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Overlooking east across Bahia de Los Angeles (LA Bay) and the Sea of Cortez on the east side of the Baja peninsula. I believe we are in the south-western extremes of the Sonoran Desert and it is wild! There are all sorts of very strange plants here including this little "Boojum" tree, named in a Dr. Zeus story. These can grow to about 10 metres. The strange line of embedded rocks caught my eye (no, I did not line them up, they are stuck in the rock.)

Mike's Mountain hangs over the west side of the town of Bahia de Los Angeles and is about a 8 km. steep hike to the top. If you are ever in the area it is an amazing adventure. Ask for directions at the town museum.

Mike of Mike's Mountain was a bit of legendary character. Mike (a "gringo") lived on the top of the mountain and came down to the town of Bahia de Los Angeles occasionally for supplies. He lived in a small cave and built ponds to catch rain water. Story goes that he was very ill and died up here - but the locals contradicted that. His bed and books can still be found in the little cave. Has anyone else been up here?

We stayed in our truck/camper right on the bay here near the little town, in an abandoned RV park that was attached to a sea-turtle research facility. A windy but beautiful place.

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