Urban Adventure - Burfoot Park


Urban Adventure - Burfoot Park

Berry Picking and Dessert Family Outing! We will gather blackberries and whatever local berries are available and then make blackberry pancakes with whipping cream for a dessert at the park!

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 1.0

Actual location will vary based on where the berry picking looks best, but it will be somewhere close to Olympia if not at Burfoot Park.

We will meet at parking lot at park with berry buckets and walk a short distance to picking site.  You will get some instruction on edible berries and how to deal with blackberry thickets.

After picking we will gather with cookstoves and cook up some blackberry sauce and dessert pancakes.  Kids will get to flip their own pancakes before they eat!

We will meet at 7:00 pm and be done by about 8:30.


Burfoot Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Wear blue jeans to protect the legs and a dark colored shirt with a long sleeved shirt for arm protection from blackberries and nettles.

Closed toed tough shoes, preferrably hiking boots or big black rubber boots.

Unlike normal Mountaineers activities, cotton is the best protector against bushes. Leader will wear jeans and a cotton flannel shirt.

Bring picking buckets.  Use a gallon milk jug with the top cut off for a great collecting bucket.  Consider bringing a belt or rope to strap it onto.

Picking sticks will be provided.

We will want a couple of cook stoves.  Pancake mix, berry cooking pots, and whipping cream will be provided.  Gluten free available upon request.

Consider donating a few dollars for food.

Bring mess kits if you have them and leader will bring some spares.

Bring your own beverages.


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