With so much National Park land right next door, natually the hiking will be very attracive in the area.
It's kind of funny, but when we were standing on the loop, looking at the property for the first time with Paul Webb he mentioned all the hiking in the hills and mountains. He then pointed to the North-West and mentioned how we will love all the Huckleberries we can pick in August/September.
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I was honest with Paul and let him know that the only Huckleberry I knew of, was a cartoon dog. Apparently they are a real berry. Since then, I saw a show about berries and the Huckleberry was featured. It's a pricey little berry. And supposedly difficult to grow as a domestic berry. Most commercial berries are picked in the wild.

Since then, Kristy picked up some Huckleberry Jam. It's good. Pricey, but good. I think it was 3.99 for a little 2 oz. jar.

The Huckleberry listing on Wikipedia says that the Huckleberry is the state fruit of Idaho. The listing continues by saying that the plant grows best in damp, acidic soil. Under optimal conditions, huckleberries can be as much as 1.5-2 m high, and usually ripen in mid-to-late summer; later at higher elevations.


UPDATE: August 5, 2007

I thought I would snap a quick pic of the Huckleberry preserves. It's 2.5 ounces and it was $3.00. When you're more aware of something, you notice it more often. A local chain burger restaurant, Arctic Circle, does a lot of shakes. Their current promotion is for Huckleberry Shakes. The kids and I went Hiking in Mueller Park here in Bountiful yesterday and afterwards we grabbed lunch at Artic Circle. We all shared a Huckleberry Shake. It was very good and tastes like the real thing, at least compared to the Huckleberry Preserves I just finished off.