Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mount San Jacinto in January 2014 (Part 2) -- Post 499 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from the Seaver family albums:

For several years, I gave presentations in Palm Desert to the Palm Desert Genealogy Club on the second Monday morning of January.  We always go the 155 miles on Sunday, get a motel room, watch the NFL playoff games, have a nice dinner with drinks and an entertainer in Palm Springs.  On Monday morning, we drive to the Palm Desert Del Webb clubhouse for the presentation, and after the presentation and lunch with the nice folks at the Club, we drive back toward Palm Springs and take 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.  But not in 2014!

Here are some of our photos from January 2014 at the end of our mini-vacation:

1)  The view of Palm Springs from the top of the tramway:

2)  The view down the tramway to the lower station:

3)  The terrain we pass by on the way down:

4)  Linda hanging on inside the rotating tram:


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