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arctictraveller 11-25-2015 10:43 PM

Alaska to Baja and beyond, where now?
 
I've been on the road for about a month now with the first serious goal of attending the Baja 1000 a huge success. I met up with a bunch of Agile's buddys at the shop, and spent the first two days in Mexico getting immersed in the race madness. I followed Glen and his race Bronco through Tech inspection, and spent some time with him at race headquarters absorbing the scene. Race vehicles of every description were driving all over town, trophy trucks were in line at red lights behind family station wagons. Crowds were massive, and everyone was in a party mood. It was an amazing scene, but a big party at the Horsepower Ranch was happening and it was also where Glen's headquarters were, so I was off. The scene there was race central with a huge stage, lightshow, open bar, plenty of race girls wearing very little despite the cold, other girls getting body painted including a couple wearing little more than paint. The big draw was the induction of Parnelli Jones and Rob MacCachren into the Baja racers hall of fame along with music, food and fireworks. The beat went on most if the night, but in the AM I got ahold of Rally Pan Am, and we agreed on a place to meet and then find a place to watch the race. We ended up in a big clearing where a large portion of the course could be seen. Hundreds of race fans were already there. The night before the race was a massive party with blasting music well into the following morning. There were food vendors and a marching band on hand too. Soon enough the bikes came through followed a couple hours later by the trophy trucks and all the other race vehicles. After a few hours of that we departed to catch up with Ramsey and his group. We met at the entrance to a dry lake bed that we crossed, and ended up in San Felepe for lunch. Since it was a late lunch, we departed for a nearby beach front camp site. The following day, we moved to Ramseys semi secret bluff top camp just off another beach, and after a couple days camped on the beach, we moved inland, crossed the dry lake bed again and ended up in the foot hills where we hiked up to a waterfall. The next day everyone had to head back to work, so I followed them up the Compodre trail about half way where I said my good by as I was in no hurry. The next two nights were spent camped in the desert contemplating the next goal. So far my plan is to head to Anza Borrego to visit the Tapiado mud caves and the Slot canyons after Thanksgiving. From there, I may head to Joshaua Tree, the Grand Canyon and then up to Utah before heading to California by way of other interesting spots. Iím open to suggestions of places to visit, and if anyone wants to join me along the way it would be great. Iíve met a lot of amazing, and fun people and Iím looking forward to meeting more.

dokaman 11-25-2015 11:22 PM

Re: Alaska to Baja and beyond, where now?
 
It sounds like you had a great time. I was down there for a couple weeks but had to head home a few days before the race. Unfortunately I got a bit sick and went home to recover. I am already planning for next year.

If you end up near Portland I have a level place to park and a shower if needed. I will be far from home from early February to the middle of March.

ert01 11-26-2015 06:57 AM

Re: Alaska to Baja and beyond, where now?
 
How long do you have to travel?

arctictraveller 11-26-2015 09:04 AM

Re: Alaska to Baja and beyond, where now?
 
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Originally Posted by dokaman
If you end up near Portland I have a level place to park and a shower if needed. .

Thanks for the kind offer, a hot shower sounds great about now, but I'm still in Southern Calif. I've got a minimum of 5 more months to travel though, so i'll probably be passing through at some point. Cheers......

larrie 11-26-2015 10:49 AM

Re: Alaska to Baja and beyond, where now?
 
If dokoman is not around when you get in the area you can park and shower at our place in Oregon City.

BajaSportsmobile 11-26-2015 03:12 PM

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mikracer 11-26-2015 03:51 PM

Re: Alaska to Baja and beyond, where now?
 
If you make it to the Central Coast of CA, let me know. We have some great wineries and some breweries now, the Oceano Dunes, and a world famous farmers market.

arctictraveller 11-26-2015 05:11 PM

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Ramsey,thanks for adding those photos, I haven't mastered that yet, but surely there must be an easier way to move and size them without iTunes.

BajaSportsmobile 11-26-2015 09:09 PM

Re: Alaska to Baja and beyond, where now?
 
Jeff, luckily for you the picture of you in the cold pool of water was slightly out of focus or I would have posted it.

arctictraveller 11-26-2015 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by BajaSportsmobile
Jeff, luckily for you the picture of you in the cold pool of water was slightly out of focus or I would have posted it.

Shrinkage, it's real.... But thanks


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