User_Name: mtn morles
Date: Sunday June 30, 2013
Time: 06:04 PM

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Haha. Don't go morel pickin in montany, pardner. They are all gone!


User_Name: morel farmin
Date: Sunday June 30, 2013
Time: 03:32 PM

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I had a good season up in Idaho but could of been better. I was just getting to a area I had scouted and saw three rigs with about ten people around there and tons of gear. They has a whole brand new pallet of shipping crates and oviously a crew of professionals and when I came back by a week and a half later all the morels for miles around were gone. I scouted hard but ever which way you went nothing as far as the eye could see. And these wernt Asians or Hispanics they were a bunch of white people far as I could tell! If the season had been longer up there I might have got in on it but as it was it was all over up there in a few weeks. That left me with a smaller area but I still did ok.


User_Name: TK
Date: Sunday June 30, 2013
Time: 01:13 PM

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Ha that's funny!


User_Name: JDS
Date: Sunday June 30, 2013
Time: 11:15 AM

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My early Chanterelle patch (low elevation, Western Washington) produced enough for a real nice omelette this morning. A couple of them were about half-dollar size, and there were quite a few clumps of tiny ones coming up. If the heat doesn't dry the ground completely out next weekend might a lot better.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Saturday June 29, 2013
Time: 11:41 AM

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Hi all, Hope everyone is well. Went to my usual morel patch and only found a few as ground was too wet. We fished instead and caught over 50 rainbows in the 2-3 pound range. My 4yo boy caught his first fish. There were various boletes to be found but not the types of which I am familiar so I let them be


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Saturday June 29, 2013
Time: 10:54 AM

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Niche, I'm sorry to hear about your stepmom. That stuff is pretty rough. Hope she gets the best of care. I love huckleberries but I've never been out just to find them. I seem to just notice them when I'm fishing or something. Maybe you can show me the ropes!


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday June 29, 2013
Time: 09:17 AM

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go out


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday June 29, 2013
Time: 09:17 AM

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Hello, Speaking of Red Huckleberries A picked about two gallons last week somewhere along the Sandy YUM! Still more there maybe do out tomorrow.


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 10:02 PM

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NWJones: Maybe sooner to check on the red huckleberry crop :-)


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 09:33 PM

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Had trouble with my server. I tried to clean up the board earlier, but was denied permission by server. I have been trying since 4:00 to get it straightened out. I finally had to re-configure the site to be able to edit. I will edit more tomorrow. Been at this for 5 1/2 hours. Matsiman


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 08:38 PM

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Lobo: Sorry you have to put up with the demented minds of others. I glad you post here. You have given me great inspiration. "Steve" and his minion "Vern" need to take chill pills - life is just way too short.


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 08:33 PM

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Northwestjones: Hey Bud, I am sitting this one out. My step-mom is touch-n-go in the ICU with pneumonia. On top of that, she has had two surgeries for bowel blockage. Prognosis is not good. Plus, well, it is just too damn hot! I still plan on emailing you. I will be heading back into the hills mid August for forest fun.


User_Name: Astoria
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 07:44 PM

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A nice good week of drizzle on the mouth of the Columbia. Next week or so, Hello Lobsters!


User_Name: ITK
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 07:35 PM

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T-dawg: rain is coming, might be a season after all. Also I've got a big contract for pińon sap but no time to fill it. It's yours if you want it. Holler at a brother!


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 07:34 PM

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Hello, Northwestjones I agree. I Hope that the weather will mellow out a bit. I figured the Matsi's got enough water to hold them over the summer but if we have extreme high temps the mycelium will dry up close to the top like last year. Full Buckets all


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 05:41 PM

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Honestly I wish this Steve character would stop. This board has alot of light hearted nonsense on it already and it doesn't need to be muddled with heavy negative nonsense. Lobo has been very kind to me, helped me with my first burn hunt with much success and planted a few ideas that are growing into a success. Steve has done nothing but piss people off and ruin the vibe. Anyways I'm out for awhile. Omnath and niche, lets get some full buckets before this heat wave reeks havoc!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 05:32 PM

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It is possible, we never had this type of foul mouth here before he left his wife, he used to seem a decent sort to me & I did forgive him of his using my photos in a book without permission. King Morel may still be planning to sue for his writings & photographs having been used without permission. I think that he ought to get a court order for a certain females pay pal account if he ever wishes to get his share of 'turnip juice'. Actually I wish him, her, or whatever name one may wish to hide behind; as well as all people great or even very small minded the very best of luck in any and all righteous endeavors.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 05:19 PM

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Could it be that Steve or Chris is Chris Matherly or his dirty mouthed playmate?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 03:38 PM

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Those who have and are ‘normal’ board posters already know my real name as well as the numerous people who came here for morel information, sent me private messages and thanked me for helping them…... Who have you helped lately? …… Or are you just a messed-up mind that has nothing better to do. ……. May God of Mushrooms bless each and everyone with full buckets and with brotherly kindness.


