User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Friday May 31, 2013
Time: 09:30 PM

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I've seen it too many times. Seen guys do business with a "new business" 10 times in a row and then the 11th time, no check and it's over. It only takes one big score. Then there are the well known west coast mushroom "pickers" who are really dealers who owe their dealer over 100k... and they will never be able to pay it back... watchout!


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday May 30, 2013
Time: 02:23 PM

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Boletus Joe & mtn morels, I certianly agree with both posts. Just hoping it my be a market for a product sometimes difficult to move. I don't sell any mushrooms anymore so not for me.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday May 30, 2013
Time: 01:58 PM

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I recommend prepay only


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Thursday May 30, 2013
Time: 10:23 AM

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Morning Andy::; Interesting , I am naturally cautious when it comes to this type of query. So I googled this "NEW" company..... Tried about 10 different searches..... Zip, nada, nothing, Plus give'n the fact that the Canadian ginseng is an over serviced market already...... Hmmmmmm.... No web presence, no Phone #, no street address..... Thanks for posting the email. It will be interesting to see what materializes.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday May 30, 2013
Time: 06:39 AM

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Got this email today. Hi, my name is Fung Cheng, who is the owner of Califon Export & Import Ltd. (a new starting company) located in BC Canada. We are currently working on marketing Canadian North American Ginseng and are very interested in bringing Canadian Dried Matsutake to the Chinese market. Could you provide me the quotes for your dried Matsutake products in 10, 50, 100 lb. please? I look forward Thanks a lot! Fung Cheng, MBA Onwer, Califon Export & Import Ltd. fungchen@califonexim.ca=


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 10:50 PM

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Westcoastdrifter. Tell me more about Olive lake and what was the weather like that night and the next morning also did I tag along to elk city then dixie?. If true I remember we went into a bar in elk city and they gave us a very cold and unwelcomeing look and do to my long hair they could of taken us for them long hair earth frister's tell you ask how to get to the fire burn near dixie and then every body warm up and help with the info then we order something to eat an drink then of to dixie. I remember pulling it dixie and in the center of the dirt street right there the center of towen war two gas pumps post office and store and hunters and fishing outfitters all on the right and cafe on the other side of the street. There is a rv park with showers where I set up and can't remember what happen to you after that. I had hopes on running into you again on the road someday.


User_Name: ITK
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 02:31 PM

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Tony dawg, little brother got a job up in west glacier. He's not giving up the house but is locking it up tight, he's leaving Friday morning. Call either and or both of us when you can. I don't know if hell have service up there or not. ..... And get me some mushrooms dangit! Lol. Hope you see this and hope things are good where you are. PS. Very dry here. Prob no season.


User_Name: montanamorel
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 12:21 PM

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And by the way, Rabid Dog, 10/4 on the plenty of private land around Elk City and on up the river bottom.Is pretty good fire morel country there then?I'm about equal distance to there as to Salmon and might have to flip a coin at Lolo.


User_Name: montanamorel
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 11:34 AM

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Hey,thanks for the replies AND the down and dirty in Dixie walk down memory lane.I've never been there yet but it sounds kinda familiar.In a Yellow Pine/Yaak kinda way,I guess. MadMorel;is your Hippie Dave a kind of uptempo little guy, exuberant at times? Spent a short time over on the Bitteroot last summer?Cause I met such a guy and been about to call a cell # he gave me, but will call Scott fr/Keno first thats who I'd like to sell 2.


User_Name: Westcoastdrifter
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 10:29 AM

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Mad Morel, yep that was Big Jim ! Ohh yeah they liked us...the "Earth Firsters " chased all the bus tours away.We were his best customers ! Yeah...I had lots of pie ! Got out of the burn late quite a few times....restaurant was closed....so we ordered pie and coffee ! She took pity on us and would whip something up...LOL! Great people ! Jim warned me to move my car so it wouldn't get hit by the fellow he planned to drag through town ! Great pick ! I think I met you camped out by a wilderness burn south of Olive Lake years ago! Full buckets to ya !


User_Name: Carla
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 10:09 AM

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Good Morning folks. I agree with sharing information as long you found the spot yourself and were not taken there in good faith by someone else. :-)


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 01:35 AM

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I would bet you that Mr. waterfowl man uses a shotgun filled with bb's. Three reasons why you would do that. #1 to bad of a shot to shoot one with a single copper bullet. #2 could care less about the lead build up in are fisheries. #3 Likes to brag about what a good hunter he is even though he spreads the air with lead.


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 01:08 AM

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I think most of you know this but I will say something anyways. Good responsible land caring mushroom hunters are a dying breed. I'd rather share some of my own found data with peeps that are considerate of the growing lands. If you want to hire foreigners and shoot off your guns all the time good for you. I for one would rather share my own info with people with more respect.


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 12:48 AM

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And by a spot I mean my own no one elses


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 12:44 AM

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Also I think it is a nice gesture to share a spot your no longer interested in found before or not. We all love Morels Matsutakies kings so on so why not share if new peeps wanna go through crap to find them.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 12:27 AM

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I find it some what fishy when one uses a new name every other post. Don't you? Hmmmmm. ?


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 12:26 AM

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I for one will again will try to keep my post positive . It's hard when you have peeps using other names or names from the past to criticize. But again on the positive note good luck and full buckets.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013
Time: 12:10 AM

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Westcoustdrifter. I even have a photo of the Dixie hang him high cowboy. He and his wife run the only cafa and really loved having all of us there (pickers that is) and his wife made the best pie's I have ever eaten. Do you know hippie dave from trout lake wa. He is a friend of mine from school. It's been a long time sents I have been to dixie and was my frist fire burn picking. I ment up with a picker at jack creek in orgen when i was buying boletes for buyer out of vancouver wa and and war sent to buy fire morels in dixie i have never done it before and learn a hard lasson at buying morels but boletes i was good at. Thank for rememberingp.!


User_Name: deepforks
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 09:32 PM

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hello all. just stumbled across this page. please tell me where I can find a 5 gal. buckets worth of mushrooms in sw idaho. thanks. joke, joke. I am as new as it gets and hoping to find a few this weekend. buddy at work found a couple lbs. in a couple hrs. just north of cascade. think i'll give it a go around there. so is pretty much everyone here a commercial picker? am I out of bounds being a greenhorn recreational guy??


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 09:17 PM

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It is a truly sad day, I did not realize that the recent infestation of mud was from the shameful crowd that desires to shut down all who make even part of their living from nature. I can see with much more clarity now as to why there has been so much dung & mud slinging never before seen here; apparently by one or a few inconsiderate scrambled brainiacs. .......... I apologize Andy that they managed to draw me into their web of deceit and find that it is really not worth my time to lower myself to their sub-human-mess-of-pottage. ........ Therefore score one more point for the dark-side as they slide their slippery way to greater under ground darkness; because such cannot comprehend nor understand light & truth. See you on FB Carla & Augie; I for one am done reading their trash talk, I have more important things to spend my remaining days doing. Such as picking up their trash left out in the wild while they speak of their rightness.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 09:13 PM

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Lets stop the personal attacks. If you don't like the posts here, go somewhere else. Matsiman


User_Name: Fat Head
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 09:00 PM

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That's a joke for those who don't get it. I've changed my name here a number of times over the years. Now what b ???


User_Name: Stop it
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 08:52 PM

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Hey uh one who shall not be named you know who you are and so does everybody else who knows each other off this board! You aint that smart.


User_Name: rabid dog
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 08:48 PM

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funny, I guess only someone who had never opened their eyes in Elk City or Dixie would ignore all the private land ownership from back before there was a ‘fishy fishy fishy’ type person and think that it all is owned by the feds. I yam afeared that weuns have been invaded by alien semi-life forms wat hugs treez all day and attempts to sabotage anyone making a living frum nature. They sure seem to be raising H&D on both boards lately.


User_Name: Peaky
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 08:05 PM

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M U Back at ya babe. We made out real good too across town. I'll see you guys there. I hope you don't get too attached to Danny hun. Fun is fun but you know how them men are! Especially ones like him! lol !!


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 06:43 PM

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Peaky; Thanks for the weather update due your awesome! We're were already on it and gone from here pretty quick with a smaller crew. Had a couple drop outs who have family maybe they get back and maybe not. Us girls are hangin with Danny and Jeff. Quite honestly I hate to leave here it's been very good to us! And riggings is a kick! Who knew Dannys friends could get good weed clear up here and they even have local brew beer and it's good! We'll see ya at the peavine Wenatchee thing! XOXOXO


User_Name: Westcoastdrifter
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 05:36 PM

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LOL.....I was there when the Idaho county sheriff saved that earht firster ! It was hilarious ! Thanks for bringing back the memory Mad Morel


User_Name: Fishing Fishing
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 04:25 PM

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As a matter of fact I am an environmentalist. Arent you? If you want to know what the rat fish was asking about then why don't you simply call the forest service office in that district and or check the website? You will find what I said is the truth!


User_Name: madmorel
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 04:03 PM

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Time is running out so got to say later and tell then keep your hopes up for a better year for all buckets to you all. mad morel on the hunt!


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 04:01 PM

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Montanamorel, You could call the U.S Forest Service and ask them if there have been any buyer's around and they may be of some help.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 03:57 PM

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I do believe there are buyer's there but where?. I don't think fishing fishing fishing you are not right as to where a buyer can be unless you yourself have been there our live there. then you could be one of those Earth First people and I know Dam Well that if they knew you are going to be there they would be right there to send you on you way back to where your from!. seen it happen in Dixie happin to one person that was the big chezzzz trying to use the a phone and a man on a horse had a rope going to try and lasue him and drug him out of town but the law was in between them,the man was really lucky the law was there!!!! lol I say hang them EFpeople for all the damage they do.


User_Name: Endless Fishin Fishing Fishing
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 02:15 PM

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But never no catching...catching...catching. You know damned good and well theres no buyers there on account uh its national forest land and they aint allowed silly!


User_Name: montanamorel
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 01:39 PM

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Does someone know if there's anyone buying in the Elk City/Dixie area?


User_Name: Carla
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 01:32 PM

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I totally understand the comment about people thinking they're the first to a spot. I am constantly settling arguments over who's patch it is...lol my answer is always it is all of ours patch now get along! ;-)


User_Name: stinging nettles
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 12:32 PM

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I kinda like the information here, it tells me all I wanna know for the local fishing, foraging & hunting. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Riggins+ID+USID0218:1:US


User_Name: Peaky
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 11:25 AM

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Have a look at the 30 day and shorter time period maps as well......Oh my.........


User_Name: Peaky
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 11:15 AM

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Interested parties might want to have a look at the SIGNIFICANT improvement in the weather in Wa recently. Particularly in south Chelan county and nearby areas. No wonder the mad morel had a little tone of excitement in that post........We'll be headin' on over that way ourselves real soon... {Western Regional Climate Center, precipitation percent of average, 60 day map.} Check it.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 10:59 AM

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Thanks Bobo; I shall have to watch for it also. …… Congratulations Garf; watch out for those big bears. It must have been at least 30 years back that I was hiking down from Bear meadows to the South Fork of the Salmon River and checking my mining claim markers. This huge silver colored bear with a humped back came up out of the brush on our right about 30 yards in front of me & my lobo that I had brought down with me from Alaska. I put a 30.06 round into the dirt at the base of a tree near that bears face and he just loudly popped his jaw at us; guess he didn’t like new inconsiderate neighbors making loud noises & whose bullets spray sand etc in his face.


User_Name: Platinum Bobo
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 09:52 AM

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Hey people if you have ever read Langdon cook's blog Fat Of The Land you may be interested in knowing he has written another book dealing specifically with the people who hunt for mushrooms. It wont be released until sept 10 but I for one cant wait. Langdon gets around the foraged foods world and me and the woman have helped ourselves to his recipes on more than one occasion. Ok. Actually quite few of them....I'm looking foreward to this book and don't know of anybody else who has written anything like it. Should be interesting.


User_Name: garf
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 08:23 AM

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have been finding quite a few morels in logged areas ... more on a hunch than anything and not another soul picking ... not tons but enough ... certainly not commercial amounts .. but a good hike and i love picking so ... it works ... some are pretty big ... 4 to 5 inches .... lots of black bear poop and one poop as big as a small black bear ... think i can pass on seeing that bear ... ok maybe if i am far enough away and close enough to the truck ... full buckets ger


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time: 12:14 AM

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No worries to anyone interested in that site. If I remember right bird is nothing more than a Monday morning quarterback and he couldn't begin to penetrate that site.


User_Name: The bird
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 10:16 PM

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I get a kick out of these people who have showed up in the last oh 10 or 15 years and think they're walkin into a vast undiscovered wilderness. Anywhere you guys go the chances are very good somebody else was there first and already knows about it.


User_Name: The bird
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 09:57 PM

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In addition, It doesn't produce every year and can go many with no mushrooms. Although theres quite a bit of area there the spot where the morels may show is very small.


User_Name: The bird
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 09:53 PM

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Steve, I been shooting waterfowl and picking morels right there for over 30 years, so it aint no secret, to me anyway.


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 09:46 PM

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Hello, My location is a real one but I would not recommend it as although it produces full it is one of the nastiest. The location in under a grove of half dead apple trees very heavily overgrown with blackberry bushes. It is about 700 yards from a grove of cottonwoods with a marsh on the side. Aside from all the other crap I listed it is a known spot for locals to shot off hand guns rifles and automatic weapons not peaceful at all. Well I'll narrow it down it is outside of Cascade Locks a bit east but not on the highway Very close to Herman creek state park. Peak fruiting time is April 15th + June 1'st.


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 08:04 PM

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Thanks Carla, I Think this board is gonna be a lot more quiet soon.......Because everybody will be gone to pick and too careful or paranoid to make any reports from afield for fear somebody in the next camp or rig over might catch on! Haha. It'll be like we was all taken up in the rapture or whatever those people think and only a few people will be left behind....Lol !!!!!


