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PostSun Aug 04, 2019 10:38 pm 
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I want to hike a trail and pick berries!
Any advice on some good trails, that are good for a new hiker smile.gif
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PostMon Aug 05, 2019 8:39 am 
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Bear Lake off the Mountain Loop seems to always have huckleberry bushes laden in August, with plenty for everyone. Good luck!
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PostMon Aug 05, 2019 8:46 am 
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PostSun Aug 11, 2019 8:01 pm 
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I found some nice patches near Boardman lake off the same road as Bear lake. You cross a log at the lakes outlet and take a short hike to where the trail peters out, maybe a 1/4 mile.

Near Snoqualmie pass on the way to the Kendall Katwalk on the southern slopes below the trail prior to the Katwalk....we went off trail near the old PCT and encountered mass berries.

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PostSun Aug 11, 2019 10:49 pm 
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All trails have good blueberries right now.

The Chief Sealth Trail is fantastic for blackberries.
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PostMon Aug 12, 2019 5:52 am 
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Not all some area bushes are void of berries
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PostMon Aug 12, 2019 6:59 am 
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Ummm, huckleberry patches, which are becoming rarer, are seldom revealed to anyone except close friends.  It is like a secret fishing hole.  That's just the way it is.

Be aware that revealing a spot on here may reveal it to commercial pickers, who will bring a van load of pickers up and pick it clean.

I boycott  products made from huckleberries.  To me, it is blasphemy to use huckleberries in soap or lotion.  Huckleberries are special and should be eaten, preferably in a pie.

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PostMon Aug 12, 2019 8:17 am 
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treeswarper wrote:
I boycott  products made from huckleberries.  To me, it is blasphemy to use huckleberries in soap or lotion.

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PostMon Aug 12, 2019 9:05 am 
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Too early in some areas; they’re still green, at least the trails I was on last weekend and this weekend. By the end of August there will be more locations ready. Stay tuned.

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PostMon Aug 12, 2019 11:45 am 
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The ones I were in this weekend were quite abundant with many different varieties. As soon as the first frost hits they will go bad.
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PostMon Aug 12, 2019 3:56 pm 
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Last Thursday we were at Cutthroat Lakes off the Mountain Loop.  Not the easiest trail but lots of ripe berries once you get high.  Bugs were not bad but on the other hand it was cool and as wet as it could be without actually raining.
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PostMon Aug 12, 2019 8:44 pm 
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Treeswarper wrote:
huckleberry patches, which are becoming rarer, are seldom revealed to anyone except close friends.  It is like a secret fishing hole...revealing a spot on here may reveal it to commercial pickers, who will bring a van load of pickers up and pick it clean.

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PostMon Aug 12, 2019 10:11 pm 
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I find hucks everywhere and all the time. Many local mountains have a predominate huckleberry understory between 2 and 5 thousand feet. There are lots of mountains.
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PostMon Aug 12, 2019 10:32 pm 
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There are quite a few areas where many huckleberries can be found, not as many (at least in my area) where good trout fishing lakes can be found, so not really feeling the need to be huckleseekrit about it.

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PostTue Aug 13, 2019 7:54 am 
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Commercial pickers mostly choose areas with easy road access and avoid wilderness areas and large vertical gains.

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