Day 142

Re: Campsite blackberries!

August 15th, 2010

Make that "in a lifetime."


  1. MN Roxanne says:

    You could get too many of a good thing if that’s all you had to eat…. but doesn’t cobbler sound good right now?

  2. Karen in Oregon says:

    There isn’t enought people in the world to eat all these blackberries… can you believe they sell blackberry bushes at nurseries? Don’t waste your pictures on just them though, there is sooooo much more to the legally scenic views. I don’t think you will be coming through Newberg, but if you do, I am happy to host you!

  3. I don’t know if Matt is “officially” in the Columbia Gorge or not…those who live there can give me the run down…also I have seen a place on TV where wind sailing is wonderful…always a wind and coming through the gorge it makes for terrific waves and wind…

    • deanna valenti meyer says:

      Yep…he is definitely in the “Gorge” now…when he passes Hood River is where he will be able to see all of the windsurfers in action. It’s quite the sight to see…

  4. Heather BT says:

    Himalayan Blackberries, A weed out there, but a tasty one!

  5. Don in Tennessee says:


    If you keep eating those blackberries we will have to change your name to Huckleberry Hobo Matt!

    Oh-go ahead and eat them. They will make your teeth blue and you seedy!

  6. John in MI says:

    What I’d give for a handful of those in January. Eat up, and enjoy.

  7. Gigi says:

    You must have been eating them the whole day! And I bet they taste so good you just have to start and end this day’s pictures with that of the yummy blackberries.

  8. Matt…I notice you are “on” the Lewis and Clark highway…at least it looks that way on the map…I just know the Spirit of Lewis and Clark are with you…I can’t imagine what it is like to travel route knowing that you are traveling at about the same speed that they traveled…

    In fact no faster than the Romans did in their day…or George Washington…on foot or horseback…well, I guess Hannibal had elephants…but not until steam came along did that change…so you are seeing about what they saw…those pesky cars, windmills, etc…kinda spoil my thought…but I’ll hold on to it for now…

  9. Jfer says:

    I’d sit and pick the bushes clean if I were there. I LOVE blackberries!

  10. Candice in Alabama says:

    Don’t eat too many, Matt – I’m just saying.

  11. Maybe you should cross over at Hood River…don’t miss that nice town. And when crossing the bridge you will no doubt see lots of windsurfers below. Could be an awesome site!

    The blackberries are laced with: potassium! Think they are good for you (and the bears). Or I guess it is hucklberries the bears like.

    • Jeff says:

      so there are windsurfers on the river? How cool. I have only seen that on the oceand and bays. Mostly in Aruba, but that is just me.

      • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

        Ah Jeff. I can tell what’s on your mind. Getting closer every day.

      • Lori says:

        Many….many…. MANY windsurfers & parasailers on the Columbia Gorge! Huge part of the economy there for the past 25 yrs or so, because people come from all over the world for the great wind & water. I saw probably 100 in about a 20 mile stretch between The Dalles & Hood River, OR a few days ago.

  12. Karen Too says:

    Mmm, nothing like fresh blackberries. I have some in the fridge, along with some white raspberries.

  13. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Eat up Matt. You need the energy. And it’s free!

  14. katzien in austin says:

    Good thing you can eat from nature right now. It doesn’t look like you’re running into too many people.

  15. Sherry Ray says:

    My aunt used to make the best wildberry jelly out of these. Not too sweet and very berry tasting. I miss her and the jelly. I really wish I had gotten the recipe before she died years ago. Too young to think about it. Anyway, you should see a lot of those berries in Texas if you plan to go through here and they are still in bloom.

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