User_Name: Carla
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 07:45 PM

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Bobo, we do not travel very much, Arlis does sometimes but I stay here with kids and the zoo...lol


User_Name: Platinum Bobo
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 06:32 PM

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Hey Carla are you there? I was wondering does you other half travel to buy chanties, pines etc...? Or do you guys just stay in the coos bay area? I got a lot of good patches in Wa and some in Or but I don't get as far south as you guys although I could if I wanted to.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 06:31 PM

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The Miss is making me homesick for Riggins, Rapid River Chinook, Whitebird, Allison, Sheep & Slate Creeks, 4 corners, Florence, panning gold etc. I recall an old man back when I was a young-ger-one who worked the river and had gallon jars of gold in his cabin soaking in nitric acid to remove all the old amalgum left naturally and by the old timers before him. Everything old becomes new again in the eyes of youth.


User_Name: Jack Akshen
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 05:21 PM

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Hi JDS I see I have company in my optimism. I sure do like the way things are shaping up alright and hope it holds. I been reading and some of the younger gen people sure are a little rough aren't they? Reminds me of my own kids a little, they're in their 30's and tough as nails, kinda mean even. I don't remember our generation being so mean. I still do stuff with my kids even hunt mushrooms and sometimes they remind me of my parents and their generation. Just plain tough! Love em or hate em they are the future now I guess so it's best to try to get along as they'll be running things soon enough, or already are. Happy trails and full buckets all


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 04:17 PM

Messages

Hi all, We'll we're back in Riggings taking a little break from picking Morels. We've be from one end to the other of Idaho it seems and hitting it pretty hard for a while now and doing quite well. Danny our "fearless leader" is a total slave driver, but I already knew that...sorta. He has no mercy and just keeps telling everyone "I told you it wasn't gonna be a picnic, hang in there blah blah."! I was pooped late one day late and he just kept pushing me to keep going even after I told him I was pooped! I was almost to tears but he's a hardass and us ladies know how men like him are don't we....omg... So hot! Anyway Its all good now! lol! Me and the girls are glad for the extra bucks as ultimately it has paid off nicely. So we'll hang here for a while, resting up. Two of dannys crew who have wifey and kids at home went home I don't know for how long. Danny has people here he's tight with from when he used to come up here back when he was a kid in the 80's and these are really cool down to earth people here. God, I could live here if it wasn't so deadsville. lol! By for now!


User_Name: JDS
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 03:54 PM

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Jack Akshen...The rainy holiday weekend didn't bother any of us mushroom pickers, did it?! I'm already thinking about that certain spot that will produce yellow chanterelles around the last of June if the weather stays like it is right now. And just like you, I'm hoping that this season makes up for what happened last year!


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 03:36 PM

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omnath; I personally have been out with the Mad Morel and he showed me his peach chanterelles of which I was not familiar with further east or over the Cascade ridge. He also showed me some of his boletus areas, he really is a very experienced forager in all wild edible mushrooms and you would be wise to learn from his postings. I believe that he posted of finding his first chanterelle of the season this past week if I understood his post correctly, I trust his word on that. ................. I am from Idaho but have done research in all western states. Currently I am in Arizona where I tangled with some desert dust this past winter & spring that has messed up my ability to get up to the morel areas this year. Even going to the store leaves me with coughing fits for several hours.


User_Name: Peaky
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 03:24 PM

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Speaking of baiting or fishing I have been fishing all over the place for weeks and haven't caught nuthin. People are awful tight lipped these days but you cant blame them I guess, remote or non- on location fishing is particularly hard, aint that right?


User_Name: omnath
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 03:09 PM

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I Get this impression Mad Morel is in Eastern Washigton. What about you Morel Doctor (lobo)? I'm going to keep at it until I get one of you (Steve, Mad Morel, or Lobo) to take me out and teach me a thing or two. I'll work all day just for the education. Yes, I am doing all the right things, studying and interfacing with the Mushroom Societies but the knowledge base is too wide there.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 03:03 PM

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Steve, I know you have never given up anybody's spot and even though I do not mind getting scratched up I didn't respond to your offer because I thought you might be baiting out the moochers on here (call me paranoid but this board is full of tricks and riddles). I believe it was a cottonwood location but if the offer stands I'd love to know for next year. Can I email you? PS. I haven't broken down and bought from New Seasons yet but I am still having a hell of a time finding much E of Hood. But hell, I'm still really new to this. Going to try sisters again this week.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 02:52 PM

Messages

Don't worry Mad Morel, I am not going in the woods today... I get lost.... lol


User_Name: Jack Akshen
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 01:17 PM

Messages

Hot dog people! We've sure been getting the rain all right and all across the Cascades including the non-morel areas which come later. I LIKE IT. Maybe between spring and the fall season if the good -occasional moist weather holds up through the summer or better still if it's an extra rainy summer, I can dig myself out of that disaster of a season last year. Cross your fingers or pray or do the dance or whatever you think will work. But so far so good !!


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 10:41 AM

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Sorry Grant, I pulled my site for now because I just do not have the energy or inclination for maintenance, you will be redirected to a brothers site. There may still be photos on the Matsiman Message Board & Forum or out in cyber space that you may be able to lasso. I may post a few here or on a blog if things look up a bit. ......... Mad Morel congratulations on the numerous morel findings, wish I were there to enjoy morel foraging also.


User_Name: Platinum Bobo
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 09:42 AM

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All right yous guys if'n somebody don't start bein' nicer to me I'm gonna start singin like a bird about all kinds of mushroom information that only us insiders knows right here for the general public to see. Location of patches and all! (not mine, the other guys) LOL


User_Name: Platinum Bobo
Date: Monday May 27, 2013
Time: 08:32 AM

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Hey "H" & "D" my dad is an old timer who's been picking and eating and sometimes selling mushrooms since he was a child in the 50's. He actually learned from my grandpa who was picking and eating mushrooms in the depression in the 1930's because money was hard to come by and mushrooms helped put food on the table in the hard times. So any way my dad taught me the same thing about patches. Other things too like an area logged 50-75 years ago and replanted with the type of trees that morels favor so that the trees are now a forest may produce more morels than a forest of another type of trees that have not been logged. Good luck and I hope you find lots more.


User_Name: Grant
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 10:54 PM

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Lone Lobo, The board has always enjoyed your contributions. I saw many of your morel pictures years ago on the internet. The fuzzy morel pictures were spectacular. Is there a current link to those pictures?


User_Name: Mush man
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 07:04 PM

Messages

Looking for somone who needs a hard working morrel picking partner for late season picking in all bc please email me at culvermail@gmail.com


User_Name: Mushman
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 07:02 PM

Messages

Looking for a partner to pick end of morrel season


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 06:55 PM

Messages

Carla. Don't go out into the woods today you may find that i was there and pick up all the baby's and sent them to foster home's with butter if needed lol.


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 06:53 PM

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Hello, Mad Morel thanks for the info. I'm not sure but I think the morels must have started about 5 weeks ago but stopped because of the heat and dryness. Maybe they are starting again with the cooler weather and rain? I got desperate and bought some fire morels blacks from new seasons yesterday. I think they came from Idaho or Canada? Full buckets all! Steve


User_Name: "H" & "D"
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 06:51 PM

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Was out again today pickin at another undisclosed location and got about three pounds on a sunny slope. Oddly enough they're were some pretty fresh ones that look to have popped before the deep freeze and snow storm hit. Its been too cold for any new growth just yet that's for sure. I wonder how many people realize that a patch may or may not produce again or may produce again but not for years and new patches are born where none existed before, all the time. That is to say a patch may be a patch again ,but maybe not. And a new patch that was never a patch before may become a patch. Just a thought.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 11:13 AM

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Bobo, I am right across the street from Farrs True Value in Coos bay. For dirty buckets, I have coffee and many cleaning tables. I have space for 14 people to clean at once comfortably ;-)


User_Name: Carla
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 11:09 AM

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Morning Mad Morel, I bet if I went out on the woods today (oh my, that sounds like the Teddy Bear picnic song lol) I would find babies. It wont last though, we will get our darn sunshine here soon :-)


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 10:01 AM

Messages

Mad Morel - My woman makes awesome coffee too! if we were to run into you in the forest you could try some. I'm sure you'd be all twisted up off it and a pickin like a banshee for hours! And no there aint no bad shit in it just so you know! Are you still out picking in this weather or waiting it out. I aint gonna fish for location of your patches or information, just wondering if you decided to ride out the weather or keep at it. Thx


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 09:55 AM

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Carla, Can you let me know where your people are set up to buy over here? I can send you my email If you'd like. I think you'll find me and my woman are quality oriented pickers and very ambitious. I do have experience picking and eating mushrooms, so I kinda know what I'm doing. I wont show up at your station with a bucket of dirty misc mushrooms and want money for them haha! I wouldn't try to sell you anything I wouldn't eat myself. :-}


User_Name: Platinum Bobo
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 09:47 AM

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Morning everyone, I got to thinking this morning after I drank some coffee and read some other posts. I need to get chummy with Carla and her people. She knows what happening with the mushroom markets. There's nothing wrong with being chummy and for me it comes natural. I also need to get more chummy with the Mad Morel. He knows whats happening in the forest. So here goes:


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Time: 02:16 AM

Messages

Thanks carla. I will keep up with the mud coffee anytime and all the time you send me my care package. By the way when would you hope to see your first chanty this year? I have found my first yellow already this year! It was over wintering in the snow haha! Lol


User_Name: Carla
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 08:51 PM

Messages

Mud makes everything better ;-)


User_Name: Carla
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 08:44 PM

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Get along peeps we are in this life together :-)


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 07:15 PM

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Oh not to mention the nettles and bees which I found were a relief from the pain of the Blackberry bushes.


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 07:01 PM

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That one patch that no one even asked me for yet is very nasty. I had double in some places triple layers with gloves high boots and too much deet. Every time I was done I looked like something that came out of a Hell-raiser move minus the ticks and poison oak.


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 06:53 PM

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Just to be clear I have never gave up anthers mushroom location just very general descriptions like along the Columbia or east of Hood or west of Sisters. I have only offered to give up one of my own spots because the ticks and blackberry bushes were to much to deal with at least for me and oh poison oak as well.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 04:51 PM

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That is truth; the Mad Morel can out walk most foragers and has a mane of hair that any lion would be envious of.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 04:34 PM

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Bobo. Ha it's cool. I just needed a cup of mud coffee right carla. I maybe in my early sixtys but not old at all just older and have no time to even think about slowing down!. Most people I run into don't beleve me when ask what my age is lol. Age is a state of mine so if one fill's old then they must be. I just don't think about it because it's a wast of my time. I have better things to do with this life I live!. And when a woman try's to rush me to stop with my posting our anything ele's well well thats when she must go.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 02:58 PM

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Open the eyes, I said nothing about those who choose to believe that they were created or came into being in some other way, but did say about the God who made me.


User_Name: Dee Snyder
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 02:26 PM

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Hey man, your god may -or may not- be the next guys god. I hope you realize that.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 02:10 PM

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I for one am prepared to meet my maker and am sorry that I left anyone thinking that I have a sour apples outlook on life; I was just stating the facts on the board that was made for such. Yes I wish my health was better but I have long said that I do not care if I die out foraging or if a bear were to catch and eat me because my body will feed critters as well as the forest. I do not look on death as some do for if my purposes have been filled and God no longer needs me here then I am happy to return to the God that made me……….. Just because someone sees life or what I have written in their own sour-apples way does not bother me at all. Full Buckets to all and may Gods choicest blessing be made manifest in the hearts of deserving persons.


User_Name: Platinum Bobo
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 01:11 PM

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Hey Mad Morel I didn't mean to offend you or older people like you and I hope I didn't hurt your feelings! I was just trying to say It seems like some people have this big revelation one day...like what? They became old and never thought of that before? huh? Lots of people never live to be old so don't whine about it that's all I'm saying. I have never once heard my dad whine about his age. I think it's because for him every day he's busy and glad to actually live life. And my grandpa was still very active and busy into his late 80's before a heart attack got him. Btw - You need to slow down a little bit when typing still. If you get in a hurry it's kinda hard to understand what you wrote.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 12:12 PM

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Yo Mad Morel, I wanted MUD... not a depressing speech ;-) haha love yah


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 11:21 AM

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Lobo~carla and garf it sounds like the young kids won't the us the age the older to move on to the happy hunting ground and don't care about anything we have learn our have added to the board for all to learn from are many year's in this field of work and study's on mushrooms~picker"s~buyer's and marketing what we have our even how too get the best price for what we do. I have been there an done that and new people try there luck at what we have done and still do. One out of every twenty well go on to become a buyer and a picker for many year's to come. One out of every twenty-five may become a good buyer if they lean how to pick the best like a farmer and know how to talk too and with the pickers. It dose take time to be good at what you do and one must alway's be open to new people and learn from the older~ aged~ and wiser picker's. Dose not the old tree's protack there young and feed there young when a old tree die's and fall's to the ground and and becomes food for all that grow's from with-in. If one shound loss our leve his are her job just to hunt mushrooms in hope of making lot's of money well then you well find that only that you made the mistake of doing so and that only the joe's with the money get rich!


User_Name: Carla
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 10:14 AM

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Hi everyone, I am off to Wildlife safari, it is a refuge and all of the animals have been rescued so I have no guilt about it! ;-) Platinum, are you sure you want to give up that steady paycheck? Last year I saw a lot of pickers hurting financially, in most years they do just fine but last years low volume caused a lot of financial disasters. If you decide to pick full time just try to have a back up plan for times that are hard. Unfortunately mushrooms will grow when ad where they want to not according to our will...sigh Not trying to discourage you just trying to give advice :-)


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 09:10 AM

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I like the Viking Ship idea, some sing about a sweet chariot swinging low. I have found that as I 'circle the drain' some things become more important than others, but I still care as always about other peoples ideas & opinions, but not their perfidy.


