Hatcher Pass, Fishhook: Picked lots of blueberries in alpine areas. Nice and ripe berries and plants happy from rainy weather.
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.
Nordic trails, Girdwood: Forest- Picked Alaska and Early blueberries. Enough berries are ripe to go picking, but plenty are still green. Trailing black currants and trailing raspberries are plentiful and almost ripe. Perfect watermelon berries, elderberries, and reddening highbush cran plentiful here (like everywhere). In the meadows- cloudberries are plentiful and perfect/tasty! Really good bog blueberries too. Bog cranberries red but not ripe.
Swamp land, Houston: Picked perfect blueberries. Perfect timberberries and bunchberries all around, super happy this year (actually tasty). Lowbush cranberry (half red/green) look super good and plentiful this year.
Swamp land, Big Lake: Lots of (green) bog and lowbush cranberries, some starting to redden. Crowberries are tart but pickable. Most cloudberries are half ripe. Blueberries have some green some ripe.
Marsh land, Big Lake: Lots of bog cranberries this year! Bright green and big. Some blueberries ready, lots still green. Berries seem big/juicy this year.
Marsh land, Big Lake: Cloudberries, blueberries, and bog cranberries all flowering.
Hatcher Pass, Fishhook: Picked blueberries and crowberries in Independence Mine area.