Grab your camera and join us on the mountain for an exciting day of photography. Ralph Nordstrom, award-winning fine art landscape photographer, and educator, will share with us the tricks and techniques he has learned in over ten years of leading photography workshops, helping others grow as photographers. The day will blend together photographing in and around Long Valley, an outdoor picnic lunch sweetened by the scent of pines, a classroom session during the middle of the day and a final dinner together before descending down the mountain. You can get an idea of what Ralph will be sharing with us from his blog post “Making a Photograph – the Four Pillars” found on this link…  All levels of ability are welcome! To get the most out of this class, bring your camera, and enthusiasm and join us for an informative and rewarding day in the Mt San Jacinto Wilderness.

Theme: Photography for the outdoor enthusiast.
Date: August 18, 2018, All day
Class Time:  8:30 a.m. For this class, be at the valley boarding station by a 7:30 a.m. to assure your place on the 8 a.m. tram departure to the mountain station. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  to buy a tram ticket in advance, online or at the ticket counter, for the 8 a.m. departures. Weekend tram service begins at 8 a.m. with departures thereafter usually every 12 minutes or so. Depart from the valley station at least one-half hour before class time. By doing so is assurance for arriving on time for the class. Online tickets are limited.  Order early!  Go to  If online tickets are not available, most tickets are available for walk-ins.   Note, if for any reason you are unable to use the ticket on the day reserved, tickets purchased in advance at the tram website, or on-site, are good anytime for 1 year from the date of purchase.
Place: We will meet in the Nichols Room at the tram mountain station, to the left of the outdoor ground floor terrace two levels down from the mountain station tram car exit.
Difficulty Level: easy to moderate
Distance:  Up to 4 miles round trip
Destination: Long Valley and more if time permits.


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NHA members with membership card receive a 20% ticket discount on tram fare and 10% on food.

Booking: A reservation is required.  Only one booking is permitted at a time. For more than one, simply fill out the form again with the information for each additional enrollee and submit. Overbookings will be waitlisted and if space becomes available enrollee will be notified in order of priority.


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