Then just a few days later, anywhere the sun could get through or water could collect, the ground was bare.
|Sunlight Reflects off Large Puddles in the Trail|
The streams are running like spring freshets, and the lake is back up several inches above full level.
The repeated melt-freeze cycles have converted the remaining snow flakes into various forms of opaque and clear ice crystals.
Even the snow fleas think it's March - I found hundreds of them hatched out the surface of the snow in an area exposed to the sun.
The Black Bear may not have emerged to take advantage of the moment but other animals have!
|Pine Cone Debris left by a Red Squirrel|