The Climb to Mt. San Jacinto and the Back Way Home to Vegas!

Palm Springs Travel Blog

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Sunday came way too fast and it was already time to say a fond farewell to Jenn and Tracy...but not before taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of Mt. San Jacinto almost vertically 2 miles up and 45 degrees cooler!! This is the coolest thing EVER!! The Tram Cars rotate while going up the mountain so EVERYONE gets a great view!!  They were constructed in Thun, Switzerland and are the largest of their kind in the world!  Have a look at the cool video footage I got  and see the great views! At the top of the mountain about 10 minutes later we went from a HOT desert heat of 110 degrees to a crisp cool 65 Alpine degrees!  Jenn, Tracy and I had a short hike and photo shoot but I had to cut things short to get going back to Vegas. I was taking a remote back way home through the Mojave desert and wanted to do most of it while it was daylight outside.  So with a DEAD cell phone and a full tank of gas I made my way out of Palm Springs and back to Vegas. Along the way I stopped a few times and took some cool shots of the sunset then detoured on a dirt road to do a little unobstructed sky watching after dark...that was amazing and also scary! I got a few shots of a far off desert lightning storm as an added bonus! Hope you enjoy these as much as I did taking them!
Biglush_23 says:
Dude...this place looks awesome...i wanna go...^^
Posted on: Oct 16, 2008
jenn79 says:
the anticipation is killing me!! I remember your msg about the lightning storm and meteor showers - can't wait to see!! =D
Posted on: Oct 15, 2008
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My hotel lobby at the Palm Springs…
My hotel lobby at the Palm Spring…
No its not a Star Trek Transporte…
No it's not a Star Trek Transport…
SECRET SQUIRREL!!!!!
SECRET SQUIRREL!!!!!
Sunset in the Mojave
Sunset in the Mojave
Sunset in the Mojave
Sunset in the Mojave
Somewhere in the Mojave desert at …
Somewhere in the Mojave desert at…
Big Joshua tree in the Mojave
Big Joshua tree in the Mojave
Lightning storm!
Lightning storm!
Far off lightning storm!!
Far off lightning storm!!
View from the rotating Tram car c…
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