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Old 01-01-2008, 11:05 PM
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Huckleberry (Scat) Pie

Found this on a trip this summer. It was still warmish, but saw no bears in the area. It was nothing but "huckleberry pie."

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Old 02-02-2008, 07:56 AM
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Mugs,
That's just wrong! You should have set down something beside the pie so we could get a sense of scale
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:30 PM
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I have not thought of or seen huckleberry pie (the real thing) since I hiked out of Coeur d' Alene in the National Forests there in 1985. Bears were everywhere! Ate a piece for the first and only time at a cafe in the middle of nowhere. I also spent a day on a tug boat in the Spokane River looking for "dead heads" while I was in town. Didn't even know what they were till the old owner of the tug told me. Flew in/out of Spokane from Atlanta. Mugs, did you every hike the 25 mile mountain ridge from Spokane to Coeur d' Alene ?
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:47 AM
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Mugs, did you every hike the 25 mile mountain ridge from Spokane to Coeur d' Alene ?

Never heard of that trail, but wiil have to look it up becasue now you have me intregued. I do plan on doing a "para" trip this spring which will basically skirt the I-90 corrador along the mountian range that goes with it. Should be fun, I wonder how many fences I will have to cross.
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:55 AM
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Alright I am confused here? "Huckleberry pie"?
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:54 PM
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Alright I am confused here? "Huckleberry pie"?

I believe that refers to the main (perhaps only) component of that bear scat. Here in NJ at a similar point in the season it would be blueberry. I don't know what species of pine cone that is, so I'm not too sure of the size, but it doesn't look small.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:20 PM
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Huckleberries (aka blueberries) are a favorite for bears. The pie mentioned has to do with the scat -- similar to a "cowpie." Ergo - Huckleberry Pie (bear scat containing partially digested huckleberries).

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