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Old 11-13-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Good (paper) map for Baja, where to buy?

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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Old 11-13-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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These are pretty good.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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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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Old 11-14-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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The one you want is www.baja-almanac.com.
In my experience, the best maps for Baja......by far.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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The one you want is www.baja-almanac.com.
In my experience, the best maps for Baja......by far.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:38 AM   #6
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The one you want is www.baja-almanac.com.
In my experience, the best maps for Baja......by far.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:26 AM   #7
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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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Old 11-17-2012, 04:27 PM   #8
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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.
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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Old 11-18-2012, 10:56 PM   #9
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More than Baja but a great map set. Guia Roji.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:53 AM   #10
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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!

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:32 PM   #11
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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?

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,

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Old 11-23-2012, 06:17 AM   #12
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Terry,

got the City Navigator Mexico from Garmin https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=253&pID=11427
but also have a free download from here http://mapas.alternativaslibres.es/downloads.php

For paper maps I bought the National Geographic Baja north and south at the local B&N because I was able to pick them up and check them out.
I think they are detailed enough for me.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:58 PM   #13
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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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Old 03-23-2013, 03:06 AM   #14
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These National Geo maps are decent, and very nice quality to carry on a baja trip.

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:33 PM   #15
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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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