User_Name: Platinum Hair Bobo
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 08:56 AM

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Wow theres all kinds of funny chatter here and the other board too. I got my pink slip yesterday, dammit, so I think me and my woman are gonna try our hand at commercial picking for the first time ever. Although she doesn't know it yet hahaha. So maybe it's not a real good year but so what. Gonna try it any way. We are both long time fairly successful foragers/personal use pickers. I learned from my dad who is still at it at 70. We have some good morel and bolete areas we been picking for years so this will be a neat experience. I don't need to get rich but would like to at least break even! On our last trip we probably would have come close to break even if we had sold. Maybe even made a little if we had spent more time and worked at it a little harder. I see some of the discussion here touches on aging mostly lobo's postings. What were you expecting? Of course everyone is gonna get old and die too! Is this a big surprise to you? So all I can say about that is get over yourself. The world isn't gonna just stop turning because you aint around anymore. It's the cycle of life and that includes people, everyone of us. Like all life on earth the old ones die and new young are born. Look at the old trees in the forest, sometimes I look and wonder how may years a big one has left before it falls but then look next to it, there a small one just starting it's life cycle. Maybe jesus will take you in and then again maybe you'll just return to the earth like the birds and other critters. I know some don't want to hear this but really nobody knows what comes after. We're pagans and my old man expects a Viking ship to come and take him away so everybody can believe whatever they want. Right? So anyhow wheres all the morels people?!! Baby needs money or she might dump me for some sissy dude that works in a cube farm omg! And that would be a real downer for me cause my babe is the sheet hahahaha!


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 08:45 AM

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Great carla! I try to do the same. Neither one is more important than the other and when one starts to feel they are more important, that's when the equity breaks down. It's a team sport ; )


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 08:03 AM

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Well said Carla. ......... Congratulations on your morel findings garf.


User_Name: garf
Date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 03:50 AM

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found some beaut morels on a couple of different outtings .. firm , clean , no bugs ... try the area one more time maybe sunday .. they were not easy to find and it was all on a hunch and pictures i have observed .. not tons but 5 to 10lbs each time .. no fires in area and not naturals so go figure.. some were huge and not another soul picking ... me and my dogs ... gave away to friends and had a few good feeds... now back to the woodpile


User_Name: Carla
Date: Friday May 24, 2013
Time: 10:51 PM

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Buyers and pickers have a symbiotic relationship, with no buyers there can't be many pickers and without pickers there can't be many buyers.... I get chummy with all of the pickers that come into my buy station, there is nothing wrong with that. If we are going to do business together why not be friendly with the people you work closely with?


User_Name: Court and Jack
Date: Friday May 24, 2013
Time: 03:22 PM

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BUYER WANTED; For our Morels and Spring Kings as soon as the weather clears. We can deliver to the Portland-Vancouver or North Central Oregon area. We are experienced pickers and currently cant find a field buyer in our area.


User_Name: Slim Pickins
Date: Friday May 24, 2013
Time: 12:46 PM

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Karl; wow I am surprised because I thought that the barrowsii only grew further south in the fall and did not realize that it grew so far north, I prefer it over edulis/kings & queens when I can get it. We get lots of butter boletus but I have never eaten the rex-veris due to plenty of kings. Good luck foraging for the natural morels, they ought to be our fairly good in the interior now.


User_Name: karl
Date: Friday May 24, 2013
Time: 12:22 PM

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thanks Slim. i live on VI, in BC. friend of shroomkid. I travel all over BC for work once or twice a month, and always take a day or three to hit the woods and see what I see. do what I do. take my rod too somtimes. we like those whitish tan boletes - barrowsii we're seeing here in a few places. and the spring one, rex-veris, is a new one to me - found my first one last year by accident. YUM! I go subalpine for those...I'm still looking. and the morels too now. it didn't burn much in bc last year, so not enough burn morels for me. still figering the naturals. there a mystery. thanks anyway. have a good season.


User_Name: "H" & "D"
Date: Friday May 24, 2013
Time: 10:29 AM

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We were out yesterday too, pickin at another undisclosed location on a steep slope at about 4000 ft. Windy and Damned cold up there but still managed to get a half a paper grocery bag, maybe three pounds or four lbs of murels. Nice ones for the most part too even though some had a little "freezer burn." I don't think they'll be any new popin until it warms up some though. The ground is too cold yet. It's gonna be a real nice june in our forest world.


User_Name: keep them doggies rollin
Date: Friday May 24, 2013
Time: 08:47 AM

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In Montana one year a couple buyers were trying so very hard to corral the pickers that they seemed inclined to unethical practices. Accusations flew back and forth between these two 'ladies' of things such as providing drugs to the pickers, calling the cops, etc.


User_Name: And.....
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 09:28 PM

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Every buyer want to get all chummy with the pickers, he is entirely dependent on them for his income, weather he realizes, or will admit it, or not. He is part of the chain but not the most important part. Especially now that individual pickers are marketing the product themselves more often. Smoke on that a moment! . And every picker wants the best price he can get for his time and labor. It's a game of sorts. Just like any other person to person negotiation. Don't pretend this isn't about money.


User_Name: Furthermore
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 08:53 PM

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Mushrooms is business. It involves products and money. Do you not understand that?


User_Name: Pile on
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 08:48 PM

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Bring on the h and d. Those who Giveth but cant taketh as well.


User_Name: Look on
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 08:46 PM

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What he wrote speaks for itself so I don't think it needs an interpreter. You think you know what he meant? Really? Smart people don't work for nothing. The market itself handles price and quality issues.


User_Name: knb
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 08:38 PM

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Look On..........that's because he knows the mushroom industry on how it works and he knows mushroom pickers on how they think and he could hear greed in your statement.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 08:37 PM

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Well said Boletes Joe. !


User_Name: Look On
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 05:04 PM

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That's just amazing. Anyone reading what boletus joes just posted must be wondering the same thing I am.....How he got from what I said to the place he went to? Wow.


User_Name: boletus Joe
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 01:59 PM

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Hello "Look On" quote "II will sell to anyone. A buyer is a buyer is a buyer...etc...etc...The only thing that matters is what they're buying and how much they're paying. " un Quote...... I guess if you only sell once a year your statement will be valid...... But if you sell many times and in different places.... Then I would strongly DISagree with what you are saying.... I also know that there are many here that would agree with me..... At the risk of starting a slew of negative posts ..... I would only say that a good buyer is worth their weight in gold.... Both from a trust and a reliability point of view..... Now comes the BAD part..... I am not pointing my finger at you.... but at people with your attitude towards "a buyer is a buyer and price is all that matters." I always find that these same people are the ones that will unload bad/dirty/wet/old and borderline product at a buying station.... and then go out the door in a huff when they don't get what they feel is their GOD given right to make a "good" dollar for their slap dash "I'm going to make a million $'s today efforts..... I also would bet good money that these same individuals are the ones that leave all their bottles, cans butts and wrappers in the patch..... and you will find them in the bar telling everyone what a great job they did finding all the best shrooms...etc. etc...... I will give the new picker the time to educate him/herself as to what is expected at the station, and a new picker will get it right if they are smart......GREED has no place in this business..... We know who you are...... Now I must duck for cover......


User_Name: honkytonk
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 01:38 PM

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Yeh Chantels are nice them and lobsters are easy to spot. Morels are hard to see when first growing.


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 12:27 PM

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I see around the nw different places people want around 20 bucks a pound for fresh picked greyish-blackish morels. I think most people call them greys though. The spring boletes seem to go for around the same, the few ads that I've seen. On my recent trip I spent enough money, gas etc, that I could have just bought several pounds from somebody else and saved myself a lot of walking and looking. Morels aren't my favorite mushroom to look for they're hard to see. I like chanties better. It's easier to look for color.


User_Name: honkytonk
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 11:48 AM

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how much mushroom do you have what kind and what do you want for them?


User_Name: honkytonk
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 11:47 AM

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how much mushroom do you have what kind and what do you want for them.


User_Name: Look On
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 10:55 AM

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II will sell to anyone. A buyer is a buyer is a buyer...etc...etc...The only thing that matters is what they're buying and how much they're paying.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
Time: 10:26 AM

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I was a buyer at one time but I found it took most of my family time and I needed exter time to explore new places. Now theres only one buyer in yakima and I don't know whom that one would be?.


User_Name: Global Picker
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2013
Time: 10:41 PM

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Hi Look On, I saw a buyer on craig's list in Yakima. Is that what you saw?


User_Name: Look On.....
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2013
Time: 10:18 PM

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Craigslist, there's at least two buyers there last time I looked.


User_Name: Global Picker
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2013
Time: 10:09 PM

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Does anyone know of any morel buyers east of Snoqualmie Pass, WA. ? On East side of mountains.


User_Name: honkytonk
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2013
Time: 07:46 PM

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the elusive snow morel.


User_Name: "H" & "D"
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2013
Time: 07:03 PM

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I was out yesterday pickin at an undisclosed location in or and had a nice peaceful patch of murels all to myself. Early in the day I was in a t shirt and it was a lil cool but sunny. Then it started rainin and then snowin to beat the band, then just straight snow and it was comin down like it was January and it was windy as all hell too, like an instant white-out blizzard. I stayed right there and picked till I was nearly froze in one spot then made a b line for the car about 6pm. I've done that in the fall but haven't experienced that in the spring before. It was suddenly instantly Winter. Weird. And I don't think the murels liked it either


User_Name: "H" "D"
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2013
Time: 06:54 PM

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I was


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2013
Time: 06:51 PM

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Low snow zone tonight we be picken snow morel's for the week


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2013
Time: 01:14 PM

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Well I said in my last post I was going over to the east side of Wa to see for myself whats up with the morels since I couldn't get an answer out of anybody here. Me and my girlfriend were there all day sat and most of sunday and found some real nice morels and one bolete. We got about 4 or 5 pounds of morels total between the two of us and the Bolete was a nice one, bigger than a button but still nice and fresh not buggy at all. We ate some of the morels and I dried the rest for later. I think the season is just starting and it will get better after this cold and snow passes. We sure needed the moisture bad over there. In other news I got a new "do" like the one guy on the food channel has too....you know the diners drive-ins and dives Guy Fierrie? Short and spiked and dyed platinum blonde so everybody who sees me in the mushroom woods will know it's me! And plus now if I get lost I should be easier to find! Ha Ha! I think from know on I will be known as "Platinum Bobo" I think that sounds cool. Full buckets everybody and hang on for when the weather clears up its gonna be better then.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2013
Time: 11:19 AM

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...isn't not... oh what fun it is to get distracted and change a word without rechecking the whole thing. Gotta go fold some more scorpion glue boards for the back porch and garage.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2013
Time: 11:16 AM

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It is already 90° in the shade and I am going to turn on the AC, but it isn't not scheduled to get hotter than 100° today. I bet you could sell some of that snow down here if you could truck it.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2013
Time: 10:33 AM

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Eastern slop's of Washington is being hamer with rain and snow~yes snow down as low as 2500 feet with 2" to 4". The rain has been coming down really hard over night there's lake's all over town and so deep that a semi that drove into one has not been found but the driver got out safely. Lobo an old Hippie it is odd that we happen to bring up hunting in the snow~because we almost went out today! To do some picking but the snow kept me out of the wood's today. Don't go out into the wood's today unless you won't to play in the snow.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 10:36 PM

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Too too true about the carbon footprint having driven hundreds of thousands of miles and walking hundreds of miles in perhaps one thousand or more morel sites. I have been sharing some of my learning with those who have asked but you have vast reservoirs of knowledge following many many years of foraging and following the mushroom circuit. The person below never bothered to contact me so apparently they are not really in any hurry for help. They said they went to the burn in Oregon today, well there are many many burns from last year in Oregon, several of them have the potential to produce morels and some might never produce. So I wonder why they would think that we know which burn they were at???


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 10:09 PM

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Runt. It may be over for many of the blacks but if you are getting any rain at this time I would keep an eye out for them black foot also called gray's. You should also watch for yellow are bloand morels along any stream our creek. I hope this well help you in you hunt for the great morel also the. Morel. Docter also known as Lobo one who has given much of his time and carbon foot prints in the staudy of the Great Morel


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 07:48 PM

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The Runt; more information needs to be known than can be addressed here before accurate help can be given. Even Email will take a long involved time period if you are there and need help now. If you send me an Email with phone number to morel doctor at yahoo I will call and do what I can. If you do not have a phone I shall do what I can via the mail.


User_Name: The Runt
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 07:14 PM

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I have been finding naturals but not in any quantity, just a few pounds at a time. Is it just too early for the burns in or and wa? If a burn dries out then it rains will it then produce or is it too late then? Help!


User_Name: The Runt
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 07:11 PM

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Went to the burn in ore today, you all know which one, lookin for morels, there weren't any not a single one, and it was bone dry in the burn. I wonder if it will even give up any mushrooms or maybe it just dried up and that's it for the year? I saw a few cars with wa plates and wondered what they were doing down there instead of at the wa burns? Anybody here got any idea about the things I've mentioned here? Mad Morel you know whats up help me out here!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 06:57 PM

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Mad Morel, we have friends that are in their 60's and the wife puts pink coloring in about half of her blond hair. She wants to look younger for her grand kids.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 05:53 PM

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Rain started coming down around 5am and down pore's this afternoon. So let it be known it has rain in easter washington and more to come tonight


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 05:37 PM

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Do them old hippie's have flower's in there hair and bell's on there toe's


User_Name: Slim Pickins
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 03:39 PM

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Depends upon where you are Karl and which type of bolete. Do you mean the white king or boletes with a white underside? Red bolete, Queen bolete, Butter bolete etc. etc. etc.


User_Name: Karl
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 02:28 PM

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hello, new on here. anyone picking spring bolets yet? or the white ones? very nice to eat. we dry and jar a lot for home. just curious. thanks.


