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Much of Baja is perfect for wandering. Open space between the plants lets you make your way, as you wish, without much obstruction.

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You can usually see far enough to plan your path and avoid too much doubling back or dead-ends.

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It turns out that the plants space themselves by chemical warfare. Each plant poisons the surrounding ground against intruders. The bare buffer protects the root zone and prevents shading. The buffer zones overlap slightly, making hiking through Baja delightful.

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And when it rains, the first drops of moisture interact with the plant chemicals to produce a wonderful aroma.

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