Tidbits on Munra Point, off-trail adventure and a tram

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Don Nelsen
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Re: Tidbits on Munra Point, off-trail adventure and a tram

Post by Don Nelsen » February 4th, 2014, 5:40 pm

retired jerry wrote:San Gorgonio, San Jacinto, whatever...

You must have gone up the San Jacinto tram. Actually a ski lift I believe.

Those mountains North of Los Angeles are amazingly wild for being so close to so many people. I lived down there for 8 years and hiked up there often.
The tram is an amazing disc-shaped one and rotates so everyone gets great views as it climbs from less than 2,600' elev. to over 8,500. I suppose you could take Xcountry skis up there but downhill, no.

It is very popular in the summer months and well worth the experience.

-Don
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Re: Tidbits on Munra Point, off-trail adventure and a tram

Post by retired jerry » February 4th, 2014, 6:42 pm

I vaguely remember it from 1970s. Seems like it was a ski lift, used for non skiiers during the summer.

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