This is what it’s looking like these days where I’m working, at least on the north-facing slopes. As Kim pointed out, the aspect effect is important to consider this time of year, as is elevation. Some of the south-facing slopes here are currently clear of snow, some are not. Where they are snow-free, they are muddy. Consequently, I'm sticking mostly to frozen and muddy roads these days and not doing much hiking around (where would I find an outcrop - maybe in a roadcut). I hear that real spring - with no mud being the definition of real spring - often doesn’t come to this part of the woods (desert? upland steppe?) until May or June. Until then, my boots and truck will be full of mud.