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 08:33 AM

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Old Hippy & Mad Morel etc; I don't much care for snow any more myself, that's why I come down here where it is warmer during the winter. But it will be more than 100° degrees again today and I was dreaming last night of morel hunting next to the snow on one of the Three Sisters. My health is a bit better this morning but could reverse again at any time. I still don’t know if I will get up north this summer but you might consider saving enough for a gold detector and come down to the deserts during the snowy winter months, there are a lot of Old Hippies down here where it is warm.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 01:11 AM

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Lobo. I am posting from my cell phone. We are on the road going to pitch to pitch and then down to the flat land to sale. Doing will but would be nice to have a home again but not in the home town where we called home before. I to am a very old(er)! Hippy old hippy!. It's good to be one with the land know how to live off and with the land. Mother earth is all we have and we must take care of her and she will do the same. To many people take and take and never give back. The forest service is the big taker and there telling us it's there land not the people's. Who the hell are they to tell us we can't pick the fruit from the land?. They sold the tree's to pay for there new trucks pc and when some one is found with more mushrooms then they should have the mushrooms are taken and sold and the money is used for there Christmas partys our sent to D. C. To be used for what?. Sorry I just had a moment! And had to Vent.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 11:52 PM

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Weather can't decide what it won'ts to do. Look's like very cool day and night temp's will be below the norm for this time of year. It has help to keep the naturals to put some new one on. I have gone back to the same place's three to four times and and still pick a bucket every time. I don't fill it's any good for bolete's to recive to much water. Lobo.~ I really don't care much if one more is yellow black green pink or red as long as I can eat them as will as find them. As for hunting them in the snow only one time and it's not fun.


User_Name: Old Hippy
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 10:41 PM

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Excuse me. I am an actual real old hippy. And I think you'll find the clown in the mirror mr know it all or is know nothing.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 09:51 PM

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You are very welcome Steve. What gets me are those who publish on tax paid government website, things which are true only for the small area of one state where they have researched and ignore what others may have gleaned from hundreds of research areas in many states. ......... Old Hippy; how are things down in Gold Beach, or is someone nefariously using your name to create discontent here posting as different ppl? I guess I shall call your number, perchance we can expose this clown. .............. Northwestjones; I used to love hunting them in the snow because it makes them stand out and easier to find. If the snow gets deeper than the morels then they seem to melt the snow around them and I can hunt by looking for snow holes.


User_Name: Old Hippy
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 09:17 PM

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Had a little typo there,, I meant to say of all the posters on here theres probably just a few different people. Mainly a couple old guys sitin at their computer pecking away at the buttons all day cause they aren't working anymore or out picking mushrooms.


User_Name: Phantom morel
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 08:54 PM

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Thanks omnath it's nice to know steve and I rock. You can say that lobo rocks as well. I said there was some rain on the eastern slops in wash and there was. I did'nt say where it was it!. I have been picking naturels and doing well but there is no buyer around here.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 07:19 PM

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cold snaps a comin boys, pickin in the snow this week eh? I might just scoop em up with a snow shovel.


User_Name: Old Hippy
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 07:00 PM

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I do like to read the posts by those who claim to be experts though since they make me laugh sometimes. But I don't think they really know jack, it's just bs for kids who don't know no better.


User_Name: Old hippy
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 06:56 PM

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How man of the poster on here are actually one or maybe two people? Hmmm?


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 06:25 PM

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On the subject of greenies thanks again Lobo. It was years ago but they were the thickest Morels I can remember.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 05:24 PM

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I was just covering the main course of fire morels and left my favorite eating greenies out because they were not part of the current color comparison and had nothing to do with the question asked. It was flawed US Government research that claimed that conica are a pink morel, yes occasionally they are pink; brown is a much more common color and I have photo research that shows conica in numerous colorations. I previously voiced my objections and thus my computer was attacked after doing so, often people who know everything cannot see past their KNOWS. 


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 04:26 PM

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Hi Lobo, Boletus Joe, and Eibs, you'll find that there has been some money spent on mycologists in the northern hemisphere - Canada and Europe, in particular, doing morel research. Some fascinating stuff. If you haven't become members of NAMA yet, I do recommend it. and perhaps getting subscriptions to Fungi magazine. www.fungimag.com is the website, though I like the paper version best. The most recent issue is on morels in particular. :) The research I spoke of is being published in there and in BC provincial forestry literature, though to what degree in the magazine I don't know. Great mag is all I can say. Full buckets.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 04:01 PM

Messages

Lobo---- you left out the best one of all. The beautiful thick-walled GREENS 


User_Name: waller hauler
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 03:22 PM

Messages

El diablo backwoods and doggies trollin this is the feds cracking down on all you cyber morel pickers. You saw right thru our illaberate sting operation obviously to smart for us or paranoyed .let me paint you a picture ...us that stands for everyone ...right? U+me=us land of the free (they said fee just forgot the r) home of the brave( you can't bee scurd.)certified outlaws only . no feds, why?(the government is corrupt) the forest service what service do they provide?. (Toiletrees)I will bring my own paper its biodegradable.no service that means they work for us... we should fire their ass. They could get a job at the circus . no elephents here just big.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 01:07 PM

Messages

Eibs; Depends upon perspective I surmise, in my opinion yellows are esculentas but not necessarily a fire morel per se. Conica fire morels come on in numerous colors and were called black angusticep by an alleged mushroom expert who was at the time only familiar with the black colored ones, they were named as ‘pinks’ in the same manner by people not familiar with the numerous and predominate colors. There are fire morels which fall in the category of ‘greys’ of which the blond colored ones are called blonds and then there are numerous color varieties & shapes. …………… ………………. Yellow esculentas seem to predominately grow under and in relation to deciduous trees they are found in many western river bottoms and in deciduous forests elsewhere. Yellows are documented as having flushed soon after field or ditch burning in spring or following a river bottom fire in the western US. It may be that the soils were warmed enough that the yellows popped sooner than the surrounding area or that the grass was burned off and the morels stood out better for viewing. ................ Well I perhaps have made it all even more confusing for some and too simplistic for others. As always I am often willing to help those willing to learn via Email; morel doctor at yahoo


User_Name: waller hauler
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 01:01 PM

Messages

Itk,this is the younger.keep them doggies rollen.the horn hadent poped yet but snow is gone looks like its gonna be good in the lodge pole needel beds


User_Name: waller hauler
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 12:43 PM

Messages

Halstead fire poppin yet?has anyone heard…I heard rumor no permitts will be issued.they don't want us in there.haha guess I won't ask won't tell .pass the word if anyones heard.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 10:58 AM

Messages

Morel Madness (Mad Morel?) I like working hard. I need an education though. I can find em if you lead me there. I'm more interested in the education than the $$.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 08:22 AM

Messages

Prices droppin fast looks like oregon is the place to be


User_Name: Old Hippy
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 07:03 AM

Messages

You can fill your bucket with nice dry powdered dirt in Oregon. That's it. No Morels.


User_Name: Morel madness
Date: Monday May 20, 2013
Time: 12:16 AM

Messages

Been a late start buying mushrooms this year. Work has had me held up but now been on the road for a few weeks. Traveled the southern states up north through Canada to the Yukon looking for some producing fires. Only to find out up north temperatures too cold and most fires completely inaccessible in the Pacific regions. But back to Oregon and things are looking promising. :) went out to see for myself and picked 75 pounds. Hoping hopefully at $18 a pound I can get people interested best fire I seen for a while especially if you aren't scared to work.


User_Name: Eibs
Date: Sunday May 19, 2013
Time: 10:53 PM

Messages

Would someone be willing to share some info on the yellow morels that grow in the burn sites? I understand that the conicas fruit at the beginning of the season, but am curious as to roughly when, in the grand scheme of things, that the yellows fruit. Also, what is the scientific name of the yellows that fruit in the burns? Are they esculentas? Thanks in advance.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Sunday May 19, 2013
Time: 08:42 PM

Messages

….well what can I say………………….guess I shall come out of hibernation and preparation of my death mask to let friends and others who are not sure if they have friends know that I have not yet succumbed to the recent dust infliction or hantavirus, been in bed most of the past week and not very productive. It has settled into a deep raspy cough that sends me back to the lazy-boy because laying down clogs my breathing. Sure wish I was up at Riggins in time for the Rodeo and morel season but friends tell me it is a very poor natural year and experienced fire morel prospectors say it is looking very poor compared to past years burns. Best of luck to all who are holding down the bar stools so that they cannot escape.


User_Name: joey325
Date: Sunday May 19, 2013
Time: 05:01 PM

Messages

I live on the Southern Oregon coast and have been picking Mushrooms for over 10 years now I hvae picked everything from Chantalle - Morels and even Fiddle head ferns.. Looking to become a buyer on the Southern cost if their are any suppliers in need of a person to buy for them and who will sponcer me


User_Name: omnath
Date: Sunday May 19, 2013
Time: 01:51 PM

Messages

OK, FIne, I can play this game. It's definitely not been raining on the east side and Mad Morel is the only one I don't trust. Now can I get a little respect? But seriously Mad Morel, and Steve. You rock. Still unsure about Lobo :)


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Sunday May 19, 2013
Time: 11:42 AM

Messages

Blue cheese stuffed morels, bacon, sautéed romaine with onions and pine nuts, all thrown on top of a toasted baguette. Throw it back with a nice Dark porter. Mmmm, I do better at eating morels then I do finding them. In the religion of mushroomery you guys have been speaking in tongues a lot. The holy morel ghost is in this place lol


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Sunday May 19, 2013
Time: 09:43 AM

Messages

Has anyone heard about how the morel season is doing in Alberta, Sask, Manitoba and Ontario yet? Are any of you finding puffballs out there? Living on the Island here, we don't get those big puffers that you mainlanders do. still dream of finding one some day. full buckets!


User_Name: keep them doggies rollin
Date: Sunday May 19, 2013
Time: 08:47 AM

Messages

waller hauler; how was that burn up around the ‘horn’?, not much snow there this winter and last burn there was pretty poor fur morels. El Diablo; called the doctor, doctor sez “NO chicks and no stick meds” until I brung him a batch of morels.


User_Name: ITK
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 10:07 PM

Messages

The name of a the packer certainly rings a bell. Especially if you've ever picked,or at least gotten drunk and played 3 par in the colored tree. Is this the big waller or Waller the younger(s)?


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 08:52 PM

Messages

Has anyone in wash on the eastside notice the elev of the naturals this spring?. I have been picking between 3OOO to 43OOft and they have all pop about the same time and right after the heat wave.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 06:08 PM

Messages

I hear that. Tyr as I might I cant get anybody to bite on any of my bait either. I guess peoples aint as dum as they used to bee.


User_Name: El Diablo
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 04:55 PM

Messages

He's just trying to color a picture. Who doesn't see that? It's actually a form of propaganda, one favored by authoritarians in particular but it has been proven ineffective as a social steering tool long ago. The web is loaded with this type of trolling.


User_Name: Trolling...
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 03:34 PM

Messages

I know this is off topic but you know who's a cool old guy? William Shattner. He's still around and knows whats going on around him too. and Alan Alda is another. And Betty White, I love her show and she's still awesome at 91. I can only hope to be like that if I ever live to be old. Young people love them.


User_Name: El Diablo
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 03:11 PM

Messages

Oh it gets worse. Just imagine the burns in wa now full of stoners/pickers just having a nice day. And the cops doing nothing. And my god, I sure hope they pick up all those candy wrappers.


User_Name: Trolling, Trolling.....
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 02:30 PM

Messages

Poor guy. Fishes day and night and never catches a dam thing. Maybe he needs to hit the hills and look for some mushrooms to catch?


User_Name: El Diablo
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 02:01 PM

Messages

Oh now don't go getting you panties all in a knot. You know we love ya!


User_Name: El Diablo
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 01:58 PM

Messages

I think you mis interpreted the offer. It doesn't say anything about senior citzen discounts. Plus it be a good idea to check with the doctor to see of you can still play with chicks.


User_Name: keep them doggies rollin
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 01:27 PM

Messages

ummmmmmm, never heard of a chick on a stick but might be willing to try. I am a bit suspicious my self about someone wanting to pack us into the back country. I googled the number so as to check iffin it were a legal packer but it is a Boise Cell Phone and thus cannot check the Idaho list of trusted packers.


User_Name: Trolling,Trolling,Trolling
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 01:12 PM

Messages

Keep the pot a boiling!


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 12:43 PM

Messages

Wow a chick on a stick. Now thats one for the buckets with a dream of filling them and getting rich with Richy Rich ?


User_Name: El Diablo
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 12:19 PM

Messages

Yeah you otta get right on this. Get to the bottom of I mean. There's something fishy going on for sure!


User_Name: backwoods picker
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 11:47 AM

Messages

It seems to me that someone is trying to lead folks away from wash burns, perhaps we otter go that way for awhile instead of chasing morels in areas closed to commercial pickin. Isn’t that is great that someone wants to pack us in because we want to go deep to pick the unlawful areas inna back country wilderness without the dealing with a certified packer that has to report what we do to the state and are honest enuf to not sort our drieds for the cream or higrade us. And by the way my cel pone works just fine in Riggins and up on some of the burns, as for internet we aren’t so back country that the library doesn’t have internet.


User_Name: waller hauler
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 09:38 AM

Messages

Taking a wrap around the horn this week to find what were looking for need pickers not no geeks off the streets for 20% of haul call 4736167 in 208 pre scouted patches back country june till the snow flies have pack string u pick I pack drop camps


User_Name: The Chicks In The Sticks
Date: Saturday May 18, 2013
Time: 09:26 AM

Messages

Wow this place is isolated! Hells canyon is to the west over the mountains and where we're going is to the east. The mountains here are very impressive and when your in town here looking up at them it looks like they would never end! I see now why they call this the river of no return, if you fell in you would just be gone. The party boys where already out when we got here I guess they decided to clean up they're act and not close the bars for once. Either that or they're already broke! We head out for the high country tomarrow and I cant wait to start filling our buckets with them tasty lil morels. Bye for now


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 06:46 PM

Messages

Thanks Chrissy! Our friend Danny has been there for about a week now hanging out in Riggings, at the bar of course, with friends and we're on our way up there tonite. I wont be able to give any updates to the folks on the mushroom boards once we get up into mushroom country - there's no internet of any kind and nothing works except satellite phones in the back country and we don't have one of those so adios for now people and best of luck to all who stay behind in to pick the WA burns!