User_Name: Steve from oregom
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 02:41 PM

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Hello, Just so theres not a mix up Steve and Steve from Oregon are two separate posters.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 02:40 PM

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Well first you need to establish some credibility of your own and stop trashing & lying about those who have established such. Apparently your real name was listed below; no need to use the well-established good name of our friend Steve for your nefarious purposes.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 01:46 PM

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Steve or Mary or Chris or Toby; whomever you are, I have been here longer than this particular board and was present when it was created. It is awesome that you might transpose your own dilemma on someone else. I personally have never been banned from a site but have stopped sharing on ones where perfidy abounds, if one objects to my helping a few newbees here they (the objector) must be very insecure and unaware that matsiman can easily trace a url to the computer a posting came from. One Oregon site in particular had so many lies about morel growth along with unwillingness to accept that my research showed something different in some areas that I pulled my photo documented research and only shared it on my own website with people with open minds. ………. I am of the opinion that closed minded people deserve to stay trapped within acorn sized mind-sets. I also stopped helping on another site because of my photos having been published in a book the site owner’s book with no regard to the photographer. If my photos had not been mixed in with other pilfered photos I might have been more tolerant, as it is I forgave the lying thief but was never banned. This thief did un-friend me on FB when I mentioned in a private message about the long rap-sheet and history of theft & lies. Therefore if you are one of the above who is guilty of such heinous perfidy, may God Bless you in each of your future righteous endeavors.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 12:59 PM

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Boletus Joe, at first I thought it was a paved campground but then with what. In the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho we used to use decomposed granite from a mountain side pit, it was moist enough to compact hard and be like concrete when dry. .......... Rogerio; sorry I thought I made it clear that the Google translated the language as being Greek not the location. 2,5 τόνοι μορχέλες σε 24 ώρες!!!!!!! translated by Google as; 2.5 tons morcheles in 24 hours!!!


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 11:51 AM

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Thanks Austin for your post. You are right about it "will be over" by the time you get there. lol Looks like you and other had a great pick. I was having a lot of angst looking at that photo. Now I feel better, well A bit better!!....


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 11:39 AM

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Interesting Photo of the 5700 lbs. of what look like conicals..... Which would lead me to speculate that this is from an earlier date. and yes I would agree, A very strange way of drying, unless they have a finishing dryer somewhere nearby. and I also notice that it appears to be sunny, so why not use that to your advantage....and what if it rains. Also notice that they are all "one hole" baskets. Not something you see to much of in my neck of the woods. I think this is a photo from somewhere other than B.C. Maybe NW B.C. One other observation, look at that road, looks like it was just put in, fresh crush, no margin. I would guess that this is a camp sight development or something of that nature. defiantly not a logging road. My 2-bits worth.........ain't MatsiMan a fun place??


User_Name: austin
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 11:28 AM

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The fire is in northern Alberta near chinchaga river. the mushrooms on the ground are just pre-drying for a few hours while the dryer finishes the last days shrooms. by the time you find/get here it will be over.


User_Name: Rogerio
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 09:12 AM

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its not greece... greece doesnt have this foilage..its some place in washington or BC


User_Name: Steve
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 09:03 AM

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I'm not into facebook it's where kids play. Smart people avoid that .


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 09:01 AM

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Google Translate detected the person’s language as being Greek. Greece has been having a banner year and morels are loved there, so perchance an enterprising soul flew in from Greece to buy and dry morels for winter sales. Note that all of the lychee baskets in the photo look very new and un-stained from dirt and past usage, also the person may not be familiar with drying volume and might lose some quality by placing so many morels in each basket directly on the road way.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 08:48 AM

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The photo is credited to; Jesse Yanke, British Columbia, June 27th, in searching FB I got a private page (https://www.facebook.com/jesse.yankey.9) so I surmise if you can become friends with him then the location might be on his page.


User_Name: Rogerio
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 08:28 AM

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anyone know where this is? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151497049276850&set=a.81717236849.92595.81716166849&type=1&theater


User_Name: Roger That
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 07:28 AM

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I eat all kinds of mushrooms, whatevers in season and try to pick my own but will buy off someone else occasionally if they picked some nice ones. Chanties are yummy I like the white ones best. I think morels are yummy too but the season is short for them as far as eating the fresh ones goes. I don't like those gnarly ass dried up ones they try to sell in the stores. You can see they were rotten when they dried them and probably have those little worms all dried in there too. Yuk.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday June 27, 2013
Time: 08:45 AM

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You'll never get the mother patch connection unless you throw off your gorilla and renounce the ways of the burn monkey. And don't get me started on the burn weasels...


User_Name: Steve
Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013
Time: 10:18 PM

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Oh dear I hope I can still get the "mother patch" connection. What ever would I do without that? OMG and LOL!


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013
Time: 10:00 PM

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Oh yea the "burn monkeys". You can ID them by the garbage they leave. Wrappers, empty bottles, rubber gloves. They will never receive the motherpatch connection...


User_Name: Steve
Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013
Time: 06:24 PM

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Oh ya morrels like it and grow real good when it's a hunderd degrees outside for a week straight Lol !!!


