Plant ID forum: Northern Utah berry?

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Aug 22, 2017 7:01 PM CST
So I was up in the mountains of northern utah at almost 10000 feet elevation. I cannot find what this might be. It is a low plant that was in a very large bunch. At least 10 feet by 10 feet. It has a an extremely spiny stem. Anyone have a clue?
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Name: Carol
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Aug 22, 2017 7:04 PM CST
Name: Tofi
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Aug 23, 2017 11:47 PM CST
Can't help of being curious, did you taste it?. Looks so juicy.
Agree with Carol, some type of gooseberry/currant, could it be this Gooseberry Currant (Alpine Prickly Currant)Ribes montigenum

although I'm not familiar with your wild plants.

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