The above photo is the culvert that drains the spring from up on our property which is the photo below. The spring comes from deep in the mountain and runs all year long which is why it runs all year. The deeper in the ground the source the more even the temperature of the water. We have a second spring that runs all year also but it freezes before it can get very far down the mountain. It fans our on the ground and freezes.
The above photo is where the deer and elk are eating the aspen tree bark. I walked around and found several places where they pawed the snow away looking for grasses to eat. Below is a photo of the swing where it is pretty cold to sit now days.