"This ride features a challenging and incredibly scenic traverse of the southern Inyo Mountains. The Saline Valley Salt Tram, completed in 1913, was an engineering marvel, carrying salt from evaporators at Saline Dry Lake, at about 1,000 feet, to the station in the gap, 8,800 feet, then down to Swansea in the Owens Valley at 4,000 feet. Materials for dozens of towers were packed in by mule and the towers were built by hand. Salt was the only food preservative in use at the time, and government price supports helped keep this operation afloat. Cerro Gordo is one of the best preserved ghost towns in California; many historic mine buildings, hotels, and stores still stand. To inquire about a tour, contact Jodi Stewart at 760-876-4154."