We are just coming out of winter here. It's still cold. My friend says we are on the 109th day of January. But we braved the chilly weather and went out for a little hike last night. The south facing slope of this mountain is free of snow now. The view of the valley is so pretty from the viewpoints on this trail. This is probably about 20 miles from where we live. The river is the South Fork of the Snake River. The ski hill is about 5 miles from where we hiked. My husband does ski patrol there so we had to drive by it to see how much snow is still there. The first two photos were only a few minutes apart. It's so interesting how quickly the colors change once the sun goes down. Give us a month and it will be glorious here!!