Wild Berries On The Mogollon Rim
by Nick Coons
Aug 4, 2004
This year I got a late start on camping. It was only sometime in July
when I went on my first trip of 2004, and that usually happens back in
May. So I have a lot of catching up to do. This weekend, we're talking
a trip up to the Rim, and there's going to be a lot of us.
of the great things about camping in this area at this time of year is
the abundance of wild berries. If you've picked wild berries or it just
doesn't sound that exciting to you, try looking at it from a different
perspective. First, if you like fruit, then these are some of the best
berries you'll ever have. If you don't like pesticides and chemicals sprayed
all over your food, then you're in luck with wild fruit. And if you're
just plain cheap, then this is for you as well, because they're free.
this brings back some memories. Ones that were startling and not so good
at the time, and more laughable now. I remember one time my little brother
made an attempt to reach a batch of berries that wasn't quite reachable.
While overextending himself, he fell off the log and into the bushes.
And in case you weren't aware, these berry bushes are good at defending
themselves, usually in the form of hundreds of tiny little thorns.
the family, the good times, dangers, and even triumphs of picking wild
berries -- That's what it's all about.