Saturday, February 25

Where We Stay

On a trip like this, our overnight parking spot can be almost anywhere - from the side of the road to RV parks. These last five nights are a pretty good sampling of what we've done for the last month.

From the cool and snow (stuck overnight in a parking lot) of a couple of days ago we headed to Rancho El Coyote and a campsite on a 50,000 acre working cattle ranch - nice and quiet as there were only three of us staying the night, and it was one of the nicest camp experiences we've had in Baja!

The next night, Rancho San Carlos Hot Springs and soaking in the pool alongside a small mountain stream. Can't deny that Baja is a place of contrasts. The only constant - the challenging "road" (with multiple stream crossings) we had to endure to reach this place. It seems to me that Baja makes you work to find its gems, but is very happy to share if you make the effort.

After getting rejuvenated at the hot springs our next "campsite" was anything but plush - just off the main highway in a dry stream bed.

The next day, a little side trip to check out some rocks.

Then back to the water - this time a campground on a lagoon just off the Rio Hardy, Campo Mosquede. Nice and quiet, and it had lagoon side hammock trees for Don.