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Strawberry Guava Foraging Hike

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Hanzo, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Took a hike with the monkeys and another family specifically to harvest some strawberry guavas. My legs and joints were a bit achy and creaky today, so it took me the first 10-15 minutes just to loosen up. The joys of getting old.

    Anyway, here's the teaser if you want to stop here. But more hike and pictures will follow.

    Just one monkey's haul. And all monkeys, young and old were foraging and eating as we went. They give a great energy boost.


    No, that fuzzy image isn't Bigfoot.


    I spy a cave.


    So I bust out the Fenix PD35vn. I brought it specifically with this in mind. Didn't got through it since there were a lot of bugs, especially mosquitos and didn't want to crawl through there.

    Next five shots are Eco, low, med, high and turbo.






    Some random trail, foraging and scenery shots.





    Strawberry guava is a very hard wood. Going to go back by myself to harvest a couple of straight spear shafts for @Bear.



    Rocks looking like there are wearing down.


    In the next week or two, there should be a lot more ripening.





    On the way out.





    Nom nom nom...


    Old monkeys pick the path of least resistance. Young monkeys looks for the steepest toughest path to scramble. Good training. Oldies went left, youngsters went right, scrambled down, scrabbled back up, then went left with oldies.


    It's a jungle in there.


    A parting gift from the mountain as we left.

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  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Yesterday's sunset with a tiny sliver of moon.

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  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Do you make jelly with them?
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  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    People have been known to do that. We just eat them. There's enough that you could harvest a large amount to make jelly. But that wasn't our intent. It was just to get out, and eat what we pick. So we didn't pick that much. Brought home half a bag and ate a bunch while we were out.
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  5. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Today's trail haul... Mountain apples.


    Tiny finches in the grass at the trail head.

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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    As long as they aren't "road apples"...;)
  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Maybe I shouldn't ask...
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Generally, there's a trail of road apples behind horse drawn wagons.
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  9. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    I DIDNT ask! Hehehe. Thanks for the pre-lunch visual.
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Clearly, @Hanzo, you need to tour Amish country sometime. Or Central Park, NYC. Or Isle Royale, MI.
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  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    I've been to Central Park and other places and witnessed road apples. Just never heard them referred to as such. I was never so delicate in mentioning that. Been on horseback rides and know firsthand why you treat water in the field. Horses seem to prefer streams to dry ground for business matters. Maybe because we stop to water them and they let go when and where they drink.
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