The Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge Take 2

The race started early in the morning. The moon was still up. The sun was slowly climbing up its way on the horizon. It was a beautiful day.

early morning over Palm Springs

Then the next hour and 12 minutes was a slow uphill battle over 3.7 miles (6km), gaining 2,000 feet in elevation. Slowly moving past the sign that warned drivers to turn off their A/C.

There was faster movement – some even started jogging – after we passed the “the easy part starts here” sign, all 100 yards of it to the “the easy part ends here” sign. Check out those signs in my post from the 2017 Tram Road Challenge.

We made it. All 3.7 uphill miles.

Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge 2019

And then we walked down. The same 3.7 miles.

Only this time we enjoyed our surroundings and noticed the beauty on the side of the road.

I love this Tram Road Challenge. It’s tough. And it’s so rewarding once you reach the finish line. So, I’ll probably do it again… in 2 years…

It is not the mountains we conquer but ourselves.
~Edmund Hillary

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