A few days of gorging ourselves on sun ripened wild dusty blueberries and red black huckleberries left us wondering if they were the same species. Same leaf structure, same perferred environment and similar season. As it turns out Huckleberry is a name used in North America for several plants in the family Ericaceae, in two closely related genera: Vaccinium and Gaylussacia. In fact, wild huckleberries are called blueberries in Appalachia and England. So now we know… Happy foraging!
Just finished Timberline to Cascade Locks where I enjoyed plenty of Huckleberries, Salmon Berries and then finally Raspberries as I descended into Eagle Creek Canyon.
Yes – huckleberry season is the best! I’m also excited for blackberries – we saw a few almost ripe on our way down into Cascade Locks. Nothing like nature’s power pellets to keep the miles moving..
Yes! So many dust covered huckleberries on Hood!! Really helped power me up that hill. ❤ Harpo