Overnight, we kept our window open to temper the heat of our room. [Old hotels; you know the drill.]
5 am: Through the cracked window all I could hear was night-silence.
5:45 am: Rain sounds begin. Drip drip.
7:00 am: Rain has turned to snow.
7:45 am: Slow-drifting snow flakes are huge (shown above).
8:30 am: We descend below the snowline, about 10 minutes below the Lodge parking lot.