Even though the latest storm has set us back a bit in terms of melting, the valley is looking remarkably clear!
[T - the south facing hillsides are totally out of the snow now, and the little sprouts of plants are starting to poke out of the dirt! It's really exciting]
The sheer volume of melt is amazing. Believe it or not, 397" of snow adds up to a lot of water, even if it's dry snow. Here's a view of what the recent cold snap did to some of that melted snow.
[T - every little valley between hills turns into streams at this time of year. This is one that runs under the road]