Wyler Aerial Tramway - Texas Parks & Wildlife

Wyler Aerial Tramway - Texas Parks & Wildlife The Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park, located within the Franklin Mountains, features an aerial cable car situated on 195.742 acres of rugged mountain and rock formations on the east side of the Franklin Mountains.
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Driving the paved road that snakes up the east side of the Franklin Mountains from the intersection of McKinley and Alabama streets is half the fun. The visitor arrives at a parking area that sits at an elevation of 4,692 feet. The view of El Paso, to the east, is magnificent. Here visitors can admire the beauty of cacti gardens or watch the tramway gondolas take off. Visitors can purchase tickets at the tramway station to ride a gondola that will transport them to the top of Ranger Peak. The Swiss made gondolas travel on a 2,400 feet long, 1 3/8 inch diameter steel cable. While waiting to depart, the visitor can view part of the machinery and mechanism of the system through a window located on the south side of the base station. On the smooth ride to the top, the cabin attendant will describe the different cacti and rock formations along the way. Abundant wildlife, including reptiles, birds and insects, offer exciting viewing opportunities. The 4 minute ride soars above a vast canyon that is 240 feet deep in some places. The station at the top provides accessible ramps and paved grounds leading into an observation deck with a 360 degree view. Pay per view high power telescopes enhance the experience.

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Texas Horned Lizard on Nature Walk Trail at Franklin Mountains State Park.
$7K REWARD for the return of our 2 Missing Golden Retrievers! They were lost by the Rover sitter on June 18th at the address 18385 Babcock Rd, San Antonio TX running toward Camp Bullis Rd and the Lutheran HS. Acoria is 7 years old, 80-90lbs and wearing a pink Star Wars collar. Ripley is 4 years old, 70lbs and wearing a purple polka dot collar. Both had our info on their tags. Both are micro-chipped and spayed (green tattoos on their bellies). If you have found, seen or know where they are, we beg to call us. We promise you, you can have the reward for their return, no questions asked. We could care less about drama, we will do the exchange and everyone will walk away never to see each other again. All we care about is bringing them home. Thank you. Please do the right thing. https://www.facebook.com/BringAcoriaandRipleyhome/ On 6/18/19 Tuesday at 10pm our Rover sitter lost our 2 golden retrievers while letting them out for a late night potty. Because my husband and I were on vacation, they were staying at her apartment complex called Marquis at Crown Ridge 18385 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX and they reportedly ran towards the corner of Babcock and Camp Bullis rd. The sitters lived in a gated apartment complex with a gated dog park behind her building. Instead of using that lit green space, she brought our dogs outside the fence onto a pitch dark lawn near the road and woods, carrying both extend leashes in one hand after fireworks were set off by six flags just an hour earlier. She said the dogs got spooked, lunged, she dropped the leashes and they ran. She was informed Ripley was scared on the dark on paper and I believe verbally as well but we have no proof of the verbal. She said she looked until 3am. Later in her rebuttal to our review on her Rover profile, she said she wasn’t informed and deflected her negligence onto our dogs/lac of info. We are not allowed to respond to it. My husband and I caught the next plane home. We saw the sitter once but never seen her face again. Most of, if not all the conversations were initiated by us. There was little communication from her and it seemed forced. We had a news interview and I (Tricha S) called her out on her lac of participation and she became abrasive, acted victimized, accusatory and added to our stress rather than helping us. After that, she was almost impossible to talk to in a constructive manner because she was so uncooperative. Please note, we asked for a picture of the dogs the day before they were lost and she did not give us any. Rover printed flyers for us, made a few robot phone calls, called nearby sitters to help look (not one shown up), offered a $100 reward and said they looked online. At week 3, they stopped what little help they offered per policy. We have requested additional search services but they refused. They told us they may reimburse us for some vet bills or will offer us the worth of the dogs if they are found dead. So since week 3 we have been on our own. There was a sighting of 2 golden retrievers running around a baseball field alone very close to where she lives earlier the day she claims she lost them by a gentleman that confirmed his story twice with us and once with a supporter of ours. Our PI said he thinks we should take that particular tip seriously. If it is true, that means she lost them much earlier than she says she did and was attempting to cover it up. Rover never shut down her profile (that we can tell) and just days later she was meeting new clients. We asked rover if they would tell us about her background check or if she had prior incidences and they would not. I felt it was very relevant to know if she did. This is my understanding, but I could be wrong, Rover is a bait and switch company. Basically, they make these commercials of assurance, trust and responsibility and take credit for that. IMO, almost like an insurance or liable company but the moment anything goes wrong however, all legality is placed on the sitter even though they take 20% of their fees. We have been told that we cant sue Rover but only the sitter for a maximum of 5k. With lawyer /legal costs and the long drawn out process of suing someone that might not even have the money/you might not even win, its better to take the “dead dog money”. The thing is, again, as far as I know(could be wrong) they have you sign a non disclosure agreement at that time so you are unable to tell anyone about it. To me, this is super shady stuff and it makes me wonder how many other people have gone through this with Rover? We have a community behind us in which has got the attention of other rover clients that have called up sobbing because they did this to them too. Its absolutely horrific and something needs to be done.
I see you’re open until 7pm, what time is the last ride on the tram up the mountain?
Happy hikers.
First time hikers capture memories.
40 + Hikers on the First Day.
@Ranger Paul, what's your IG account so I can show others your awesome game cam footage? You should put them up on here!
Great fun today on the Last Sunday Hike at the Wyler Aerial Tramway - Texas Parks & Wildlife. This was a Celebration of Our Mountains event too.
Was the end of the month hike canceled.
Great place, had a lot of fun, also great view of the city