Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Yetibuilt 750

Another run in the books. The Yetibuilt 750 was a long trip. 6 days 5 nights. We covered close to 1000 miles in country with spectating the San Felipe 250 as the finish goal.
The rigs were mostly Jeeps and 1 Tacoma.
Most had never met. Personally I like these runs because at the end there are many new friendships made and this one was no different.
Yeti and Yolo were gracious enough to lend their good names and support for this trip and we are so glad we had the chance to wheel with them again.

Our first day started early just on the other side of Tecate where we crossed into Baja and ran East to the top of the Compadre trail. This is a mellow run through the chaparral up toward the pine forest and down into Ojos Negros.

2017 Yetibuilt 750 presented by Camp4lo
7 AM DAY 1


2017 Yetibuilt 750 presented by Camp4lo

COMPADRE TRAIL


 AJ and Todd. Father and son came from Sacramento to run with us
 Tracy and her well sorted Jeep. She earned the VIP trophy this trip
 Yeti and Yolo 
Whats in your mirror?

We hit the highway and headed to a favorite taco stand in Valle De Trinidad for a well earned lunch.
With our rigs and belly's full we ran the trail up to Mike's Sky Ranch, passed through and took the "Easy" trail into Rancho El Coyote. This is a working cattle ranch complete with small cabins for sleeping and family style dining. We had  dinner and cervezas by the fire pit that night.


Yeti approves


Not a bad view from the cabin at Rancho Coyote

Day 2 greeted us with plenty of sunshine and pure stoke from our guests as we loaded up and headed for the Pacific ocean. Winding highway through the San Telmo area down to highway 1 where we regained the dirt trail West to the sea.

Parked for lunch at "Secret Spot"


Our trusty squatchboxx cooler performed flawlessly keeping our food and drinks perfectly chilled


Spooky day on the beach





We ended this day at Cuatro Casas Hostel
Looking forward to the coming day as we would be heading South toward Catavina. Our guests had not yet been that far South

Catavina


We camped that night in this remote spot. Yeti and I cooked up some Carne asada, we feasted and enjoyed some good campfire time.





Yeti Cooking up some carne asada with all the trimmings

We also found some petroglyphs


The following morning we traversed the peninsula at Chapala and made our way to Gonzaga Bay then hopped on the newly paved highway to San Felipe where we would be spectating the San Felipe 250.
The following two days would find us in San Felipe spectating desert racing, relaxing by the water and enjoying ourselves.

More photos ......


Thanks to Overlandcoffee for providing the fuel to keep us going




                                                       So good we put it twice!



We want to thank everyone who came with us on this Baja adventure. 
Todd
AJ
Tracy 
Yeti
Yolo
Bill
Otto
and 
Canada Shawn and Adriana for the San Felipe leg.
And especially Tyson





Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hanging out with Fred Williams

We recently were contacted by Fred Williams and the Dirt Everyday crew. They wanted to take a 2017 Toyota Tacoma and 2 editors of Surfer Magazine to Baja for some surfing and to put the truck through its paces, We were happy to oblige. We had a fun time hanging out with Fred and crew, Lots of Tacos, and trails covered and many laughs with our new friends. Fred really put the truck through some challenges. Sand, dirt roads, some hill climbs. Solid little truck.
Thank you guys for coming to Baja with us!
Enjoy



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Our next adventure

                                The Yetibuilt 750

                            Presented by Camp 4Lo





We are pleased to announce this run with our friends The Jeep Called Yeti and The Wild Yolo
Those of you that know who they are will be pretty excited to wheel on this trip with them. If you do not know them, they are a couple of full time adventurers. They do what most only dream of. Their adventure lifestyle is an inspiration to many. They came with us on a trip this year and fell in love with Baja and can not wait to get back.
 Check them out here

 This will be 6 days 5 nights. All inclusive, meaning we cover everything. Logistics, meals, lodging, snacks, and beer. You only need to pay for your fuel.
We will be covering about 750 miles of mixed dirt trails, fire roads, highway, and even some of the Baja 1000 race course.
Click here for more info

Thursday, December 1, 2016

JP magazine story

Stuart Bourdon with JP Magazine came with us on our last trip and did a writeup on his experience with us.
Thank you Stu for the kind words.

