Palm Springs is nestled at the foot of Mt. San Jacinto, the second highest peak in southern California, nearly 11,000 feet high. The aerial tramway just north of town takes passengers up to the 8,500 foot level in about 20 minutes, transporting them from the desert floor to an alpine pine forest. This tram is one of the highest and steepest in the world.
We rode the tram and hiked around the San Jacinto wilderness area for most of a day and loved the change of scenery. In a normal year, there would be lots of snow up at the top, but this year it was mostly clear and dry.
|View from the tram|
|Palm Springs from the top of the tram|
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