As we traveled from our warm Arizona desert, walking around in shirt sleeves, we quickly went up into the mountains and hit the snow level. When the weather forecasts here in the West speak of the snow level, you really have to see it to understand. There really is a level or altitude where there is a division between the rain the snow. Usually, we see this dry desert outside our car window. On this trip, we saw desert shrubs and grasses covered with snow.