User_Name: waller haller
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 05:50 PM

Messages

Hay, morels popin in idaho need buyers big fires. back country burns need pickers will outfit for 20% of haul call 208 473 6167 have packstring for camp transport and back haul prescouted patches u pick I pack


User_Name: Jack Akshen
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 05:17 PM

Messages

Well thanks much for the post from Idaho. My own studies show the odd weather of recent times now seems to be shaping up to become more normal and even nearly ideal, or at least much better in many of the better known morel producing areas including up there. I don't know if we'll get a normal crop or not but there is a much better chance for it now that's for sure.


User_Name: Chrissy n Bud
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 01:55 PM

Messages

Hi all, We live in Riggins and just got home from a trip to the big burn area. We were thinking it wouldn't be very good for morels this year since it's been hot and dry down in town lately but we found once we got up on top into the burn area there has really been some good rain the ground is pretty wet most places. We found some mushrooms but I think it will get better in the next week or two. Anyways good luck to you all from Idaho!


User_Name: Rabbit Dog
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 12:45 PM

Messages

Mr. Steve I'd like to make a report too. Are you currently accepting reports from outside your area?


User_Name: Rabbit Dog
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 12:40 PM

Messages

Mr angus please report to steve he has some information for you regarding mushrooms


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 10:52 AM

Messages

I probably shouldn't tell you this but we're on our way to Idaho now so I don't really care.....there is now a buyer set up at the wa burn. I wont tell you which one, you should aready know that. He's in a dodge pickup with texas plates and told me he's buying for a restaurant group down there. Go figure.


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 09:39 AM

Messages

Thanks Old Hippy that's what I was thinking too. I know the rain has been coming down hard in some places and completely missing others. I usually try to stay out of the wet spots haha. I found some good info regarding where the rain has fallen on a couple web sites so that will help I think. I'm not a commercial type picker I just like to eat them so I don't mind sharing where I find some mushrooms so others can have some too.


User_Name: Rabbit Dog
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 08:48 AM

Messages

Dear friends, Theres gonna be some morels alright and boletes too. Maybe there already is who can say? I'm not a thousand miles away but live on location baby so I know whats up.


User_Name: one more thang…
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 08:29 AM

Messages

It looks as though there is a dufass-rabit-myrun type virus running amok fishing for free find-em-all morels. Enyboody who gives away truth of where the mushies are on a discussion board can kisss that spot goodby.


User_Name: Rabbit Dog
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 08:15 AM

Messages

Atta boy steve! Hey angus look how steve did that one. go big or go home! while at the same time making it clear there's really no "there" there but you only notice that if you think about it. Big. and non specific. That way you got a hole to jump out if pressed but it sounds good as long as you just skim over it and don't think about it, see!


User_Name: steve from oregon
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 12:26 AM

Messages

Hello I did have a report that a friend found several hundred on the east side of hood? How big and poundage were left out he did say the area is striped now too many pickers. Good luck all Steve


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 12:25 AM

Messages

Rabbit dog. The truth is you can't take the truth!


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Friday May 17, 2013
Time: 12:04 AM

Messages

Really. You like me to tell were and what road to look for right after I have done all your foot work for you. Sorry but I'am not a fool and I have known people like yourself that play on


User_Name: Rabbit Dog
Date: Thursday May 16, 2013
Time: 09:52 PM

Messages

Oh boy that's good one angus! But maybe to make it believable next time don't stretch it so much!


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Thursday May 16, 2013
Time: 09:38 PM

Messages

Thats od we happen to find two boletes today with the naturals at 38oo feet yellow coral (ramaria rarilispora) and who ever said the east slops are dry is not right. More late


User_Name: Old Hippy
Date: Thursday May 16, 2013
Time: 03:31 PM

Messages

Bobo,Yes you can find the spring boletes and naturals together on occasion but it's very dry all over the east slope of the cascades so you'll need to get in one of those wet spots where to rain has been falling. There are places where it's been quite wet but they're hard to find unless you've been tracking the weather. Mushroom finding isn't rocket science as some would have you believe but it is science.


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Thursday May 16, 2013
Time: 02:54 PM

Messages

I read today on another site the morels and boletes don't come at the same time but I have found both during the same time. Does anyone else find that our seasons in wa overlap?


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Thursday May 16, 2013
Time: 09:45 AM

Messages

Oh isn't just adorable! lobo has come running to the defence of his little friend again. I think that is just the sweetest thing! And to reassure us all his friend has never drank none of that tea (at least as far as he could see) or done no other drugs, again as far as he knows is just wonderful!


User_Name: Jack Akshen
Date: Thursday May 16, 2013
Time: 07:56 AM

Messages

We were at Jack Creek the first part of may and the naturals we're nowhere to be found and no boletes either . Maybe the hot spell we had and now this cooling trend will help. It's just one of those years I guess unless they start to pop at a bit higher elevations.


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Thursday May 16, 2013
Time: 07:42 AM

Messages

I just cant believe none of the rain we've been having in Seattle the last few weeks hasn't made it over the mountains to fall somewhere on some morels. I'm going for a weekend trip over the pass to see what I can find out for myself.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 11:08 PM

Messages

The Mad Morel has more mushroom expertise foraging for numerous mushroom varieties than some of us ever even dream about. He does not necessarily articulate in a manner most get schooled in these days but he has a good heart and soul. I don't know that he has ever tried shrooms but he did serve his country back in the time of Vietnam and has seen some stuff that could easily turn a person to try alternative mushrooms. Here he talks of Alice & the Rabbit as though they are old friends but I have been to his abode several times and never seen him or his family do any type of drug.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 07:31 PM

Messages

Bobo. I would be very happy to post to everyone but at a price a very high one at that. I really need to re-read my post before I drop it and reload the page. Thanks lobo and bobo.


User_Name: Rabbit Dog
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 07:24 PM

Messages

You Betcha! Two thumbs up for the mad morel ! We had some of that shroom tee too back in the 80's and saw all kinds of shit. Alice, the mad hatter, elvis in the front yard, long after he was dead, and a whole pack of necked fairies with wings. I'd be afraid to drink any of that tee nowdays though.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 06:42 PM

Messages

Mad Morel, we like you just the way you are. Coming out of the rabbit hole or the ape cave; you are one of a kind. We all know that you have been generous with your help for others at times. Long Live Alice & the rabbit.


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 05:12 PM

Messages

Hey Mad Morel I see those literacy America classes you've been taking are working wonders! You probly can read better too? But you still need a little work on sentence composition though......As far as boletes goes I hope you find lots and as soon as you do, please post your location to the board !


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 04:46 PM

Messages

Stan. I see alice has been over in your neck of the wood's again along with the wabbit. They do work as one as a team and is a old timer and need's only 4 to 6 hour's of sleep and will out pick you and out hike you any day of the week. You really need to know whom you are taking too our about. I myself have been here for some time and don't recall the name stan the man and you may have been on here and have another name but thats not why I came here to talk about. I do go out every morning and yes there naturals and there really nice at that and yes I will be seeing bolete's this spring because I have many place's to go in Or and. Wa as will as Ido and going on 4O year's. The point is I'am alice and that is another long story so tell then buckets to you and all


User_Name: rgrabowski49@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 03:08 PM

Messages

How I can become a buyer and to sell to companys


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 02:22 PM

Messages

Well, we can hope and pray for a good fall season at least! Talked to the ranger at Trout lake station today. The cascade burn area is still closed off. She doesn't expect to have it open until sometime in June, and then only the southern part. Also, road 23 etc is still closed because of snow. By the time the areas are open, the Morels may be done for. My property is at 500 feet, and still haven't found any here yet. Good luck and full buckets to all!


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 01:59 PM

Messages

It has been raining here in seattle and I think this fall will be super for the fall season!


User_Name: Peaky
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 12:14 PM

Messages

I see one fella here thinks he's going to find boletes soon. Where I wonder, at the edge of the glaciers? We were all over the wa cascades last week and it was bone dry there too. Sorry folks there isn't going to be any Or or Wa spring season.


User_Name: Peaky
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 12:06 PM

Messages

Howdy folks, We spent two days covering miles and miles in sisters and jack creek just left yesterday and it was D R Y. All the little seasonal runoff creeks that go through the whole jack creek area are bone dry. The only one with any water was jack creek itself. Covered lots of ground between about 3200 ft and 4600 feet and only found three natural blacks. I mean three mushrooms not three pounds. Anybody who thinks the burn there will produce is nuts. It's just powder dry up along the 16 road and the burn is STILL closed. If the usfs ever decides to open the area I'm afraid it will come too late for burn morels. This is a downer year and anybody who tries to tell you different is full of it.


User_Name: rgrabowski49@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 11:11 AM

Messages

How I can become a buyer and to sell to companys


User_Name: one more thang…
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 09:07 AM

Messages

wazzzz the matter, you run out of morels and have extre time on yer hands to argue with yerself?


User_Name: Stan the man
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 08:26 AM

Messages

Well alace i have been out piking morrels every day an I know whats going on with the wether as I am an actual old time picker an you oviosly dont I can tell you something mister your not the sharpest tool are you? any body who is posting in the midle of the nite shur isn't out piking anything that's for shur or they wood be sleeping at the time you ar posting so ther stupid as


User_Name: Alice
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 12:38 AM

Messages

Say stan the man if that's who you are really?. First are you trying to be funny? Are you for real?. (2ed) wear are you from that it's to dry for bolete'r?. It's just right for them around here if you know wear here is. Besides I can't and well not give up info to people I don't know and even then very little if I could trust you and I don't. My point is some people know just what to say to find the info on were to go and some know a coon man and some don't. Sorry Stan but your not the man.


User_Name: Stan the man
Date: Tuesday May 14, 2013
Time: 09:43 PM

Messages

Hey alace get of the shroom tee. Theres no bolete areas that arent alredy all dried up becuse there low elevation and evertying below 44 hundred or so feets is al dride up..


User_Name: mountainmama
Date: Tuesday May 14, 2013
Time: 06:47 PM

Messages

new too the area of nova scotia and there seems to be a lot of mushrooms here.Are there any buyers close to this area?


User_Name: mountainmama
Date: Tuesday May 14, 2013
Time: 06:41 PM

Messages

hey everyone what r the prices of black morels at this time....dryed?


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Tuesday May 14, 2013
Time: 05:39 PM

Messages

nuthinz poppin? :)


User_Name: Alice
Date: Tuesday May 14, 2013
Time: 02:38 AM

Messages

I would like to know what the going price is for naturals and where are the buyer's set up. I have been picken naturals for nine day's with new baby's poping on a fourth pop around 42' hundred feet and most of the lower ground has not done a dam thing. Soon we well be picking up boletes. I should say there may not be a crop this year do to weather ones again. If you know anything about morels and weather then you are a old timer. I'll stay with the naturals and spring boletes and watch on the side line.


User_Name: rabid dog
Date: Monday May 13, 2013
Time: 09:54 PM

Messages

Slim did ya think that might be chris & the bunny looking for information as to where eny morelz might be flushin so as they can get big bucks outta the suckers back east?


User_Name: Slim Pickins
Date: Monday May 13, 2013
Time: 09:50 PM

Messages

Ace. I hope you do find what you are looking for, this really is a very poor mushroom year and not a good time to expect finding mushrooms to sell when there may be thousands of pickers running around looking to even pay their gas. Many will be stranded in small western towns with no money. If you have any type of job it might be wise to hold on to it instead of going to Black Rock. If anyone knows where any salable mushrooms are it is extremely doubtful that they will share. Good Luck.


User_Name: Ace Freely
Date: Monday May 13, 2013
Time: 08:05 PM

Messages

Hey mushroom people! me and my girlfriend are going to try to pick enough morels to get money to go to burning man this year and any tips help you professionals can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ACE


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Monday May 13, 2013
Time: 06:05 PM

Messages

Also forgot to mention we have seen very few other people around the burn area. Just a few , scouts I think, except one group Saturday of about 8 Hispanic looking guys in two cars, actually a pickup and a ford van. they were very dirty an tired looking and didn't look at all happy either. Hiking all day through a burn for little or nothing can do that to you I spose.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday May 13, 2013
Time: 05:55 PM

Messages

Received this email

I buy morels! chanterelles, blue foot, trumpets, hedgehog, chicken of the woods, hen of the woods, lobster, ceps. Buying up to 2 lbs at a time. Email me at jordanb096@hotmail.com


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Monday May 13, 2013
Time: 05:29 PM

Messages

Me and my crew have been up here at the biggest of the wa burns for three days now and haven't found anything but a few naturals down lower and we're eating them as we find them! If the burn is going to produce we should start seeing signs soon with all the rain that's been coming down here Full buckets yall!


User_Name: Jack Akshen
Date: Monday May 13, 2013
Time: 04:29 PM

Messages

Well we've cleaned out all the naturals we can find down low and finally got some rain over at blewett pass and the big burn so maybe the big burn there will start coming on.


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Monday May 13, 2013
Time: 12:13 PM

Messages

Hey gang, for those of you who are into mycology in general, besides wanting to do research on your fave edibles, this is an awesome website - one that we can all add to. The Daily observations and postings are really cool. Make sure to look at the date of the posting, or of the photos, if you think it might be a mistake - sometimes folks post things from the year before. When you have time, check it out: http://mushroomobserver.org/?_js=on&_new=true


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday May 12, 2013
Time: 10:30 PM

Messages

I must say the weather has really been exter hot and we lost as much as 25"of snow in 4 day's but it's for the best because the ground needed to warm up fast to help are crop to come on and give us the best of what it has to work with.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday May 12, 2013
Time: 09:36 PM

Messages

...amazing research, Northwestjones. Were the morels already cooked by the time they got to China???


