Our spring came with a flip of a switch. In a week span we went from highs in the single digits to nearly three weeks of highs in the mid to high fifties, often getting into the sixties in the sun. This has really swelled the local streams and rivers. While the fall and early winter are my favorite times to explore and photograph the creeks and rivers, spring is also an interesting time. It is easy to get around, and see, which is especially important when exploring stream sides in bear country, you can't hear the bears nor can they hear you, because of the sound of the raging creek. Most bear interactions happen along creeks and rivers in Alaska, so it is nice to have clear sightlines when exploring them.