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Sweet profusion of blossoms signals huckleberry bumper crop

Huckleberry blossoms are blooming in profusion in
Huckleberry blossoms are blooming in profusion in "secret spots" across northeastern Washington and North Idaho. (Rich Landers)

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.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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