I strapped my paddleboard to the roof rack and threw some basic camping gear into the Tacoma to explore the off-pavement route west to San Juanico, also called Scorpion Bay. It’s a protected, south-facing bay famous with surfers for its regular point breaks but I looked forward to the trip as much as the destination.
The truck is completely tricked out for Baja with aftermarket suspension, tires, lights, compressor, and other farkels.
Don’t give me credit, it was purchased that way.
Do give me credit for packing enough food, water, and beer in case I got stuck overnight somewhere on the trail. Plus sturdy walking shoes, a backpack, and some cash in case I needed to bribe a tow or gas or something.
I know more than a few people who’ve headed out with just a small bottle of water and no snacks and were pretty hangry when they didn’t reach their destination in time for their next meal or two.
Read the entire post in my January 2019 column for Discover Baja.