I picked these berries while visiting Mom last summer. They're delicious but you have to watch out for bugs which like to hang out in the cupped part of the soft, lightly fuzzed berry. I can't tell you how many berries I've spit out when I felt something crunchy that didn't belong.
The other good thing about thimbleberries is their leaves, which are large, thick, soft and fuzzy. They make great toilet paper when you're stuck in the woods! Not that I would know anything about that.