As far as I can tell this is a type of epiphyte, aerophyte or air plant I found growing on a huckleberry bush. In fact there were a number of these growing in the forest in this area. I have never seen an air plant except in Hawaii so this is quite the little discovery for me!
By the way both of these pictures were taken with a tripod. Yes it actually comes out from behind the seat of my pickup now and then... LOL