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013
Time: 04:02 PM

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Over? I wish the commercial season was over. Then the burn monkeys would be gone and I'd have it all to myself... ummyea


User_Name: C.J. Girl
Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013
Time: 10:17 AM

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Danny So you knew Floyd Reese? me too from Eastern Oregon. Back in the 80's. He was a good soul. Remember when he had his reefer out bk in the woods. Or were you around then? Been a few years ... Good to be alive. Peace


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 12:04 PM

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Danny, say HI to Floyd while you are down there, you won't be too far away. I have his address & number. Also good advice on the Craigs List morels, I have never gone there to view the quality available. I am not a high volume picker any longer but do hope to acquire some greys for my winter & holiday edible art iffin I ever get home to Idaho, however it is at least 1,000 miles of driving to the closest Idaho burn site of my choosing to do research in. One year in particular the volume was just picking up in Idaho by the end of June and a few years later not far away the drive from Wenatchee was almost morel-less. Each year is different and if I was not going there for gold then the drive would have been a waste of time and petrol.


User_Name: Danny
Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 11:06 AM

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I am not bashing craigslist or those who sell mushrooms on there. When the season is producing top quality mushrooms you see top quality mushrooms offered there and I think it's great that people can sell their mushrooms there, again, the free market at work. It's when it's very late in the season or over really that the crappy stuff really begins to show up. There are no new ads up from anywhere in Idaho right now just old ones. And that tells a story. I agree people pick mushrooms and try to sell them who shouldn't. An old friend and picker/buyer, long gone now I assume, Floyd Reese, helped straighten me out about quality long ago and I got the picture. Floyd was a good dude and although hated by others in the mushroom buying circles was a man of integrity when it came to dealing, buying and selling. You should only have to tell people once about garbage mushrooms and after that well, maybe they don't want to pick the quality. My motto: WOULD I EAT THAT MUSHROOM? :)


User_Name: Carla
Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 10:42 AM

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Danny, a lot of those adds on craigslist are guys who think us buyers are trying to cheat them by pulling out the blows and wormies... so they try to sell them to regular folks who don't know much about mushrooms but do eat them.... Educating those kind of pickers just might help you guys be able to sell more of your own product to private markets. God knows I have tried but some pickers think if they pick it, it must be edible or sellable...lol


User_Name: Carla
Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 10:38 AM

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Mad Morel, I am sending u my number to your facebook :-)


User_Name: Danny
Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 09:42 AM

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A good indicator of the what is, or was, coming out of Idaho's burns this year, or anywhere else for that matter is craigslist, believe it or not. It's actually kind of a lagging indicator though but you can use it as a gauge of sorts as to how different areas are producing since many small time pickers try to market their mushrooms there. I don't mean it's one hundred percent reliable, far from it, there are the ever present fake offers to sell by people who are really just fishing for information and of course the know nothings who offer blown and wormy mushrooms as you can easily see by the photos.. I was up there and covered a lot of ground in the burns quite recently and I would advise from first hand experience against wasting you gas money on some wild goose chase based on second hand info/rumors. It's over up there. Of course dumping a 50 or 100 dollar bill in the gas tank to find maybe a handful of morels that are not all blown out brown stems, wormy/dried up is up to you...It's your money :-)


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 08:45 AM

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montanamorel; have you tried the Magruder Road south of Darby Montana it is paved over the first major pass and then dirt, it follows the southern route of the historic Nez Perce Nee-Me-Poo Trail, often only maintained or graded once every three years; gotta hit the correct turn off down at the Selway River and it is very narrow but comes out over by Red River. A must is a full tank to start and a high-clearance vehicle that can handle very steep narrow roads. Although it is shorter it also takes longer; bonus is all of the old burn sites along the way and may still have snow drifts up on top near the lookout, some years if there was heavy snow it might not fully open until late August or September, check with the Bitterroot National Forest to see. I used to drive it a time or twice each year in July & August (sometimes turned back due to snow patches) for the wonderful morels along the route and a scenic short-cut to Darby from Red River and often would meet the ‘Hound Dog Brothers’ up there picking morels all by themselves... http://www.fs.usda.gov/npnht/


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 08:44 AM

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Hey dano,where are you man!? I haven't heard from you in a long time give me a call.I don't have a cell so call my house line.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 07:21 AM

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montanamorel; Lewis & Clark also wished there was a way to transport down that river back when they were exploring for a route to the Pacific. They ended up back over the mountains into Montana and crossed at what is now called LoLo Pass, those mountains are awesome. ........ ....... hummmmmmmm; I guess I could put my season 'Extender-Bender' machine on "Craigs List" for sale being as I may never get to use it again; guaranteed to extend any mushroom season where ever you set it up. Only works for a radius of ten miles at any given time and you must have a fresh sample of what you are seeking to place inside of it. Perhaps next year I will invent one that works off of dried mushrooms..... he he & lol etc.


User_Name: montanamorel
Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 05:41 AM

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And another thought, I wish there were barge service between Shoup and MackayBar? out of Dixie.Woud've saved old McBlue a lot of puffin'&pantin'.


