|Frigate birds on Bahia de La Paz looking
south towards La Paz and the range behind. The peak on the right (Cerro
El Puerto), fifteen miles from town, is the highest and has a trail to
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|Ciruelo growing on El Mogote.
Not too far from where the above photo was shot these massive trees
seem to have found the perfect growing location in the hot sands of the
6 mile long spit enclosing La Paz bay. Large trees of this kind are
fairly common in arroyo bottoms in the mountains farther south, but
few are as big as this one. These
limbs reach 50 feet in length, after
sagging earthward, taking
root and continuing outward. At the south end of the spit, just across
the harbor from La Paz, work is now started on Paraiso del Mar's
(www.paridiseofthesea.com) three square mile resort development ...
time to save what's left!
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|In a country where folk art is practically a
way of life roadside shrines must be among the more charming examples.
Few rural roads or highways are without them. Typically assembled from
spare bits of material into unique one-of-a-kind structures to
Virgin of Guadalupe, not all
are quite as monumental as the one shown here, west of San
Jose del Cabo on the mountain road to
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|Waterfall in La Zorra canyon behind
Popular destination ten minutes from the parking lot at the end of the
road 6 miles
from Santiago. The trail past here follows the stream up La Zorra
canyon, passing one or two remote farms and possibly going as far as La
Laguna at the top of the range after 25 to 30 miles.
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|El Triunfo chimney. Well preserved
100+ year monument to a race of vanished master builders. Some say it
was the French that were responsible, some
say it was the Americans. Either way it's impressive. This is the
tallest of two at the old Triunfo mine site, just off the
highway in El Triunfo.
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