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Baja Peninsula Run Trip Report, Day Seven

The end of an amazing adventure. Our last day we had heard reports that the highway was washed out from a recent earthquake just north of Ensanada. So we decided to toke the vineyard road to Valley T and the compadre trail home. Sunrise in San Quintin. Doug loaded up with Chris's dirt bike. I have no idea how Doug was able to keep chips and salsa from being completely crushed but he did and it was a welcome snack as we regrouped on the compadre trail. Horses on the road just before getting to the boarder.

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Baja Peninsula Run Trip Report, Day Six

Day six started with a bittersweet morning because we were now headed north on the highway. We covered roughly 400 miles with no dirt. We left town early with one stop in Guerroro Negro for lunch and fuel and drove until sunset to our hotel in San Quintin. The arroyo through the town of Mulege. Mission Santa Rosalia de Mulege. During lunch we were taught how to make tamales. The finished product. Sunset over the Pacific. Hotel Santa Maria in San Quintin. Click below for day seven.

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Baja Peninsula Run Trip Report, Day Five

Day fives would take us from the Pacific Ocean back to the Sea of Cortez. We would spend the night in the sleepy village of Mulege. Pangas heading out to catch fish for the day. Chris fixing a flat. The nail he pulled out. I had a big nail that I plugged from the night before. Breakfast in the cantina. Crossing Arroyo San Raymundo. Click below for day six.

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Baja Peninsula Run Trip Report, Day Four

Day fours itinerary would have us head out to Laguna Ignacio for a couple of hours of whale watching. Then onto Scorpion Bay to camp at the legendary surf break. This section of road that is permanently washed and one bad decision left tour new friend Juan stuck in the mud. He was more than grateful for a tow out by Mike. We ended up meeting up with him again on the whale boat. Our whale watching panga and guide. Getting covered in whale exhalation was a strange highlight for the day. The whales were pretty hard to miss. I think we spotted around 15 or so in the two hours...

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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. Sunrise on the Sea of Cortez. Our camp spot didn't allow for vehicles to be driven on the beach because its a sea turtle nesting site. I think everyone in the group...

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Baja Peninsula Run Trip Report, Day Two

For day two we awoke to a beautiful Gonzaga Bay sunrise. The staff at Alfonsinas had made fresh hot coffee waiting for us as we soaked up the view. The plan for the day was to drive to Punta SanFran on the 2012 Baja 1000 race course. The route would take us past Coco's Corner and into the Calamujue wash. After the wash we would head into L.A. Bay for lunch and onto Punta SanFran to camp. The terrain after Coco's started to get really interesting. We had crossed into the infamous Cardon forrest that Baja is famous for. The road was lined with Boojum trees, Chollas and Cardons but thankfully...

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2014 Millen Adventures Baja Ready 4Runner

It was a busy end of the year for Millen Adventures! Not only did we have a seven day Baja trip planned, but we built a 2014 Toyota 4Runner for the trip. Not many people are brave enough to take a brand new vehicle off-road. Let alone break it in Baja, but that's what we built this vehicle to do. Build List Icon coilovers with reservoirs Icon rear shocks with CDC valve Total Chaos upper a-arms, cam gussets, upright gussets, link skids Method race wheels 33" BFGoodrich All Terrains Icom chase radio Overall the 4Runner handled extremely well! It easily soaked up 1000 miles of Baja's...

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Baja Peninsula Run Trip Report, Day One

Wow, so many stories to report from an adventure like this. It's a little daunting trying to remember every experience. So we're going to break the trip into each day. We hope you enjoy "riding" along with us through a pretty crazy journey.   Here's a little bit of the basics of the adventure. What: 1000 mile, Seven day, off-road trip following the smoother roads of the Baja 1000 race course. Who: Chris on the moto, Doug and Mike in FJ's, and Craig in the 4Runner.   Day one's plan was to cross the border in the morning and finish in Gonzaga Bay on the Sea of Cortez....

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2013 Baja 1000 with Team Brenthel

I was invited to chase with the Brenthel team for this years Baja 1000. They we're racing in the 7200 class, which consisted of two rules for the class. 85" wide and under 4L engine. We headed down on Thursday morning for contingency while the rest of the team was prerunning. Below are my pictures. Sunrise headed south. Traffic in Ensanada. Tacos were priority number one. You can't operate on an empty stomach. Filling up the dump cans. 110 gallons of Pemex for the race truck. $513 usd in gas. "What do you mean the credit card...

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AAT: Report – Trail Maintenance . Luna Mountain (3N59A) . 10-26-2013

SOCAL FJ CRUISERS ADOPT-A-TRAIL TEAM LOWER LARGA FLAT (2N06X) & LUNA MOUNTAIN (3N59A) - Helping the US Forest Service keep OHV trails open

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