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Old 01-10-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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Boondocking solo to Baja?

Hi, I'm sure it's possible, and it's being done, but has anyone on the forum boondocked to Cabo San Lucas alone?

I wanted to join the WBCCI on the trip, but it's scheduled to leave 2 weeks to early for me. So...

The list of things to do, the reasons to go are fishing, beach boondocking, and post op surgery rehabilitation physical therapy for my dog, swimming, photography, sun and food. And nice icey drinks.

The route is pretty much a matter of getting out some maps and internet searches.

I haven't seen taken pets mentioned here, or if anyone has taken a ocean kayak or canoe?

I hope to see you all camping~

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Old 01-10-2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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Yes, but not with our Airstream. Yes, with our dog a standard Poodle. We used an inflatable. Been boondocking both sides of the Sea of Cortez. Never had any problem. See:

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Old 01-10-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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I think the WBCCI trip is over priced. I am sure that a few adventurous Airstreamers could do the trip for a lot less money and less regimentation.

Its too bad that the Member Map feature no longer works. That used to show a couple of Airstreamers in Baja. Here is a forum thread of those that make the trip often.
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:12 PM   #4
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I did the trip in a HiLo travel trailer. It is a great trip.
The suspension is better on your Safari.
There is a book that has all the camp sites in Mexico with directions to them by Dwight and Terre Church. It is called Mexican Camping and should be for sale on
By all means take your kayak. There is little surf in the Sea of Cortez and you should be able to launch in most places.
The road is narrow with no shoulder, rutted in someplaces, there are unbanked hairpins, and trucks and buses travel fast. I found the most comfortable speed 35 m.p.h. or less. Take your time and don't drive at night.
There has been reported crime close to the border but I feel the risk is slight in the daytime on the main roads.

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Old 05-07-2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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There has been reported crime close to the border but I feel the risk is slight in the daytime on the main roads.
Does this mean there is no crime on the other side of the border?
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:55 PM   #6
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We took our re-decorated 1989 29' Soveriegn to Baja winters of 05 and 06 with big Dodge pick-up and 15' car-top boat. We did some boon-docking, but stayed mostly in campgrounds, settling at Martin Verdugo's in Los Barrilos for most of winter. We made jaunts to Cabo, San Jose and Todo Santos where we stayed in hotels. After a "mordito" paid in Tacate for "illegal lane change" (we should have taken the option of going to the judge, which would have probably made cop decide to just give a warning), all was very good, traveling in daylight, of course.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:35 PM   #7
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We have made many camping trips down Baja solo, and one down mainland Mexico. Tent, stove, ice chest etc. in the back of the dune buggy. Camped on the beach most every night. Had great trips. That was in the 80s.

Never in our Airstream. Don't know that we would do that.

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