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.
Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, Wasilla: Picked lots o’ perfect black currants and perfect nagoonberries.
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.
Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, Wasilla: Lots of perfect nagoonberries! Also ripe black currants and a few good red currants still. Highbush cranberry early red.
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.
Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, Wasilla: Lots of perfect red currants. Black currants half green/blue with a few ripe. Some perfect nagoonberries, others not ripe yet. Green raspberries.
Matanuska River Park, Palmer: Highbush cranberries have big green berries. Serviceberries are half green/blue.
Farm Loop, Palmer: Picked very ripe watermelon berries and rosehips. Highbush cranberry are very nice this year. Still tart.
Fish Creek, Knik: Lots of ripe red currants. Some watermelon berries.
Matanuska River Park, Palmer: Highbush cranberries have big green berries. Record heat and “extreme” fire danger level.