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Salted Rim Tour

2014 Salted Rim Tour. -Four Days -10 motos -11 people and one dog. -Two broken KTM's -Great memories

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Starting in March Millen Adventures will now be offering UTV adventures in Baja.

  Millen Adventures is proud to announce that we will now be offering vehicles for rent on specially guided trips starting in March. Check the website for more information: www.BajaBanditos.com

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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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2013 SCORE Baja 1000 Course Announced

SCORE announced yesterday the 2013 Baja 1000 course which will allow us to start planning for our four day adventure on the actual race course.  I'm personally really excited because the course is very similar to the 2003 Baja 1000, which was my first Baja race in my career. The course that SCORE has laid down will be tough. SCORE alternates between a peninsula race and a loop race each year; meaning every other year we finish in La Paz/Cabo or Ensenada. On the loop races which finish back in Ensanada the course is typically no more than 750 miles, while the peninsula runs are at or greater...

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September Palm Springs to Las Vegas Trip Report

Oh boy. What a fun weekend! The weather was perfect, temperatures were in the high 80's, and we even had a little rain. We covered roughly 300 miles on dirt roads over the two days thanks to the group being so small. It never ceases to amaze me how much water changes the desert. Last month the area received some pretty heavy down pours. There were some pretty deep washouts out there, you really had to keep your eyes open and never let your guard down. Even wind changes the landscape drastically. I keep thinking about a particularly large sand dune we went around because the road was completely...

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Palm Springs to Las Vegas Trip Report

Our first Palm Springs to Las Vegas is in the books! We aired down and hit dirt early Saturday morning. The route would take us from the Yucca forests behind Big Bear to the dry lakes of Baker and into Las Vegas. Total mileage was around 250 miles, and very little of it was on pavement. After crossing into Johnson Valley OHV area we found a small patch of sand and had a two-wheel drive hill climb challenge. After the challenge we had time to play around in four-wheel drive and see what our vehicles were really capable off. For lunch we stopped at the iconic Slash X Ranch Cafe. Slash X is an off-roader's...

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