User_Name: montanamorel
Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 05:30 AM

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Well,that was...interesting.Not a fan of picking in those steep,sandy Bitteroots.SalmonChallis won't cut a limb or fill a hole to improve their crappy excuses for roads but can bring in extra law to make sure no one camps out on their precious forest.One buyer,low prices and beat your rig to death and ohbytheway DONT LOOK DOWN!!On the plus side the history and river culture were awwsome,baby sheep were cute and only rattler sidewound right under us on SalmonR road. I let it live. Also, the monstrous timber in that country is just amazing.Spruce blowdown you could drive a lawn tractor down.P Pine that took 5 minutes to circle(OK maybe not)Said pine had burnt elkhorn beneath and very old milk jug and carafes at nearby campsite. In contrast,RedRiver Dist. has a rather homogenous,unimpressive look with rounded little mountains and that's where I'm going back to,though I recommend everyone go to Mustang I hear it really is picking up,way up there.Really.Have a good summer and remember, "They can hide...but they can't run!"


User_Name: kdweb
Date: Tuesday June 25, 2013
Time: 04:20 AM

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Carla I am a friend of August. He would like you to text him, as he does not have your number. Thanks


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday June 24, 2013
Time: 11:23 PM

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00ps; I guess I should have said I got skunked looking for late fire morels on my first autumn foray in Arizona. I did get club coral, yellow chanterelles, boletus and numerous other fungal delights in SE Colorado during that particular trip.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday June 24, 2013
Time: 10:50 PM

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omnath; check out the Mad Morel board for more info. ........ Carla often has information that I may not have access to being as her husband is in the field buying and she and Arlis knows from pickers what is and isn't producing commercial volume in which area. I am still down here in the SW with no real clue if I will be able to get up to my research areas this year. I got married 2 1/2 years ago in Flagstaff Arizona to a wonderful lady who has been in a wheelchair for about 50 years of her life. Thus last year when I drove up to Idaho I got in a few hours of picking naturals before heading back down with a truck load of my junk collected over the past few eons. ........ We got out twice down here in the fall and got skunked once and lobsters just prior to snow fall on the other trip. On our spring trip last year there were Washington pickers searching the big burn. ........ I have done extensive fire morel photography and research in past years in hundreds of burn sites of several states, prior to marriage; covering hundreds of thousands of recorded miles and way too much petrol in my efforts to document what occurs in burn sites. For just about every reason as to why a morel season might be deemed as over for the year I have discovered that it is often never over until the night time temperatures stay around 20 degrees Fahrenheit for about one week. Until then I can usually find fire morels flushing in micro-climes. Happy Morel Hunting to all.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Monday June 24, 2013
Time: 11:05 AM

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OK, A little help for this newbie please.... After a great start early season in Sisters area the last few weeks have been a total bust for me. I checked out the Trout Lake burn with no luck. I've been all over Mt Hood and only found one Butter B. I have a couple of questions and am at the mercy of you more experienced folks. First, I am confused about elevations. It still looks like early spring on Hood above about 4500 ft. There is still patchy snow above 5000. The Kings and Corals are rotten/dried in the lower elevations (3000-3500). What is a reasonable elevation to be looking for Naturals in Northern Cascades (Mt Hood, Trout Lake) right now? (Lobo you should have lots to say on this) And where have all the Kings gone? I am feeling a bit frustrated and all be damned to miss out on such a good year. On that note my other question is... I probably have one more opportunity to go hunt/camp for a few days before the season is over. I want to go North from Portland not more that 4 or 5 hours drive (preferably less). I've never picked a burn so that sounds cool. I know I could just look up burns and take a shot in the dark but I am hoping one of you will be kind enough to give me some idea of where to go that's confirmed to be fruiting. I'm not looking for you to walk me to your patch. Just a 'camp around here, check this forest/burn, and a good elevation to start scouting for that area is...' Mad Morel, I'm looking at you...


User_Name: Carla
Date: Sunday June 23, 2013
Time: 11:17 PM

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Danny, I know both Steve and Lobo and they are NOT the same person.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Sunday June 23, 2013
Time: 11:16 PM

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There are some grays in WA but not enough to go traveling there unless you are close. I know some of the buyers there are getting ready to pack it in.


User_Name: Mad. Morel
Date: Sunday June 23, 2013
Time: 10:36 PM

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Eibs. Just like to say from what I have seen over the year's that gray's do much better in heat after a good rain but the best person to ask is lobo also known as the morel docter look for him on mad morel bull borad.


User_Name: Danny
Date: Sunday June 23, 2013
Time: 08:39 PM

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I will say though it was an excellent and profitable season if you were in the right place at the right time. But it's in the books now, commercially speaking.


User_Name: Danny
Date: Sunday June 23, 2013
Time: 08:36 PM

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Your best bet is to go check out the circumstances regarding morels yourself. Theres no info to be had here about the morel situation currently, or recently and nobody who knows what the situation is or has been recently will tell you anything


User_Name: Eibs
Date: Sunday June 23, 2013
Time: 08:25 PM

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Hello all. In curiosity to the "rumors" of grey morels in the WA burns, what are peoples ideas, thoughts, opinions? I realize they are quite thicker, heavier, and tastier compared to conicas, but do they grow as bountiful? I've been told that they enjoy the hotter temps. Do they fruit better in hot burns or soft burns? They are a new species to me and are fascinating. Any thoughts/observations are greatly appreciated. Hopefully the masses are leaving for Idaho. The Blewett Pass area has been a circus of pickers, as expected. Very frustrating to see so many morel beans stomped before maturation. Happy picking everyone.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday June 22, 2013
Time: 10:13 PM

