This is the Palm Springs Tramway which rises from the 2000 ft level to the top of Mt. San Jacinto Mountain.
It is covered with at least 4 ft. of snow right now.
A new storm was coming in from the Pacific and it was very windy and cold up there!
You can see the tram coming back down to the base station.
We drove from the desert floor to about the 2000 ft level to check out a hiking trail that follows this canyon upward!
Not for us!
It is definitely way beyond our hiking capabilities!
After enjoying the scenery up here and talking to some people getting off the tram, we headed back down to have some dinner near Palm Springs...La Quinta, California.
This is the view coming down the mountain...look north eastward at the desert floor.
And...by the way...there is a lot of green on that desert floor right now!
The desert wildflowers will be popping out soon!
You can see a few of the desert windmills out there...just a few.
There are SO many more!
They seem to be multiplying like rabbits!
It was after 4 p.m., February 24, 2010.
We were in in the shadows of the mountains looking at the light to the northeast.
The clouds were an assortment of colors and creating amazing shadows on the landscape.
You can see a few more of the windmills off in the distance.
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