In late July locals scurry to their secret spots, seeking the ultimate mountain treasure: Huckleberries. The delicious natural treat sought by humans bears comes into full ripeness this time of year.
From smoothies to ice cream, pies and salads, the huckleberry becomes a mainstay in the diet of locals for a few weeks each year. The rest are frozen for later use – or building good will with your friends and neighbors.
You don’t need much to enjoy huckleberry picking, just a sense of adventure, some local intel on locations, a collection bucket and bear spray in case you accidentally come into competition with a furry friend.
Spots in and around Grand Teton National Park, like Jenny Lake, Jackson Lake and many of the hiking trails along the base of the Teton Range are full of productive bushes.
Plan a half-day excursion and some quality time together that pays dividends all year long.