Posts Categorized: Off the Beaten Path

Tom Miller – A Columnist for All Times

By Gary Graham   Born April 4, 1928, Tom Miller and his brother Chuck were raised on Coronado Island, California, and shared a passion for fishing. Although Tom became a wordsmith and Chuck a dentist, they both became skilled with very light lines – 4- and 6-pound – and set several World Records, never losing… Read more »

La Lobera

Baja wildlife and nature lovers will enjoy a fun side trip to La Lobera, a naturally-formed crater on the Pacific that is a “haulout site” for harbor seals. Located 47 kilometers south of San Quintín and 14 kilometers north of El Rosario, La Lobera makes a fun day trip from either destination or an interesting… Read more »

Cañón de Guadalupe Photo Essay

    By David Brackney Over a span of more than 80 years, the Auto Club of Southern California conducted hundreds of mapping and research trips to the Baja California peninsula, but to the best of my knowledge, the Club had seldom or never sent someone to Cañón de Guadalupe, at least till someone invited… Read more »

El Mármol Onyx Quarry

The Baja peninsula is home to many quirky spots and small pockets of history and natural wonder. One of these is the abandoned El Mármol Quarry, located in the Central Desert. While El Mármol literally translates to the marble, it was actually white onyx that was mined here and used all over the world. The… Read more »

The National Parks of Baja California

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There are seven National Parks in Baja California which have been so designated because of their important ecosystems, their beautiful natural landscapes, and the diversity and endemism of the flora and fauna. Ranging from pine-covered mountains to remote Sea of Cortez islands and waters full of endangered species of marine life, they perfectly capture the… Read more »