Fairbanks: First freeze.
Fairbanks: 86°F highest temperature of the year.
Swamp land, Big Lake: Picked ripe red currants. Enough are red now to be worth it! Many are still green or just about ripe.
Fairbanks: Official Chena Ridge greenup day.
Fairbanks: Last freeze.
Tanana River, Nenana: Breakup day. Nenana Ice Classic tripod clock stopped at 6:47 PM AKDT.
Nenana Ice Classic An Alaskan Tradition Since 1917
Swamp land, Big Lake: Picked quite a few lowbush cranberries in dry meadow areas. People are picking crabapples in Anchorage and other areas.
Swamp land, Big Lake: Probably the last time I’m going to pick a bunch of red currants this year. I still can’t resist the perfectly good racemes, but some clusters are getting brown or slimy so they’re all about done.
Little Susitna River, Houston: Picked lots of lowbush cranberries.
Swamp land, Big Lake: Did some more late currant hunting. Picked lots of red currants. Many or most of the plant leaves have dropped off but there are still great bunches of tasty squishy berries hanging everywhere, good for using immediately in recipes.