We will stroll along mountain trails, often in old growth conifers, enjoying the sights and sounds of the forest. In the fall, a wealth of mushrooms fruit in the evergreen forests of the Cascade Mountains. We will encounter many species and study them in their native environment. We may return with baskets full…
Equipment, Transportation, Drinks, Food
Hiking poles Mushroom baskets
I am a retired surgeon. My wife and I had a farm in the Cascade Mountains for many years, where we spent a great deal of time with our children and became avid mushroom foragers. I am a field trip guide for the Puget Sound Mycological Society. (Those trips are for members only and this experience is not sponsored by the Society.) I am a deeply committed environmentalist.
We will drive east into the Cascade Mountains where mushrooms abound in the fall , and forage along forest roads and trails in Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. (Transportation from and return to our meeting place is provided for free.
Bring sunscreen and rain gear. Mushrooms thrive in rainy weather, so be prepared for rain, and also for cold weather since we are likely to be at much higher elevation than Seattle. I recommend you bring a knapsack for your personal belongings.