In case you are not familiar with the highly regarded Baja Almanac, it is considered to be a priceless treasure by Baja enthusiasts. Whether you're into hiking, biking, camping, fishing, backpacking, surfing, dirt biking, bird watching or any other pursuit that involves driving through Baja, you will truly love the latest edition of this full color topographic map book.
There are two things that set the Baja Almanac apart from other maps and map books: accuracy and detail. The maps within the Baja Almanac are incredibly precise and go far beyond standard highway and mileage charts to include unique features such as churches, gas stations, hospitals and lighthouses. Populated land areas and bodies of water in both Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur are shown and indexed by state. Distance is given in both miles and km.
Precise latitude and longitude information are also given, much to the appreciation of GPS users. Landforms including arroyos, mesas, points and sand dunes are also notated making off road Baja exploration much safer and more fun. The maps also have adjoining overlap features so you can quickly flip from page to page and figure out how it all fits together.
This bound paperback atlas has recently been extensively revised and updated. It now offers over 10,000 entries and has been printed on 70 lb paper with a matte finish meaning that the pages will stay crisp longer. At 10.25" by 15.25" the maps are big enough to read with ease but still small enough to be carried in a backpack or stowed easily under the seat of your car or truck.
Previous editions of the Baja Almanac have been so popular that they are difficult to find and have very high resale values. The Baja Almanac publishers print limited runs of each edition and sell them on a "first come, first served" basis so if you think you may be driving through Baja anytime soon, the "new" 2009 edition is definitely worth purchasing sooner than later.