Nearly a thousand people have hiked a six-mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail over the last three decades to see the wind turbines in the Tehachapi, Calif.
They are part of the annual “Windmill-Wildflower Hike” that takes hikers to the place where the first large wind projects were built. Many of those early turbines have since been replaced with modern turbines, but you can still witness the evolution of wind turbine technology first-hand during the hike.
During this year’s hike, participants commented on some of wind power’s benefits. They noted that it’s “affordable, renewable, and inexhaustible”:
Tourism around wind power is not unusual — many people consider the sleek, tall structures beautiful and fascinating.