Background: It’s been a long, wet spring in the northern Rockies, with many places over 200% of normal snowpack. It’s now mid-June, and there have been precious few days that have felt like summer to date. But rather than pining for warm summer days, we have exchanges like this:
Hunter #1: “Well, I don’t want to jump the gun, but….it’s less than three months away…”
Hunter #2: “Funny you mention that, it was the first thing that popped into my head this morning.”
Hunter #1: “Yeah, normally I don’t let myself get excited until after summer solstice.”
Hunter #2: “Take heart – the days will start getting shorter soon…”
Yeah, we’re not right in the head.