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truepatriot09
07-23-2009, 11:16 AM
Little late this year (or in the wrong forum) but how 'bout a berry thread?

Has anyone been up to Pitcher Mtn. in Stoddard? Is it berry heaven yet? Last year we were eating our Pitcher blueberries into October!

Quietman
07-23-2009, 11:44 AM
The low bush berries in my yard in Peterborough are ripe now. The low bush berries on Temple Mtn. are just about there, but not quite(as of yesterday). The medium height bush berries on South Pack are just begining to turn blue(as of Monday). I haven't been up to Pitcher or Hubbard Hill yet this year, but would guess that they are probably not at peak yet.

I'll post when I know more.

Jim lombard
07-23-2009, 04:07 PM
Great year for raspberries in all varieties, red, black and golden. They are in full swing right now. Blackberries are coming and it looks like another bumper crop like last year. All the cool, rainy weather I guess.

Blueberries are ripe in So. NH, the other day I had a 4-berry walk! :)

cooperhill
07-24-2009, 07:42 AM
Lots of low bush blueberries at Blue Job Mt. in Strafford right now. I'm not sure if its peak or not but I've picked up several quarts over the past few weeks.

zman
07-24-2009, 09:17 AM
lots of raspberries off of the forest roads at the end of Sawyer River Road.

Quietman
07-24-2009, 02:58 PM
Blueberries still not close to being ripe on top of S. Pack today. :(

Lou Hale
07-24-2009, 06:22 PM
Blueberries still not close to being ripe on top of S. Pack today. :(

The blueberries on north pack 3 weeks ago looked like they would have been good by now

Quietman
07-24-2009, 06:41 PM
I think that the bushes on N. Pack get more sun exposure, but I haven't been up in over a month. Maybe this weekend?

I can go up the Wapack on S. Pack and run down the auto road during my lunch break, N. Pack takes a little longer.

peakbagger
07-24-2009, 09:30 PM
My local raspberry patch has started to get ripe with a vengence in the last few days in Gorham.

Quietman
07-26-2009, 01:38 PM
The BFFT report for N. Pack is 40-50% blue at the 1st set of ledges on the Wapack, and 25% at best on the top. There are some ripe berries, but a lot more that aren't. The trail is also just a little muddy, can't imagine why:rolleyes:.

mahony
07-26-2009, 01:38 PM
Mount Watatic (MA has awesome blues at the summit.

Yesterday the Blueberries on the Blueberry Ledge Trail on Whiteface were abundant and decent, but the Raspberries were yummier. No bears though:(

TroutBumNH
07-26-2009, 07:01 PM
Without giving it *all* away, the blueberries in the Belknaps are out in full force right now... for those that get beyond Mount Major, you know what I mean.

And man, does a nice Hubbard rake make you more efficient (though cleaning out the twigs, leaves, and underripe berries can be time consuming...)

Avery Hill also has a nice crop at the moment...

Feel free to PM me for more info....

Mike

Quietman
08-08-2009, 02:36 PM
The blueberries on the Cascade Link Trail on the ledges below the Pumpelly Trail are abundant, ripe and delicious!!! The views weren't too bad either!

truepatriot09
08-23-2009, 07:13 AM
Anyone been up to Pitcher Mountain in Stoddard, NH recently? Have I missed the harvest or are there still berries left up there?
Cheers!
-ct

Mike
08-23-2009, 09:19 AM
Anyone been up to Pitcher Mountain in Stoddard, NH recently? Have I missed the harvest or are there still berries left up there?
Cheers!
-ct

truepatriot09, I was picking blues at Pitcher on Wednesday. Got 6 pints in about an hour. You need to get away from the parking area, and walk to just before it starts to drop off. It is definately past prime but you can still find good clusters on bushes hidden from the main paths.