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Posted by: JKruse at Thu Jan 22 21:59:15 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by JKruse ]  
   

Hi Mark,

although I have not personally been to Baja California, I have read tons of literature as well as spent many hours conversing with a couple people/friends who have looked for zonata agalma there. Given the violence that has been going on, which has gotten worse in the last several months beyond the U.S./Mexican border, I don't know that it would be worth the potential threat to life and limb in going down there anytime soon. (Which blew upcoming plans acutally.....)

My understanding of the Sierra de San Pedro Martir range is that, in great contrast to the disjunct northern range Sierra Juarez mtns, the Martirs are steeper and of higher elevation, as well as much more rugged with some parts being inaccessible altogether. The Martirs are described as eerily quiet and almost absent from life, again in great contrast to the northern Juarez range. So not only are pure Martir agalma extremely hard to find (in pure form) in private collections, but also in their natural environment as well.

I'd also recommend some reading on the studies of Javier Rodriguez-Robles and Rick Staub as well as perusing Hubb's book.

I know that senor Paul Lynum also lurks this forum now and then (hiya Paul....lol) and maybe he'd like to chime in as he has spent countless hours in Baja as well, thus being able to provide much more detailed information than I ever could.
When the Federales and the traffickers-amongst-eachother finally stop warring, I might eventually be able to give more detail in the future. I'll try not to hold my breath on that one.
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Jerry Kruse


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