Southern California 6 – Mt San Jacinto State Park

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This post is one in a series about a recent trip to Southern California. To “Like” the entire series, click here.

One of the most beautiful spots in Southern California must be the Mt San Jacinto State Park. Located high on a peak, it overlooks the ritzy and glitzy city of Palm Springs on the desert plain below, which was home, in its heyday to the rich and famous. But the best part of the location is that you do not have to hike or drive there—although the doughty can do the first and the intrepid the second. Since we were neither that day, we took the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. One of the best things of this system is that the floor of the cable car rotates as it moves…meaning that everyone gets equal access to see the same incredible views.

As to the park at the top, the location is stunning, the vistas wonderful and the amenities delicious. The air was crisp and cool and despite the 30 mph (50 kph) winds gusting at the base of the tramway, the air was calm at the top.

There are a number of panoramas in this set. As always, click on the photo to see a larger version. Click on the larger version to see it full size.

As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does all the heavy lifting in selecting the photos. And thank you sincerely for dropping by the Book of Bokeh. I would also like to invite you to visit my Book of Pain  poetry blog.

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That teeny tiny little building at the bottom is the base of the tramway. At this point in the ride when I took this picture, we had already descended hallway.

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All photographs and comments ©John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.

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13 thoughts on “Southern California 6 – Mt San Jacinto State Park

    • Thank you! I love ‘pattern’ shots too. Whenever we are reviewing them, Lyn stops and says, “This is your type of shot. You decide.” 🙂 Of course I always keep it.

    • Very! I’d not liked to have either hiked or driven it. Carried up by Mr. Electricity was wonderfully fun! 🙂

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