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Hello, I'm not quite sure what you mean Danny but if you are comparing me to Lobo I take that as a compliment. He is older and has much more experience but if you are saying some souls are alike then thanks. Steve


User_Name: Danny
Date: Saturday June 22, 2013
Time: 08:26 PM

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Your like steve because you and steve are one and the same person


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday June 22, 2013
Time: 07:19 PM

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Steve I made a long reply and posted it on the Mad Morel board………. hee haw, I worked in minus 75° in Korea plus wind chill, give me the 120° plus minus heat any day for my aging bones.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday June 22, 2013
Time: 06:58 PM

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Hello, I remember on those Steen Mnt. trips one of the guys well main organizer was Robin. He died of a heart atack or thats what they thought it was when he was in his mid 30's. He asked his buddy to pull over said he was not feeling well. They pulled over he leaned over the dashboard and died. Thing is is that he was in really good shape 6' 3" 225 pounds with little body fat. He lived pretty much off of Elk, Deer, and wild game birds. He also worked out when in town 5 days a weak including running so he could keep up with the hunt. I myself have very little experience hunting just can say what he did. Just a reminder of how fragile we are and a memory for Robin. Steve


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday June 22, 2013
Time: 06:26 PM

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Lobo, I don't know how you can stand that heat. Some can I for one would rather it be 10 degrees below zero rather than those temps. I'm sure you have some reason lol :). Steve


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday June 22, 2013
Time: 06:22 PM

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Hello, Anyone have any experience hunting the Steens Mountain area? I remember camping there a very long time ago for about 3 years in a row a group of us would go on an annual fishing trip but I never got a good chance to look for shrooms. I do remember that there was a very erratic weather pattern their almost 365 a year.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday June 22, 2013
Time: 05:19 PM

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Mad Morel; I am more like Steve and only find a few cluster batches or blue channies. I have heard rumors of grey fire morels up in the Washington burn sites. I called the SO in Salmon and they told me that commercial permits for the Mustang Complex are selling like hotcakes as it is finally pumping. But then it is all secondary information as I am still in the hot country... well it has cooled down to 102 degrees in the shade, in a week it is predicted to be much hotter. .... ...full buckets to all.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday June 22, 2013
Time: 02:22 PM

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Steve. I find blues and sometimes as many as a hundred lbs a week and other years 5 to 15 lbs all season. You know where i am from !.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Friday June 21, 2013
Time: 07:51 PM

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Hey BLUMNTNPICKR, Haven't picked all that much recently. I have picked blues But never managed to find a lot?


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Friday June 21, 2013
Time: 07:48 PM

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Hello, Just remembering all the kings we seen up in Golden Canada about this time about 8 or 9 years ago. There where hundreds maybe thousands all mostly in the high elevation growing on slopes like Matsi's. To bad we only had a Subaru. There were two of us with two very big dogs and lots of quarts stones.


User_Name: BLUMNTNPICKR
Date: Friday June 21, 2013
Time: 01:02 PM

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HEY STEVE WHERE N OREGON U BEEN PICKN? EVER TRIED THE BLUES N EASTERN OREGON?


User_Name: envirojack
Date: Thursday June 20, 2013
Time: 10:44 AM

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We will be in the mother patch again this year at Bob Quinn, but last year's buyer has moved on. Can someone give us a contact # or address for a potential buyer to ship to in Cranberry or Terrace? Thanx


User_Name: wild side
Date: Thursday June 20, 2013
Time: 08:04 AM

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lonnie, check bc forest site - fire listings and call your local fire offices for last year fire locations. kids will certainly enjoy a hunt. happy trials


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Wednesday June 19, 2013
Time: 04:40 PM

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If I do go I'm just gonna hit some 200 r 300ha burns. probably find one I can have too myself and I wont have to go too far


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Wednesday June 19, 2013
Time: 04:36 PM

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I don't know for sure. But there's some promising fires around Prince Goerge. I would start my search there, thats what I was gonna do. But I've been wrong before. it';s cold here in the kootenays today, if this keeps up for a few days I'll be lookin for pines. I dont know wherew highway 37 is that by Revelstoke, I heard there might be some action there too. Just bring enough gas to get home.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday June 19, 2013
Time: 01:02 PM

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Perhaps... top end of Hi-way 37.... But do your home work.... Not sure how old your kids are, But?


User_Name: lonnie
Date: Wednesday June 19, 2013
Time: 11:23 AM

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anyone out there know where the morels are being picked in northern british columbia... have not been picking in years and would like to take the kids


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Wednesday June 19, 2013
Time: 05:07 AM

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Hello, hope all is going well with finds. Steve


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday June 16, 2013
Time: 09:28 PM

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It was only 108° at 3:00 pm today down here, with no cactus morels in sight.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday June 16, 2013
Time: 07:07 PM

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Gone out this weekend but just to hot to won't to pick anything


User_Name: omnath
Date: Friday June 14, 2013
Time: 08:19 PM

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Steve: It's a few months off yes, but I would go fall picking with you for sure. And it was a good year for lobsters last year.


