One of the best things about summertime in Juneau is picking berries. Blueberries, huckleberries, salmonberries, nagoonberries, and my personal favorite, highbush cranberries — the woods are full of them, just waiting to be picked. All you need is the right gear and technique.
Most important of all, you need raingear. Even if it’s not raining on the day you’ve set aside for picking, it has been raining lately, so the berry bushes are wet. Count on it. Rubber boots are also recommended — for some reason wild berries all seem to grow in or around hidden pools of standing water.