Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mount San Jacinto in January 2014 -- Post 498 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 from the podium at the Sun Desert Genealogy Club:

2)  The lodge at the top of the Palm Springs Tramway on Mt. San Jacinto:

3)  On the floor of the valley on a clear and cool day in January.  The year before, it was snow and ice:

4)  A nice woman took this photo of us at 8,000 feet on a January day in shirt sleeves:

I will have more photos from this trip next week.


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