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(warning, low biking content, high snacking content)

OK, so this thread is partially motivated by my desert trail envy and carbon discussion boredom, but...

'round my neck of the woods...

the black berries are beginning to ripen at lower altitudes and soon the wild blue berries will begin to ripen at the higher altitudes... wild blue berries are smaller but have at least 3x the flavor of realtively bland store bought variety... we don't get persimmons or apples 'till fall...

and being that Pivot HQ is in the desert... does nature provide you all with any natural snacks this time of year?

how 'bout any tropically based bikers? i can still the taste the papayas and mangos, etc. i've found on tropical trails...
 

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mmmmmm.....cactus sammich....

perhaps you may find some Morning Glory for a super psychedelic journey:eek:

my local trails sometimes provide a plant, don't know the name, but they look like green mini bamboo shoots and tastes like black licorice.
 

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Here in New England there are all kinds of berries and the like on the trails. I live on the island of Martha's Vineyard, and we ride all year round courtesy of the Atlantic Ocean keeping snow managable (most times). In the winter, the wintergreen berries and leaves are good to chew on. There are wild blueberries everywhere. I have literally hundreds of high bush blueberry bushes in my backyard. So far they are green, but MAN, what a yield we are going to have this year.
 

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...the wintergreen berries...
Is that the same as what are sometimes called teaberries? those are awesome...

back to the desert... what about pine nuts? do you'all get those?
 

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pine nuts require pinion pines, so you have to get up around 5500 to 6500' before you see any of those............they're strangely good even though once out of the shell they remind me of maggots.
 

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i guess you could pretend you're Bear Grylls... "These maggots are disgusting... yet tasty... and they can provide you with essential protein and vitt-ah-mins in a survival situation..."
 

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If the yucca is still in bloom, you can eat the petals of the blossoms/flowers. Just the petals though. They actually don't taste bad, and would be great in a salad.
 
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