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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway leaving Mount San Jacinto, CALIFORNIA
Lens: DFA 28-105 mm HD Camera: Pentax K1 Photo Location: California Aperture: F11 
Posted By: RICHARD L., 04-19-2021, 04:57 PM

I wanted a picture of our means of transportation (built in Switzerland) up the San Jacinto mountain. We stand 8600 feet above sea level on the upper deck while the parking lot below sits at an elevation of 2600 feet, a 6000 foot declivity. I used a 4:3 framing to eliminate (pictural) garbage on the right side.


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04-20-2021, 08:29 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by RICHARD L. Quote
I wanted a picture of our means of transportation (built in Switzerland) up the San Jacinto mountain. We stand 8600 feet above sea level on the upper deck while the parking lot below sits at an elevation of 2600 feet, a 6000 foot declivity. I used a 4:3 framing to eliminate (pictural) garbage on the right side.
Great capture. Reminds me of a visit to Palm Springs a long while back and the Trams were malfunctioning and we were stuck up at the top for awhile. They had to use a hand brake to get people down.
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In 2019, they packed 80 people in each cabin. I could not return to the U.S. from Canada in 2020 and I wonder how many people could fit inside a "nacelle" in these COVID-19 times, or if even the Tram worked at all.

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Regardless of Covid considerations, I like the photo.

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In 2019, they packed 80 people in each cabin. I could not return to the U.S. from Canada in 2020 and I wonder how many people could fit inside a "nacelle" in these COVID-19 times, or if even the Tram worked at all.
The Aerial Tramway was closed from March 2020 to mid-October 2020. Apparently it operates now on a restricted schedule, requiring advance reservations and permitting only 20 persons to go up at the same time, exercising the Safety Protocol applying to Public Utilities in California (6 feet distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands and using disinfectant). Getting up the San Jacinto Mountain seems like a risky endeavor at this time.

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Thanks for sharing this. It is a dream landscape. I wish I lived closer to mountains myself.
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Thanks for sharing this. It is a dream landscape. I wish I lived closer to mountains myself.
This hill-climbing machinery originates from Switzerland, not far from Haute-Savoie. The Swiss Confederation has several in operation and Chamonix near Mont Blanc operates one (as seen on TV5 last week here).

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Ces gondoles originent de la Suisse, non loin du Département de Haute Savoie. Plusieurs sont en opération en Suisse et un documentaire de TV5 sur Chamonix en montrait une allant à l'assaut du Mont Blanc.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RICHARD L. Quote
The Aerial Tramway was closed from March 2020 to mid-October 2020. Apparently it operates now on a restricted schedule, requiring advance reservations and permitting only 20 persons to go up at the same time, exercising the Safety Protocol applying to Public Utilities in California (6 feet distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands and using disinfectant). Getting up the San Jacinto Mountain seems like a risky endeavor at this time.

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Appears to be a risky endeavor anytime.

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