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Old 08-17-2008, 05:09 PM
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Here's a couple of snapshots (picture pile) that I took of some huckleberries that I picked in early August (2008) while hiking in the Indian Heaven Wilderness area in Washington state.



The berries were just beginning to ripen when I was there, so I plan to return to the area again very soon - to take advantage of the peak of the season.



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Old 08-25-2008, 04:36 AM
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Huckleberries

I always consider huckleberries a special treat for hiking in late summer.

I ran out of water in the middle of the afternoon one day on my 7 day hike in July. I picked all the berries I could eat right along the trail. I was in no hurry to get to camp for more water.

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Are huckleberries and blueberries one and the same?
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Blueberries and huckleberries are related. But there is a distinct difference in flavor.

I've had what are called huckleberries in several other locations throughout the USA, but none compare (IMO) to those found in the Pacific Northwest - above 4,000 feet in elevation.

Indeed there is a profound difference - as thousands of forages will attest to. They've been known to slow the pace of more than a few hikers.

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Old 09-03-2008, 08:26 PM
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My older two kids and I backpacked the PA West Rim Trail the 2nd week of July and the Huckleberrys were just coming on strong at that time. They're not quite so dark in color and a bit smaller in size than what you have in your photos. Still, the affect of slowing the hikers down occurred just the same

At one point we had to wait for a black bear cub to decide whether to eat more or run to mom. decisions decisions...

Your pictures brought back the memories Thanks!
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