Sunday, July 29, 2012

Foraging in the Higher Elevations

In the lower elevations, most of the sweet berries of summer have been picked and eaten, turned into jam, or have simply withered on the vine in the oppressive heat. Nevertheless, many sacchariferous surprises still await those willing to climb a little higher. Yesterday's hike into the Shining Rock Wilderness Area yielded a plethora of these still succulent gems and the 72 °F ambient at 6000' was a welcomed relief from the dog days of summer below...

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