another desert fun was aboard the palm springs aerial tramway, the world’s largest rotating tramcar. it’s a twelve-minute ride from the desert floor to the near top of the san jacinto mountains. the climb was exhilarating though a bit scary, ending at the mountain station 8,516 feet above sea level. it’s 25° cooler, fresh alpine scent, pristine wilderness and breathtaking views.
the mountain station is a three-story facility with cocktail lounge, restaurants, gift shop and observation decks. outdoor activities include hiking, camping and guided nature walk.
the tramcar’s rotating floor is so cool, you get to see all the views in all directions without leaving your spot. descending was just as thrilling as the tram gets close to the cliffs. and because it was sundown, the open sonoran valley was glowing against blue skies. just spectacular.