Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sandia Tramway, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

No matter where you find yourself in Albuquerque, towering in the background is always the majestic range of the Sandia Mountains.  The best way to visit and enjoy the 10,300 foot high mountain is to ride the tram to the top.

The very stable 2.7-mile ride, 15-20 minutes or so, affords quite a nice view on the way up and down. Tourists in the summer, tourists and skiers in the winter - and a nice restaurant at the top if you are so inclined.

Whether young or young at heart it's a pleasant ride.

The canyons that concentrate the occasional rain serve as vibrant habitat within this harsh landscape.

It may be harsh but it is extraordinarily beautiful.

The Rio Grande valley and city of Albuquerque stretch out in the distance as the tram continues its climb.

And at the top, it seemed that just about everyone had a camera of some sort......

.....although operating it might be a challenge sometimes.

Family portraits were popular among the tourists at the top.

It was 51 degrees on top of the mountain after leaving the mid-80's at the bottom. The wind was blowing 20-30 mph.  It gets chilly up there as sunset approaches.

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