Palm Springs - July 2007

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Palm Springs with San Jacinto Range in background Valley Station - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Ascending Mt. San Jacinto - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway This a an impressive climb. - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway I hope they do good maintenace - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Just when I thought it couldn't get any steeper - ascending Mt. San Jacinto Approaching Mountain Station at 8,500ft  - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Wow!  The view View from here is quite impressive. View of Palm Springs from Mt. San Jacinto Dead tree. San Jacinto State Park Do you suppose it gets a bit windy up here? San Jacinto State Park More dead trees. There are plenty of live ones - just not as interesting.  San Jacinto State Park Some live trees for a change. San Jacinto State Park Shady spots like this are much appreciated on this hike. San Jacinto State Park San Jacinto Park One of the many impressive trees in San Jacinto Park Strange holes in the bark are in abundance around here - San Jacinto Park San Jacinto Park San Jacinto Park San Jacinto Park Any shade, no matter how scanty, is welcome on this hike - San Jacinto Park San Jacinto Park Time to relax before the Aerial Tram Departs for Valley Station Here comes our tram. San Jacinto Range - Palm Springs Coachella Valley Dessert near Palm Springs Coachella Valley Desert heading SE towards Salton Sea Inspecting some of the geology of the San Andreas Fault. Signs of sideway movement  - San Andreas Fault