After we finished with Slab City and the Salton Sea we headed back to Palm Springs for a ride on the aerial tramway to the top of a very high mountain. It was cool-ish, about in the 60s at the bottom of the lift and below freezing at the top. Of course I forgot to bring my hat and gloves!
The Missus and I rode the tram back in the day on a Labor day weekend trip to Palm Springs. It was over a hundred at the bottom and in the 70s at the top. We hiked for miles before riding back down. In those days the tram was just a tram but now it spins 360 degrees to be sure everyone gets a good view. Unfortunately the rain clouds kept visibility pretty low on the ride up.
The Missus and I have been passengers in cable tramways such as this in other places too:, the Zugspitz in Germany and Table Mountain in South Africa for example. They are always a thrill.
We bought tickets for a round trip and dinner at the lodge at the top. It is an experience I certainly recommend!
|This is our ride heading into the station|
|The anticipation grows!|
|Up on top and it is darn cold!|
|I would love to go snow shoeing or just walk in the snow but no time for that foolishness|
|Headed down to at least stand in the snow|
|Yay, I made it!|
|People having fun in the snow|
|Palm Springs is down there somewhere. |