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Title: Westside berries 2021
Post by: TriggerMike on July 31, 2021, 04:22:49 PM
Saw the Eastside thread and figured we'd start a Westside thread. How are the berries looking right now? Elevation? Did the heat wave destroy them all?
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: slowhand on July 31, 2021, 04:27:24 PM
Haven't been up as of yet. But I would like to tag along.
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: Dysfunctional Vet on July 31, 2021, 08:00:46 PM
Olympia side of Capitol forest found red huckleberries trailing blackberry, thimble berries and a few regular blackberries. Lowlands. Only one bush of the reds. Thimbles we’re on the way out and the blackberries were just starting.
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: bkaech on July 31, 2021, 09:00:43 PM
I was at about 5500feet today off of Hwy410 and saw one huckleberry bush with red berries, the rest had loads of green just starting berries on them. Also saw a lot of wild strawberries between 3000-4200feet.
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: SpicyTacos on August 01, 2021, 03:10:35 PM
Hiked in up to 6000’ North of Mt Baker. Berries in open south or west facing meadows looked like the flowers were gone with no fruit. Berries near hemlock and fur looked way better. At 4500’ or where the timber meets the open looks really green, but big berries.
I also drove some logging roads. 2500’ All the berries with cover look good. Any berry you can think of is going good. I have no idea where my calls are. Bummed. I was gonna sit over a nice clear cut and call this morning.
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: spoonman on August 01, 2021, 03:14:28 PM
North side of mt  Rainer had some huckleberries at 5000.
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: AROTTY on August 01, 2021, 04:11:37 PM
Berries looking good in the Gifford between 3000 and 4500
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: logola512c on August 02, 2021, 09:29:38 AM
Is there a thread that shows what all the various berries are in western washington?  I saw a bunch of types of berries in various stages when I was out yesterday, but I'm kinda dumb on berry identification.  Besides blackberries, huckleberries, salmon berries, and blueberries, what else might I expect to find in the I90 corridor so that I can look them up on the interwebs and learn what they are in advance?   
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: spoonman on August 02, 2021, 09:38:59 AM
Is there a thread that shows what all the various berries are in western washington?  I saw a bunch of types of berries in various stages when I was out yesterday, but I'm kinda dumb on berry identification.  Besides blackberries, huckleberries, salmon berries, and blueberries, what else might I expect to find in the I90 corridor so that I can look them up on the interwebs and learn what they are in advance?   


Get this app, very helpful.
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: logola512c on August 02, 2021, 09:40:57 AM
Thanks.  I'll check it out.  I also just found this on the google, which at least has the basics. 

https://thewholeu.uw.edu/2017/06/28/a-quick-and-juicy-guide-to-berries-of-the-northwest/
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: spoonman on August 02, 2021, 09:53:25 AM
Thanks.  I'll check it out.  I also just found this on the google, which at least has the basics. 

https://thewholeu.uw.edu/2017/06/28/a-quick-and-juicy-guide-to-berries-of-the-northwest/


The app I showed you is cool. You can take a pic of things while you are out there and it tells you all about it. Also tells you generally info on what plants are in your region.
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: krolelov on August 02, 2021, 10:39:53 AM
Thanks.  I'll check it out.  I also just found this on the google, which at least has the basics. 

https://thewholeu.uw.edu/2017/06/28/a-quick-and-juicy-guide-to-berries-of-the-northwest/


The app I showed you is cool. You can take a pic of things while you are out there and it tells you all about it. Also tells you generally info on what plants are in your region.

This app is awesome! Thanks.
Title: Re: Westside berries 2021
Post by: wooltie on August 02, 2021, 12:42:04 PM
Hiked in up to 6000’ North of Mt Baker. Berries in open south or west facing meadows looked like the flowers were gone with no fruit. Berries near hemlock and fur looked way better. At 4500’ or where the timber meets the open looks really green, but big berries.
I also drove some logging roads. 2500’ All the berries with cover look good. Any berry you can think of is going good. I have no idea where my calls are. Bummed. I was gonna sit over a nice clear cut and call this morning.

Must be hit and miss.  I was north of Baker yesterday as well.  At 5-5500' about a quarter of the huckleberry fields contain berries, and those berries were pretty darn small.

All plants, flowers, vegetation is still really green though.  I expect it to turn yellow over the next few weeks.
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