We can tell it is soon to be Spring by the more prolific sunshine and the warmer temperatures. The snow pack persists but the air warms to 47 degrees. You can hear the sound of water moving every where . It is under your feet , under the ice from over night freezing , it is under the snow pack. The steady dripping , running and that particularly fascinating sound of water escaping under thin ice sheets. A particular chorus of happy sounds almost a tinkling , of water escaping the ice lock of winter to be free once more to run to the Ocean. So we are the junction so to speak of winter and spring. Giving way to warmer temperatures and time to think about planting , hiking , biking and all the glorious pursuits of the warmer days.
" I am well again , I came to life in the cool winds and crystal waters of the mountains. " ~John Muir