Sunday, July 19, 2009

Day 2 of "The Big Parade:" Red Car Property

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 19, 2009. The Big Parade on Silver Lake Court, a paper street (unbuilt City street). (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 19, 2009. From Silver Lake Court, the hikers found the hidden Roselin Staircase, once used by neighbors to reach the India St. stop for the Red Car Trolley.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 19, 2009. After winding their way through the Roselin & Adelbert Public Staircases, the hardy group went down Adelbert to the Red Car Property for a brief trek through the urban wilderness.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 19, 2009. While a Red-Shouldered Hawk soared overhead, at top of the historic Red Car Viaduct Footings, the intrepid urban hikers learned about the huge bridge (viaduct) that crossed Fletcher. The group continued across Fletcher and up the Waverly Staircase, on their way to their eventual goal of Day 2: The Hollywood Sign.

Follow their progress, join "The Big Parade" later today or offer up cold drinks as they pass thorough your neighborhood. Route and approximate time tables are on They are about an hour and half behind schedule.