Posts Tagged ‘huckleberry picking’

Hucklebery Picking Gone TOO Far!

Don’t let this happen to you:

UPDATED 3:05 PM: Missing huckleberry picker found

Lewiston Morning Tribune

The missing huckleberry picker from Clarkston was found safe and in good April Hafer, 65, went missing Sunday while picking huckleberries with her




Huckleberry Picking Story

Huckleberry hunting

Coeur d’Alene Press

“That is a great smell,” I slowly and deliberately whisper to my wife while deeply engulfing my first whiff of huckleberry as we hike to our secret huckleberry garden. I’m not sure why I whisper. As most huckleberry pickers know, the safe and sane method of huckleberry picking is to make as much noise possible to alert the potential bear searching for the same delicious berry I crave. I suppose and consciously understand that my granddaughter’s, amazed and loudly expressive of every bug, flower and scat on the trail leading to my secret huckleberry sanctuary will scare any creature from within a mile of our hike. …



Huckleberies on Your Cereal

Bringing the wild into your kitchen with Pat Wells


The other morning I topped my bowl of cereal with the most flavourful, and probably the healthiest array of wild foods there are: wild berries. Harvested from Revelstoke’s backyard, I have been feasting on strawberries, black and red raspberries, blueberries, Saskatoon berries, and huckleberries.



Huckleberries are Out There!!

Huckleberry heaven again


There are huckleberries this year. I’m not telling you where because my picking friends would have my hide. Suffice to say there are lots and they’re big.

This year my first picking was with my huckleberry friends Linda and Cathy…



Bears in the Huckleberry Patch

On the trail: Spirit Bear of Taggart will be forever munching on

The Coloradoan

My friend Jim and I were hiking in Grand Teton National Park years ago when an elderly couple hid in a bunch of trees and jumped out at us growling like bears. It scared the-you-know-what out of us and at the same time it was hilarious. I thought it was great that they were still having fun, at our expense, at their age. They meant no harm and we talked with them for awhile until a lady, who was as white as a ghost, came running down the trail. All she mumbled as she ran by was that she just saw a bear …. READ MORE


My Sweet Huckleberry: Huckleberry Muffin Recipe

Yesterday I had a sweet encounter with a tiny blue pebble with lovely flavor. Little huckleberries are wild blueberries that can be found on rocky hilltops. They like to grow in the well-drained soil of this terrain, and also thrive growing under pine trees, as I assume they like acidic soil like their more cultivated blueberry cousin  ….

Blueberry/Huckleberry Muffins

  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbls melted butter
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  •  1 pint blueberries, washed and picked over to eliminate any questionable ones.

Grease 12 large or 18 smaller muffin cups, or line the cups with muffin papers. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine the sugars, eggs sour cream, butter and buttermilk. Toss the blueberries with the flour mixture. Add the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just combined. Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full, and bake for about 25 minutes, until a cake tester or straw inserted in the center comes out clean or the muffin feels springy when pressed gently with your finger. 



Tips When Encountering Bears in Huckleberry Country

Play safe in bear country

The Nelson Post
to eat the huckleberries and a grizzly on rises her hind legs far up the path. These areas are not parks and it is up to you to avoid huckleberry



Huckleberries in the News – Week Ending August 21, 2010

Friendly Reminders from a Montana Huckleberry Patch | Gail Lynne

By Gail
Living in Montana definitely has its perks- especially this time of the year- during huckleberry season. A few days ago, my son, his girlfriend and I went into the mountains of Montana in search of huckleberries.

Red Huckleberries | WG4U.ORG

By Nicole
Huckleberries are adorable and taste like heaven, but perhaps even better, they make you aware of and thankful for being in the right place at the right time. Since attempts to cultivate them have not come to much, luck is practically

Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers :: View topic – Berry Patch Secrets

We pick huckleberries next month. That’s when they ripen up in the woods. The huckleberry has become popular in restaraunts, candles, lotions, etc.

