TRIP DATE: May 27-30, 2023 Labor Day Weekend
The trip begins at the Perfect Adventures meeting spot in El Cajon, CA and returns north at Tecate border crossing.
Laguna Hanson (Constitution 1857 National Park) is located in the pine forests of the Sierra de Juárez mountain range in the northern part of Baja California, Mexico. The park is an important preserve for many native wild animals like bighorn sheep and mule deer. This national park also is home to coyote, cougar, fox, rabbit, hawk, quail to name a few. This is a primitive camping adventure at over 5,000 feet (1500 meters). High clearance truck or SUV needed on this trip. 4WD ok but not necessary unless mud or snow.
Drivers meeting, radio check and intros. Our first stop is a little town in northern Baja where we will have various authentic taco options. Then it’s a scenic drive on dirt roads into the pine tree forest of the National Park, Parque Nacional Constitucion de 1857 aka Laguna Hanson. Relax and take in the fresh pine air from nature. It’s time to unwind.
Buenos Dias! Time for a hearty desayuno (breakfast) Mexicano style. If the winter season brought enough rains then the lake level might be up. It’s fun to walk or bike around the lake to explore the area. The national park is unique and is Baja California’s northern most national park. Do yoga, mediate, read, hike – you choose your fun time.
Sunday night: Group Potluck theme is Baja Cowboys know best
Hiking among the pines and boulder scrambling is a fun experience the views are worth it at the top of the hill. Might be optional horse back riding at nearby ranchos. Rock climber will enjoy this northern Baja location. Kicking back by the campfire and taking in the cool mountain vibe is an option each night. Stargazing & smores anyone?
Get in your last hike or walk then we pack up gear and make a slow “run” for the border. Of course we explore on the way….maybe checkout a local rancho and optional taco stop in Tecate before hitting the border line.
Trip includes camp fees and guide service. You bring sense of adventure, own high clearance vehicle, Mexican insurance, food/water, gas, toll fees, and all camping gear. Must have a passport.