The snow, at least in northern California, has melted back enough to get into the high gold fields. Finally we have a lot more area to do a little prospecting in.
The rivers are still running high and very cold. If your going to do a little prospecting around them, be extra careful, one slip could be disastrous. I'm thinking it could be at least another couple of weeks before they are down enough to get into and do a little sniping.
Right now just to be able to get into the high country and poke around a bit, while enjoy the spring and watching the woods come back to life is good enough for me!