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Old 06-15-2012, 10:51 PM   #61
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Here’s a brief summary of what I learned about Baja in my short trip around Baja North.
There's nothing scary about Baja.
...except the prices you paid to camp. Probably paid too much to eat too.

Seriously $15/night in a third world country for a third world tent site is plenty. Not sure why you would pay at all with that much open space around.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:35 AM   #62
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...except the prices you paid to camp. Probably paid too much to eat too.

Seriously $15/night in a third world country for a third world tent site is plenty. Not sure why you would pay at all with that much open space around.
As I mentioned, I was surprised at the price for camping the first night. I'm not sure what your experience has been, but this was my first time in Baja, so perhaps I overpaid due to my inexperience - not really sure. I probably could have found some open space for free, but it wouldn't have been in Canyon de Guadalupe with water from the hot spring piped into my campsite. I'll return to that spot and gladly pay Ernesto $25 again - it was an amazing place and well worth it. Maybe next time I'll have someone to split the cost with, and maybe they'll be a better negotiator too!

The first night at Canyon de Guadalupe was the only night I actually set up a tent. I paid $20 for a cabin at Laguna Hanson that would sleep 6-8 people comfortably, complete with a wood stove for heat. This was on a beautiful lake in a national park high up in the mountains. Once again, well worth it and was definitely $20 better than trying to find some open spot for free up there in the dark. I'd definitely go there again too! Hopefully, I'll arrive a little earlier next time.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:15 PM   #63
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As I mentioned, I was surprised at the price for camping the first night. I'm not sure what your experience has been, but this was my first time in Baja, so perhaps I overpaid due to my inexperience - not really sure. I probably could have found some open space for free, but it wouldn't have been in Canyon de Guadalupe with water from the hot spring piped into my campsite. I'll return to that spot and gladly pay Ernesto $25 again - it was an amazing place and well worth it. Maybe next time I'll have someone to split the cost with, and maybe they'll be a better negotiator too!

The first night at Canyon de Guadalupe was the only night I actually set up a tent. I paid $20 for a cabin at Laguna Hanson that would sleep 6-8 people comfortably, complete with a wood stove for heat. This was on a beautiful lake in a national park high up in the mountains. Once again, well worth it and was definitely $20 better than trying to find some open spot for free up there in the dark. I'd definitely go there again too! Hopefully, I'll arrive a little earlier next time.
Count me in! Would gladly pay for that in exchange to ride with someone who has already had such an amazing experience down there once! I'm in So Cal btw we could meet at the border!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:46 PM   #64
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Count me in! Would gladly pay for that in exchange to ride with someone who has already had such an amazing experience down there once! I'm in So Cal btw we could meet at the border!!!!!!!!!!
I'm planning to spend a fair amount of time in the Southwest next winter and I'll definitely be going to Baja again. Most likely next Jan/Feb. I'd really like to make a loop down through Copper Canyon then ferry over to Baja and ride North back up to the border. I'd prefer to have another rider or two with me for that trip. I haven't really started planning the details for that one yet, but I expect it would take close to two weeks. Another shorter trip into Baja is always a possibility too. PM me sometime and let me know what your schedule is like if you really want to take a ride into Baja.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:24 PM   #65
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Fantastic trip, I can't wait for the day when I get to ride Baja again.

I would spend twice what you did to camp in Guadalupe Canyon.

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Old 06-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #66
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Great Report, thank you
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #67
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well done!

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:20 PM   #68
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Awesome report - thanks! In a few weeks I'm going with 4 friends...can't wait!
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #69
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Thanks guys. Looks like I'll be heading back to Baja in late January. Planning to spend more time and go all the way south this trip. Maybe I'll see some of you on the road.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:58 AM   #70
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Thanks guys. Looks like I'll be heading back to Baja in late January. Planning to spend more time and go all the way south this trip. Maybe I'll see some of you on the road.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:00 AM   #71
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You are a man of few words EC.

PS: I think there may still be room for one more.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:09 AM   #72
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You are a man of few words EC.

PS: I think there may still be room for one more.
Thank you.

Believe me. If I could pull it off this year I would. Maybe next year. This winter's actually more like early spring this time riding dance card is already full. Plane ticket in hand.

Enjoy yourselves down there. Take lots-0-pics.

BTW, you still suck.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #73
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Awesome ride report!

I'm headed down there in mid/late February, going over a lot of the same route, plan to go to San Francisquito, stopping at Coco's corner and Mike's Sky Ranch along the way.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:57 PM   #74
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Enjoyed your Ride Report

I just got back from Mike's Sky Ranch last weekend. You wouldn't have wanted to try that 25 mile road at night into his Rancho. I only say this as there was one large sandy turn that would have dumped you for sure. Sand 2 - 4 inches deep is easy but this one corner had sand at 12+ inches and two deep ruts of it. I saw a few riders plow through only to see some mesquite up close. There were a few other spots but this one corner might have gotten the better of you.

I'd highly recommend it being one of your stopping points next time you venture south of the border into Baja. And thanks for that excellent ride report. Like others who have commented on here, I've got to get to that canyon.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #75
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You are 'much' fun to read. 'Gracias.'
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