Category Archives: Photo Sphere

Mojave Road + Wandering

This gallery contains 23 photos.

The Mojave Road was first used by the Mojave Indians who traveled the route to trade small quantities of foodstuffs for seashells with the indigenous people along the Pacific Coast. In 1776, Spaniard Fr. Francisco Garcés (OFM) followed the trail to the New Spanish Mission San Gabriel. Other explorers and surveyors included Jedediah Smith, John […]

The Island Fox on Santa Cruz Island

This gallery contains 16 photos.

Last weekend, Dave and Irene and Carol and I went to Santa Cruz Island to volunteer with the Friends of the Island Fox to help remove non-native, invasive plants from the island, specifically, the oyster plant. In addition to the super-fun weed picking experience, we got to see and experience and learn many new things. […]

COPS Racing at the NORRA Mexican 1000

This gallery contains 51 photos.

With its roots from 1967, the 2016 edition of the NORRA Mexican 1000 Off Road Race ran 1374 miles down the Baja peninsula, starting in Ensenada with the checkered flag in San Jose del Cabo. The four-day event represents six eras of race cars, defined primarily by the technology available when originally introduced. Each era […]

The Baja 1000, 5 Miles East of Bahía Blanco

This gallery contains 16 photos.

Our mission at this SCORE Baja 1000 was very simple: go to Race Mile 435, and wait for the three COPS Racing cars to arrive. Our sole purpose was “extraction” – if any one of our cars get stuck in the miles-long silt beds, our job was to find them and get them moving again. […]

Doing Time on The Rock, See?

This gallery contains 18 photos.

With apologies to Edward G. Robinson.

Driving North in Baja After the Mil

This gallery contains 20 photos.

The race is over, fun is through, and now’s the time to drive north to where it’s dark and cold. But we first have to take a detour to Bahia Agua Verde – a popular and safe anchorage only a day’s sail north of La Paz. The road starts out paved, but then turns to […]

Baja 1000: COPS Prerun and Race

This gallery contains 25 photos.

For the purpose of the Baja 1000 Off Road Race, COPS Racing divided the peninsula into thirds, to best manage crew and logistics. Our section of the course was the lower third, between Loreto and the finish at La Paz. During the race, our job was to hang out close to some nasty silt beds […]

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