Good (paper) map for Baja, where to buy?

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  1. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer

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    Headed this winter down to Baja and trying to locate some good paper maps, topo and road to buy. Have a good set of maps on mapsource/276csx, but I'm old fashioned and always carry paper maps with me for the area that I go through, because electronic devices can and will fail at the worst moment.
    Any good sources or stores out there?
    Somebody willing to part with there used but now unused maps?
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  2. kobukan

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  3. fanderson

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    AAA insurance has some great maps for free if you're a member. I just picked up a baja map a few days ago from there.
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  5. going south

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  6. 29andSingle

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  7. Rex Nemo

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    I'd love to get a copy of the Baja Almanac, but the last 3 places I've tried to order from have been sold out, no backorder ETA.

    I've been trying to get my boss to dig out her old copy from her Baja/Copper Canyon trip years ago...we'll see how it goes.
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  8. Jeffh555

    Jeffh555 F'n n00b

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    You'd be amazed how good the AAA Baja map is. I would definitely pick one up. I'm not a member, but I smiled and they gave me one anyway. If you have to pay for it, it's only a couple bucks.
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  9. Dr. Benny

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    More than Baja but a great map set. Guia Roji.
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  10. ODSC1

    ODSC1 Been here awhile

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    I've got the National Geographic 2 map set for Baja. I like the NG maps because they're basically topo map. Also they're printed on a waterproof/tearproof material. I'am a CAA member so I'll be asking for their Baja map. Can't have too many maps!

    Brian
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  11. Adventure Trio

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    What map did you get for your 276?? We are going in late December and I would like to have the GPS to refer to as well.

    Thanks,

    -Terry
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  13. HardWorkingDog

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    Thanks for the info here. My son & I are heading down from the Bay Area in late December as well, going to use the Nat Geo pack and the open street map gps maps. Maybe see some of you down there...
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  14. AllenL

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    These National Geo maps are decent, and very nice quality to carry on a baja trip.

    +1
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  15. HardWorkingDog

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    Well, I'm back from Baja--spent about 5 weeks there. As for paper maps:

    1. The Nat Geo maps are useless. Inaccurate, poorly edited, scale is too large for using as a tank bag reference.

    2. AAA Baja map is very good. Get 2, because the paper is easily torn.

    3. Baja Almanac is good, but harder to find. Large scale makes it hard to use as a tank bag map, but good detail and accurate. I think it's back in print, but if not it's still worth finding a used copy.
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  16. HardWorkingDog

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    Update on finding the best paper map of Baja California--the Baja California Almanac.

    I don't understand why it is so hard to find. The publisher--Baja Almanac Publishers, www.baja-almanac.com--is STILL not accepting orders. None of the typical map places have it, and amazon only has some used copies for sale starting at $50...

    I finally called the Discover Baja travel club in San Diego, 800-727-2252 and asked...Yep they have them. Two days and $33.20 later (including tax and shipping) I have my own new copy of the 2009 edition of the Baja California Almanac.

    If I'd had it 6 months ago, would've saved a WHOLE lot of time, money and aggravation.

    :lol3
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