California's Gold

Season 7 Episode 4

Mt. San Jacinto

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Mt. San Jacinto
Huell looks at engineering accomplishments in the San Jacinto Mountain range. First, Huell examines the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Constructed by helicopter in 1963, passengers can ride from the desert to snow in minutes. Next, Huell visits a 13 mile tunnel under the mountain that carries 1.2 billion gallons of water. Once every five to ten years, the water stops flowing for a tunnel inspection. Huell makes some unusual discoveries as he takes advantage of this unique opportunity.moreless

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