huckleberries for sal

August 21, 2010

Huckleberry season is here and it is delicious. Blueberries are good, but huckleberries are so much better. They are small, juicy packets of extreme berry-osity. And they are free! You just have to pick them…

It quickly becomes obvious that it’s going to take a while to fill one’s pail. There is a sinking sensation I get when, after twenty minutes of picking, I look down and see that the bottom of the pail is still visible. This depressing reality check can be quickly assuaged by a mouthful of berries, however. Then the bottom of the pail is even more visible. Quick! Another mouthful! It is a vicious cycle, for sure.

After a couple hours of picking, Luke, Dad and I collectively owned 3/4ths of a gallon of berries. If we go back about three more times we might have enough to keep us in huckleberry pancakes for the year, unless some disgraceful human being eats them out of the freezer bag on the sly. I, of course, would know nothing about that.

Bonus Pristine Nature Experience! A herd of around twenty elk stampeded across the road in front of us on our way home. NEATO!


One Response to “huckleberries for sal”

  1. Ruby said

    In the north cascades on our last stretch of the PCT we walked through A TRILLION huckleberries. It was hard for me not to stop and feed every few hundred feet. So scrumptious.

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