NEW version of the Baja Almanac is finally
out and will be available at the San Felipe Title Company
this Saturday, October 31st.!
It's been a LONG wait. Shreds and disintegrated pages
of previous editions have been littering the floor boards
of dune buggies and rails for years. Older copies, treated
with a modicum of respect, have been folded so many
times their pages are more fragile than a Guttenburg
Bible. And just as rare.
The local bookstore has been kept on tenderhooks for
longer than it cares to remember in its eternal vigil
for this out-of-print, unobtainable grail of the off-roaders,
constantly checking with internet soources as well as
communicating with Landon S. Crumpton, the author/designer.
The wait has finally paid off.
Amazon.com has listed used copies of the Baja Almanac
between $90-$180. The deserts of northern Baja have
never seen so much lettuce. But now it will be possible
to own your very own copy without having to take out
a second mortgage. Join the droves heading for the bookstore
Saturday morning and stake your claim. These books will
not last long!
Book Description: The
"Perfect Companion for Traveling the Peninsula"
is a map-guidebook of detailed topographic maps of the
Baja Peninsula of Mexico bound in a paperback atlas.
The Baja Almanac is the definitive resource for recreational
activities including fishing, off-roading, dirt biking,
island hopping, camping, kayaking, surfing, mountain
biking, boardsailing, beachcombing, backpacking, hiking,
nature viewing, real estate, exploring, collecting rocks
and minerals and more. Also includes gas stations, hospitals,
lighthouses, churches. Shows populated areas, highways
and mileage charts, elevations and other features. Landforms
(sand dunes, arroyos, mesas, points), populated areas
and bodies of water are also indexed by state: Baja
California (Norte) and Baja California Sur. Overview
map of the peninsula provides a grid overlay for locating
page numbers. Scale approximately 1:250,000.
What people have to say about it:
I live in Baja and I do a lot of expeditions around
and this map-book has more detail and precision than
any other map built. I made numbers and if you could
cut every sheet on this book and put together one map
it would be more than 12ft long. I'm also a GPS user
and combining these two tools you can plan very good
and safe trips; Baja Almanac gives you very close lat
& long information so it's very easy to punch data
into the GPS. This map it's very difficult to get so
if you see it available somewhere buy it. If you don't
like it ( I doubt) it has a very good resell price on
ebay. Trust me and good luck in your trips to the beautiful
Well I do agree that this is the best
topo map for Baja. Especially for campers wanting to
explore the back country. I own several copies - for
over 10 years, both first & second editions. The
third edition was supposed to be out by now. It is an
all time fave & best seller with the Total Escape
crew. Unfortunately the author/self-publisher is a big
time slacker. We've all been waiting for the third edition
for over a year now. Wholesale vendors are finding it
impossible to track him down, find out any delivery
info, or an expected delivery date. Bummer! Such a great
product with an undependable publisher.