Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

I am not the adventurous type. I like to keep my feet on solid ground and usually don’t need a lot of thrills to enjoy myself. So the most adventurous thing I’ve done lately was to ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway from the floor of the Coachella Valley to close to the top of San Jacinto Peak, at 8,516 ft (2,596 m) above mean sea level. Thanks to my camera, and the thrill of shooting dozens of pictures, I didn’t think about the fact that we were suspended in the air and that something could go wrong. And I loved the experience!

For other and probably more exciting, adventures, go here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

For this week’s Photo Challenge, I invite you “inside” the 18-foot-diameter (5.5 m) Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which takes you up 8,500 ft. to the summit of Mt. San Jacinto, in Palm Springs, California. I was there just two days ago, and here’s proof of that.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway


Inside the tramway.


Yes, that’s our tram’s shadow down below.


Getting close to the top.


That’s the final destination. You can see a tram just about to arrive there.


Another tram just ahead of us going down.


The view from below.

I loved the ride and of course took hundreds of photos on the way up and down, as well as at the top of the mountain. This is a great ride that I recommend to anyone who doesn’t have fear of heights. 🙂