I've wanted to do one of these since I got my first dirtbike. My dad brought up the idea about a week ago. It is a lifelong dream of my dad and he's getting to the point where within the next few years he won't be able to do it. I've looked around and most of the Baja trips are "field trips". You have about 8-10 people with a guide, lodging, meals, and safety crew, blah blah blah. Of course, my dad isn't one for a structured vacation. He wants to see Mexico for what it really is on "ungroomed" terrain on no specific agenda. Has anyone been to the Baja region? How safe is it (honestly) to go wondering through the area? Are the people friendly? My dad is a woodsman and he wants to go back to his Army recon days where he only has a map and a compass, but I think I'll smuggle in the GPS (hey, I will need to be back to work on a certain day). My biggest fear is dehydration since you can't drink the water and really can't bring a cooler on the back of a dirtbike. Ideas? Tips? Information?