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Baja Peninsula Run Trip Report, Day Three

Day three’s plan was to drive from Punta SanFran to San Ignacio. Day three would be known as a mellow day. Total mileage for the day would be around 125 miles with a stop in the middle to hike up to see the cave paintings near El Arco. We stopped in Vizcaino for lunch and hit San Ignacio around 3pm. After a quick tour of the mission in town we headed back to the hotel for dinner and good nights rest in a bed.

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Sunrise on the Sea of Cortez.

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Our camp spot didn’t allow for vehicles to be driven on the beach because its a sea turtle nesting site.

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I think everyone in the group wanted to take how this cute little guy home. But his owner quickly scooped him up before we could stash him in our bags.

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Mesa El Carmen cave

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Craig for scale to show how large the cave paintings actually are.

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The Missionaries asked the local Chochimi Indians who had painted these great paintings, their response was giants. They couldnt fathom how or why a normal person would paint such large people. From what little information I can find they’re approximately seven to eight thousand years old.

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Boojum Tree.

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Our hotel in San Ignacio.

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San Ignacio Mission. Built in the 1700’s.

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Click below for day four.

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Baja sunset.