On my in-laws’ way to roadtrip thru AZ (that’s our cute yellow Soul in the mirror!), we sidetripped to Palm Springs to experience the Tram. Once called Crocker’s Folly, it was the brainchild of Francis Crocker, who wanted to escape the heat on the desert floor by transporting himself to the mountaintop. Beginning in the Sonoran Desert and ending in an alpine forest, the tram seemingly flies 6000’ elevation up the face of one of the sheerest canyons (Chino) in North America in a mere 10 minutes. Pretty fun ride. Arriving at Mountain Station … Looking down to valley floor. All those tiny white poles are the ginormous windmills at the base of the slope. My mother-in-law is awfully cute. My father-in-law: King of “shortcuts”… Luckily, we didn’t get lost. This time. Bye-bye, Mountain Station and alpine forest and cool air. Hello, desert floor, palm springs & trees, and warm breezes.