I went painting 'en plein air' yesterday. It was a beautiful day. The snow had a crisp top layer that crumbled in chunks as I walked through it. Unless you were a small animal, the stream nearby was not safe to cross. I saw some small tracks across it but was too far away to get a good view, (wish I had my camera with me!) I heard a couple of guys walking along the path with a dog further down the stream. Clearly one had tried to cross the stream. He was soon shouting that he had a soaker and that the water had gone over the top of his boot. Live and learn.