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Sandia Peak Tramway is the fastest way to the top of the mountain.
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A cable tram just heading out to the mountain top.
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Visitors must beware of low-hanging trams.
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Flowers decorating the tram station.
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Sandia Peak is within the Cibola National Forest.
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The cable structure to the top of Sandia Peak.
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Your grandparents passed this cable car coming down as they were heading up.
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Lots of rocks strewn over the sides of the mountain on the way up.
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There was a very slight bump that terrified your grandfather at the first tower. Second tower, too.
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View out the side of the tram.
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It's a long way down.
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Look at that view out the side of the tram.
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Of course it was Grandma who took all these photos on the way up.
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This rock formation reminded your grandfather of a Civil War-era mortar.
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Another tram approaches your grandparents' tram.
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You can't get views like this by standing on the ground.
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Almost there.
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Just another half minute to the top.
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Grandpa Roy did get this photo of a stone cabin used by hikers.
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Do not feed the critters.
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A view from Sandia Peak.
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Ski lift cable shack. The other side of the mountain was good for skiing.
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Overview of the ski lift.
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Ski lift seats.
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This view of the ski lift allows one to see the slope.
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The sign one sees after taking the chair lift.
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Your grandparents hiked two of the shorter trails.
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An example of "flagging," a phenomenon in which the constant direction of the winds causes most trees to grown their branches on one side and to lean in that direction.
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Orange moss.
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Your grandparents did not feed it.
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The High Finance restaurant on Sandia Peak.
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Grandpa Roy enjoyed a bowl of soup at the restaurant.
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Grandma Bert treated herself to a real Irish coffee.
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The view from the tram while heading back down the mountain.
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View of Albuquerque from the tram.
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Flowers and shrubs just before the tram arrived.
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Heading back down the mountain to the tram station.