November 23, 2004
I can't believe I conquered Skyline (8,000 feet of gain in 12 miles from the desert floor in Palm Springs to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway station). There was a great deal of snow and, in parts, ice on the trail. I lost my footing several times crossing one chute. I was scared, big-time scared. But I'm ready to do it again. Rob Madrigal Rialto
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2006 |
A Danish man who became lost while hiking in the San Jacinto Mountains was found Monday, officials said. Hans Ebbenscaard, 38, was in fair condition after being found about 11:30 a.m. near Tahquitz Canyon, said Sgt. Earl Quinata, Riverside County sheriff's spokesman. Ebbenscaard was taken to a hospital. Authorities began searching Sunday after learning that Ebbenscaard's rental car had sat several days in the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway parking lot.
August 13, 2000
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which takes riders from the California desert resort up the side of Mt. San Jacinto, is to reopen Saturday with new cars that offer a rotating panorama of the Coachella Valley and beyond. The tramway had been closed since June while the Swiss-made cars were installed. Despite the project's $12-million price tag, round-trip rides will cost the same as before the closure, a spokesman said: $19.95 adults, $12.50 ages 3 to 12. Reservations are not necessary.
January 2, 1999 |
Firefighters on Friday gained control of a blaze that scorched 100 acres of brush near the Palm Springs aerial tramway. No injuries were reported. The tramway, a popular tourist destination, reopened shortly before 4 p.m. after Southern California Edison workers restored downed power lines, said Palm Springs Police Sgt. Dan Rose. The tramway was not damaged and neither were any structures. Firefighters believe the blaze was sparked by an illegal campfire. The blaze started about 8:30 p.m.
June 13, 1988
A small plane with four people aboard crashed near Palm Springs, but its occupants escaped serious injury and one hiked down a mountainside to get help, authorities said. The pilot of the single-engine 46-Taylor aircraft had just taken off on a flight to Santa Barbara when the plane slammed into the side of Mt. San Jacinto at the 5,000-foot level, near the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs police said.
July 28, 1985
A Costa Mesa woman has sued the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and the state for $5 million, claiming that a fall from a viewing area damaged her brain. An attorney for Cheryl McKendry, 24, said his client now has the mental capacity of a 5-year-old and cannot care for herself. McKendry and a companion, Michael Thomas Leib, of Marina del Rey had taken the tram up from Palm Springs to Mt. San Jacinto Park where they fell asleep near a viewing area.