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Re: [at-l] Wild Blueberries

Blueberries sure can spoil a hiker's mph...  Ate mine mostly in NY/NJ/CT.  

>From: "John Moore" <sencha_satori@hotmail.com>
>To: "AT-L" <at-l@backcountry.net>
>Subject: [at-l] Wild Blueberries
>Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 17:19:44 +0200
>Yesterday, I went for a great long run/hike/jog/bushwhack for just under 
>three hours in the forest behind our house...actually, I could have made 
>that a lot simpler by saying that Heidi and I went orienteering for just 
>under three hours yesterday afternoon, but I wanted to be a little more 
>descriptive :-)
>Anyway, it was excellent: the easy pace and frequent walking breaks made it 
>seem more like an afternoon ramble through the forest than an endurance 
>workout; just an enjoyable sense of accomplishment and that nice feeling of 
>muscle fatigue you get when you really use your body (like at the end of 
>everyday on an AT thru-hike :-)
>While we were out, we noticed that the blueberries have really reached 
>their peak and resolved to go back and pick some later.  It made me think 
>of all the blueberries we ate in Maine last year as we made that final 
>approach to Katahdin and the great conversations we had with total 
>strangers in trailside blueberry patches...
>Reminiscing with purple fingers,
>Yoon, the berry boy

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