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Finding My Way With a Smartphone

Reading a Map

While traveling, I’ve had quite a few people ask me how I navigate my routes. While I still use paper maps to get an overview of where I am and where I want to go, lately I’ve been relying on my phone’s GPS to help get me there. I’ve added a page under the Navigation heading describing what I use to find my way and how I use it.


Traveling the Mojave Road

Mojave Road Plaque

Since Claudia and I returned to the States from Baja, I’ve been a bit obsessed with finding “interesting” off-pavement routes for us to travel. We spent some time in California’s Mojave National Preserve last winter and I saw the Mojave Road outlined on the map, but I didn’t realize how interesting and important the route was until I came across the website this past summer.

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The Grizzly Dance at the Outhouse

As I have more time and fast internet, there are a few posts I want to write on our travels through Canada and Alaska this past spring, summer and fall. This video I shot and Claudia put together is just a snippet.  We saw this bear while driving through British Columbia this past fall and fortunately, neither of us needed to use the outhouse at the moment.

Traveling The Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849

Disclaimer: The route described hereafter may not, currently, be legal to travel and if it is legal to travel, may not be wise to travel. In addition, any laws that may have been broken, if they were broken, were broken unintentionally and would not have been broken if their existence was known prior to the breaking. Finally, any actions, thoughts of actions, and specifically descriptions of actions, described hereafter may contain sarcasm, attempts at humor and exaggerations of the truth and may not accurately portray the experience and wise thinking of the travelers involved. Now please read on.

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Off the Beaten Track in Baja Part 2

From La Paz Back to Ciudad Constitucion

Over the Mountains to Los Barriles

First off, if you haven’t read Part 1, the USA border to La Paz, you can read it here. To start Part 2 off, we head east out of La Paz on Mex 286 towards the town of San Juan de los Planes. Just east of San Juan de los Planes the highway makes a sharp turn to the left, but for a more exciting route, just continue straight onto the dusty track that heads up into the Sierra la Gata.

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