Driving Baja Before Paved Roads

Ever wonder what it was like before Highway 1 (and later Highway 19) were paved, long before they became the tourist friendly 2 and 4 lane highways that they are now. Well, courtesy of BajaBound, we have a first person account, with photos, from author David Kier. This story will surely make you reconsider any current day complaints about road travel on the Baja peninsula.

To drive an automobile from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas was once such a rare and amazing feat that the few who did it wrote books about it. South of El Rosario, the road was just a single lane, pair of tracks, worn into the rocky and sandy soil. Signage was rare or wrong and one would simply follow the most recent looking tire tracks. 

The Old Baja Road

 

(If you are reading this post on any blog other than www.todossantos.net then you are reading copyrighted content that was reposted without permission of the author, i.e. Howard Ekman.)

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