This is a good trail up to the Sierra de la Laguna (Baja Mexico) with some magnificent views of the peninsula from high up. Scenic mountains peaking at 7,096 ft (2,163 m) at Picacho La Laguna Peakfeet, (24°00'N 109°45'W), and covered with lush pine and oak forests. A GPS track file is attached (click on download GPS above), download it into your GPS using G7TOWIN, or OZI-explorer, and then find and follow the trail using your GPS. The actual text file in OZI-explorer (you can cut and paste it) submitted by the author is provided below, if you prefer.
Many people know about the popular Cabos San Lucas as the Southern Tropical tip of Baja, for its nearby surfing and empty beaches, and as a sailing port of call. Perhaps you could make a base in 'Cabos' and take day trips or overnighters to hike, kayak, or surf!
Photo courtesy of Jim Rosinski.
On the road, la Paz, Cabo San Lucas by way of Todo Santos passing Todosantos 4 or 5 km (Todos Santos is an ‘Artists Colony’ just one hour north of Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific side). On the left take a dirt road to La Burrera, drive up to the gate, park and start hiking. You may wish to use your GPS to see that it matches the first few waypoints.
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Posted By: jackd
- Sun Mar 21 22:59:49 UTC 2004
Upsidemagnificent views, unique flora, ecology Downsideheat, dehydration, night frost CommentFirst, ditch the gps for this walk. if you can't find this trail and stay on it take up golf or sewing. the trail up from la burrera, 20 km east of todos santos, bcs is deeply cut into the west face of the mountain. the best time to start the hike is 5 pm so that you are off the west face before the sun gets there. for that reason many choose to walk up under a full moon. carry at least two litres of water per person. the hike is best enjoyed if you stay overnight. most camp on the oak meadow below the summit because there is water and it's very pretty. but when the sun goes down, ice starts to glaze the ponds and in the morning, the meadow is white with frost. camp on the ridges that surround the meadow and you won't need more than a summer weight bag. the best water is just above the campo de forestales. you can find it by following the black hose pipe to its source. if there is a group going up SEMARNAT, the agency that manages the biosphere reserve, asks that you obtain a permit from its office on the second floor at 1045 Ocampo, La Paz, BCS. It costs 10 pesos per person and makes no sense whatsoever, but has great PR value. if you speak a little spanish, Jesus Quinones, the assistant director, is most helpful and will work hard to recall his very good english.