May 2, 2004
Outside Magazine

The Trip-Finder, January 1998

Visiting Baja's Cave Paintings by Muleback

Outfitter Departures Price Accommodations
Wild Rivers Expeditions
800-422-7654, 435-672-2244
1 $2,950 camping

The Route: The most spectacular rock art in the Western Hemisphere lies in the remote Sierra San Francisco. This 11-day expedition takes you to numerous rock art caves, prehistoric camp- sites, and 200-year-old ranches.

When to go: March

Difficulty: Moderate

Travel advisory: The local ranchers, who have little contact with the outside world, are extremely hospitable and will probably insist that you stay for dinner. However, women guests should be prepared to be seated at a separate table.

High/low points:

  • The 200-foot rock mural at Cueva Pintada with its hundreds of human and animal figures.
  • Getting repeatedly jabbed by the giant thorns that cover virtually every plant species in the area.

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