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Sunday May 12, 2013
Time: 12:57 PM

Messages

Thanks lobo, the hike yesterday to the lake was amazing and I learned a lot about how much elevation alters season times. I'm keeping my eyes on the hunt and ears open to the learning.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Sunday May 12, 2013
Time: 12:52 PM

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Well play bunny I actually spoke with an earth rotation specialist that studies Spinology he told me the earths axis is off by a 25 micros which is aproximatly half the width of a male Caucasian pubic hair. Due to the high magnetism of the core of the earth and the rotation actuation model of the trajectory of the moon, the morels no longer fruit upright, they fruit into the ground in order to seek moisture from the water table. There was one morel that actually made it to china and the sclerotia was rooted in the cascades. I was quite surprised by this. Any thoughts on the matter?


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Sunday May 12, 2013
Time: 09:30 AM

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Happy Mothers Day Carla & all other mothers... ..................... Northwestjones; it is good that you are finding moisture near the snow, I have read one posting saying that in some areas the moisture is apparently evaporating without moistening the soil. One of the keys to success is trusting in your own gut feelings and keep-on-looking & learning. For me it is always a good day when I can get out to observe & absorb the natural wonders of creation.


User_Name: Eibs
Date: Sunday May 12, 2013
Time: 12:28 AM

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I'm not trying to get involved in global warming talk over this spring weather we are having. Last couple springs have been long and drawn out, which was somewhat expected this year. Fact is, it is just f'ing hot on the east side very early. I'm the last person who has reason to scare anyone off. Just sharing observations from the field as I hear and see them. May the rain make it over the mtns.


User_Name: Playbunny
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 10:20 PM

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You are too honest for this board Northwestjones. Try lines like 'It's far to dry here', 'The price will soon be $3.00 per pound,' or 'Someone form Georgia stole them all.'


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 06:55 PM

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Just got back from around 4000 feet in the cascades and the snow is melting and the ground is really wet. Little streams everywhere. Seems to be melting ok around that area. I'm no scientist though. Lets just say my boots are soggy and my buckets are empty lol.


User_Name: rabid dog
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 01:09 PM

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Yes it is tarp-city and very few morels here for the crowd, gotta walk away far from the maddening hordes to find peacefulness and good tower reception.


User_Name: wild side
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 12:37 PM

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blue tarps may mean tarp city as in people setting up camp. good luck folks and stay positive, its the most important thing. strolling around the forest is the awesomest connection we have with ourselves and what's around. rather dry in the Can. east koots. minor signs here and there.


User_Name: one more thang…
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 10:45 AM

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Mad Morel did someone find your patch or some thing, I see three simlar postings frum you since midnight. I am organizng a rain dance in the Okanogan if you wish to come, maybe pray to the mush god will be the answer. Will I get into troble for knot posting this on your board? I see that most no one else follows the ask from Andy a year of more ago that we place this stuff on your board so mayhaps you are mad that it left you with more to do. Wishing full buckets of morels for us and al most everone else.


User_Name: rabid dog
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 09:22 AM

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Do the blue tarps help shade the mushrooms and help them grow?


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 09:01 AM

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So much sweet from so many people you may start your own rain storm. We did the wrong dance and got heat. Four days of ninety + with one to go and still no raio. Sorry Chris its a bust he he.


User_Name: conicalifornia
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 08:09 AM

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Interesting to hear in Washington the snows crystal phase is subliming directly into vapor or a gas stage and not melting into liquid water and saturating the soils and running off. This is what occurs in the Andes mountains around Chile and Argentina where they have major water issues and climate scientists are extremely worried this trend will start to occur more readily in the Northen Hemisphere greatly affecting our spring mushroom volumes, the health and production of our river and oceanic fisheries, the large agricultural sector that supplies the country with produce and food, and our household water availibility. The central and southern sierra have close to zero snow pack and most of the water has sublimed like last year and if next year the trend continues the affects will be felt across the entire country with food costs going up! Scary to hear its happening in Northern latitudes as well!... Praying for active thunderstorm in west this summer with lots of moisture and we might get one im thinking???


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 07:13 AM

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....forgot to mention that the blue tarps have finally blossomed up on Emily, must be overflow from Jack Creek, Pole Corral and other spots of boom-&-bust this spring.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 07:06 AM

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w0w, there is some good in a dry spell after all, have you been using your pan for the gold morels?


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 12:36 AM

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So much sweet from so many people you may start your own rain storm. We did the wrong dance and got heat. Four days of ninety + with one to go and still no raio. Sorry Chris its a bust he he.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday May 11, 2013
Time: 12:36 AM

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So much sweet from so many people you may start your own rain storm. We did the wrong dance and got heat. Four days of ninety + with one to go and still no raio. Sorry Chris its a bust he he.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday May 10, 2013
Time: 04:16 PM

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Love following the snow line up, pick them Alpine Waxey Caps...definitely two YUMS UP. Floyd Reese used to buy them in La Grande for about $4.00 & called them 'snows'.


User_Name: Eibs
Date: Friday May 10, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM

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I agree that the FS is generally clueless when it comes to the mushrooms. However, I did talk with someone in WA the other day and they said that the snow pack is evaporating into thin air vs. melting and saturating the soils. Very dry out there. Without rain it could be a very uneventful year. Here's to hoping.


User_Name: WA
Date: Thursday May 09, 2013
Time: 07:48 PM

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Nate, Its still very early for Burn morels in Washington. In addition very dry and rain much needed to produce any sizable flush. The forest service knows nothing fyi. Pick naturals for a week or so, but you need to go to south for them the methow is not good for them.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday May 09, 2013
Time: 05:16 PM

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w0w, bummer, wish I had seen your post earlier. You may contact me via Email and I will do what I can to help but I don't know of anything I could do today. {morel doctor at yahoo}. I suggest calling Trout Lake RS in the Gifford Pinchot NF tomorrow or Sisters RS in the Deschutes NF. I suspect that either one may have natural as well as fire morels but do not know if they are selling commercial permits.


User_Name: nate in sd
Date: Thursday May 09, 2013
Time: 02:59 PM

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I just arrived out in Methow Washington, and was told by a forest service lady (who really didnt seem that knowledgable) That they have sold only 2 commercial burn permits, and 0 Morels have been found. She said someone told her the season was allready over. Anyone else weigh in on what they think the state of the washington burns are in I can find litterly no chatter on it anywhere online.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Thursday May 09, 2013
Time: 08:48 AM

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Mad Morel, sorry if I offended you or perchance it was someone else. I hope that the morel season has improved for you since we spoke on the phone the other day. .......... So good to talk with you yesterday Carla; we got so busy talking about the lack of morels that I forgot to ask about your health, I pray that you are doing much better. ……. See Mad morel Bull Board for more…….


User_Name: Carla
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 11:54 PM

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Mad Mad Morel, how have you been? I have been taking a vacation from anything Fungi related so have not even checked in here for a while :-) But of course my vacation will be ending next month so now I am getting antsy...lol


User_Name: Carla
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 11:52 PM

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Lobo, You are far from old! I have seen quite a few posts where you say you're getting old, well I would bet that a lot of fellas 10 years younger would have a hard time keeping up with all that you do! :-)


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 10:28 PM

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Have it your way and I do hope it's not a rat rabbit you have been eating that may cause you to go bline and won't to cause H&D for what?. You must not like the Mad Morel because of what? Alice is better at hunting shroom!s! What ever it maybe Alice and the wabbit along with the Mad Morel as well as. Matsimam and many other's have better things to read.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 09:38 PM

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Those whites were fresh, I used to sell my dried morels for more than $150.00 per pound on Ebay depending on the type etc. Actually quite a few forage for truffs, I prefer using a dog's nose rather than my own, lal.


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 06:25 PM

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Golden Lobo, yes, I understand. Things may be different up here, or the market is a bit different. The prices I quoted were for fresh, not dried, as far as I know. I have absolutely no idea what the dry prices were. Just saw one big 3 lb bag of dried morels and the chef wouldn't tell me how much he paid in July, just smiled. Did you and the gang hear about the Perigord truffles that grew on that farm on the mainland? neat stuff. do any of you hunt for Oregon white or black truffles?


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 03:04 PM

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I found that for me the time involvement for selling online was cost prohibitive if doing it on my own. If a person lives near the source of their mushrooms then they most likely could turn a profit or by having someone who can constantly monitor the selling and shipping it is not so bad. But when I have to drive so far to get the mushrooms and still do the rest it just was not worth the headaches, sometimes it is just easier to sell to a nearby buyer.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 02:02 PM

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kind of hard to wrap my brain around the kijiji name


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 02:01 PM

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shroomkid; The most I have ever gotten was $65.00 on Ebay for some white morels. Often there are other foragers willing to sell too cheap because they do not understand the value of what they have or perhaps they did not invest in the cost of a permit, thus the price does not reflect the real value. I was not aware of the name change to kijiki, thank you.


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 12:30 PM

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Hey gang, so, if you're interested, last year and the year before, in the Interior of BC - both the Cariboo and Slocan country, morel prices for pickers coming to buyers on the road and in the bush, was a range of $5-15 for fire morels, and $15-20 for naturals. It was in the range of $20-45 if the pickers were cleaning and selling them direct to restaurants and retail customers. There were a few guys selling online through craigslist and kijiji. Hope that helps a bit. Good luck out there this year. Full buckets.


User_Name: moralizing on truth
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 12:02 PM

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Truth is perceived in many differing ways, there is morel truth and there is moral truth, it lies within the brains of the geniuses as well as the demented. -see mad board for more-


User_Name: rabid dog
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 10:55 AM

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wildkrafter, yuuuup there were a few babies this weekend on a very popular blue mountain butt they aint growin


User_Name: rabid dog
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 10:52 AM

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apparently you missed his ranting repeats that were deleted from the board and his demands for his truth to be the only truth


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 08:51 AM

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WTF you guys jumped dan like a rabid pack of dogs!!! I was just about to place an order... :)


User_Name: luvbunnies
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 07:19 AM

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Augie, tham morelz iz so slow poppin this yar thet i thunk eye outer take my bunny back to the cave & play ape fer awil.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday May 08, 2013
Time: 03:18 AM

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We took a drive on monday up the pass to see what the morel's were up to at ????feet (can't tell you that) just to fine crown cup's and yellow coral as well as snowbank false morel with white waxy cap's but morchella elata morel's have just started but only were the the sun has had time to warm up the ground most of the day. Now as for coral and crown cup's there alway's show up with spring bolete's around here. I must say this season is not the norm for around here..but what is norm. Washington state has become very Hot for this time of year and its only the frist full week of may and if it stays this way I should be seeing yellow Chanterelle by Father's day. I well be going back to the burns soon but frist I must watch and work my morel's and spring bolete's before going anywer anywere.


User_Name: wildkrafter
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013
Time: 10:43 PM

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anybody see any babies?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013
Time: 09:56 PM

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I see that Chris Matherly is having a morel festival soon, no wonder he is attempting to obtain western morels in advance at $12.00 per pound; being as at Tom Nauman’s Illinois festival last weekend morels were selling for reportedly an average of $100.00 per pound. Gotta turn a buck wherever ya can. Too bad the some cannot understand, if they were to listen instead of spouting off they just might learn something new.


User_Name: ITK
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013
Time: 09:36 PM

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Listen dip shit, I'm from the Midwest originally, all my family and a ton of friends are still there, all of them pick as we have for generations and yeah dooooofus, it's a pretty decent pick there this year. I'm seeing plenary of hundred plus pound days coming in.... Pics and all. None of which I feel I need to show you to substantiate. And they are all selling weight to private buyers in the $20-40/lb range and local harvested morels are on sale in local stores for $60. So like I said doooooode, $12/lb is pretty low for what people are paying there. Jesus man, I'm trying to flipping help you out here and all you've got is grief. Get bent buddy.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013
Time: 06:39 PM

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Bye bye now....


User_Name: one more thang…
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013
Time: 06:03 PM

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Dan Doofus, I have heard it said that if you can’t stand the heat then get outta the kitchen. They are just sharing truth as they know it, not attacking you. You asked someone for; “Real facts. Not the make believe ones your spouting here.” Well it looks like your number was called by a few people who might just know more than you do. I guess you said it yourself in the current name you have been using.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013
Time: 05:24 PM

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I see I'm being edited. Ok I'm outa here.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013
Time: 02:16 PM

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Dan Doofus; I might be willing to surmise that the morel mushroom hunting club is purchasing western morels because foragers in the Midwest have gotten wise to certain practices while there are more gullible foragers in the west willing to sell for less. If their season is so terrible then how is it that there are large yellow clusters such as in the following photograph instead of singles as is often the case in poor years? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=545212855530154&set=a.542386789146094.1073741831.100001243339346&type=1&


User_Name: itsalongshot
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013
Time: 01:22 PM

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potty mouth some west coast buyers were paying $17.00 at the buy stations this past weekend and you don't need to take the risk of shipping loss due to spoilage or being cheated by we all know who from the club


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013
Time: 09:05 AM

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Even the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club is buyingour western blondes and blacks. Go look at the website under picker/shipper.


User_Name: Dab Doofus
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013
Time: 08:38 AM

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Too many morons in a row this morning your moron number three already so my potty mouth kicked in! Oopsies! Hey the lower south is done since the season there is short under the best of circumstances, it's may now like duh! The mid central states have a much reduced harvest as a result of flooding/cold/flooding/cold. And as far as the upper Midwest goes it's had snow storms, even blizzards up until this week. Who got the facts? HUH? who? I DO.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Tuesday May 07, 2013
Time: 08:25 AM

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Come back when you have some facts. Real facts. Not the make believe ones your spouting here.


User_Name: ITK
Date: Monday May 06, 2013
Time: 11:07 PM

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You're getting taken for a ride doofus I'm seeing incredible harvests come out of the Midwest. I also know for fact that pickers there are selling their harvest for upwards of $40/lb while harvesting 100#s a day of naturals.


