The Road Less Traveled – Going 4×4 through the Seven Sisters

We’ve just spent the last week exploring the rugged and remote Pacific Coast from the little town of El Rosario through Guerrero Negro, where we are now resting and cleaning up!

It was over 120 miles of beautiful scenery, great surf, empty beaches, incredible seafood and very challenging 4×4 roads and navigation (thank God for Jenine’s amazing navigational skills, as I would still be lost up there).

It was definitely one of the cooler, and slightly nerve wrecking things we’ve ever done, but Titus made it possible – here are some highlights:

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The start of the dirt roads


Punta Canoas – We started our journey here, camping high top the cliffs over the Pacific. There was a small fishing village below us with a great point break.

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Must be at Punta Canoas

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First night, feeling good

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A view to wake up to!

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Jenine waking up to the sunrise

 

 

Just South of San Jose del Faro – “Lobster Camp” – After leaving Canoas we passed through some amazing beaches and more 4×4 roads where we ran into our first bit of trouble. Unbeknownst to us, our power steering cap got shaken off, and we lost most of our power steering fluid. Titus starting making some horrible noises, and we were far from anywhere to fix it. Nothing to do but push on. Lucky, we found an amazing beach spot to camp and calm us down. We also found nice fishermen to trade us some amazing lobsters and fresh fish, and for the time being, everything was okay!

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These guys are ready for the pot!

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Jenine about to do her morning yoga

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Camping on night two

 

 

Bahia Blanco – On the way to Bahia Blanco not only was Titus making some horrendous noises at every turn, but we ran into some big trouble in the salt flats. We managed to get Titus buried up to the running boards in salty muddy cement! Carrying MaxTrax and a shovel turned out to be the best investment ever. I dug deep into the muck, deflated the tires onto the MaxTrax and over the course of about 2 hours we freed Titus (Don, you would have been proud). After that, we limped along muddy and tired to a beautiful beach camping spot in Bahia Blanco.

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sinking into the salt flat - cement like muck

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MaxTrax to the rescue!

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rolling up to a remote camp spot

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Empty beaches

 

Bahia Maria – We woke up to more beautiful coastline and also more dirt roads. And this time our maps and the roads weren’t matching up too well, probably due to all the hurricane activity here. We were filthy, Titus had no steering fluid and was screeching, and now we were getting lost. Luckily, Jenine has an amazing gift for navigation, and we forged through arriving at the AMAZING Bahia Maria by late afternoon, just in time for a low tide surf. Also, this was the first time we saw other campers, and we were very relieved to have the company after all the isolation. We stayed two days here soaking in the amazing sunsets eating fresh calms and muscles and also saw our neighbor catch a 30lb Yellow Tail which he shared with us!

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Bahia Maria

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Jenine being adventurous, eating some fresh plucked Muscles

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Nice catch Pedro!

 

“The Wall” – Punta Rosarito – The Wall is a famous surf spot that gets big swell during the winter. There is a community of surfers who camp here during this time, and we wanted to check it out. The Wall had plenty of surf, but also howling winds. To combat this, campers build these rock walls all over the beach to hide from the wind. I did some night and morning surfing and then we quickly headed out to find some gas and get Titus back in shape.

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The long right at the wall

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Camping at the Wall

We made it back to civilization without an ounce of gas to spare, but we are happy to say Titus is now clean, loaded with power steering fluid, and gassed up for the next adventure.

 

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Our route

What we are listening to:

  • Staying nice calm and relaxed with some classical music like Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Part

More photos from our latest adventure:

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The start of the dirt roads

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Must be at Punta Canoas

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The long road down Baja

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This camp site will do

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First night, feeling good

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A view to wake up to!

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Out our front door

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Camping at Canoa

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Cuidado!!

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Jenine waking up to the sunrise

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Loving the long coastal road

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Wild horse on the roadside

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horse crossing

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One of the sketchy water crossings

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Just traded for some lobsters and fresh fish

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These guys are ready for the pot!

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Jenine relaxing

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Catch of the day!

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Dinner for two

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Camping on night 2

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Jenine about to do her morning yoga

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Empty beaches

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driving on the beach

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not good

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sinking into the salt flat - cement like muck

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MaxTrax to the rescue!

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rolling up to a remote camp spot

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Bahia Maria

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camping at Bahia Blanco

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Fresh clams!

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Collecting some muscles

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Sunset at Bahia Maria

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Camping at Bahia Maria

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Jenine being adventurous, eating some fresh plucked Muscles

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Nice catch Pedro!

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Fresh Tuna Cerviche and seared steaks

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Camping at the Wall

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The long right at the wall

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Our route

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9 comments on “The Road Less Traveled – Going 4×4 through the Seven Sisters
  1. Luis says:

    So glad to see you guys enjoying Baja to the max! Thanks for sharing and allowing g us to live vicariously though you

  2. Patty says:

    Wowzie-Bowzie! From losing steering fluid to getting stuck in salt flats, and still you two have such a positive outlook! Amazingly wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving George and Jenine! We love you two!

  3. Phil says:

    You don’t know me, but trust that I will be stalking you as you travel south and are extremely jealous. My SMB is waiting to do the same journey, but I’m a few years away still.

    Enjoy!

  4. Jane says:

    Parental gut check! Glad the sun shines down on you! xo

  5. Dave says:

    Thank you.
    I always avoid the salt flats if possible. My friend and I traveled to Scorp in 1987 the north way and he managed to waver off the salt flat road and stuck we were. Luckily some Mexican guys had a 1/2 ton truck with slicks and using my snatch um strap they yanked us out.
    Consider some E-rated Toyo RT’s next time. Way stronger than even the new BFG KO2’s

    • Jenine says:

      Wow Im not surprised that you got stuck there! Seriously nasty stuff. Thanks for the tip!