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RIPE FOR THE PICKIN’

PITCHER MOUNTAIN TRAIL ANDORRA FOREST, NH

Our best tip for this hike? Don’t skimp on container size. Shoulder-high blueberry bushes line the trail up 2,153-foot Pitcher Mountain, and come late July, they’re sagging with ripe fruit. New Hampshire’s cold winters and rocky, acidic soil make for

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