Backpacked to Tamarack Valley from the Palm Springs Tram with Hikin' Jim and Joyce. Set up camp, then day-hiked back to the tram for a potluck dinner with the folks from the San Jacinto Internet Forum. Walked back to camp in the twilight. Came back to the tram the next day but stopped at the Lotus Campsite in Round Valley in order to get a look at the fire damage in the Tahquitz Valley.