(I originally intended this for one of the many 'bad news from baja' threads, but it is really a trip report. I also apologize for the lack of pictures, but that is one small part of this misadventure and I will try to obtain some from other sources as they become available.) I just crossed into SoCal from my adventure with the Baja Mil. I drove chase for the final leg with team 303x (racingforlife.org). I guess I'll point out the dark events as they occured, or as I encountered them. Our plan was for two drivers to convoy two trucks down to Cabo where the rest of the support staff would fly into. The team captain/rider drove his truck and I, mine. Thanks to ADVrider and other internet sources, we employed the Ryan Arciero Police Evasion Strategy in Tijuana. We made it to Guererro Negro without incident and decided to push on to Rice & Beans in San Ignacio an hour before sunset. The sun set while we were refueling in Vizcaino and our speeds dropped from normal cruising to the posted limit. Just after passing an oncoming semi, the blind spot disappeared and three cows appeared 10 feet in front of my hood. One of them took flight after crumpling my front end. I had time to hit the brakes and hear the ABS activation to my rear, I guess the team captain was following a little close. Anyhow, the truck still drove fine, the alternator light came on, I could hear hissing from the radiator and I lost right side visibility as I searched for a clear spot on the shoulder to pull over. As luck would have it, the boulders were only volleyball sized where I decided to pull off. Pinche vaca! Three errors here: 1. Driving at night. 2. Driving too fast when you can't see. 3. Pulling off the highway after an accident. I missed a five foot culvert by 50 feet. The tow truck came from San Ignacio after about 90 minutes. While I waited, Jim returned to Vizcaino for assistance. Passers by stopped and the first notified the authorities/Federales in San Ignacio. The northbound people who stopped were more interested in the location of the victim. Apparently, there is no longer a fine for cow smashing in Baja and the spoils go to the finder. The local police showed up as the tow truck was removing me from the volleyball field. And Jim showed up right as we were departing with news that I had to go to the Federal Impound Yard in San Ignacio. For those interrested in the details: 1100 pesos for the tow, 500 pesos/day storage fee and $20 for the police (non-negociable). And, my truck wouldn't be released until the Federales gave their approval which seemed to be my showing a Mexican Insurance Policy, any policy(Seguridad). I could have shown my last year's policy as he didn't take any details. He mentioned the normal procedure was to have an adjustor come from Santa Rosalia and have the truck towed to an authorized repair shop. But, I replied I only had coverage for the cow, not collision. And, I needed a local mechanic to do the repairs, without another costly tow charge. We loaded everything into the other truck and finally spent the night at Rice & Beans. The next morning El Leon came and took my truck 500 meters down the highway to his shop, gave me his phone number and we left expecting a "Baja Fix" to my 2000 GMC 1/2T, make it road-worthy.