Highway 5

Percebú / Shell Island

I always enjoy camping here. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth  30.7878, -114.7003 

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Highway 5

Heading south from San Felipe, I found the road to Puertecitos (repaved some years ago) to again be in poor shape. The area was very busy road crews working on repairs.

On the other hand, the plug seemed to have been pulled on Highway 5 construction south of Puertecitos! I saw no sign of any activity since I passed this way in the last couple years.

If you're careful you can drive on the smooth "new" (but unfinished) pavement and bypass the old washboarded road going past Coco's Corner. If you're heading south, always stay right when given the choice. Stay on the main road when you pass the "Coco's Corner Ranch" sign at See in Google Maps See in Google Earth  29.5513, -114.3424 , and keep right again at See in Google Maps See in Google Earth  29.5509, -114.3416 . When heading north, ignore the construction arrow pointing to the right at See in Google Maps See in Google Earth  29.4640, -114.3353 , and turn left, or perhaps 1.25 miles down the road at See in Google Maps See in Google Earth  29.4760, -114.3195 .

There is lots of storm erosion damage. I counted 10 bridges completely impassable, requiring all vehicles to take a bumpy bypass on dirt tracks.

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The missing sections of road are marked with rocks and some orange cones or barrels, but that's not always enough. I passed a very sad scene where someone had not realized in time that the bridge was out.

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