Woods, Ester: Cranberry picked, both lowbush and highbush, both types nice. Everything is quite saturated from rain. Also found good crowberries and strawberry spinach. Red bearberries are past (I found many this time in Sept. before.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Woods: Wasilla: found lots of very happy/good morels to get. Highbush cran, lowbush cran, and watermelon berries flowering. Rose blooms just starting. I’ve seen them fully out blooming in other Valley places.
North Shore, Big Lake: Picked many bog cranberries, many perfect ripeness, others almost ready. Also got some lowbush cranberries.
Swamp land, Big Lake: Picked ripe crowberries (perfect) and a few blueberries. Lowbush cranberries are about half ripe. Lowbush cran in many spots in the Valley don’t seem to have many berries this year compared to other years. Bog cranberries seem about half ripe.
UAF, Fairbanks: Trailing raspberry berries on trails. Some ripe blueberries. Few crowberries, but ripe. Bunchberries great and tons of them. Lowbush cranberries half ripe and crispy. Highbush cranberries red and nice, still tart.