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We drove out to Palm Springs, California to take the tram to the top of Mt. San Jacinto.
It was 111 degrees on the desert floor and only 70 degrees on the top of the mountain.
That's a 41 degree drop in temperature.
You can see the green below.
Snow melt from the top creates a beautiful stream that keeps everything green in that strip of desert.
This is the tram after it arrived at the top of Mt. San Jacinto.
The elevation is nearly 9,000 feet here.
We walked around the edge of Grubbs View, which offers a 360 degree view of the valley and wilderness.
There are 54 miles of back country hiking trails up here.
Some ride the tram with some serious backpacks for some serious back country hiking.
The desert was awesome...so colorful.
We were looking in the direction of Las Vegas, which is a good distance away.
This is our shadow on the rocks as we descended back to the Valley Station in Palm Springs.
It was after 5:00 p.m. and a perfect time for a bold shadow!