A tasty snack is ready for you on Maine mountain climbing trails this summer season

Editor’s be aware: This story was initially printed in July 2022.

Wild blueberry season sneaks up on me yearly, and I don’t thoughts the delicious shock one bit.

This 12 months, it occurred on the Fourth of July. I used to be mountain climbing up Nice Pond Mountain in Orland with my husband, Derek, and our canine, Juno. As we adopted the Stuart Gross Path up the mild west slope of the mountain, I seen a purple-blue berry nestled in a low-lying bush.