Yesterday Alex and I took the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of the mountain for some day hiking. Neither of us had been up there before and it felt like such a getaway. The temperature drops 30 degrees by the time the aerial tram hits the top and between that and the natural scenery, it's hard to believe we were in the desert heat just 11 minutes before. We walked the short tourist trail before eating lunch in one of their restaraunts. Then we got a day wilderness permit to hike the more strenuous trails. By this time it was nearing dark so we only went about a mile out before resting to enjoy our surroundings, and turning back. Next time we know to go earlier in the day and head straight for the wilderness park where there are less people (children). I can't wait to go back.