Fri 22 Jun 2012
A brief dash down to Baja California last weekend, made even briefer through mechanical difficulties.
Ian B and I were going to drive down to San Quintin, spend the night, and drive back the next day. Since we were ahead of schedule, we decided to drive up to Sierra San Pedro Martir national park, which contains Picacho del Diablo, the highest mountain in Mexico. The mountain is 10157 feet, and the road goes up to 9280 of that, to an observatory.
Alas, halfway up the mountain, the transmission started leaking! So we had to go back down the hill, 80km to the nearest village, and get it repaired. We got it sufficiently patched (it was just the pan gasket, nothing major) to make it back to the US.
at some point, we clearly must make it all the way to the observatory.
and to San Quintin.