The mountains around San Diego usually get several snow storms each year. When it happens the snow doesn’t last too long. My journey started with a hike near Julian. I didn’t take any photos worth sharing there, but the highlight was observing a family that brought their two 4-year-old twin girls and 1-year old boy to see the snow for the first time. The one year old was walking around, bundled up, and poking his finger curiously into the snow. I am reminded why I was a teacher. These children were so adorable and filled with wonder about the world.
After my hike near Julian, I checked the weather and saw that a storm cell was approaching. I decided to drive the Sunrise Highway where the elevation is higher and there would likely be more snow. I drove from the north to south, stopping along the way. Each area I stopped had a distinctly different ecosystem.
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