User_Name: garf
Date: Friday June 14, 2013
Time: 04:29 AM

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Strange weather again this year or it seems like it....cooler for sure for now and windyyyyy....don't mind but we need more rainy days to keep things moist .... that wind really dries things out .. oh well the wood orders don't seem to stop so will keep busy til fall shrooming and hope for a good year on that ... i hopefully will be done my wood early and have the whole fall to pick , i hope its a good year for all..... full buckets and good moreling ... g


User_Name: morel_king
Date: Thursday June 13, 2013
Time: 08:48 PM

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Mtkimmysue e-mail me at morel_king@yahoo.com


User_Name: Mtkimmysue
Date: Thursday June 13, 2013
Time: 06:07 PM

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Are there any buyers for morels in Seely swan area?


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday June 13, 2013
Time: 07:06 AM

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Joebear must be stupid


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday June 12, 2013
Time: 11:10 PM

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Been picking spring boetes and don't see anytime off anytime soon. Picking at 32OO feet and there looking really nice and about 10% with worm's. Kelly&Doug there's alot more then you see. We picked 18 lbs today and most the size of a tennis ball. Why play the fire burn game when there's more shrooms in my back yard and less people! That know anything other them morels and thats good for me.


User_Name: mushroombandit
Date: Wednesday June 12, 2013
Time: 09:50 PM

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settle down big fella


User_Name: Shogun
Date: Wednesday June 12, 2013
Time: 09:16 PM

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bandit, that would be nice but he did say that he wishes to ship from the US to "... my Japanese customers for years from other country". It is one thing to buy and hopefully raise the price to pickers and yet another to get the fresh matsutake to Japan or other country. Perhaps you are not aware of how the 'joe' powers that be have controlled the shipping to Japan in the past or of the new requirements for buyers to get US Government certified if you wish to buy, at least in Oregon where the majority of US matsutake come from. I am only attempting to help the person avoid US Big Brother entanglements. They might be better off buying and shipping from Canada. 00ps forgot the islands of paradise where allegedly the mafia controls all matsutake shipments to the large population of Japanese heritage, if they are shipping there they must already have the connections necessary.


User_Name: mushroombandit
Date: Wednesday June 12, 2013
Time: 07:20 PM

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hey fat jjbb just find out where there growin and set up a buying station. dont listen too these guys, most of the guys who post here have horrible attitudes


User_Name: Shogun
Date: Wednesday June 12, 2013
Time: 01:34 PM

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fatjjbb; Before you look into all the permits needed to purchase, certify and ship matsutake; you might check with the airlines to see if you will even be able to ship the mushrooms. It is possible that the controlling duo will block your ability to export by purchasing all available airline mushroom cargo space to block you or others. I have heard of it happening in the past, so be sure you can even ship matsutake before you spend too many dollars.


User_Name: rover
Date: Wednesday June 12, 2013
Time: 11:37 AM

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No access to Atna lake joe bear isn't paying 18 as there is no shrooms in fort nelson pickers have all left trying alberta which has a few but hardly any access road closures,muskeg, and sour gas cold weather and what was there is really picked out.So don't come if you need to make money but if you just want a holiday and maybe pay for your trip it's okay.Thats the true facts good luck everyone.


User_Name: shroomer
Date: Wednesday June 12, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM

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sounds like a scam. another desperate buyer grasping at straws.


User_Name: fatjjbb
Date: Wednesday June 12, 2013
Time: 10:09 AM

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I'm in matsutake business with my Japanese customers for years from other country, now I want to buy from US, how can I start?


User_Name: mushman
Date: Tuesday June 11, 2013
Time: 06:58 AM

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Joebear paying 18 a pound


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Tuesday June 11, 2013
Time: 12:35 AM

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Hello, Wow A yellows Chanty's this early. Earliest I remember finding them was towards the end of July. Last year was not good for me with Pines and a guess fair with Chanties. I hope this year is not a repeat but with the crazy weather we have had the last few years who knows. Oddly enough I did do better than normal if I remember right with Lobsters last year?


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Monday June 10, 2013
Time: 11:31 PM

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There is peace to the mushroom madness.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday June 09, 2013
Time: 08:39 AM

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Mad Morel; you might as well be down here looking for cactus morels, not any more of those now either. More than 100° most every day, today is supposed to be a about 10 degrees cooler and peak is prognosticated at only 106°


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday June 09, 2013
Time: 02:24 AM

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The way it's been going we may never get to pick fire morels at all~this year has gone from morels to spring boletes and now Chantys. Spring has been good to many are was that summer back to winter without spring and fall. We walk into two new yellow chantarelle's patichs today and no there not up just the leftover's from last year:). I would hope to find some time even if a week off is all we need I'll take it this winter. I like to take some pick's of some black footed morels. We only need to 70 miles gave our take 5.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Sunday June 09, 2013
Time: 02:06 AM

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Hello, omnath I wouldn't mind taking you to some Chanty area's but they are still months away. Grats on your Sisters find better than I did this year. Furthest I could make it was the east side of Hood and was too late. Had some friends hit it good with Morels and kings but this was not my year. Sometimes it's hard to make time. Well Full buckets all Steve


User_Name: Dirty Dan
Date: Friday June 07, 2013
Time: 11:04 PM

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Joe Bear, is buying mushrooms in Fort Nelson.


