Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mount San Jacinto in January 2013, Part 2 -- Post 470 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Since it's so warm in much of the USA right now, I have some photos of winter in Southern California.

For several years, I gave presentations in Palm Desert to the Palm Desert Genealogy Club on the second Monday morning of January.  We always went the 155 miles on Sunday, got a motel room, watched the NFL playoff games, had a nice dinner with drinks and an entertainer in Palm Springs.  On Monday, we drove to the Palm Desert Del Webb clubhouse for the presentation, and after the presentation and lunch with the nice folks at the Club, we drove back toward Palm Springs and took the tram up to the base on Mount San Jacinto.  It is about a 2,000 foot climb from the desert floor to the tram station, and then a 6,000 foot climb to the mountain base in a tram that skims along near the rocks and trees and snow (at times).  In the winter time, much of Mount San Jacinto is snow covered and there is hiking and sledding on the trails in the valley.

Here are some of our photos from January 2013 at the end of our mini-vacation:

1)  The walkway down to the valley - view is westward from lodge:

2)  View of the lodge from the walkway below:

3)  Another view of the walkway near the lodge:

4)  Rocks along the walkway down to the valley:

More to come next week.

Do you feel cooler now?


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