We were very pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the landscape around Palm Springs. We most certainly weren’t expecting snow-capped mountains (nor the hugely impressive wind farm just outside the town, I love wind farms ).
We drove about ten minutes out of Palm Springs to a fold in the San Jacinto mountains and then headed UP.
I’ve been in a fair few cable cars in my life, but this was definitely among the most scary as the cliff face is pretty much perpendicular at some points and it was VERY easy to imagine crashing to a spectacular death. Matters were not helped by the base of the car turning slowly round to give everyone a 360 degree view and make it impossible to avoid looking at the terrifying bits.
And look what we did when we got to the top! So NOT what we expected to be doing in Palm Springs.
Here’s the view of the windfarm down below. You get a much better idea of just how arid it is.
And there’s Palm Springs itself, looking noticeably greener.
All in all it was good to spend an afternoon among the pine trees in PS. I would think it would be really fabulous when the temperatures down below get really excruciating.