Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Road to Catavina

We drove about 145 miles between Ensenada and El Rosario, almost all inland from the coast and fairly mountainous. Our peak elevation was about 3,200 feet. The section between El Rosario and Cativina was about 75 miles, for a total of about 5 hours driving time from the time we left our campsite this morning. The book says we should plan on averaging about 40 miles an hour, and that’s almost exactly what we did today. Some of the route was through agricultural areas, mostly truck farms, but there were a few prickly pear cactus farms as well. Most of the route was in what the book called “inter-mountain valleys”, which is what’s pictured here. We understand the roads we saw today are typical of what the highway is like all the way down Baja California. If that’s true, then this will be just fine. We felt really comfortable driving with the trailer, and we don’t really see why it would be a problem with a bigger rig either, as long as you’re willing to keep the speed down.

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