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Tonya Papanikolas ReportingWe've had so much rain that a weekend of sun and warmer temperatures drew out crowds before the rain comes again.
The mountains may still be capped with snow along the Wasatch Front, but people are eager to get out and enjoy the sunshine. At Willow Pond Park in Murray fishermen took advantage of the clear weather.
Bill Wright, Fishing: “As soon as I see the sun shining, I’m fishing. I love it.”
Some hit the bike path along the Jordan River Parkway or spent the day outside with family. Others had fun tossing around a frisbee.
Brad Sofonia, Enjoying Outdoor Family Reunion: “When we saw the temperature being as warm as it is, we thought, ‘let’s come down to the park and enjoy it.”
Golfers at the Old Mill Course were happy to see the sun instead of rain for a change.
Mike Cook: “It's nice weather. Beautiful day to be out."
Marcos Stevanoni, Old Mill Golf Course: “It’s been a difficult month for us, but now luckily we have sun. And so we’ll try to get as many players out as we can. A day like today, we don’t’ have a tee time for the whole day.”
Jim Schofield, Golfer: “Been skiing. Time to golf, put the skis away."
But not everyone agrees, skiers and snowboarders are still hitting the slopes at Snowbird. Some were even skiing in short sleeve-shirts.
Kayli Moss, Snowboarder: “It's an absolutely beautiful day. And the season's about to end, so you have to take advantage of it before it does."
Jacob Kahn, Skiier: “I just enjoy skiing, so I keep going until I can."
One place you won't find people at right now is many of the forest service campsites since they're filled with snow.
Linda Sullivan, Wasatch Forest Campsite Host: “Some of them have got three and four foot of snow in them, some of them have got like two foot..."
That's not a good sign for Memorial Day.
Linda Sullivan: “Usually we're full and then having to turn them away."
Linda Sullivan: “Hopefully we can get them in. All we can do is go by the weather."