The mountain marks the extended "Green Line" of the Civil War. We recalled from a previous hike in the area that one needs to go with a guide off trail as there are still land mines...
It was a hazy day as you can see. We still could see Beirut and the Mediterranean off in the distance. There were great, fast moving clouds and the sun came out for awhile.
One of the new ACS teachers was on the trip--she is from Texas and it was her first time in snow! Way fun to enjoy her experience. Had to give her instructions on the proper method of making a snow angel... Another ACS teacher from Massachusetts found it incredible that this was the coldest the Texan had ever been. It was considerably above freezing--maybe 50 F.
Photo above is a semi-frozen pond.
As we left the area and stopped for a baked snack (of course!) it began to hail.
p.s. No broken fingers this time!