Heading south today to Mulege and started to feel something in the wheel. Was thinking that since the Red Line grease in a U-joint turned to liquid this trip, and the same grease is in my front bearings.... Anyway, pulled over to check things out. Left hub nice and cool. Right hub, not so much. So, with what appears to be failing grease in one hub, a rear seal that is puking oil like, well a puking rear seal, I started thinking going further away from home is not a great idea. So with a week+ left in our trip, we've turned 180 degrees and we're slowly making our way North. In Guerro Negro now. Parts stores were closed today. Hopefully, I can pick up some good grease tomorrow, a crown point socket, and I'll find an out of the way place to repack wheel bearings. If not, at 50mph, the hubs are both staying cool. We're 500 miles form the border, so if no love here, I'll be able to get what I need if/when we get into CA. Looks like we're trading in the last half of our Baja trip for a trip to Lego Land. Still, spending a few days off-road with Mr. and Mrs. Scatter was worth the price of admission all by itself. Great hosts and guides.
De Minimis tip of the day: Carry a grease gun with good wheel bearing grease in it (I took mine out for this trip because of the mess and was trying to conserve some space in my large tool and parts box like a big dummy).
It takes a village to raise an idiot.