Baja Planning and advice

Discussion in 'Americas' started by jmull013, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. bobbyinredwood

    bobbyinredwood Adventurer

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    I prefer the east coast or Cortez side, it's more scenic, better weather and I find the people to be much more pleasant.
    I would look for routes starting from the Tecate or Mexicali crossings and head down the east coast. I don't have any tracks for you, sorry.
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  2. bluelinewall

    bluelinewall n00b

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    I am headed down late December, we want to stay on the East coast. I think I will just tag along on this thread. Hopefully I can pick up some other good information before I go.
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  3. AK1

    AK1 Adventurer

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    This is great, thank you. I'm one of the guys on this trip.
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  4. rnrdozer

    rnrdozer Been here awhile

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    It looks like your from Fairbanks AK. My cousin lives there. Ken and Kathy Persinger. Their Daughter has been playing for the curling team Sinclair. They missed playing in the olympics by one shot a couple weeks ago in the Olympic trials games.
    A lot of this route is a small bike route so be careful if riding big bikes. Have you guys nailed down a route your going to ride yet?
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  5. 805gregg

    805gregg Long timer

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    Spring or fall would be a much better time to go to Baja
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  6. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Depends what you call FALL. If it does rain it going to rain in October.
    SPRING is awesome. If you catch the wild flowers just after Mama Espinosa's it's could be a once in a lifetime experience. (we did!)
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  7. Tsilatipac

    Tsilatipac Go Adventure

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    Well it’s mid December so I don’t know if you’ve left yet. I’m in north San Diego county, you are welcome to park your truck and trailer here if you decide to tow down. Fenced property in gated community. I’m about 50 miles north of border.

    I’ll be heading in to Baja 12/26 for a short trip.
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  8. CanadianX

    CanadianX Don’t leave a steaming pile for others.

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    Going to Baja for a 2up ride in Feb. Haven't come up with a route yet but we'll be limited to how far off road we can go. Looking forward to this trip.
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  9. jmull013

    jmull013 Adventurer

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    68F3400E-27F5-478F-88A9-2574BB78F797.jpeg Just following up post Baja trip. First order of business, Baja is awesome and we can’t wait to go back. Second, thanks for all the input, especially the 9 day tracks provided by rnrdozer. We pretty much followed those tracks. We got on the beach a bit earlier in San Felipe and did a bit more road from Catavina to San Quinn but other than that we either paralleled or were on the tracks provided, thanks again. The only portion I wouldn’t recommend for folks on bigger bikes (loaded 650 and up) would be the rocky section just south of gonzaga bay.
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