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Old 09-29-2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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GPS Map to Mike's Sky Ranch?

Does anyone have a GPS Map for directions to Mike's Sky Ranch? I was hoping that someone has it downladed from their GPS and could forward it to me. We are planning on heading in through either Tecate or Tiajuana, down to Ensenada and across highway 3 to Mike's turn off. I did it 4 years ago but I just don't want to rely on my memory and get lost in Ensenada or miss the turn off to Mike's.
Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:29 PM   #2
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I think what you're referring to are GPS "tracks". What brand of GPS do you have? If it's Garmin, you can purchase actual mapsets of Baja for downloading into your GPS relatively inexpensively. Do a Google search for LBMaps or Bicimapas. Otherwise, if someone's tracks to Mike's will suffice I'm sure many here can help you with that. I'm working on a mapset for Baja similar in the level of detail that Roads and Rec shows for the US right now, but it won't be available very soon.
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:47 PM   #3
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From the 3 it's all marked and look at benchmark or AAA maps.
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:48 PM   #4
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Sorry, I should have stated what GPS I have. It's a Garmin Rino 130. Thanks for the info on where to get the maps I will look into it, but for now I guess all I am looking for is a GPS "Track" to Mike's.
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Old 09-30-2005, 05:08 PM   #5
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Thumb This isn't a track, but

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Sorry, I should have stated what GPS I have. It's a Garmin Rino 130. Thanks for the info on where to get the maps I will look into it, but for now I guess all I am looking for is a GPS "Track" to Mike's.
Here's a website with a lot of waypoints. Waypoints for roads (if you want to call them that) to Mike's are in the site, but you have to dig a little.
http://community-2.webtv.net/drdrip/notes/
David K is a cool guy, too, he will send ya a sticker or 2 if you write him.
I just got a map of Baja from http://www.baja-almanac.com/?q=node/3
It doesn't have GPS co-ordinates, but I could get to Mike's from here with it.
And here is NW Washington
But then again, I used to live in SoCal, and a trip to Ensenada was a gas!
All my stuff for the GPS is Magellan, so no help that way. Maybe when you upgrade ....
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Old 09-30-2005, 05:18 PM   #6
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Guidebook

http://www.bajagpsguide.com/

No personal experience with this guide book, but it may have what you are after.
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Old 09-30-2005, 10:23 PM   #7
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Actually, the copy of Baja Almanac that I own does have the lat/lon grid on edges, allowing you with a ruler or edge of piece of paper to get the approximate GPS coordinates. It's a great mapbook.
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:06 AM   #8
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Here's a website with a lot of waypoints. Waypoints for roads (if you want to call them that) to Mike's are in the site, but you have to dig a little.
http://community-2.webtv.net/drdrip/notes/
David K is a cool guy, too, he will send ya a sticker or 2 if you write him.
I just got a map of Baja from http://www.baja-almanac.com/?q=node/3
It doesn't have GPS co-ordinates, but I could get to Mike's from here with it.
And here is NW Washington
But then again, I used to live in SoCal, and a trip to Ensenada was a gas!
All my stuff for the GPS is Magellan, so no help that way. Maybe when you upgrade ....
Since no one else will........everybody is trying to sell something......
cut and pasted from the site above, do check out the site it has great pics and story.
Here is the GPS Lat- Lon

ACROSS BAJA (Hwy. 1 to Hwy. 3) via Mike's Sky Rancho (GPS datum is NAD27)
  • Highway 1 (at Paved 'Observatorio, San Pedro Martir' road): 0.0 miles, 0:00 hours, 123' elev., 30°58.01', 116°09.24'
  • San Telmo: 5.7 mi., 0:09 hrs., 310', 30°58.13', 116°05.45'
  • Hacienda Sinaloa: 11.4 mi., 0:18 hrs., 483', 30°56.93', 116°00.67'
  • Road south (El Carricito, Valladares), stay on pavement: 16.9 mi., 0:27 hrs., 529', 30°56.55' 115°56.28'
  • Road north (Buenavista), stay on pavement: 17.5 mi., 0:29 hrs., 564', 30°56.96', 115°55.90'
  • Take road north to El Coyote and Mike's: 30.1 mi., 0:55 hrs., 2,611', 30°58.60', 115°45.91'
  • El Coyote driveway west (go east for Mike's): 34.8 mi., 1:08 hrs., 2,958', 31°02.23', 115°45.50'
  • Los Encinos road east (go north for Mike's): 39.3 mi., 1:41 hrs., 3,405', 31°03.43', 115°42.17'
  • Alternate (northwest) road in from El Coyote: 41.5 mi., 1:57 hrs., 3,852', 31°04.33', 115°41.12'
  • Rancho Simpson and Tepi road to north: 43.4 mi., 2:09 hrs., 4,570', 31°05.18', 115°39.72'
  • Mike's Sky Rancho: 46.6 mi., 2:41 hrs., 3,992' elev., 31°06.57', 115°38.10'




Part 2, Mike's Sky Rancho north to Hwy. 3
  • Mike's Sky Rancho: 0.0 miles, 0:00 hours (see above for other data)
  • Rancho El Conejo road: 5.1 mi., 0:21 hrs., 4,108', 31°09.94', 115°39.17'
  • La Cieneguita road northwest: 5.7 mi., 0:24 hrs., 4,115', 31°10.46', 115°39.30'
  • Rancho San Javier road: 8.3 mi., 0:30 hrs., 4,287', 31°11.70', 115°37.52'
  • Rancho San Antonio: 9.8 mi., 0:37 hrs., 3,956', 31°12.40', 115°36.72'
  • Road to west (Alberchigos): 13.3 mi., 0:48 hrs., 3,583', 31°15.16'. 115°36.00'
  • Rancho Picacho road south: 16.8 mi., 0:57 hrs., 3,438', 31°17.77', 115°35.06'
  • Highway 3 (just east of San Matias): 19.8 mi., 1:03 hrs., 3,143', 31°20.24', 115°34.39'
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:26 PM   #9
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Not sure when you are heading out but watch the weather hurricane Otis is on the move up Baja.

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Old 10-03-2005, 08:39 AM   #10
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GPS does have its advantages but if you need it to find Mike’s (IMO) you’re too needy.
Have a good trip. Take pictures. Write a report.

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Old 10-03-2005, 10:12 PM   #11
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Thanks for all of the input guys. I have put together enough information from the links provided.


As far as being "Too Needy", thanks for your opinion but I don't think so. I am the one leading the trip and the other two guys have not ridden in Mexico. I just don't want to be the one to get them lost, even though I know it is easy to get there.
When all is said and done I'll post how it went. Thanks
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Old 10-05-2005, 01:34 PM   #12
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Muleboy,

There's more than one way to Mike's from the highway, but the main route is marked by sign that's easy to miss on the highway. Of course you wouldn't "need" GPS to get there, but I think utilizing one for assistance has some fantastic advantages. Enjoy the trip, and be sure to do a trip report when you return.
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:43 PM   #13
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There's more than one way to Mike's from the highway
yea, I know about this from firsthand experience, and I've only been there once....
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:27 PM   #14
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Laugh Going down to Baja August 27th

going down for a nice 4 day loop, hope to stay at Mikes Wednesday, Cocco's for a visit Thursday, then back via Coyote Cals on Friday. Some excellent KTM sand riding, good mexican food and beer. Sure it will be hot in August but hey, as they say in the Game of Thrones 'Winter is coming'
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There also a big sign that says "mikes"
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