Baja off the beaten path is not a place for everyone. Cracked lips, dusty hair, no showers for weeks, wind, dirt, sand. Dirt blowing on your face, in your ears, in your eyes. Did I say wind? Wind, and I am talking relentless wind that will blow you and everything you own into space. Days and days of it. Did I say dirt? Dirt and dust that will cover you, your butt crack and every piece of gear and equipment you own.
In Baja off the beaten path you ration everything you have. Gas, water, food, your friends. Friends better be good ones because you can’t ditch them. Nothing is replaceable and you have to have everything plus a little extra. A candy bar or a piece of chocolate becomes a serious commodity. Local fishermen will trade you lobster and their wives for a piece of chocolate. If something breaks or you get stuck, you are on your own. Dirt roads from hell with mud flats that might as well be quicksand. Washboard on dirt roads are not the washboard you might know from dirt roads back at home. The Baja washboards are the Everest of washboards and will destroy every piece of equipment you own. Starting with your rig to everything inside of it.