This photo was taken atop Cascade Mountain in the Adirondacks. It was a very cloudy day but that did not stop us. By the time I had reached the top I was in a t-shirt and jeans. We got fairly warm during the hike up so we took layers off to ensure that we would not sweat. But I can assure you, once I got to the clearing on top the wind convinced me that I needed more than just a t-shirt.
Once you get out of the desert in Phoenix Arizona starts to look like any other forested area. It reminded me of the Canadian Shield. This was the first sign of snow we saw and as I continued further North snow was seen on the ground next to the road. The forests and mountains were really nice and very vibrant despite it being winter.