My wife and I were trekking in the Tian Shan Mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan in early September. During one day of our trek we hiked over a high pass in falling snow that turned to rain as we descended the other side. After slogging through mud, we camped for the night in a narrow valley. The next morning we woke up to the first snow fall in the valley. This was the view near our tent site that morning, with snow still gently falling.