I was curious to see how the spring runoff was going. The Bow is running high and muddy in the city - kind of like it should be this time of year - but I knew there was still a lot of snow left in the mountains. So I headed up the river to have a look.
I expected the river to drop its level a bit as I rolled upstream but it was still roaring at Banff and when I stopped at Castle Junction, I could see that it was up into the willows along the banks.
The difference was that it was running much less muddy. And I could tell by the lack of debris along the shore that it hadn’t really spilled over the banks yet. I found a patch of morel mushrooms growing within a foot of the current. They wouldn't be there had the river flowed over.
The mist was disappearing rapidly as I took pictures and rolled video and the day was warming up nicely, too. The sun pushing through the fog lit up dew on the bankside trees and grass and glinted warmly off the soft mocha waters tumbling down the river.