We will take the first tram up the mountain and then hike the main trails to the peak and back. It is normally much cooler up there and I enjoy the views.
Waiting List: You sign up for the waiting list and I change your RSVP to yes if I have hiked with you before and feel comfortable with your performance.
DEPARTURE TIME: The first tram up is at 8:00 am during the summer weekends and everyone needs to buy tickets. So you can buy tickets online or at the lower tram station. I now own an annual pass and I think I can buy up to 6 tickets at a 10% discount. If you want me to buy a ticket for you, you MUST bring the proper cash.
DISTANCE: I expect to hike about 12 miles. All of this will be at 8,000' or higher elevation.
DIFFICULTY: Expect an Intermediate level for pace. We will be at high elevation so expect the oxygen level to be far less than you are used to in O.C.
NOTES: Here is the link to the tram:
Everything you need to know should be there as far as tickets or passes. (http://www.pstramway.com/)
The tram ride is pretty fun unto itself, with the tram ascending 8,000 feet in about a mile. Also, it is one of only three trams of this nature found anywhere in the world, and the only one located in the United States. I enjoy the tram ride and after a young girl challenged me, I can now do the entire trip without holding on to anything. When the tram crosses each of the 5 towers it will sway with tower #3 the worst. (http://www.pstramway.com/)
DIRECTIONS: Take I-10 to 111. From State Highway 111, go 8.5 miles south of Interstate 10 at the northern edge of Palm Springs, and turn west (right) up Tramway Rd. and go four miles to Valley Station, the lower terminus of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. More information can be found at www.pstramway.com, or by phoning (888) 515-TRAM for the most up to the minute information. (http://www.pstramway.com/)
PLANNING: Bring at least THREE liters of water, some snacks, and lunch. Remember to think about layering your clothing to accommodate the various weather conditions that might pop up. Don’t forget a good hat and sunscreen.
DISCLAIMERS: Hiking in general and this event are "at risk" activities. (http://www.pstramway.com/)
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