*…Transparent Mama…*: Huckleberry Picking

By Transparent Mama
Huckleberry Picking. I had never seen or tasted a huckleberry until this summer. They grow wild in Montana. We hiked up to pick some recently. Of course, the boys and I thought we could just take the nice gondola up to the top of the

Huckleberry Festival schedule announced

Shoshone News Press
WALLACE – Huckleberry Sheriff and Huckleberry Hound will reign during a two-day event honoring North Idaho’s favorite berry this weekend during the

An outdoor treat

The huckleberry is a wild berry indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. Huckleberries grow primarily from July to mid-September, so time is limited for


Huckleberries? Re: Huckleberries? « Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 10:25:23 AM ». not ripe yet even in mid elevation areas. This heat is helping.

huckleberries for sal « Pristine farm experience

By pristinefarmexperience
Huckleberry season is here and it is delicious. Blueberries are good, but huckleberries are so much better. They are small, juicy packets of extreme berry-osity. And they are free! You just have to pick them…

Differences Between Huckleberry & High Bush Blueberries |

Differences Between Huckleberry & High Bush Blueberries. Huckleberries and highbush blueberries both grow wildly and commercially, bare edible blue fruits


Huckleberries in the News – August 7, 2010

Huckleberries: The Treasure State’s berried treasure

Great Falls Tribune
“I’ve always said if you can stand the walking, the mosquitoes, the bears, the cougars and the bugs, you can pick huckleberries,” she said. “I just love it.

Where in Oregon can I find wild huckleberries? – Yahoo! Answers

Preferably free for the pickin’ or low cost. I am …

Heart to Heart Gifts and Home Decor: Huckleberries are as Idahoan

By Thom
If you’re looking for something uniquely Idaho to give as a gift, and would rather not give potatoes, why not try huckleberry products? Huckleberries are not only the Idaho state berry, but they’re unique to the pacific northwest.

Along These Lines – -

Once a popular term with many meanings, ‘huckleberry‘ today is reserved primarily for an unusual berry, considered by many to have an outstanding tart

Berry pickers asked to share details on favourite patches

Bear Aware is asking residents to share their favourite huckleberry picking spot for a survey that will compare the berry crops with area bears.

A Million Things I Love . . .: #461 – Huckleberry picking

By tvmom
Do you know what a huckleberry is? Sort of like a blueberry, but a little more tart and smaller. It’s also the state fruit of Idaho. We just went huckleberry picking, they grow in the wild near my parents’ home.

Huckleberries?!? – CafeMom

If you live in the Spokane Wa area do you know where to go and pick them? If you do will you please share your spot.

your apples are my oranges: huckleberry fine

By Emily
mccall is full of huckleberries. and they are definitely huckleberries, not blueberries. i went on a nice hike and picked berries for about two hours, which shockingly only yielded a pound of berries. it takes so long. my friend andrea

Where Do Wild Huckleberries Grow? | Garden Guides

Where Do Wild Huckleberries Grow?. Wild huckleberries are found all over North America. Red huckleberries are found growing in disturbed areas or logged


Huckleberries in the News – Week of April 25, 2010

How to Pick Huckleberries in Idaho | Garden Guides

How to Pick Huckleberries in Idaho. There are two kinds of huckleberries that grow in the United States, eastern and western.

Huckleberries Art Print by Sara Deluca –

Huckleberries art print Sara Deluca. Buy Huckleberries by Sara Deluca from

The Online Lodge » Huckleberries Are a Popular Gourmet Food from

By admin
Huckleberries have so far defied all attempts at domestication. No one is quite sure why but they thrive in wild terrain from about 2000 feet above sea level up to 8000 feet. They may require volcanic soil for their best growth.
The Online Lodge –

The ezPalm Blog » A Brief Introduction to Real Huckleberries

By admin
Examples of huckleberry products you may be able to purchase online. Huckleberries are a delicious wild fruit that grow in wilderness areas above 2000 in northwestern North America. Western Canadians and Americans from Washington,

Blueberries Vs. Huckleberries | Garden Guides

Blueberries Vs. Huckleberries. Delicious. Filling in a pie or pasty, as a gooey syrup or tasty jam or jelly, blueberries and huckleberries provide small

Abundant & Beautiful Huckleberry Blossoms on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

By Washigal57 – Happy Spring!
Abundant & Beautiful Huckleberry Blossoms.

Useful of Fruit: Huckleberry

By jaruwan
While some Vaccinium species, such as Vaccinium parvifolium, the Red Huckleberry, are always called huckleberries, other species may be called blueberries or huckleberries depending upon local custom. Usually, the distinction between

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