This is a view from a hiking trail just outside of Winter Park, CO. The hike started out very sunny and warm Sept 23. As we came to the first opening called the meadows, I snapped this picture. As we standing there with my friends, we ran into a couple of hikers who just so happen to be from Boston. Go figure. Suddenly it got very windy and began to graupel ( Frozen snow pellets) . So we started back down the trail to the car. On our way down a white flash/and a very large bag of thunder happen right next to us. By the time we made it to the bottom, there was 4 inches + . Very exciting because snow thunder is rare.