Saturday, December 27, 2014
Hike 2014.068 -- Bailey Canyon Park to Bailey Canyon Falls (Dry) and Cabin Foundation, Sierra Madre, CA
Odd thing I saw in the canyon was a tent, pitched right near the base where the tiny Bailey Canyon waterfall would be, if it were running. Coleman tent, so nothing fancy. Don't know if he's otherwise homeless or if he's doing some sort of weird front range hike. I serious doubt overnight camping is permitted in Bailey Canyon Park.
There were a few signs near the park from a group opposed to plans for a residential development on the monastery property.
Once I reached the cabin foundation, I observed a change since my last visit: A large, professional-looking, bronze plaque, that looks just like normal historical marker plaques, but clearly was not, has been secured to the base of the former cabin.
I don't know the actual history of this cabin founda-tion, but I can assure you that George Bailey didn't come here from Bedford Falls after a typhoid epidemic in 1945. That's not how "It's a Wonderful Life" is going to end!
The lot's main problem is not its width but its depth. Cars may have a difficult time backing out of their spaces if cars are also parked next to you and on the opposite side of the lot. So some of you may wish to park out on the street and make the short walk to the park, instead.