Here's an excerpt from my journal on August 7, 2009:
I woke up at 6:00 AM and it looked as though the cold front had passed. I was wrong. By 7:00 AM storm clouds rolled back in and it started snowing. It snowed off and on all day yesterday, mostly flurries. At one point during the hike, I stopped to take a rest and looked above me. Water droplets were clinging to the pine branches reflecting the light from the sun's beams like jewels. All the while, blue skies mixed with white clouds passed overhead while another batch of flurries fell gently to the forest floor. A wonderful moment.