Mar. 2017: Baja Bound Road Guide Research Trip #3

2017 Baja Expeditions: Project Outline To bring everyone up-to-speed: In 2017, I have begun to retravel roads from my past and travel roads I have not yet been on. Here are the regions of info gathering done to date: Trip 1, New Years 2017: San Felipe to Punta San Francisquito Trip 2, Feb. 2017: San […]

Feb. 2017: Baja Bound Road Guide Research Trip #2

An incredible trip of ten days that included great weather (a bit cold at night), great Baja Nomads (Internet amigos), some I met for the first time, and great but rough dirt roads. I went to many missions and visita sites. Here is a list of them: San Ignacio, Mulegé, San Juan Londó, Loreto, Ligüí, […]

Memorial Day 2017 to Shell Island

Memorial Day 2017: A Baja Beach Family Camp Trip Hello Amigos, Our 3-year-old grandson was ready for his first Baja trip and camping weekend. His parents have been to Shell Island multiple times before his birth and were ready for him to experience the beauty and wonder that this barrier island beach has to offer. […]

Baja Bound Road Guide in 2022

The contents of about half the book have been shared, although it may look different in the final version when published. The book is a road guide, for the roads beyond the cities to help you find the fun places to camp or explore in Baja. It uses the kilometer markers on highways and odometer […]

Pole Line Road 2015

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, there was genuine fear that the Japanese would strike California next. In those years, Baja California was sparsely populated and void of modern roads or communication. There was an actual fear that the Japanese could have secret airfields and submarine bases in Baja California, and Mexico would not have […]

Cliff Cross Maps

The 1970 & 1972 Cliff Cross maps found in his 1970-1973 guidebooks: For the 1974 edition, the new Baja Highway was drawn in over the earlier maps, but not completely accurate. The covers of 5 editions of this very popular book follow these 50+ maps. To zoom in close, press Ctrl (Control) and + (or […]

Trail of Missions #1 (+Helicopter over Baja)

On Monday night, 10 pm I get a text message from Cameron Steele asking if I would like to ride a helicopter to Baja and back, to spend Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with about 50 off road racing greats and their families so I can talk a little about the missions during this televised tour […]

Guadalupe Mission & Museum

On October 28, 2012, Max Kurillo and I examined the mission site of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (‘Guadalupe del Norte’) which only existed from 1834 to 1840. It was the final California mission, established by Dominican Padre Felix Caballero. Read more at: and The museum staff points to a raised foundation outline by […]

Meeting the Governor in Tecate

On September 19, 2012, Max Kurillo and I were invited by Zella of CAREM to attend their museum’s night with the governor of Baja California, José Guadalupe Osuna Millán. First, we attended the public rally… Next, we move on to the CAREM museum Thanks for joining us! More Baja California adventures:

New Years 2012: Fossils & Friends

From Jan. 5, 2012: Baja Angel and I headed south Saturday morning, crossed the border at Mexicali about 12:30 and loaded our ice chests with all the beer they could hold (Dos Equis, Carta Blanca Light) from a distributor at Km. 5.5 who added free ice above what we had. Very nice man runs the […]

Memorial Day Weekend 2011 was a hit!

In a nutshell, a great weekend on Shell Island for Memorial Day 2011! It would be the first trip there with Baja Angel’s daughter Kristi… Her son Josh and his girlfriend Jonna would also caravan with us. Jonna and Josh were last on the island this past Labor Day (Sept. 2010) and the four wheel […]

July 4th Weekend, Shell Island to Gonzaga Bay to El Rosario

FREAKY FOURTH: SATURDAY 7-2-11 Who would have guessed that such a textbook perfect July day in Baja could become so ugly in just a few hours? ———————————————————————————– Baja Angel, Kristi and I made the drive from San Diego Friday night… crossing at Tecate (to avoid Friday PM Calexico traffic into Mexico) for a quick drive […]

LOST MISSION EXPEDITION APRIL, 2011: In search of Santa Isabel

In Arroyo el Volcán, we search for Mission Santa Isabel The Lost Mission of Santa Isabel is an old legend, born out of the idea that the Jesuits had accumulated treasures from their seventy years on the peninsula. A totally false theory. When the missionaries got advance warning that the Spanish Court was about to […]