Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

I am so glad I don’t live on an island. There is so much to do so close (even with the vast sea directly to the west). Just two hours from Oceanside is Palm Springs. A ten minute ride later, hung by a cable kept taut by a 60 ton counterweight on the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world, and you are in Long Valley, within San Jacinto State Park, at 8,500 feet elevation. Before the Palm Springs Aerial Tram was constructed in 1963, the area was considered backcountry, patrolled by park rangers on horseback. Nowadays you join others for a bite to eat or accessible outdoor play. People so often come ill-prepared for the change in weather that the upper tram stations sells warm weather closes, for all ages, at reasonable prices. Knowing exactly what was awaiting us at the top, we brought snow shoes, a sled, and winter gear, prepared for a day like snow other.

2 thoughts on “Palm Springs Aerial Tram

  1. Denise says:

    Stunning photos and fun history. I would love to know about the food, cost, everyone’s opinion! So glad you got snow!!! What a great escape ♥️

    1. The food was really good. I would eat at Peaks again. (It was $90 for four “adults” and a toddler.) If it were a special occasion (like a Christmas present!). Otherwise I am sure the cafe is fine. Or you can bring your own food!

      On Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 12:48 PM Four Points Bulletin wrote:


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