As we drove higher into the mountains in blue skies and sunshine we watched the truck thermometer drop lower and lower, it was cold out there only in the 50’s, but then again we were at nearly 9,000ft.
The viewing area for the restored Mexican trestle railroad bridge is well worth visiting.
The line operated until 1947 and was so popular that at times, people sat on top of the carriages on the way up the mountain!
From the viewing area you could for miles, the white in the photograph is White Sands.
We stopped for coffee and hot chocolate, at the beautiful Lodge
After coffee, we took the self-guided tour around the Sacramento Mountains Living History Museum which was very interesting, although it is a little scary that stuff I remember from when I was a kid is now marked as ‘antique’!
On the way back we stopped at a layby in the forest for a snack and to enjoy the views.
Have fun, we are!