Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Top 20 Baja Shots

Baja has been very good to me over the years. It's a special place for those who choose to discover one of the few remaining primitive areas in the western world. Our tight knit group of Baja travelers consists of people who appreciate Baja's freedom and rugged beauty. Together we have designed and accomplished numerous trips utilizing, trucks, vans, boats, motorcycles, bicycles and mini bikes. The images below make me smile the most when I look back on the unbelievable trips we've created and documented. Here are my 20 favorite photographs in no particular order.

Note: This is a tribute to Baja's freedom as a destination and to my friends who have given me some of the best times of my life. Cheers gents!

"Juan" stopped us as we drove by on a remote dirt road. We gave him some Top Ramen and some beans for dinner that night.

Greg Stahl waxin' his board from his beachfront campsite.

Nobody for miles... A Baja reality!

Greg Stahl riding his Honda trail CT70 to his secret surf spot.

Baja is known for it's remote fishing villages.

Abe Hammond and Greg Stahl enjoying the Baja backroads.

Curtis Major airing down tires at 2am.

Greg Stahl motorcycle backpacking with an 80 lb pack as the sun sets.

Paul Lang stoked on big wind at San Quintin.

Greg Stahl on the slackline attached to my 4x4 high in the Baja mountains.

Riding on untouched beaches is a perfect example of Baja freedom.

Getting there is half the fun and the roads are always changing.

A "typical" Baja moto camp.

Nothings more entertaining than watching your buddies take on the ocean in the world's smallest inflatable boat.

Abe Hammond relaxed and loving life.

Greg Stahl checking out the surf.

Locals are always curious and it's fun to practice your Spanish in the middle of nowhere.

Goats in the middle of the road.

Curtis Major checking the surf at Shipwrecks.

Navigating with rolls of topographic maps in the Baja backcountry.

I'm always grateful to be living in beautiful Southern California and enjoying adventure south of the border! (Photo: Greg Stahl)