I’ve been hiking with a fellow from Maine named White Owl. He introduced me to fiddle head ferns : 

We collected a bunch and had them for dinner:



To the right of the fiddle heads were hickory nuts which turned out to be too dry/too old.

A few more photos from today 



  1. Kathy · May 9, 2016

    Bonjour, Junco! Good to hear that you were able to sample fiddleheads on the AT…with a Maine-er, no less! (“fougères” – as my Mom & Mémère used to call them). Congrats on making VA and continued safe travels to you!


  2. Dina · April 30, 2016

    What did the ferns taste like


    • kevinhikes · May 2, 2016

      We sautéed them in a little bit of olive oil after boiling them for 15 minutes and, to me, they tasted like asparagus. Anything fresh out here is really welcome.


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