It is berry picking season and we have had a lot of fun doing just that! Not that we got all that many berries but the experience was fun none the less.
We started our adventure up at Alyeska and did find some tasty blueberries, but it was a struggle for mom to get to them and the heavy rain drenched us. But I had a great time anyhow running and playing frisbee.
The following weekend we headed in the opposite direction, north to Hatcher's Pass. There we also encountered rain but had more success with the berries and the scenery was spectacular once again!
This is the Independence mine ( in Hatcher's Pass) of mom's youth. It has been reconstructed and now looks like this...
We were keeping an eye out for bear. They are also berry picking in these parts although we did not see any this day.
The road to get up here is long and bumpy with big old rocks sticking up out of the mud...
I saw several beaver dams...
Mom also picked Crow Berries. They were much more prolific and easier to pick. She ended up putting them in her smoothies but they make a great pie as well.
So what are you picking in your neck of the woods?