USA 2016: Mount San Jacinto State Park, California

and Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Malaysia's Genting Highlands in 2014 link: here. My first cable car ride was there. :)

"I want to ride on a cable car on a winter day. Where? Money, where?" Well, you were kind of able to do it, 2014 self. hahaha. You rode a cable car and have experienced a day of winter. HAHAHAHA. Pwede na!

Let our faith be bigger than our fear. Huhuhu. Pushhhhhh. 

I didn't search on this too much. I just saw that there's a cable car/tramway in Palm Springs so we looked for it.

Little did we know that it is a State Park that is on top. 'Cause we initially thought that the Tram was our destination when the fact is, it is just a mode of transportation to get to the Park.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails. Source
Missed this kind of high!!

I really love high, overlooking places. Hihi. 
First California State Park! :)

These trees greeted us as we arrived at the top.

Like Mt. Charleston in Nevada and Lake Tahoe, this State Park is also famous for its snow/winter activities.
Not even 1/20 of the whole state park and we were already running out of breath. haha!
We didn't hike to the peak of Mount San Jacinto but we walked around this area of the self-guided walk which was the easiest and closest to the tram station. 
Don't know if we're going to the Discovery Nature Trail or Adventure Center.

Haha! I'm pretty sure we walked towards the Discovery Nature Trail but got lost so we ended up trekking/walking along the Desert View Trail. 

Pwede na! haha. Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks soon. Yes, life? :))) I still have a lot of State Parks and National Parks on my list!
The end of the desert trail!
Summit Moment!

Thankful. hehe.

Iba talaga appeal sa'kin ng bundok. I always have this inclination to go to anything mountain-related. HAHAHAHA!
I have a lot of pictures with big rocks in the states. Hahaha!
I miss my favorite shades! :( I broke it while travelling back to the Philippines. :( Naipit. :((( After sa lahat ng hirap na pinagdaanan mong kasama ako, shades. Dun ka pa bumigay. :((( Huhuhu! We were together for six months. hahaha!! Kainis talagaaaaaaa. :(
You'd notice that the park has a lot of broken branches and trunks like this.

It wasn't summer yet when we went there but the sun was already too hot.

That time, it was still cold in Las Vegas so we still didn't know that the "too hot" of San Jacinto was nothing compared to a "hot summer" day in Vegas. haha! 

There was a caution sign saying that this area has an unsafe footing.

And yes, look at that stubborn "young lady"
My eye bags don't have to fight for survival though. Sa lahat, sila pinaka makaka survive.
There was a sign that one must take time and smell this tree so I did. hahaha.

Madali lang naman akong kausap.

It smells like a mix of vanilla and cinnamon. 
Mt. Pulag in Benguet is higher than this at 2,922 MASL. 
More Nature Trips please!

Mount Seoraksan and Nami Island :)))

Yesterday it was exactly a month since I came back to the Philippines and exactly three months to go til my next. <3
This is the rotating tram car.

On our way down.

Desert View. 
And me. :))
Goodbye, Palm Springs! :)

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