Third Day in Palm Springs

Published Date Author: , May 2nd, 2015

Palm Springs - Image by Ken WilliamsThere’s more to Palm Springs than sunbathing in the nude at a Warm Sands gay men’s resort or dining out in downtown. If you like the great outdoors, the mountains and desert nearby offer hiking, off-roading and much more.

Tuesday proved to be our day for being outdoors. What a cardio workout I got, collecting my targeted 10,000 daily steps with no problem!

Our party of four visited the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which attracts half-a-million visitors per year. The two tram cars hold up to 80 visitors each, whisking them up Chino Canyon from an elevation of 2,643 feet to 8,516 feet above sea level … in a breathtaking 10 minutes while the gently rotating cars provide a panoramic view of the Coachella Valley all the way down to the Salton Sea. Be prepared for the temperature and wind shock: It was about 90 degrees in the city, but about 54 degrees and windy at the top of San Jacinto Mountain. I was ready with a fleece vest, but our friend from Madrid, Spain was freezing in a tank top. Our guide from the Palm Springs Visitors Bureau kindly bought him a sweatshirt.

Make sure to wear proper shoes, too. Gym shoes or hiking boots are recommended. One mother slipped on the slippery sand and rocks, and I grabbed her by the arms and prevented her from taking a nasty fall. Her family showed their gratitude by asking me to take their family portrait from atop the mountain. LOL!

By Ken Williams – Full Story at SDGLN | Palm Springs Gay Travel Resources

No comments as yet.

Leave Your Comment  Leave a comment

All fields marked with "*" are required.