Posts Tagged: sierra de la giganta

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 »

Three-Day Getaway: Loreto

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By Jennifer Kramer Nestled between the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range is the quaint, picturesque town of Loreto. The town’s historic plaza, examples of colonial architecture, and California’s oldest mission (in both Baja and Alta), provide a magical background for this Baja destination. Appropriately enough, Loreto was designated a… Read more »