FOURWHEELER.COM


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Overland Coffee Company

We are so happy to announce Overland Coffee Company has come on board and sponsored our next trip.
This coffee company is right in line with our values. They are a small company focused on creating a high quality for a good value.
They don't re-brand other peoples beans. They source their beans from small, family farms. That means a smaller environmental footprint, and simply better coffee.
We know. because we have tried. it and it's delicious.
Another benefit is you will be able to enjoy this fine coffee on your Camp4lo adventure.
Give em a shout and tell them Camp4lo sent you!
Thank you Overland Coffee for everything.




Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Overlanding?

We have all seen this,

Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it is accomplished with mechanized off-road capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping, often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and spanning international boundaries.

Where does it say you have to outfit your kit with thousands of dollars worth of gadgets?
After a trip to the Off Road Expo this past weekend I was reminded by plenty of exhibitors that most of their wares were out of reach for me and I started to get a little discouraged. I felt my 83 Bronco with it's 3 inch lift kit, and double shocks, and dents and dings was just a complete POS.

Then I thought about the trips I have taken throughout my life.
My wanderlust began at an early age. Surfing up and down the coast of Southern California. I had a 1976 Mustang 2 hatchback which I promptly pulled the back seat and built an area to stow my surfboard and it also doubled as a sleeping area. That little car had a 4 cylinder motor it was basically a Pinto with moderately better lines. I did put quality BFG Radial T/A's on it and tried my best to keep it up mechanically. It was what I had, and I didn't let anything stop me from going anytime I had the time and enough cash for some fuel and a couple cans of Dinty Moore Beef Stew.
You see, I was all about going and doing. I did not care how I went and did. I just did. I had a small group of also broke ass and like minded friends and we all did the same thing together.  I guess I've  been an overlander since the early 80's.
This trend continued when a couple of us became a pit crew for a class one racer. He was one of the last true privateers and he did not have a huge bank roll. We used to pre run for the Baja 1000 and several times we camped and slept on the trailer on the side of the highway. So what. I was a 17 year old kid riding in a race car pre running the Baja 1000. Hell, I'd sleep in a scorpions nest for that opportunity.
These experiences and others have taught me one thing. It is about the adventure, taking yourself out of the norm and getting fresh air and seeing the world.

Don't sit on the couch and wait to have the ultimate adventure rig before you get your rump in gear.
All you truly need to have a great time is a rig of course. Something to keep you warm at night, something to keep your beer cold, and a chair. Coffee is pretty important too, it separates us from the savages.
 Grab a buddy and go. Try some local trails first so you can work out the kinks.
My point is just get out there. You will be sure to find other like minded adventurers on your journey.
You will be surprised how much fun you can have and how little you really need.

There are a couple Instagram feeds I have been really liking lately

 @hollyj_tj
Look at her! There is no BS with this chick.
She is a real inspiration. Can't wait to meet up with her on the trails someday.














                                                                         

@underland_usa
Their tag line says...
Do you really need a rooftop tent, an 8 drawer system, a fridge, a sink, a toilet, and a shower for your weekend trips?

I am on board with these guys.










So maybe I am not an overlander. Looks like I am an underlander after all.
Is this becoming a thing? I think I have been an underlander my entire life.
Lets start #underlanding trending

I'm not bashing the gadgets by any means, I 'm just saying don't let your lack of funds and cool guy gear detour you from getting out there and doing stuff.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

People are talking about us

Ben Crockett, editor at large for 4WD Toyota Owners Magazine came with us on a trip a while back and wrote all about it.
Thank you Ben for the kind words. We are so glad you had a great trip and look forward to putting your Taco through the paces on our Pole Line Road / Baja 1000 spectating run in November.













Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pole Line Road / Baja 1000 spectating run

November 15-19 2016


Pole Line Road / Baja 1000 spectating run

During WW2 the fear was the Japanese may invade the US through our southern border. The Army secretly constructed a telephone line from San Felipe to Ensenada in an effort to be able to call in trouble if any was seen.
The telephone line has long gone away but there are remnants of poles still in the ground and other signs of our presence years ago.
The Pole Line road is not for the stock rig. We recommend at least 33 inch tires and lockers to attend this event. There will be plenty of challenges along this trail. We will also be camping 1-2 nights as well.
Once we complete the Pole Line Road we will head West across the peninsula to the West coast and we will stay at Cuatro Casas.

We will also be spectating the Baja 1000 from one or two different spots. Because Racecars!

Day 1
Meet in Mexicali early AM
Travel  South to the entrance of the Pole Line Road
Wheel until late afternoon and camp.

Day 2
Up early camp style breakfast and coffee
Head out to finish the Pole Line Road and traverse to Cuatro Casas

Day 3
Off road trails to the beach and dunes.
Stay back at Cuatro Casas

Day 4
Easy relaxing morning. Big breakfast
Head out to watch the Baja 1000

Day 5
Head home





As always this trip is all inclusive. All lodging, meals, snacks, and refreshments (yes beer) are included.
The price is $750.00 per person $250.00 for co rider.

$100.00 deposit due when signing up

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June trip report

Another Camp4lo Baja off road tour is in the books. We had a great group with a couple returning guests and a couple new friends. Mike, has been communicating with us for quite a while and the dates finally lined up and he traveled all the way from Oregon!
We met at the Tecate border Crossing Friday morning early and crossed into Tecate, met up with JC, had a few tacos just because and we were off.

A few miles from Tecate we came to the top of the Compadre Trail. A great run South with smooth dirt roads and twisty turns through the Chaparral up through the pine forest then dropping down into the Ojos Negros valley.

Oregon Mike's super sorted Land Cruiser


The first few miles of our adventure were smooth and trouble free. Just a great run through some great scenery.


Rolling into the start of the Compadre Trail


Not your typical Baja scene with all those pine trees!

After a short sstop in Ojos Negros we motored down the highway for a bit then went on a trail up to Mike's Sky Ranch for a refreshing beverage

Crossing the stream into Mike's Sky Ranch

Rigs taking a rest at Mike's while the happy campers cool off inside

After a short visit with our friends at the ranch we motored down yet a different trail back to Highway 3 and headed into San Felipe for the night. We had a great steak dinner and a few margaritas and a well deserved good nights rest.

Saturday morning after breakfast we headed West out of San Felipe and hit El Diablo dry lake. This is a part of the Baja races often and we really got to put the hammer down and go as fast as we wanted. We had so much fun we turned around and did the run twice.

Max and his Tundra clearly ate up the dry lake


Oregon Mike and the stoke

So free

We headed North to Valley De Trinidad for some tacos then traversing the peninsula West to the  Pacific side.
Super vistas and cooler temps greeted us along the way. 

Breathtaking

The next two nights we bunked at Cuatro Casas Hostel where Richard and staff took very good care of us. 


Sunday we headed up Punta Colonet to the beach for a little cruise along the water. 
Our guests really enjoyed driving along the beach.



Our last night we had a great dinner at Cuatro Casas and JC made his famous margaritas. We had a great night bench racing and laughing until the wee hours.
Monday morning we headed North and picked up a sction of the Baja 500 race course from Erendera to Santo Thomas where our dirt adventure came to a close.
We covered a lot of different terrain this time Desert to the sea via mountains. Great trip with some great new friends and returning ones as well.
Thank you for joining us on this adventure.




Our new friend Oregon Mike was awarded the Camp4lo VIP trophy for his 1000 mile journey just to get here. He had a great time and his super nice rig was an inspiration.

Here is a link to more photos FLICKR ALBUM