Thanks, Brace, for this submission for the 1st Annual Alpine Dry T-Shirt Contest!
Ah the huckleberry picking season up "Notellum Trail" in the Rattlesnake Wilderness. Mothernature's original high calorie, trail-side efficiency snack for the hungry hiken'biker. Mountain blueberries or huckleberries are said to be a superfood. Per the experts on WebMD.com site, they're "powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer (full of delicate anthocyanin antioxidants), and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood."
Tedious, tiny, low-growing, but worth every tender pluck. We attempted to fill a gallon zippie bag, but realized that may take hours and we wouldn't get too far up into the hills to enjoy some cardio exercise, blooming wildflowers and mountaintop views.
Cheers for the delicious berry bounty in our regional mountains. A great excuse to explore and work on my alternating, low lunge isometric postures for trail-side picking.