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Wallowa Gondola


Every year over 27,000 visitors take the trip to the 8,000 foot top of Mt. Howard in the scenic Wallowa Mountains near Joseph, OR. The tram has one of the steepest vertical ascents in the U.S. and has been running for over 20 years. Maintenance of the 27,000 tons of cable is vital. Follow a crew of workers as it looks for worn out parts high above the tree tops. Appreciate the exquisite beauty of these mountains in the northeast corner of Oregon.

First Broadcast: 1993
Producer: Jim Newman

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