FORAGING -- If you're looking for some good news in the world today, head to the forests of northeastern Washington and North Idaho, where huckleberry blossoms are blooming in profusion.
I hiked several areas this past week and saw for myself. And I've received photos from several readers. All reports indicate huckleberry bushes loaded with blossoms from Pend Oreille County through the Idaho Pandhandle.
Of course, there could be some areas with less abundance, but for now the general forecasts is, well, SaaaWEET.
Mileage expectations for several backpacking trips are being toned down already.