would make a wonderful loop option from Mulege.

    I have ridden east out of Mulege several times passing the turnoff to Piedras Pintas and points SW. That route (which is well defined) leads to some pictographs and is a known day trip for visitors to the area. I was led to believe that part of the route or destination lies on privet property for which the rancher charges for access.

    Studying the "Baja Almanac" shows the terrain south of "Pie de la Cuesta de Guajademi" (Foot of the Slope of Guajademi) and just north of the head of the Guajademito drainage be quit rugged (and paths probably donkey trails). You may want to check it out from the north first because I think you would have your answer sooner and invest fewer miles than from the south.

    And on the other hand I can highly recommend the "T" north up the Guadalupe drainage off the San Raymundo road. The road passes the Mission Guadalupe de Guasunapi, and San Jose de Magdalena and out to Hy 1 about 25 miles north of Mulege.

    Bruce
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