Same tributary creek as previous posts, April 17th mush. It hit +55 during the heat of the day, and I had an encounter with the first mosquito of 2010 at the turnaround spot <grin>.
Had to cross a foot and a half of liquid green overflow on the main river to get to the side creek, and the creek was running green water with thin newly frozen ice and pretty gnarly for the first half mile, until I veered off on the first overland trail:
That distinctive debarked and broken off black spruce in the above pic is one a bull moose has been rubbing on with his antlers.
After that flat, was good going on the creek, overflow ice was solid with some fresh snow. A shot farther up, so cool how the whole valley is filled with overflow ice:
Decided to go explore up a small side creek that had overflowed a bunch and not bad going:
Here's a shot looking back down that little side creek to the main creek: