Bluegrass pickers are hardy folk, as they demonstrated Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Ekone Park. The annual Goldendale Pickers Festival brought in trailers and musicians from near and far to band in impromptu mini-concerts around the park. Most of the picking was just between friends old and new, though the gazebo was open for those interested in entertaining for all. Saturday brought a strong wind and temperatures in the low 60s, but that didn’t stop the music from flowing.