Posts Categorized: Adventure

Paddle to Isla Coronado

Kayaking Smith Island Graham Mackintosh

By Graham Mackintosh The cone-shape volcano at the north end of Smith Island, or Isla Coronado, is a familiar sight for visitors to Bahía de los Ángeles. I’d been around the five mile-long island several times by boat enjoying multiple finback whale encounters, but I’d never set foot on the island. I planned to put… Read more »

Exploring San Juanico Scorpion Bay

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By Carla King In my last post you’ll find the trip report from Mulegé to San Juanico (Scorpion Bay) the hard way and the easy way. San Juanico is a fishing village on a protected, south-facing bay on the Pacific side of Baja Sur. It’s said that surfers in the 1970s attempted to hide its… Read more »

Trip Report: Bahía Concepción to La Purísima and San Juanico

By Carla King From Mulegé to Scorpion Bay I strapped my paddleboard to the roof rack and threw some basic camping gear into the Tacoma to explore the off-pavement route west to San Juanico, also called Scorpion Bay. It’s a protected, south-facing bay famous with surfers for its regular point breaks but I looked forward… Read more »

Kayaking Loreto to La Paz, Part II

Graham Mackintosh Kayak

Part 2: Santa Marta to La Paz By Graham Mackintosh Seen from the perspective of a kayak, the coast between Agua Verde and La Paz is often beautiful and colorful with numerous high cliffs and challenging headlands. Sharing one protected headland—San Telmo—with the sailboat Schatzi, I made radio contact and was glad to make the… Read more »

Kayaking Loreto to La Paz

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Part 1: Loreto to Santa Marta By Graham Mackintosh Over the last three years I’ve been kayaking the Sea of Cortez, usually in October and November. I began in Bahía Gonzaga, and the first stage took me to Bahía de los Ángeles. The second, from LA Bay to Bahía Concepción. And last year I paddled… Read more »

Border to Baja Bahia Concepción Road Trip Report

Tacoma Catavina Carla King

Follow me home to Bahía Concepción via the San Ysidro border through Tijuana, Ensenada, San Quintín, Guerrero Negro, Cataviña, San Ignacio, Santa Rosalía, and Mulegé. Crossing the Border into Baja December 29, 2018: This was my first time crossing the San Ysidro border since all the improvements. It’s a quick and easy crossing north to south (but… Read more »

A reassuring conversation about adventuring in Baja

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By Carla King This month I thought I’d share a Facebook Messenger conversation with a Facebook follower who was spooked about traveling in Baja by friends who insist there are gangsters waiting for them around every corner. It makes me happy to be able to reassure! [Conversation spell-corrected and anonymized as well as providing links to… Read more »

Motorcyclists: Gear Up for Baja

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By Carla King If you’re riding into Baja from the cool north of the Americas, how do you prepare for the hot, dry deserts of Nevada, California, and Baja? Here are some suggestions for preparing for your trip. A lot of this gear will work nicely for bicyclists and hikers, too. Cooling vests Cooling neck… Read more »