User_Name: Dan Dofus
Date: Monday May 06, 2013
Time: 07:11 PM

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I got a line on a buyer back east that will take all I can ship him for 12.00 a lb and he pays the shipping. Field buyers out here will need to pony up if'n they're gonna get my morels. He says the higher price it has to do with the busted season in the Midwest.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Monday May 06, 2013
Time: 10:53 AM

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East side of hood is so dry already. I couldn't figure out anywhere to look lower than 3000 feet. 3000-4000 ft Almost barren. A few spring Corals. ---ps--- osha is excellent for lungs


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday May 05, 2013
Time: 05:31 PM

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Boletus Joe; Good to see you, are you getting many morels up there yet this spring? Fome traditional uses I am familiar with; see http://matsiman.com/madmorel_bull_boardABCDE.htm


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Sunday May 05, 2013
Time: 03:42 PM

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Hey Lobo.... Nice to see some of us old guys are still kicking.... What the hell is "cambyi root"?? Tried to do a Google search for it and came up empty. Is there a different spelling perhaps? or a whole different name. Was curious, as I use Reishi tea that I have made from the artist conk, from time to time.... It's very good as a immune booster, and it also mellows you out....... Thanks for the input.... Man I miss picking the circuit.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday May 05, 2013
Time: 07:16 AM

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Steve; I hope it continues to work for you, I often add cambyi root for the upper respiratory and it takes the bitterness away.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Sunday May 05, 2013
Time: 01:08 AM

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Hello, Lobo I tried what you suggested along with some double strength Reshi and am feeling great. I think the combo knocked the hell out of whatever I had!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 10:09 PM

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...post response is on the Bull Board.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 09:44 PM

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Elbs, thanks for the encouragement. I've had decent luck following my instincts. I get a feel for an ecotype pretty quick. I'll let you know how I do. Still would love to go out to east side of hood or trout lake with an experienced hunter.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 09:31 PM

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Hello, Cheers Eibs well said and good prospective!


User_Name: Eibs
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 08:11 PM

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Sure isn't Dan. I've followed this site for a few years now. Have a friend who payed money for nothing to be a member of the morel mushroom hunting club and she tried to educate me on things I already knew. Hell, she should've paid me I guess. But that's not my game. People try to say I don't understand art because I'm math and science oriented. Well, I find the most art in morel mushrooms. There isn't a single one that grows or looks the same. I guess that's why I'm crazed by them. However, once I figure out the king bolete it may be a different story. Being patient for my 'troop' of 'em. Too busy in the spring with morels to try my hand at the spring king. Conflict of interest if you will. Ha ha!


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 07:45 PM

Messages

Is that lobo posting under different names? It sure looks like it.


User_Name: Eibs
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 07:33 PM

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Omnath. I found myself in your predicament when I first moved to the Pacific NW 5 years ago. I felt lost because I didn't know where to find morels. I actually flew back to the Midwest my first spring out here to hunt morels. When I got back I saw posts stating that people were still finding morels out here. So what did I do? I drove to the east side of the mtns on basic information and gave it a whirl. Happened to be a great year for naturals and I found roughly 100 lbs. The key in my opinion is to not get crazed by the excitement of finding them. Sit back and analyze your surroundings when you find a patch. I can remember driving down a forest service road and there was a drastic change in temp and moisture. I immediately found a place to park and got into the woods. Sure enough they were there. And that's how it started for me. This may sound a bit hippie, but imagine yourself as a morel. Where would you like to grow? This is where paying attention to your surroundings comes into play. Trust me, I don't have anywhere near the experience as most these guys in this forum, but I am a very quick learner and can think like a morel. I found it to be more rewarding to figure it out on my own, for the most part anyway. Learn the trees and study the patterns. As far as this Chris Matherly is concerned...Wow! It's important for everyone to warn each other of his deceitful ways, but I believe you give him pleasure if you speak beyond that. As far as his 'foul mouthed hottie' is concerned...She must have self esteem issues because Chris seems to be an absolute slob. That's all I will say on that. Time to cook dinner. Grilled grass-fed strip steak atop a ragout of morels, mustard greens and a blue cheese demi glace. Cheers and full buckets to come!


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 07:33 PM

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Dan I went up too close to 4000 foot elevation today well at least 3000 and no sign of snow?


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 07:29 PM

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From a good chanty patch. http://s210.photobucket.com/user/Sonicstv21/media/DSCF0150_0007.jpg.html?sort=3&o=231 http://s210.photobucket.com/user/Sonicstv21/media/DSCF0115_0002.jpg.html?sort=3&o=236 http://s210.photobucket.com/user/Sonicstv21/media/DSCF0115_0002.jpg.html?sort=3&o=236


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 07:25 PM

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By the way I was the one who cut those Morels at the base someone else pulled.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 07:21 PM

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Hello, I know of one site where in years past Stacey and I have found over 50 pounds http://s210.photobucket.com/user/Sonicstv21/media/DSCF0624_0053.jpg.html?sort=3&o=222 http://s210.photobucket.com/user/Sonicstv21/media/DSCF0625_0054.jpg.html?sort=3&o=221 But the site is very infested with ticks and blackberry bushes. If anyone is interested in this site let me know. It has about 75 % dead or dieing apple trees and cottonwoods about 1500 feet away. It was and probibly one of my best Morel sites. But who knows they might of not poped their this year to F'ng dry.


User_Name: Joe
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 07:19 PM

Messages

Anybody know if La Grande is producing..


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 06:58 PM

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The spring runoff hasn't really got going yet since it been cold at high elevations. But the threat of spring flooding is gone since all the snow is melted from lower elevations. I've mentioned this before but I think it's worth repeating -Go to the Western Regional Climate center website for info acroos all of the west. What I'm kind liking right now is the fact that this weird weather is dumping rain in Idaho and I may revise my plans and go there. I was planning on going to the burns in Wa but I think it's may be almost as dry there in another week as it is in Or.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 06:53 PM

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Hello, I for one would say the lower river season is done. Not enough rain and erratic temps. I may be wrong but I dough it. I think at least here in Oregon the best bet will be 3500 feet or above but I'm even starting to dough that. I could tell by the Sandy river today that even with the high temps there was very little melt off from Hood.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 06:45 PM

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A source in the Midwest informs me that from Minnesota/Michigan/wisconsin down into Kansas and MO the morel season is very poor. A total bust in areas that usually produce lots and as we suspected it's due to bad weather and the total volume is way down overall. There's already good demand building for our lowly western morels but it's gonna be a tough season for all but the most hardcore pickers. There aint gonna be no leisurely strolls in the forest for bucket fulls. Anywhere in OR, WA, CA below 3500 ft elevation is already toast. We'll know soon enough what the higher elevations will produce.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 06:41 PM

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Omnath; the Mad Morel Bull Board was made by this site's owner & creator as a location to vent all the personal stuff away from matsutake information sharing. Where, ‘August the Mad Morel’ and the rest of us could say whatever is desired even if it is about Alice and the rabbit or the Ape Cave where they are known to hang out. .......... How many here have taken the time to stop and thank Andy for creating this fantastic web site or donated at the correct location to help keep this free site up-and-running? http://matsiman.com/donate_to_matsiman_web.htm .......... Hopefully by the time matsutake season comes along we will curtail our comments here and move the unnecessary stuff to the Mad Morel Bull Board where it belongs. The balance of this post may be found on the Mad Morel Bull Board.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 11:34 AM

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Steve: thanks for your reports specifically because you are clearly in my area. I'm really hoping that someone with experience who is based near Portland would like a hunting/scouting partner to impart some knowledge to. I could care less about your secret spots but I think my point here is there is a limit to what I can learn from books or the OMS and thank you all from keeping me from walking the long hard road with Chris and his foul-mouthed love. Yes, I have met them. So, I won't be leaving my email since I can tell it may take me a little time to win the respect and earn an invitation however I will be checking to see if anyone responds to me and asks for my contact info. Come on experienced folk, where's a guy to learn?


User_Name: omnath
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 11:33 AM

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Dan: I have been lurking for sometime now and have been able to scrounge very little. I'd like to think I'm not dumb but there is a whole lot of implied knowledge required for maps and weather reports to be of any use. I am not a commercial picker (maybe one day) and this is only my second Morel season. I am however completely hooked and very desirous of a good haul (I also don't mind wandering around in the woods for hours with little luck). I have done some studying and the when, where's, how's and why's are fairly illusive and seem to be the subject of much debate. As you mentioned to Lobo, personal experience is very valuable. Nonetheless your postings and reports as well as those of other regulars have been very helpful and educating (although you all could really talk a little less about your personal lives!). My two cents so far: So many verpas at first and not a single blond so far along the rivers in the cottonwoods of the Gorge. What happened? It seems like July out there now. Are they still coming or are they skipping a year? Found a nice patch of blacks near sisters but from talking to the Forest service and how I saw none elsewhere in the area I think it was just a lucky moment but it already seemed better than last year in that area. Steve: thanks for your reports specifically because you are clearly in my area. I'm really hoping that someone with experience who is based near Portland would like a hunting/scouting partner to impart some knowledge to. I could care less about your secret spots but I think my point here is there is a limit to what I can learn from books or the OMS and thank you all from keeping me from walking the long hard road with Chris and his foul-mouthed love. Yes, I have met them. So, I won't be leaving my email since I can tell it may take me a little time to win the respect and earn an invitation however I will be checking to see if anyone responds to me and asks for my contact info. Come on experienced folk, where's a guy to learn?


User_Name: Buck Fynn
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 10:32 AM

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/////Ron, Has anyone heard anything about the Boise national forest burn yet, there permit was super expensive and I am thinking about heading down there in a bout a week, any thoughts on the area being ready?///// Salmon National Forest / mustang complex info http://salmonrivermountainpress.weebly.com/1/category/commercial%20mushroom%20permits/1.html $100 for a permit. Season is May 15 to Sept. 15.


User_Name: Buck Fynn
Date: Saturday May 04, 2013
Time: 10:21 AM

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/////Ron, Has anyone heard anything about the Boise national forest burn yet, there permit was super expensive and I am thinking about heading down there in a bout a week, any thoughts on the area being ready?///// http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5418098.pdf $300 for a permit. Season is May 01 to July 14.


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Friday May 03, 2013
Time: 09:37 PM

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I just found some biguns online Steve; https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=294401857361428&set=o.102847603084621&type=1&theater ........ Much cooler down here today but no cactus morels, it is way too dry.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Friday May 03, 2013
Time: 09:18 PM

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Steve from Oregon. I agree with you. It did seem much hotter today! I scouted the toutle river bottoms today.........nuttin! Hope they will start showing soon. Full buckets ya'll!


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Friday May 03, 2013
Time: 07:56 PM

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Hello Sigh, after work today looked for Morels nothing it's really dry under 1000=1500 feet have not looked higher. Also feeling spent from all the sun seen a sign that said 80 yesterday and 77 today. Is it just me or does anyone else notice that the sun feels hotter even with lower temps? I think it's wrong it felt much hotter today. Well better luck to everyone else. Steve


User_Name: Mtn Morelz
Date: Friday May 03, 2013
Time: 01:39 PM

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Long range forecasts are almost like assholes. Everybody's got 1 or more...


User_Name: conicalifornia
Date: Friday May 03, 2013
Time: 09:26 AM

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Hey Dan, supposedly the northeast side of the North Pacific ocean is in negative cold phase and started flopping over to that pattern around 08'. It was in positive warm phase from 1977-2008 and behaves in 30 year cycles from the pattern observed from the mid/late 1800's. From what i have learned the midwest is going to start having cold snowy winters reminicent of the 60's and early 70's with the north pacific high staying established for most of the winter and spring sending the jet stream high into the arctic and then swooping down into the middle of the country. Also, el ninos during the cold phase are generally rather mild and can even end up like this year. ..the driest ever recorded along the west coast and the weather service was hyping an el nino event!! If the pattern trend follows the clear data recorded over the last 100 years we have another 25 years of this until we return to wet condusive climatology that supports large healthy mushroom crops? If i, you, or however lives for the next 25 years we will get to see if this pattern plays out and if it does will be the fourth cycle observed and will really start to paint a picture of a very important weather pattern in the north pacific ocean. The North Pacific Decadal Oscilation!....p.s. It does appear we will get a decent winter next year or year after and then get ready for long long run of dry cold winters for possibly a while!???? Throw in melting glaciers and a larg icelandic volcanoe erupting and things could get really interesting!!!!....p.s.s i am finding that matsutake and boletes are the most adapted to this cold dry pattern and chanterelle, morels, candycaps, blacks, are going to hibernate until wet mild winters return maybe soon but it probably wont last more than year or two...


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday May 03, 2013
Time: 08:59 AM

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...one more, now that is a nice carpet... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4772059178977&set=a.2826284615829.2118547.1220451997&type=1&theater


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday May 03, 2013
Time: 08:34 AM

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This type of morel often brings the big prices in New York & points east, they do grow in many western valleys but are not usually as prolific. Foragers can sell them for $45 to $50 dollars per pound at vending stands along the highways; at the big mushroom forays with morel auctions the price can exceed $100.00. Black morels usually are treated like a poor relative when is a plethora of lighter colored product, the white ones can fetch even higher prices. Often when they have a really good morel season in the Midwest our Western season may be very poor. The link is too long for this sight to normally highlight all of it so don’t just click, copy-and-paste it ……………… https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=543068159077957&set=at.542386789146094.1073741831.100001243339346.1196539067.1220451997.507663033
.100000210949898&type=1&theater


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday May 03, 2013
Time: 07:24 AM

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Good morning world, hate to disappoint the haters but I woke up on the right side of the dirt. .......nice pile of morels on facebook in the Midwest somewhere. You may need to sign in or copy and paste the link. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=543067969077976&set=at.542386789146094.1073741831.100001243339346.1196539067.1220451997
.507663033.100000210949898&type=1&theater


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 09:32 PM

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Dan; just finished my evening blood sugar testing, insulin shot & blood pressure... time for bed. Every hour is a Happy Hour when I have fresh morels or matsutake to eat. I am afraid the day is coming when I might get losted but for now I stay close to home. For many years I postulated that I did not care if the wolves or bears ate me because that is just the way of nature, however now that i am married again that perspective has changed a wee bit because I would not wish for her to wonder what happened to me.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 07:50 PM

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Hang in there lobo, I just thought maybe since it was happy hour time you had gotten your party on this evening. I wasn't attributing it to age. Now if you were to become losted while hunting morels especially every day then that might be a problem....


