There is 4+ feet of snow in the area of the tram, so make sure you bring snowshoes! No snow is predicted for this weekend. But winds have been 20 - 40 mph lately and there will be gusty winds this weekend. Also it will be cloudy and you can never predict how it will be up there.
For those who don't want snow, this weekend will be the best of the year for wild flowers in the lower desert (i.e. Palm Springs south to Anza Borrego).
Here is a good one for you. Route up Snow Creek to top of San Jacinto. 10,000' escarpment. I did not take the picture, it is on summit.org.
We have gotten a fair share of snow in this neck of the woods this season. Here is a picture of the trail to Lost Palms Oasis in Joshua Tree in December (3,000' elevation ). It was cool. All entrances to the park were closed, so if you snowshoed in, you had the place to yourself.
Here is what the higher elevations in Anza Borrego looked like in mid December. This picture is about 2 miles from where I camped last weekend. If you look at the picture I posted of my poncho/tarp in the "Do I need trekking poles" thread, you can see how things have changed in a little over 2 months.
Live life in color!!