Sunday, December 8, 2013

Palm Springs Aerial Tram and a Hike

We've been wanting to take the kids up in the Palm Springs Aerial Tram for a while.  Last time we did this was before kids.  I'm happy to say, I'm in such better shape now.  I kicked butt on the trail, so happy to be healthy.  It was a blast.   These are in random order.  Basically, you began in Palm Springs and travel up the mountain 8500 feet.  We packed a lunch and hiked around for a few hours.  Snow ball fights, and great family memories.  Enjoy!
the ride is fast and rotates very slowly
on our way up, it's a quick 10-15 minutes in the tram to go up the mountain

the trails-make sure to get your nature permit, the rangers are on the trails and check

we did the round valley loop

we found snow-snow it=s a big deal to my beach kids

we're all great hikers now, the kids can totally keep up with us
the tram up close-it holds about 80 people

almost to the top
the ride up is fast,  and the car spins twice on your way up

a fallen tree-beauty everywhere

fall foliage

nice message

more snow, the kids loved throwing snowballs at each other

the view

this is the building we started at in the distance 


 the view

couldn't decide if this was nature or man made

I'd highly recommend this family outing.  The kids and adults both had a blast.  We gall got our nature fix and some exercise to boot!  Looking forward to doing this one again!

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