Worth the Wait / by Brett Holman

It is worth the wait. Baja has always been worth the trip even when the border wait gets out of control. We have had some unbelievable Baja adventures over the years and we've have had some good luck and some insanely long waits at the border. It seems like as each trip comes to a conclusion the conversation quickly turns to a strategy to avoid the wait. We've tried everything to turn the US/ Mexico Border into an exact science. I think the only thing we can agree on is that if for some reason you get lucky getting across, it was based on skill alone. From lane choice, to time of day, to secondary inspections, it's all been discussed. As the saying always goes in my van, " you aren't home free until you're sitting on your couch."

Greg Stahl uses a shirt to shield the sun during a particularly long border wait. 

Greg Stahl uses a shirt to shield the sun during a particularly long border wait. 

The Tecate border crossing is always a fun one when you are driving a stick shift up the last hill. 

The Tecate border crossing is always a fun one when you are driving a stick shift up the last hill. 

Greg Stahl laughing that he is still sitting in the passenger seat after a 4-hour border wait. 

Greg Stahl laughing that he is still sitting in the passenger seat after a 4-hour border wait.