Hatcher Pass, Fishhook: Picked many blueberries of three types in subalpine and alpine areas, mostly dwarf. All species are very sweet. Many berries have dropped off plants and some berries are squished on the plant. Found subalpine highbush cranberries ready to pick.
Hatcher Pass, Fishhook: Picked blueberries in subalpine areas. Very sweet, and many berries have dropped off plants now, though they’re not squishy yet.
Hatcher Pass, Fishhook: Picked lots of dwarf blueberries above the treeline. Leaves are dropping revealing many accessable berries. Also picked bog blues and some wrinkly early blues. The berries are all pretty sweet and good at this point.
Hatcher Pass, Willow and Fishhook: Picked berries for last several days in different alpine and subalpine areas. Blueberries of all 3 kinds ready now and some getting really tasty. (In some spots earlier the early blues were ripe while the dwarf blues were completely green.) Crowberries perfect. Alpine highbush cranberry patches red and crispy.
Hatcher Pass, Fishhook: Picked lots of blueberries in alpine areas. Nice and ripe berries and plants happy from rainy weather.
Hatcher Pass, Fishhook: Picked lots of high blueberries in subalpine areas. Easy to pick around green berries and just choose ripe ones now. Crowberries are also good. Other berries like bunchberries are ripe too. The whole place seems pretty dry. Lots of crispy dry plants.
South Fork Eagle River Trail, Eagle River: Crowberries and blueberries have some green and some ripe berries. Lots of ripe trailing raspberries. Some old trailing black currants and watermelon berries around. Lowbush cranberry is red/unripe and bearberry is mostly green. Prolific mushroom time here like everywhere.
Hatcher Pass, Willow: Caterpillar outbreak, eating lots of the plants including berry plants. (I think it’s rusty tussock moth.)
Tangle Lakes, Paxson: Picked bulk blueberries. Plenty to be had both ripe and unripe. Crowberries are ready but unripe in big areas. Alpine bearberries are perfect, and pretty tasty for bearberries. Lowbush cran are red and unripe. Bearberries (kinnikinnick) unripe, some turning red. Lots of soapberries are ready in sunny spots. People eating plenty of edible mushrooms.
Hatcher Pass, Fishhook: Black bearberries half green/blue. Crowberries have small green berries in some areas. Lowbush cranberry flowering. Nagoonberries flowering. Lots of blooming wildflowers in general, pink, yellow etc. Lots of white heather flowers, king’s crown.