The Sandia Peak Tram

I made it to Albuquerque.  I rode the Sandia Peak Tram.  It is the longest tram in North America and third in the world. It is 2.7 miles.  The Sandia Mountains were formed by granite millions of years ago.  I thought the sunset looked very cool and took a lot of pictures.

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3 thoughts on “The Sandia Peak Tram

  • 10/17/2014 at 1:14 pm
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    Dear Ethan,
    That must have been an amazing view from the tram. Thanks for sharing the fact about the Sandia Mountains being formed by granite. We should find out about the formation of our Cascade Mountains and share it with you!
    From, Mrs. Amri and The Crew

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  • 10/17/2014 at 4:44 pm
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    Dear Mrs. Amri,
    Here are a few more facts about the Sandia Mountains. They are made of 1350 million year granite and 250 million limestone and shale. Fossils from an old seabed are in the top limestone layer. The word Sandia is Spanish for watermelon and at sunset the rocks will turn pink.
    From, Ethan

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  • 10/19/2014 at 2:23 am
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    Ethan – How many people were on the tram with you? Where did it start and where did it end?

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