Winter Break Palm Springs, Day 3

Whew, what a day!

Early rising for a quick workout, breakfast and out the door by 7:30am…but as is the case, best laid plans usually have a few delays, so we didn’t actually leave until just before 8:30am.  We drove to Indian Canyons and did a series of hikes — Murray Canyon (four miles), Andreas Canyon (one mile) and finished with the Palm Canyon/Victor loop (three miles).  Super hikes, easy enough and just beautiful.  Once again we took too many pictures and the sad thing is that the pictures will never do proper justice.  Our evening finished with a ride up the Palm Springs Aerial Tram for twilight views and a dinner on top — but man was it cold up there!  Over 8,000 feet, the tram travels up and down in just under fifteen minutes.  It’s not cheap, but we are glad we did it.  Now, on to some sleep!

Daily expenses.  Rental car average is $21 per day.

$18   Admission charge to Indian Canyons (it is on Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian land)
$5  Palm Springs Aerial Tram parking fee
$72  Palm Springs Aerial Tram Ride and Dine package (regular tram price is $22.95 per person)
$22.72  Costco gas at $2.68 per gallon

$117.72  Total daily expenses (plus $21 for rental car)

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