I've always loved late winter and early spring cache finding because there is little underbrush. That means that the sounds of the forest are easier to hear. Many of the places I enjoy involve water, and today was no exception. I found ice shelves today on this creek.
You can see the ice shelf hanging above the flowing water. It seems to be attached to the stream bank. A small ways downstream, I crossed another very thick ice shelf here in the foreground:
I was familiar with this stream, so I knew it was shallow if the ice broke. I really enjoyed the sounds of snowmelt running down the rills and folds of the hills. There was one place where a tree had fallen to create a natural pipeline, making an echo like an amusement park waterslide.