I got an email today that that new edition is available for purchase. I bought one since it's only $28 shipped. Kartman thinks it's a little fishy but you decide.
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will be interesting to see what has been updated...
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I never said its fishy. I as wondering if its an updated version of the good and real almanac or that crappy one that came out a year or two ago.
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Looks like it's a full size Atlas now, I got one a couple of years ago that is magazine sized, very difficult to read because it's so small, have to remember my Walmart readers to see the damn thing. I think it may be the best of what's available.
I've got another one that is even smaller and a tourist guide at best "Baja California Atlas".
I ordered mine yesterday, the older version was small and hard to read (for my old eyes). It has been a good book with all of the topo and trails shown.
I picked up a copy of the new Almanac yesterday at Discover Baja in San Diego.
It is the larger size, like the older book (10.5 X 15.5). The big difference is that there are only 22 maps for the entire peninsula, compared to 238 maps in the older book. The maps don't appear to be in any greater detail (still at 100 meters), though the contour interval is now colorized and it's been updated to show the new roads, campos and towns.
If I can get my scanner hooked up, I'll post page comparisons so you can see the difference between the two.
All in all, it's a useful book. It still makes me wish I'd purchased two copies of the older one when I had the chance.
"If it were lush and rich, one could understand the pull, but it is fierce and hostile and sullen. The stone mountains pile up to the sky and there is little fresh water. But we know we must go back if we live, and we don't know why." - Steinbeck, Log from the Sea of Cortez
Got my new version today. Pages are bigger than the older version that I have. The map scale on the new one is actually smaller than the scale on the old one, which is exactly what I didn't want!