We did not have snow fall - almost none - in this winter. I missed it very much. I expected some snow in this hiking to Mt.Jiri but I could rarely find any during ascend. Just cloud of dry soil from every foot step. We believe every mountain has its own master, kind of a god or goddess. Jiri mountain is believed to be under the control of 'granny Margo'. I prayed to her 'give me some snow. I don't want a heavy snow fall but that around ankle's deep should be just fine with me, please'.
To my surprise she gave me a heavy snow fall, not just snow fall during night but a snow storm all through the morning. Walking through the snow storm was quite an experience that I did enjoy. Though it was even hard to breathe due to flakes of snow hitting my face, I felt happy walking through the white snow storm. Lens got covered with frozen snow and moisture and I had to clean it on and on, so I do not have many pictures as I used to do on that trail. It did not allow me to see far but only 30 meters away but it was just enough for me to feel what it is like to be in the snow.
(You have to make it very sure that the camera is as cold as it is outside. Otherwise it will get foggy or gather moisture on the lens surface to be frozen. It's horrible to remove.)
It was a dramatic hiking to experience the quick change of weather but I was not the end of it... it continued on the next day on which I headed to another mountain, Mt. Gaya.