Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Sandia Tram

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Click for Larger Image of Sandia Peak and Rio GrandeThis is Sandia Peak, on the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The river in the foreground is the Rio Grande, and it will flow from here to become the Texas-Mexico border. The peak is 10,380 feet, and a tram runs there from an elevation of 6559 feet -- advertised as the longest tram in the world.

Click for Larger Image of TramAs we boarded the tram, we noticed that two very long bags were being loaded on top. These turned out to be hang gliders, and we got to watch the flyers test the winds, put the gliders together, and finally take off from the top. While the temperature at the bottom was very warm (shorts weather), it was a chilly 49 degrees at the top.

Here are some additional photos from the trip:


Click for Larger Image of Tram Cables  Click for Larger Image of Albuquerque from Sandia Peak  Click for Larger Image of Hang Glider  Click for Larger Image of Ready To Go  Click for Larger Image of Hang Glider  Click for Larger Image of Hang Glider

1 comment:

CB said...

Another "find", another memory! Thank you, my friend.