Since I live near the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, I have DRIVEN it round trip over 2 dozen times over the past 25 yrs (and have my share of stories being broken down, etc.), and when I first heard about this couple who are doing this "WALK", I thought it was crazy!! oh, of course it is for a 'good cause'........ This is first paragraph of the article explaining it: Mexico, Vizcaino, Baja California Sur, June 10, 2012 – John and Rachel Pack set out to circumnavigate the Baja peninsula during the summer, in 100 days or less. The trek would cross some the world’s toughest terrain, during the hottest time of the year. On May 12, 2012, they left San Felipe, Baja and now 30 days and 292 miles (469km) later, they have overcome many challenges and crossed into southern Baja. The walk is to bring awareness to the needs of various Baja charities that fight enormous challenges of their own during the summer months. Although they have come this far, the remaining distance may prove to be the toughest and most difficult yet. full article can be found here: bajagoodlife.com/2012/06/11/...
No I had not heard of the walk. What a challenge they face. Hope they make it OK and achieve their purpose.
Weather may not be their only challenge. Good luck to them.
Hadn't heard about the walk. When they near Loreto I'd welcome to my place, if in country. "we" have a friend that has cycled the infamous Hwy 1 (Claus Andersen) a time or two and I know of a group that did offroad 4-wheel most of the trip (met up at Del Borracho outside of Loreto one time). But walking ...hmmm.. There are MANY organizations in SUR that cater to the various charities. In Loreto the Mayor's wife runs DIF and raises quite a bit for the ranchero children in the area. Hopefully they will find friendly faces on their journey.
HMMMM...just reading the introduction makes me suspect of this group. Perhaps I have the wrong San Felipe on my map, but you dont' walk from San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez to Hwy 1 in less than a day and you don't wear out boots or walking shoes in a couple weeks. I'll need to read more to believe this is not just a publicity stunt since they seem to have motor driven backup.
As Al mentioned i cycled the trip a few years ago and i consider the southern part of Baja to be one of the best places i have cycled in the whole world. Especially the day i had from Loreto to Ciudad Insurgentes was really fantastic.
one tough couple I gather ::) but good luck in their quest for charity help.
Sounds like it's a great cause, but like Agraichen I'm a bit skeptical of the article. When you read between the lines it makes you realise what an imaginative writer can do with a story.
Al, yes, from reading earlier in the year when this was in planning stages, they do have a vehicle(s) following them (or whatever), but I don't see where you are getting that they went from San Felipe to HWY 1 in such a short time?
an update on this couple doing the 'BAJAWALK': bajagoodlife.com/baja-100-da... they are due into our litle town of Los Barriles on Tues or Wed, and a get together is supposed to be organized when the time is pinned down..... not much goes on here at this time of year, so I will endevour to attend if I get sufficient notice.....just as a matter of curiosity.