As you gain altitude, the weather can change dramatically. When you look at the mountains, you may be standing in warm sunshine while just a few miles away, there is a storm raging on the mountains. Although I live in the desert, we have a similar phenomena when it can be raining on one side of the street and not on the other side. Even though I love warm sunny days, I also love clouds and storms, especially for taking photos. You will need to click on this photo to see the whole thing.