|Off in the distance you could just make out the Salton Sea.|
|Looking back over the Coachella Valley with Palm Springs, Indio,|
Palm Desert, etc. in the foreground
|At the top we reached a plateau populated with ranches.|
Lots of horses and cattle among the pines
|The pines grow some pretty big pine cones.|
|Looking up under the branches of a big Pine. |
Tip. Don't lean against the trunk.
You will come away covered in pine sap.
|One of the smaller pine cones. Some were over a foot long.|
|The San Gorgonio Pass below with the San Bernardino mountains in the distance.|
|This hawk just hung there looking for lunch. |
I'm sure it could have stayed there for hours without flapping its wings
just riding the air currents
|The windmills cover the San Gorgonio pass|
|The drive back down. |
I'm ok on the inside but when in the outside lane and all I can see is sky
my heart beats a little faster, the palms start sweating and I grip the wheel real tight.
Next up the Palm Springs Arial Tramway and more snow.