Here is Part 3 of my trip report.
Part 1 and 2 can be read here: Part 1 Part 2
Anza Borrego is rich with stories of people trying to navigate it's Badlands and also of people trying to make it a place to call home. One of these stories is of Olin Bailey. He built his cabin in 1906 and it had many structural features that were not found in homes built of the same era. I had a hard time finding much history about the cabin, the newly built interpretive signs seem to have quite a bit though.
The actual cabin had a protective roof structure built over it in 2007 to preserve what remains. You can read more about this effort here Bailey Cabin protective structure, Borrego – 2007
Looking at the east facing side of the cabin
The front door(?)
Continuing my explorations this day in 105 degree heat proved too much for my trusty two-wheeled companion. I ended up with 2 flat tires and a broken rear sprocket that left me stranded 3 miles from the S2 highway. I was prepared of course, I always set out with at least 2 gallons of water and food.
She was shining with pride at 9pm under an almost full moon the night before
Some really cool things grow out in the desert, like this Coyote Melon
I found some more wreckage debris from the F8-J about an hour's hike away from the engine I found in trip report 1
Some interesting milling sites and rock shelters
Also some really big pottery sherds in the area
On my way home I decided to stop and check out the alien spaceships nearby
One of the aliens offered to take me for a ride...that was interesting...
The whole alien family had to watch the gringo go by
They wanted to take me thru the Worm Hole but I declined..I was late for supper