This was a fun thing to do in Palm Springs. A little advice - don't try to feed the cute little ground squirrels that hang around the outdoor patio restaurant. They bite. Yeah, I speak from personal experience.
Palm Springs Tram. The temperature at the top in Mt. San Jacinto State Park, is 30 degrees different than at the desert bottom. Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers 54 miles of hiking trails located within a 14,000 acre pristine wilderness. You can't tell from this picture but it's forest at the top and desert on the bottom!