Central Baja Getaway

Packing for a week long Baja trip is always a bit of a challenge.  While our cavernous Toyota Land Cruiser can  swallow the largest non-essential camping item you could ever buy,  I  sometimes have to take  a step back and ask myself; “Do I really need that gas powered blender to make margaritas?” :)

Follow our journey south halfway down Baja and then back again just in time to celebrate the New Year.

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Early morning in Northern Baja

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Sunrise in northern Baja

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Stopping for photos Salsipuedes

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Getting pesos near Ensenada

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Farm fields south of Maneadero

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Southbound

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Highway repair

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More farm fields near El Rosario

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Baja street

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Baja farm workers

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Baja farm workers

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Cerveza stop in El Rosario

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Land Cruiser in Catavina

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Old Land Cruiser in Catavina

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Cardon cactus near Catavina

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Mary's turn to drive

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Leaving the pavement south of Catavina

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Land Cruiser tires aired down and ready

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This Cardon is probably close to 300 years old making it 6 times older than yours truly.

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It was hard to get the tall Cardon in the picture

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Beautiful Central Baja desert

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THe trail was decent in most places but got a bit hairy towards the coast

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Cardons are prolific in this protected area of Baja

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Cardon forest

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Making our way towards the coast

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Beautiful blue Baja skies

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Good to have a reliable 4x4 when you venture off road in Baja

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Made it to our destination on the coast just before sunset

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Winds always seem to be offshore in this spot

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Looking north up the coast

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Funky backwash wedge wave in front of camp

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Overview of our beautiful camp site

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Heading up the beach

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Alban and Jan

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Off camber

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Back into the desert

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Washed out sections made the drive a little interesting

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Red Barrel cactus

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Cardon skeletons

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Desert campsite, prepping clams for dinner

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Cardon sunset

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I never get tired of Cardon pictures

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Man in the rock

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Desert oasis

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Morning hike

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Alban checks the scenery

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Bob with Cardon skeleton

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Giving scale to a large Cardon

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Jeff's Rubicon follows us through the Baja desert

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Alban gets a closeup

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Airing up the tires for the highway

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Luxury accommodations in San Quintin

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Charger's game and large beers in San Quintin