Posts Tagged: san pedro martir

Peninsula Picks: Hiking in Baja

The natural beauty of the peninsula makes Baja ripe for epic hiking opportunities. But hiking has not traditionally been as popular as one would think. Trails (if there are any) are not well-marked, and there’s not a lot of public information. But that’s changing little by little as a more developed hiking scene is evolving… Read more »

Weekend Baja Road Trips to Take This Winter

When the winter blues hit, there’s no better cure than heading down to Baja for a weekend escape. Wine country, Sea of Cortez beaches, hot springs, and gray whales await! Here are some of our favorite short road trips to help inspire your next venture south of the border.   Valle de Guadalupe Why go:… 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 »

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 »

Riding Baja: Summer Motorcycling Destinations

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Temperatures in Central and Southern Baja soar to over 100 degrees in the summer so stick to the north until the mercury drops in October. Here are come cool—in both senses of the word—destinations. Guadalupe Valley Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe produces 90% of all of the wine that comes from Mexico and is growing famous… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #24, San Pedro Mártir de Verona (1794-1811)

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By David Kierwww.vivabaja.comCo-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’    By the end of 1791, the first five Dominican California missions were established along El Camino Real, securing the corridor between the peninsula and San Diego. The interior could now be brought under control with ‘mountain missions.’ The Indian attacks would be… Read more »

Meling Ranch Now Offering Multi-Day Horseback Trail Ride Adventures

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Starting July 2014, Meling Ranch is introducing a new, monthly, high desert saddle back trail ride adventure. Adventures will be scheduled each month starting in July, 2014.  The entire ride will be made through the high desert country along the base of the Sierra Pedro San Mártir, some of the highest mountains in Baja Mexico. The trail… Read more »

Baja Dark Skies Inn

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By Carol Kramer  For ages I had wanted to visit Baja Dark Skies in the Sierra de San Pedro Martir. The week after Christmas last year proved to be THE time. Reservations were made and we were on our way. We took the toll road—-12 hours before it collapsed—and continued down Mex 1 to KM… Read more »

Return to Meling Ranch

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By Carol Kramer “It’s snowing in Baja!!!”  What was to have been a beautiful drive to the observatory in the Sierra de San Pedro Martir National Park with a view of the Sea of Cortez to the east and the sparkling Pacific Ocean to the west, instead turned into a snow storm in which we… Read more »