User_Name: rufus chantyman
Date: Friday June 07, 2013
Time: 06:42 PM

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Does anyone know whos buyin mushroom in fort nelson


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday June 07, 2013
Time: 11:53 AM

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Carla; it is almost up to 100 in the shade of my back porch and not yet noon, at least we do not have the humidity that the coastal areas get.


User_Name: Dirty Dan
Date: Friday June 07, 2013
Time: 12:11 AM

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shroomer, I ain't going anywhere but thanks for the advice.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Thursday June 06, 2013
Time: 05:39 PM

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It sure is hot here on the Oregon Coast! I am off to swim a bit, see yah all laters :_)


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday June 06, 2013
Time: 11:09 AM

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...guys hunted bumps at night while crawling across Fort Bragg lawns back-in-the-day.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday June 05, 2013
Time: 08:40 PM

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Blumtnpickr. We have been poping spring's out from under the ground There down deep and hard to see unless one knows how to hunt mush bumps and even then it's not all that easy but thats not way


User_Name: shroomer
Date: Wednesday June 05, 2013
Time: 03:22 PM

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dirty dan,sounds like a boomer s scheme.get you up there and drop the price.no thanxs good luck,you`ll fine out the hard way lol with this buyer. your better off just drying them.


User_Name: Dirty Dan
Date: Wednesday June 05, 2013
Time: 12:55 PM

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Wild Mike, Just for the record, First Nations get fined picking in the park just as much as anyone else. Sometimes the conservation turns a blind eye and if they do, they do it with everyone, not just First Nations. A good example of that is at Hope.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday June 05, 2013
Time: 11:34 AM

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I was feeling a bit better and dug through some storage boxes. I found my stash of Devils Club so i may mix some in with my next batch of Canbyi tea. .......... Osha does not grow in the NW areas I usually forage in and canbyi is according to some research better than osha. I have been utilizing Ligusticum canbyi for many years, some web sites mistakenly refer to osha as being canbyi but scientific research I have read in the past claims that even though they are related they are not the same. I guess it is like different morel varieties, they may look similar but taste different. .......... Do you know how old the burn was that you foraged in? Sometimes fire morels come back for many years and sometimes the naturals com back in only a couple of years.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Wednesday June 05, 2013
Time: 09:34 AM

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Lobo: They were in a small burn area but it must have been several years since it burned. There were black naturals and some spring kings mixed in there as well. I was surprised how meaty they were and how different the taste. Kinda nutty in a way and less truffly. Wishing you good health! (I said this before but try OSHA for you lungs if you haven't. It might help).


User_Name: Carp
Date: Tuesday June 04, 2013
Time: 11:11 PM

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Anyone know where fast freddy is at?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday June 04, 2013
Time: 07:06 PM

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omnath; One of the early variety of Cascade Range peach chanterelle is a bit different from the ones later in the year. That old hippy himself gave me a couple of them in Yakima that had been in his refrigerator, possibly already for a couple of weeks and I kept them in a cooler for two weeks before photographing them and they were still looking fresh and tasted fantastic. Congratulations on finding your first blondies, did you find them growing in a burned area or were they natural blonds?


User_Name: omnath
Date: Tuesday June 04, 2013
Time: 04:35 PM

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Steve, Thanks for the info. I appreciate your willingness to help out us newbies well still protecting the ethics of the trade. I agree that consciousness in general is in high demand these days. I hunt because it is therapy for me. Slowing down while in Nature and really tuning in has done wonders for my mental health. Hiking was too fast to notice the details. Mushrooms bring it all together... intuition, stamina, perseverance, natural history and awareness. I had a good couple of days in Sisters area. Nothing for a commerical picker but enough spring kings to last me a year and my first every blonds. Plenty of black too. It was pleasing to see my knoweldge pay off. This is my second morel season and I'm already staring to get it. Still, I would like Steve or Mad Morel to take this hippy out some time and teach me a thing or two. Chanterelles? Really? Lobo said you were the man.


User_Name: WILDMIKE
Date: Monday June 03, 2013
Time: 10:09 AM

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Atna lake fire on morice lake is in a provincial park plus it is boat or float plane access. Big fine if you get caught unless you're a local first nation. Easy access fires in northern Alberta.


User_Name: Dirty Dan
Date: Monday June 03, 2013
Time: 12:37 AM

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Atna Burn is producing bigtime. Need to turn right first at the 27 KL and right again at the 44 KL heading west to go over Morice River west bridge which is about the 65KL.


User_Name: blumtnpickr
Date: Sunday June 02, 2013
Time: 10:46 PM

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13LBS OF MAD MORELS TODAY


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Sunday June 02, 2013
Time: 09:08 PM

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Mad morel, thanks. I could certainly use all the guidance I can get. I've got a die hard desire for pickin but not a whole lot of experience in quantity if ya know what I mean.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday June 02, 2013
Time: 10:26 AM

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Montanamorel; I surmise that you read my past posts on utilizing a stun gun for snake bites, I don’t have time to review it now but it might save your dog’s life if bit. Northwest Jones is one of several who asked for information via Email over the past several weeks. He is a very polite young man and it was his first attempt to forage fire morels although he has natural morel expertise. Well I will be gone for a few hours being as it is Sunday, best of luck to all and full buckets. If you call or Email me I might be able to help further on where you are going.


