Posts Categorized: Hiking

The Mission Walker: Trekking El Camino Real

When she was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer, Edie Littlefield Sundby was given three months to live. In response, she beat the cancer and decided to walk the 800-mile Alta California Mission trail from San Diego to Sonoma. When the cancer returned, she beat it again and then decided to walk the other 800 miles of… Read more »

Cerro San Bruno

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  By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto”     Strolling down the Malecón in Loreto and looking north, one can’t help but see the large rolling peak looming over the sea across from Isla Coronado.  This is Cerro San Bruno, and at 2,240 feet, a great adventure hike well worth the effort. You will be… Read more »

The San Pedro Mártir and Lidia

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By Graham Mackintosh Northern Baja California’s Sierra de San Pedro Mártir is one of the least visited conifer forests in North America—a “sky island” surrounded by chaparral and desert. Not only has it been protected by its own isolation, since 1947 its natural beauty has been assured through the granting of national park status in… Read more »

Loreto’s Isla Coronado

By Dave Kelly, co-author of Hiking Loreto Isla Coronado can be seen to the north of Loreto and is located in the Bay of Loreto National Marine Park. It is the smallest of the five uninhabited islands within this beautiful National Park. It is one of the only places in Loreto where white sandy beaches… Read more »

Favorite Baja Summer Destination: Sierra de San Pedro Mártir

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By Graham Mackintosh For over 20 years I’ve been enjoying summer camping and hiking in Baja’s oldest National Park – the spectacular Parque Nacional Sierra de San Pedro Mártir. I even spent four months up there with two street dogs and no vehicle in the summer of 2001, an experience which gave rise to my third… Read more »

Misión to Misión: Hiking the Old Road to San Javier

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By Dave Kelly, author of “Hiking Loreto Guidebook” The historic Misión of our Lady of Loreto was built in 1697 by the Jesuit Priest Juan Maria de Salvatierra. It was the first Spanish settlement in the Americas and was built with the purpose of evangelizing this new territory. In 1699 Father Francisco Maria Piccolo established a… Read more »

Hiking Loreto

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” Having been a hiker all my life and a climbing guide for a good part of it as well, I was naturally drawn to the majestic Sierra Giganta the first time I passed through Loreto 15 or so years ago. When my wife, DeeDee and I decided to… Read more »