Swamp land, Big Lake: Picked lots of perfect early blueberries in select spots.
Swamp land, Big Lake: Picked lots of red currants. Skunk currants are also ripe. Picked a nice amount of ripe early blueberries. Elderberries seem red in sunny spots and green in shady spots. Crowberries and bog cranberries seem almost ready in spots.
Swamp land, Big Lake: Red currants are mostly orangey tomato-red. Skunk currants red. Bog cranberry flowering or with small green berries. Lowbush cranberries are mostly small and green. Some early blueberries turning purple.
Girdwood: Blueberries and trailing currants are small and green. Lots of beautiful blooms on trailing raspberry, salmonberry, cloudberry, bog cranberry. Some small berries forming.
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, 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.
Talkeetna Lakes, Talkeetna: Picked lots of very nice forest blueberries, at the perfect ripeness level. Also picked a couple bog blueberries here and there. The highbush cranberries were good, and actually there were quite a few nice red currants too.
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.
Winner Creek, Girdwood: Salmonberries are ripe, with plenty still unripe. Picked some blueberries. Highbush cranberries are about half red.
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.