Friday, March 22, 2013

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Today was simply an amazing day for us.

We have been wanting to take the tram since we first heard of it last year.

We chose today, because we were hoping to escape the hot weather in Palm Springs.


The forecast was for the high 80's in the valley, but a much cooler mid 50's at the top of the tram.



The altitude in Palm Springs is a mere 400 feet, while at the top of the tram you are at 8500 feet.


A remarkable feature of this tram, is that the floor slowly rotates, so that every passenger has a million dollar view.


It only takes ten minutes until you are at the top. The tickets are $23.95 each, and we agreed that if we lived in this area, we would buy the seasonal pass to escape the heat in the summer.


The first thing we did at the top was put on our sweaters, it was very chilly.


We were surrounded by snow on some of the trails, and we had so much fun watching children playing in the snow, making snowmen and throwing snowballs.


There are quite a few different trails you can hike at the top, and we chose a couple of easy ones.


The reason we chose these was because we were laboring for each and every breath at this height.


Teresa packed some nutritious snacks again, and with frequent breaks, we were able to enjoy every moment.

We had such a great time taking in the awesome sights and the wonderful pine scents.

This is a must-do for anyone visiting Palm Springs.

5 comments:

  1. Nice high heat activity to take in. We did this several years back and it was fun to revisit it with your photos.

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  2. Thats good you are exploring , so much to see in that area.

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  3. Tracy and I have talked about it, but have never done it. I am not much for heights, but I think it would be worth a try for sure. Glad you guys enjoyed it!

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  4. The tram is on our to-do list for our next visit. We were wondering about the hiking trails and if the elevation made breathing difficult. Now we know.

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  5. How much is the seasonal pass?

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