User_Name: montanamorel
Date: Sunday June 02, 2013
Time: 09:20 AM

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Well,I guess it's the Salmon River for me, at least for now.Maybe some Red River Dixieland stuff later,I guess.I hauled logs from Owl Ck up Beartrap Ridge and on overBitteroots to Darby 26 yrs ago.May end up hiking in to the old jobsite frm Salmon River RD(bypassing I suppose, the privately? held hot spring).Anyway, I never saw this coming back in'87.Hope my dog can deal w/snakes as well as she does with bears.Good luck to all, get recovered soon Lobo, I've silently appreciated the sharing of your amazing knowledge of morels of all origins for quite some time;may we meet out there some day.Thanks for putting us up and putting up with us Andy. maybe there'll be some support for u here sprouting out there this season.Down the road (Hwy93)I go.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday June 02, 2013
Time: 07:34 AM

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Mad Morel; Looks like it is time to raid a strawberry patch. I recall a 4X4 being buried deep after trying to cross one of them mud holes. ……….. Northwestjones; you could learn much from my friend the Mad Morel being as he has followed the mushroom circuit for a very long time.


User_Name: Mad Morels
Date: Sunday June 02, 2013
Time: 02:45 AM

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We did some scouting this afternoon for fresh and new pop's of morels. Low and behold we found spring bolete's "And" yellow chanty's. I found a hand full in my strawberry patch ever patch that I have found (no one has every pick in them!) have a name like potholes~mud hol


User_Name: Mad Morels
Date: Sunday June 02, 2013
Time: 02:07 AM

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Northwestjones. If you need some help from a person that talks to the wabbit and has tea with him as well give me a call at 509-969-5324


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Saturday June 01, 2013
Time: 11:48 PM

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Thanks Boletus Joe, how is your season coming along up there?


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Saturday June 01, 2013
Time: 11:10 PM

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Here here!! Well said Lobo.... About the price.... and with those words of wisdom I can fully understand where the "Golden Aged " part comes from..... and that is just the tip of the ice burg. lol


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday June 01, 2013
Time: 08:59 PM

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Northwestjones; congratulations. I am sooooo happy for you, my time will come one of these days and perhaps we will eventually be able to forage a burn site at the same time.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Saturday June 01, 2013
Time: 08:48 PM

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Well today was fun, found a few pounds. Pretty good for a first time burn hunt. Man it was overwhelming but all the tips lobo gave me helped about ALOT so I owe it to him on this one. Yay I broke my burn morel cherry haha!


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Saturday June 01, 2013
Time: 08:34 PM

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whats; you must be making fun to liven the board, if not and you really are interested in learning then I have prepared comments in a word document that I will post. There is two links that matsiman has provided at the right of the page as you are writing your post. http://matsiman.com/bypiccontact/year_round_in_seasin_buyers.htm http://matsiman.com/bypiccontact/buyer__picker_contacts.htm ........... Price often varies between mushroom varieties, province to province, state to state, east to west etc etc. It also depends if you are wishful of selling to a buyer that works for a broker or company or selling to a chef, restaurant, farmers market a store or perhaps to individuals nearby or off the internet. …………… There is a big difference in & between selling in the western states or eastern. Be cautious of sending mushrooms on spec and expect to get paid for what you shipped. Hoppy bugs & the tiny white worms can eat & or reduce all of your product value to zilch in as little as two days, even refrigerated. If you are quoted a price by anyone they just might raise or lower it before you arrive with your mushrooms. ……………. Price often raises and lowers daily and almost always lowers before or during a holiday weekend. Price drops for dirty mushrooms and the buyer might even refuse to purchase if hoppers or worms are seen, then there is ash-splash mushrooms that no one will eat or buy if they know better. Most buyers often will not give a price over the phone or internet because their broker might revise it at any moment.


User_Name: whatz
Date: Saturday June 01, 2013
Time: 07:39 PM

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the price?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday June 01, 2013
Time: 07:51 AM

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Westcoastdrifter; I recall a picker working what was referred to as the Olive Lake burn. He had an aluminum cane of the type which has short leg-feet at the bottom. He waved his cane to me as he walked; I always wondered how he remained upright in soft dirt. I guess that those legs act somewhat like a ski pole does on snow preventing it from sinking too far. I really wanted to work the Bull burn which I heard was killer but was having so much fun in the other two large burn sites that I didn’t check it out until later.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday June 01, 2013
Time: 07:39 AM

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mtn morels; Amen, been there and got screwed, only for $560.00 but it was more than I could afford. The sad thing is that it was someone I trusted and considered to be a friend. Took my next load of kings to someone else; I would rather drive the mushrooms to a buyer than to ship & trust them to send a check.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday June 01, 2013
Time: 04:37 AM

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Westcoastdrafter. If I recall the nigh had a chill in the air and the ski was clear but by morning it was snowing and there was about 1 to 2 ins on the ground. We tryed to hunt any way in the snow did find some morels but gave up because it was really snowing hard so we left for bend tryed to go north and arould the westside of mt batchler but the snow kept getting deeper so we had to turn and go south to shumult on hwy 97 then to bend. It also was mother"s day weekend.!


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