So I put together what I think is a pretty big beast of a trip. I'm interested in your feedback.
First - i know you guys said to skip bay of LA, but looking at mileage I don't see a great way to miss that town considering that I really want to do that dirt section south of El Rosario going in to Catavina. It just looks fun & maybe a bit challenging based on my google earth prerunning.
I think i will need to bring at least 10 gallons of extra gas for the F100 & probably some octane booster :lol:
I'm kind of bummed there isn't a real layover day in this schedule, personally. Interested in your guys' thoughts.
Day 1: USA -> El Rosario
stay at Mama Espinoza's
Day 2: El Rosario -> Bay of LA
Dirt straight out of El Rosario
Mision Nuestra Senora del Santisimo Rosario de Vinadaco
Coast to Punta Baja, continue following the coast for a while, cut inland to Catavina.
~130 miles of dirt.
Gas from barrels in Catavina
Highway to Bay of LA
Stay at some hotel in bay of LA.
Day 3: Bay of LA -> San Ignacio
Dirt from bay of LA along the east side. some old race course sections.
~150 miles of dirt
Side route to Mision Santa Gertrudis
Mission San Ignacio
Stay at the Yurts in San Ignacio
Day 4: San Ignacio -> Loreto
Vacation day! (sort of)
Stop for recommended tacos in Santa Rosalia
Mision Santa Rosalia de Mulege
Bahia de Concepcion for the 2-sided beach. Spend several hours there.
Highway to Loreto for the night.
Day 5: Loreto -> Scorpion Bay
Loreto headed west, can detour to see mission town of San Javier (supposed to be gorgeous)
Furthest south we would go.
Then dirt to Comondu, Mision San Jose de Comondu headed back north.
Dirt to La Purisima, Mision in La Purisima.
Gas from barrels again.
Dirt from La Purisima to scorpion bay.
~70 miles of dirt. 100 miles total
Stay in Scorpion bay for the night
Day 6: Scorpion bay -> Guerrero Negro
Start the trek back home.
Dirt from Scorpion bay to San Ignacio.
Highway from San Ignacio to Guerrero negro.
follows some old baja 1000 course again.
Stay somewhere in Guerrero Negro.
Day 7: Guerrero Negro -> San Felipe
All highway if we want
Check out Coco's corner
Stop by Alfonsinas on Gonzaga bay
Stay at some hotel in San Felipe
Day 8: San Felipe -> USA
Tecate border crossing or mexicali, whichever we want.