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Old 11-10-2019, 04:08 PM   #11
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A cautionary note: Should you be in the mountains or canyons, pay attention as needed to weather, i.e. rain as Flash Floods are real and very, very dangerous. I have witnessed this on several occasions and the destruction happens very rapidly, often without warning. Oh yeah, I friggin love Baja.
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:55 PM   #12
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:38 AM   #13
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Great post and pictures! I have been to Baja before, but not that far south. I plan to explore more in a few years as I reach an early retirement and can afford to spend a lot of time down there. My budget will be tight though, so one quick question: Did you have to pay for camping? It looks like you were wild camping, so I assume "no", but I thought I would ask.
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Old 11-13-2019, 02:57 PM   #14
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Thanks Kirk - we wild camp most of the time. Over the years we've sus'd out some great spots. Most organized beach camping in Baja Sur now will cost you $5 - $10 a night... often includes a palapa and a pit toilet somewhere near by. Our experience in northern Baja is that camping can be more than that. Generally one just pulls in and finds a spot and someone will come by to collect. If you're set up to be off the grid, and comfortablke being out in it by yourselves, there are still great spots to boondock all over Baja. iOverlander app is a good resource for that.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:59 AM   #15
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Regarding the flash floods! OHHH yeah! I stayed in Bay of conception once and had a small storm pull in. The fact that I was in a small canyon made me THINK of a potential water wave coming down the narrow canyon but when I saw the locals packing up at 4am that confirmed my suspicions! ADIOS amigo!
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:18 PM   #16
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Been going to Baja for 25 years, the last 15 to our place just south of San Felipe. It is, and the people are, quite special. For all the horror stories we hear, we've never had any real problems. It's definitely a place where a little respect and a little common sense go a long way.

We've only ventured to Cabo by plane, but have plans to do the drive to Cabo & back once the van's completed and my wife's retired. These kinds of posts & pics sure get me excited for that day to come... Thx for the post.
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Absolutely Glen. The issue over all the years I have been down there traveling was the lack of respect that Most not All gave to the locals. Obviously this was at bigger style resorts. KIND gestures and back then a dollar here and there tip went miles for how you were treated! Just like we here in the states expect respect for when foreigners come, that same respect should be displayed!
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