Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
in Southern California
Palm Springs is about 120 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The San Jacinto Mountains near Palm Springs rise
abruptly from the desert floor to an elevation of 10,834 feet at the peak as shown in these two pictures.

Map: Click here to see Google Map showing location of Palm Springs
A view of San Jacinto Mountains from Palm Springs
A view of the San Jacinto Mountains while we were driving to the lower station of the Palm Springs Aerial
Tramway

Map: Click here to see Google Map showing location of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

On October 30, 2006, I took the breathtaking Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to reach the mountaintop at the
elevation of 8,500 feet as shown in the following pictures:
Towers and aerial cables of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
(I took this picture from inside the lower station of the Tramway through the big window. The four ceiling lights
in the room were reflected from the window and show up in this picture.)
View from the tram
View from the tram
View from the tram
A closer view of the tram tower
View of the desert below from the tram
View of the mountains from the tram
View of the mountains from the tram
View of the mountains from the tram
View of the desert below while we were hiking on a trail on the rim of the mountaintop
View of the desert below and part of the huge arrays of wind turbines near Palm Springs while we were
hiking on a trail along the rim of mountaintop
A view while we were hiking on a trail along the rim of mountaintop
大鷹展翅飛翔英姿, 好威風。

A red tail hawk show up while we were hiking on a trail along the rim of the mountaintop
After finishing hiking on mountaintop, we were going down while another tram was coming up. The moving
circular trams were rotating slowly so that all passengers could enjoy breathtaking views in various directions.
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Our 2-week trip from October 26 to November 10, 2006 is a large loop in southeast California, western
Arizona and southern Nevada starting at Los Angeles and ending at Los Angeles. The sequence of
Point-Of-Interest in this 2-week trip is the following:

Los Angeles --> Palm Springs  (4 days for touring Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Wind Turbine Farm, Jenks
Lake, Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Joshua Tree National Park and Morongo
Birding Areas) --> Anza Borrego State Park --> Imperial Valley (Painted Gorge, Imperial National Wildlife
Refuge,) --> Cibola NWR --> Havasu NWR and London Bridge --> Laughlin, NV (near Bullhead City, Arizona)
--> Scenic Highway 68, Scenic Highwayway 93, Hoover Dam  --> Las Vegas --> Valley of Fire State Park in
Nevada,  Mount Charleston, Scenic Highway 158, Hemenway Park --> Class Reunion in Las Vegas (Lake
Mead Cruise, Red Rock National Recreational Area) -->  Los Angeles
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How I use information age technologies to enhance my enjoyment greatly of sightseeing large driving tour
loop of thousands of miles and of one to two weeks in duration covering many Points of Interest is described
on my web page at:

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