Trail to the Meling Ranch. "We reached the summit of the pass and drove on the knife-edged ridges that form the western foothills of the San Pedro Mártir Range. At the base of these lofty mountains, we came to the end of the road and the Melling or San José Guest Ranch. This is a popular resort with the American hunters who have the nerve to drive to it."

Santo Domingo (Dominican, 1775) and El Rosario (Dominican, 1774). San Fernando Velicatá (Franciscan, 1769): "Rather small but relatively well-preserved adobe structure. Much of the walls are standing. Said to be the only mission built by the Franciscans during their short tenure on the peninsula."

The Cirio (Fouquieria columnaris). According to Norman Roberts, author of the Baja California Plant Field Guide (1989), "Cirio is the most unusual plant of the peninsula .. The Spanish name Cirio denotes a resemblance to the tall wax candles of the missions."

Approaching Lake Chapala, the laguna seca, or dry lake.

Santa María de Los Ángeles Mission ruins (Jesuit, 1767). "Very isolated and seldom visited. In the bottom and a very steep and narrow arroyo...This was the last of the Jesuit missions...It was never occupied by the Dominicans and Franciscans."

Calamyget Mission ruins (Jesuit, 1766) Also called Calamajué. "It is difficult to locate and barely discernible."

Road south of Punta Prieta. "At Punta Prieta the road bifurcates with the eastern branch going to the Bay of Los Ángeles."