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 07:41 PM

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13 inches and snowing heavily up in MN according to the weather channel and when they said how abnormal it is for the first of May... I ... am ... like ??? where did I lose a month? Just 2 & 1/2 hours ago I thought it was April, wheeeewww old age has caught me up for sure.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 06:31 PM

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The weather channel shows some nasty stuff in the upper mid west again! during May. And extreme freakishly heavy rain farther south. This has been going on now for a couple weeks. I'm thinking that "our rain" addressed to nearby locations in the NW was delivered to the Midwest in the form of freak snow storms courtesy of the blocking high off Oregon. It's shooting over costal Canada and then dropping back down in the central part of the country. Cant they get their own rain over there? I want our rain back.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 05:57 PM

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wcoastr; I forgot that it is only first of April, some years I have picked hogs & feet above and in the fog belt area as well as truffles. I do have doubts that anyone finding them will share much if any information. If you were in NorCal, I have areas where there were April black trumpets as well as morels in the Manzanita many years back.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 05:46 PM

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That is too funny Dan, been there done that. ……..wcoastr; I called Carla’s number and left a message, if there are coastal mushrooms she might post a reply. This time of year I would expect that she and Arlis might be inland purchasing morels somewhere.


User_Name: wcoastr
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 05:05 PM

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What mushroom harvesting is now on (5-2-13) on central Oregon coast?


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 04:54 PM

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Any how I am having a little trouble with the weather situation. I have had this gnawing feeling for a few weeks now regarding the spring rains, or lack thereof, but have kept it to myself, I'm kinda superstitious like that...We need to start seeing some real rain soon or some of the burns and lower elevation areas are just gonna dry out. Now there's an unhappy thought.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 04:47 PM

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Well lobo at least you seem to be hanging on well to a sense of humor, or sarcasm. It happens to us all sooner or later - I remember one day a few years ago I had just turned 39 the week before and this smokin hot babe about 22 ish was a new employee at a local watering hole/greasy food joint I frequented occasionally. I'm usually pretty cool, (lifelong bachelor with lots of practice,) but for some reason I stumbled a little when I started talking to her, hey you would have too, like I said she was smokin hot, ....and when she called me sir when my order was ready, that was when I knew, dammit, I'm an "old guy" to her! Oh no! ......It's still too painful to talk about....


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 02:41 PM

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I am back, had to take another 'old man nap'. Dan; I tried to find that other reference you made of H&D, perhaps it is just old age and the need for an AARP carded area as you suggested previously, lal. .......... ron; it all depends upon mother nature's whims. There have been fires in that area of Washington that I was picking long after Idaho had dried up for the year. In fact there are several of the Wenatchee Complex burn sites from last year that are in the same general area where I was finding huge greys on Labor Day Weekend one year, after everyone else had left to forage for chanterelles and matsutake over on the other side of the Caswcades. I spent a bit of time researching why they had morels when other places in Montana etc had dried-up-and-blown-away. I figured it to be what I called moisture-slop-over as the clouds hung up on the Cascade Range and just enough moisture came over to the dry side to propagate a fine late season morel crop with no competition.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 01:11 PM

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Ron, Check out the Salmon/Challis Natl Forest web site. That's where big fires were last summer, it's a BIG area that runs clear across Idaho and into Montana. Not all of it will be good for morels so some scouting and leg work will be required. I think the permits are 200.00. Crazy I know, but if you can find some good areas and work at it you could come out ok.


User_Name: ron
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 01:04 PM

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i got the same feeling from the idaho burns, i can only find two that are doing commercial permits, idaho and the one in washington I cant leave till may 12th is that too late for the one in washington?


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 12:48 PM

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The maps of the fires in the Okanogin/Wenatchee National Forest are now posted to the USFS website. WooHoo! Here we go!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 12:09 PM

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...definition; H&D or Hate & Discontent, it's a term from before there were Ipods, cell phones, LMFAO, LOL etc etc. I mentioned yesterday about the LEO in the Wallowa Whitman NF, well Boise NF invented harassment in MHO {"my humble opinion" they attempt to keep anyone from making any money within the forest boundaries} lal, {laughing a little}. Oh did I mention that the county designation on my license plate has reflected my residence there for most of my life.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 11:18 AM

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Ron, I forgot to mention also that the usfs boise there seems to think mushrooms grow according to the "seasons" they set. An "early" and a "later" season for commercial harvesters o fire morels? WTF? Why not try to educate birds about the importance of state borders!


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 11:01 AM

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Hey lobo whats H&D mean? I saw the dummy accuse miss underestimated of that but have no idea what it means.


User_Name: LOBO
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 10:55 AM

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Ron; Good luck; at the risk of further annoying the "Annoyed One" with the penchant for H&D, {I must have stepped on some toes in sharing research truth about areas I am familiar with that burned}. Let the annoyed beware and learn truth ‘on their own’. 00psie I forgot the annoyed might already KNOW everything and are fearful that I might help someone save their gas dollars or that I might lead someone to the best fires for this morel season. God requires that I forgive, and it seems to be a reoccurring theme and attitude of one who is often blinded to truth on other sites as well. ............ Suffice to say; read what I said about the Mustang fire for basically they are the same in many many respects. I have done extensive research in the Boise National Forest and will share with those who ask nicely. I personally do not like seeing people busted for gathering edible gourmets and personnel from that forest have lied and stretched more than just mushroom laws to meet their own agenda; more than any forest I have lived in or researched.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 10:31 AM

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Ron, Three hundred bucks for a 21day permit is a bad joke. Then the ridiculous itsy bitsy restricted/limited area open to commercial pickers is bad joke number two. There's lot of good ground for fire morels elsewhere this year and imo, I would avoid that one on the basis of the govt "sucker fishing" to see how many big ones they can catch.


User_Name: annoyed
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 08:19 AM

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LOBO, for about a month I keep up with this thread. You need to stop purposely being discouraging to people looking for information on hunting in certain locations. Your extremely arrogant and manipulative to be in a public forum for sharing of information. Your dimeaner changes when giving information from receiving it. If you wanna keep things under wraps or sandbag shut your computer off and leave it at that.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Thursday May 02, 2013
Time: 07:41 AM

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Has anyone heard anything about the Boise national forest burn yet, there permit was super expensive and I am thinking about heading down there in a bout a week, any thoughts on the area being ready?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 11:33 PM

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North~Idaho; Thank You, I have sent you some links. I was hoping that you had found some fire morels, what you have are what is referred to in the morel mushroom industry in Western US & Canada, as black morels or naturals.


User_Name: North~Idaho
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 10:18 PM

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Lobo Thank you. I just emailed those pics to ya...The weather seems to have been treating us well.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 10:13 PM

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Congratulations North~Idaho, I am still down here wishing and hoping to get back home for the summer, sure is getting warm....


User_Name: North~Idaho
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 09:48 PM

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Second trip out didnt fair out as well as my first. Although went to another location today and got 4lbs @ 2,800ft....Super fun day. Beautiful weather...


User_Name: Lone Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 09:33 PM

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Well I may not be a lone lobo any more but who knows what their future holds. I used that name for a long time until Carla suggested I use golden lobo after getting married and just may need it again some day. My wife has already lived many years past the predictions for her brittle bone disease. ............. I hope that I am not circling the drain just yet; old is often a matter of personal perception. I do not agree with wars but served as required when I got my draft notice. Our country appears to be in deep do-do and going deeper. .............. People have been asking me for about 15 to 20 years just when I will get published but things seem to get in the way and I keep revising & revising. I have shared morel research information with photograph proof previously and it has been unlawfully taken and used in other books, thus I kinda lost motivation. ................ The past two years have been hectic with a new marriage, moving to Flagstaff Arizona after getting married, then transferring up to Wenatchee Washington, back home to Idaho and now back to AZ because the weather here is kinder to her condition. .............. I have a long drive to go to my gold mine or forage mushrooms in my favorite areas. Therefore I need to be selective and choose my travel routes wisely to maximize my endeavors. The days of driving a hundred thousand or more miles in one calendar year to buy and sell, pick and open new markets are over, hopefully I can now enjoy some of the fruits of past research labors in picking for fun as well as artistic aesthetics.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 06:23 PM

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Lobo I get you have put in much time and effort in your studies of mushrooms and I'd be the first to buy the book, should you ever wish to share your learnin's with the general public. Real life experiences like yours are interesting and of great value. Sometimes they even go unrecognized for a while until someone notices them but the cream always rises sooner or later. And I'm a big believer in passing on knowledge. But it's important to understand that for many people my age, 40's, and the younger generation below us fourty somethings, your generation represents a world gone off the rails in many ways. In the next 10-20 years, or so, with any luck we will have made significant progress in righting many of the failings of the last thirty or so and replaced them with working, functioning, legitimate, ethical systems. More progress and recognition of the importance of protecting the environment. Where we get energy from and shift from oil/coal to clean sustainable source, Radical Ideology, left and right, gone. Religion, returned to it's place as 'higher good" rather than a political tool. And the rights of the non religious restored as well among many other issues. What we are suffering from right now is an across the board failing of systems from social to economic and monetary, Peak oil, peak prosperity, Peak sustainable population, Peak environmental destruction, and a complete collapse in ethics and accountability from business to political. Your generation once threw all things of the "old" era over the side and sailed away and same thing is happening now. The world is not coming to an end as so many have predicted, but it is changing. I look foreward a future where people value the outdoors and protect the environment, including the mushrooms. After all, we don't want to live in a trashed world do we? The young people of today have shown excellence across the board - from the war trick pulled on them, just as your generation once had done to them, to their beginning to build new systems and mechanisms outside, or alongside the failing ones and I am optimistic that given some time everything will be just fine if we address the problems we face in a reality based manner, although we're not quite there yet.


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 02:49 PM

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Only someone new here would not know that I do research on what transpires in the mushroom fields. I have driven hundreds of thousands of western research miles and walked hundreds of burn sites, some of them several times in a calendar year and often for several years following the initial morel flushing periods. Many times when I interview pickers they express how much smarter they are than the cops and the cops feel that they are much smarter than the pickers, I just sit back, smile and observe. Perhaps eventually I will get my adventure stories for children published and hopefully they will learn from those who have gone before how to not only how to forage successfully for wild gourmets but to observe and help keep our forests clean. I am not interested in changing the world but I am desirous of instilling the desire for integrity in the lives of future generations.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 02:03 PM

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Well I am back from a two hour/two mile walk of picking up trash out in the desert, why cannot people just use the trash cans or carry-out what they have unwrapped. Oh well it is something that keeps me motovated to exercise in preparation for summer morels. ........hey that is a good idea Dan, however if it is an easy pick then the younguns would pick it first and keep it farmed. All one needs do is look at any game film taken in off-limits research areas for mushrooms or the USFS video shot in wilderness areas as they compile evidence on people they are watching. Several years ago a LEO that I interviewed in the wilderness fire corridor area west of Anthony Lakes & north of Granite bragged to me of how many hundreds of thousands of fine dollars he had generated just from that one wilderness area. He kept a spotter filming up high on a point and radioed down to him when ever pickers were coming out to the trail head. I guess it is kinda like watching TV and the evidence big brother compiles on smugglers, dealers etc. When they finally make their bust the perpetrators are surprised because they had been getting away with it for so long.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 10:20 AM

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Here's a thought - Maybe the forest service should make some "senior" picking areas in those burns so old folks can go mushroom hunting without having them dam kids zooming around, yelling and having fun and grabbing up all the mushrooms. Just show your aarp card and gain entry into the special old folks area!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 10:17 AM

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Mad Morel; so many fires and so little time to check them all out, so many memories of spring snows covering the morels with a safety blanket protecting them from getting frost-topped, we need the rain dance down here to help the cactus morels grow bigger. …….. Thank you Dan for the informative update. The last fire I researched in the Parish area was predominately a bust in the lower reaches but I did speak with pickers coming out of the wilderness that had nice pack loads. No precipitation and already 82° in the shade, I had better hurry out for my old-man-walk or it will be too hot. No sitting by a campfire here but hope to do so this summer. ..... Now if my 4' 5" play-bunny goes with me I might be have to watch closely that she doesn't get covered up under the summer snows.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 08:35 AM

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I'm sitting in my camp in a national forest waiting for my coffee to get done..... I Check my locator thingy and find I'm 31.7 miles from the nearest town. Then I pull up a USFS map of the 7,000 acre Parish Cabin fire south of John Day OR from last summer, and check to find that I'm 237 miles away from that exact location. Then I go to The Western Regional Climate Center web site and another web site and find that even though John Day Oregon which is just north of the burn area has gotten ample precipitation recently, It's been super dry at the Parish Cabin fire location recently and way below normal precipitation longer term.. I decide it's not worth my time to drive over there and look for morels since it too dry.. Then I look over at the campfire to see my coffee is done. All this in the span of less than 10 minutes. You get the picture.


User_Name: Dan Doofus
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 07:42 AM

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Accuweather dot com, weather underground dot com , the weather channel dot com , also has similar freeze warnings for the Yakima valley and some other areas. I can even see the blue freeze area on my phone/tablet app radar map.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday May 01, 2013
Time: 03:45 AM

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We have a morel frezzz warning tonight and again for the next two nights and i hope everyone has placed there mushroom warming blankets out to help them baby morels out so they don't get sick and die off before there time. Snow is down to 2500" feet again but well rise to 4500" in the day and may drop down again to 3000" before going up to 6500" by the weekend. A rain dance is pland for this weekend. The time and place well be posted later. Mad Morel


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