The View From The Station At The Top

Riding up the Palm Springs Aerial Tram to the station at the top of the ridge near Mount San Jacinto Peak (the Peak itself is only reachable by a steep hike of several miles and 745 meters/2445 feet elevation gain), this is the panoramic view you get looking off the balcony and into the back country.

(Clickety click on the image to see it full sized)

The Peak at 3300 meters / 10834 feet is off to the right, behind those rocks and trees.

You can see several stretches and switchbacks on the ramp that winds down to the Ranger Station in Long Valley. The website says it’s about 100 feet in elevation, but I found a topographic map that says it’s about 55 meters, which is about 180 feet. That sounds like a much more reasonable figure to me.

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