Photo of Mount Washburn which has a fire lookout at the top (centre) that also serves as the residence of an employee of hte park. Photo was taken on June 21, 2012 while driving South along the road from Tower-Roosevelt to Canyon Village within Yellowstone National Park. At this point the road ascends towards Dunraven Pass Road (located at 8859 ft). Mount Washburn itself is 10243 ft above sea level.
This photo captures the view down towards the desert on the east side from the top of Mount San Jacinto. The desert is several throusand feet below the peak that stands at 10834 feet above sea level.
Palm Springs Aerial tram carries visitors from the desert floor from Valley Station (2643 feet) to Mountain Station (8516 feet). One can begin a hike to the peak from Mountain Station although there are other routes as well.