(Almost) Wordless Wednesday–On top of the world!

Although gardening is the usual topic here, I hope you’ll enjoy a few pics from a sightseeing tour preceding the 2017 GFWC Convention in Palm Springs, California, sharing incredible views of the Coachella Valley from Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Accessed by the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which travels two-and-one-half miles up the Chino Canyon to an elevation of 8,516 feet, the park is typically 30 to 40 degrees cooler than the valley below. During the eight days our group of 800+ clubwomen were celebrating another year of community service, the daily high temperature in Palm Springs ranged from 122 to 115 degrees F.

Conveniton 2017 view

Palm Springs, partially hidden in this view by tall evergreens, is a desert oasis along the San Andreas Fault that collects moisture from surrounding mountains.

Convention 2017 view 2

Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers observation decks with stunning views, a natural history museum and documentary theaters, a gift shop and two restaurants, and 50 miles of hiking trails…but keep an eye out for rattle snakes.

Convention 2017, Jolie

Enjoying the fun and a cool breeze with my friend and cohort, Jolie Frankfuth, GFWC Director of Junior Clubs.


17 thoughts on “(Almost) Wordless Wednesday–On top of the world!

  1. germac4

    Incredible views … a bird’s eye view of the valley below …I can’t get over the distance you can see. What a wonderful place to enjoy meeting up for a convention…. Enjoy!

    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Gerrie–We always look for off-season locations to keep the cost down. Palm Springs is a winter golf resort that is nearly abandoned in summer, which made it perfect for us!

  2. ron.cannfinancial@gmail.com

    A little heat – my daughter lives in Redlands, an hour from Palm Springs and they have already hit 116


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  3. langleyae

    Wish we could have visited with you when you were so nearby! Isn’t that tram amazing?! It is especially dramatic when the mountain has snow but you need your AC in the desert 🙂

  4. Marian St.Clair Post author

    Amy–I know! I hated to miss you when I was so close, but the schedule was crazy. Palm Springs was incredible, lucky you to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

  5. Brenda

    What an amazing view. But you can almost feel the heat from the photos. All those women descending on Palm Springs in the summer must have heated things up even more! Sounds like a good time.


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