Sunday, June 16, 2019

Camp4Lo Pacific Fun Run

We held a fiesta style event June 7-9 2019. This run was designed to allow those with limited time and resources to "dip their toes" in the Baja pool.
We held it over a weekend and gave the coordinates to Cuatro Casas and basically said get here.
We published Andy's route and time he would be at the border Friday morning in case our guests wanted to follow him. A little more than half of the people signed up met him at the San Ysidro border.
We ended up with 20 rigs and about 28 people at this event.
There were some Camp4lo alumni in attendance as well as quite a few new friends.

We greeted our guests with some carne asada tacos and some cold beer as we checked everyone in and they set up their campsites on the bluff overlooking the Pacific ocean.

Saturday morning the Ground Pounder Coffee guys were on scene to fuel us with the needed caffeine.
Richard and the Cuatro Casas crew prepared quick breakfast burritos for our hungry crew.

Lined up and ready to hit the trail

After a quick drivers meeting we were off. We headed north along the Baja 500 race course over Punta Colonet. and along the ocean up to a private beach we call secret spot.

The trail winding down to secret spot

We had a quick lunch of cold cut sandwiches and enjoyed the peace and solitude this place provides.

After lunch we motored south along the trail down to the beach. We ran the beach along the waters edge to the cave for our traditional cave photo. We headed south to the big dunes and continued to play in the sand.

Nice group enjoying the beauty of Baja

Cave pic

In the dunes

Little break by Johnson Ranch

About mid afternoon we headed back to Cuatro Casas for fresh Blue Fin Tuna fish tacos and all the trimmings. We had a nice campfire and a few fireworks and a whole night of bench racing with our friends.

Sunday morning most packed up and made their way to the border. I convinced a few folks to call in sick and hang out an extra day. We took them on a little wheeling adventure down to the Pirate Bar for some afternoon snacks and a couple margaritas.

We returned to the hostel for a light dinner and another night around the camp fire.
Monday morning the remaining guests saddled up and returned north.

We had a blast on this trip. We are pretty certain we have made quite a few new Baja converts.
Thank you all for joining us. Cant wait for the 4Lo Fiesta in San Felipe in November!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

March 22-25 2019 trip report

With the long winter we have all endured the promise of warm, mild, and sunny weather was very appealing to us. We could tell the moment we met our guests they were feeling the same way.

After some brief introductions we were on our way. Starting in Tecate we hit the Compadre trail south.

Into Valle De Trinidad for some tacos then back on the highway for a transition stage to El Diablo Dry Lake. When we arrived at the "dry lake" we found most if it was not too dry!
We found a great camp spot where we enjoyed carne asada and all the trimmings, a nice campfire and some real good conversation. I could tell right away this was a great group and we were looking at a wonderful trip ahead.

Bench racing session 1
The second morning brought a great sunrise and excitement for what was to come.
We wheeled a few hours up to Mike's Sky Ranch for some refreshments and got to see some race history. We headed out for a very long trail over to the Pacific coast. The flowers and foliage was incredible. 
after reaching the highway we motored up to Rancho El Coyote arriving just at dusk. We had a very long day, covering many miles. The ranch was a welcome sight for our travelers. We enjoyed a family style dinner with refreshments then retired to the firepit for some reminiscing about our day.

Day 3 we awoke to a chilly spring morning. After breakfast we mounted up for the toughest trek of the trip. San Rafael canyon. We ran through numerous water crossings, and the foliage was absolutely breathtaking. 

We reached highway 1 and motored down to the Pirate Bar for some afternoon refreshments and snacks.

We wheeled up the coast for a few miles to our final stop Cuatro Casas Hostel

Cuatro Casas Hostel

Lined up at Cuatro Casas Hostel

We enjoyed a big celebratory dinner, some adult beverages, camp fire, and some fireworks.

Andy keeping our guests "fueled up" with Libre Tequila


The last morning we awoke to a sunny day and headed for the beach. We ran the beach down to the cave then returned to highway 1 through Ensenada for some tacos and up to Tecate where we exchanged tearful hugs and we all went our separate ways.
Great group, great trails, great food, great new friends. Viva Baja!!!

We also had a couple very special guests on this trip Youtube sensation Auto Edit Jason  and Kris Miller  of Powerstop Brakes and Trail To SEMA These guys were a great addition to our run. They really enhanced the trip with their spotting experience. Thank you for coming guys, we cant wait to wheel with you again!!!

The #Camp4LoVIP award went to Kenzie The only girl on this trip. She really embodied the spirit of Camp4lo. She was taken well out of her comfort zone. When presented with any challenge she put the hammer down and tackled everything thrown at her. Congratulations kiddo, you are now in a special club!

Kenzie and her #Camp4LoVIP trophy

We would like to thank a few of the folks that support our efforts. We cant begin to thank these fine folks and are honored to share your products with our guests.

Libre Tequila

Squatchboxx coolers


Ground Pounder Coffee

Ground Pounder Coffee

Tembotusk Skottle
Libre Tequila

Fueling the day with Ground Pounder Coffee