User_Name: NosePickin'
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time: 07:47:09 AM

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Several years ago, the Douglas County Timber Producers Association sued the BLM and won. They said that setting aside a 100 foot diameter buffer area around sensitive species was not multiple use of the forest. If the timber strippers can go to work, why can't we? I think that it is time to stop fighting between ourselves and secure the resource for future mushroom collectors. We need to sue the BLM under the same rationale that the timber producers used to win their law suit.


User_Name: Morel Master
Date: Monday, October 14, 2013
Time: 05:30:20 PM

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I'm done for the fall too, just waiting on spring now and hoping for a good one!


User_Name: Shogun
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: 09:04:19 PM

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Mister Morels, it is sad what [we the people] of our great country have been doing to ourselves as blinders cover the eyes of the masses. I have in the past been able to purchase a mushroom permit at the BLM office in the Medford area if memory serves me correctly, I was not aware that they no longer sell them. But then even if they do they cannot whenever our government is playing games.


User_Name: Mister Morels
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: 01:51:26 PM

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I was reading below and I guess it has gone unnoticed to some people that we live in a militarized police state. The police have been looking and acting like a domestic military operation for some years now. Oh you have a few rights but the patriot act and previous to that, successive waves of politicians of a certain mentality for the last thirty years have effectively rendered us rights-less.


User_Name: Mister Morels
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: 01:40:20 PM

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I'm researching the burned areas in southern or and I find it's mostly not national forest. Blm doesn't allow mushroom picking and the state forest regulations are a hodgepodge patchwork of often conflicting regulations. Private land requires permission. What a mess for somebody trying to see about available, accessible, fire morel areas around there.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time: 09:40:04 AM

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yepper; there are quality people in every aspect of the mushroom industry just as there are bad-apples also. As young LEO's mature in their responsibilities they may learn to temper justice with mercy or might turn into someone dangerous to meet. I have met both types in various aspects of life; a judge once told me, "No one stops at yellow lights." Implying that everyone fudges the laws and takes more than they should. My thought was that just because he pushes the envelope to get through traffic lights (as or) before they turn red does not mean that everyone does the same thing. So it is in our lives as we mature in body & spirit, learning from our mistakes as we travail. I have known of K-9 cops getting death-threats because they were breaking the same drug laws they were sworn to uphold; yet another who transferred into the area was obedient and thus it became a game to see if he and his K-9 partner could be circumvented. If they were busted by an honest cop they willingly accepted that it was fair and that they needed to be more careful the next time.


User_Name: JDS
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time: 08:28:43 AM

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I got caught by a Forest Service officer when I had more than a personal use amount of Matsutakes (it was the first scouting trip of the season) but he recognized my name from having permits in past seasons and let me go with a warning to get a permit before I came back. He was a nice guy.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 10:12:50 AM

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I feel that we have a few government employees who have a post 9-11 trickle-down attitude wherein they feel they have the right to check or search anyone anywhere whether there is just cause or not. NO wait; I guess this has been the attitude for a long time but appears to me to be getting worse. The USFS gives out ticket books to non law enforcement workers who might see violations. Back when I was researching the Bear Valley burn site I parked on the south side of Bear Valley Creek in a historically utilized disperse-camping site. I photographed and picked up garbage that had indications it had been left by firefighters the previous year. Then I crossed the creek to do my research for the day, when I returned there was a ticket on my windshield for parking in the fire area closure. I drove to Lowman to get it resolved and found that there was no such closure where I had parked but there was one on the north side of the creek. The offending worker returned from Bear Valley while I was still in the office and attempted to justify his perfidy by saying that he wanted that particular area closed to keep mushroom pickers separated more from the burn site.


User_Name: Oregon Picker
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 07:33:33 AM

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Roadblocks to check for anything people for anything such as drunk drivers roadblocks etc are not even legal in Oregon. let alone to check for mushrooms. It violates the Oregon Constitution. Check it out.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Time: 11:22:42 PM

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O0ps; I gotta make a correction already. I had stopped to check and change a headlight bulb in the Elk City area when LEO Officer Beagle stopped to check on me and when I explained that I was headed for the burn site to do some research he asked if I had a permit and to check it. He also was very courteous but I would venture a guesstimate that those who were violating the rules did not feel the same way, especially if he tracked them down on foot; after all I believe that he is a certified 'master tracker'. ............... I feel that I will sleep better if I clarify my opinion of the LEO that I stopped to ask a question of in the Stanley area. I have observed that sometimes when a forest has an active mushroom producing site they will bring in extra available LEO's to police the area. This particular LEO was friendly but a bit over zealous in my opinion in stating that he could go anywhere to check anyone and that he knew that I had morels when he could not see anything that indicated I might have mushrooms except for the colored lychee 1/2 size baskets viewed from a distance (I consider that to be profiling). .............. I have had forest service employees lie to me or about me in the past concerning gold mining and one young lady who was a bit snookered and carrying a fresh beer in hand while in her uniform at the Haven even bragged how it might be her first summer as a ranger but that when the snow was off the roads she was going to catch that gold miner breaking the law. When we figured out that it was me she had been told was breaking the laws we found that they never told her that it was actually her predecessor who had been breaking the laws in attempts to drive me off my claim. I had filed on the land to protect it from future damage such as had been done previously and before my time. I only dig gold from the tailings left by the old timers and do not even disturb virgin ground.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Time: 08:24:51 PM

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I have been too busy drying mushrooms and taking care of business to post for a while, so this is going to be a long-winded one that deals with various aspects of my summer mushroom experience. ………….. It was my understanding that Oregon and Washington passed State Laws requiring the checking of pickers permits several years ago and giving the picker a receipt; however I cannot quote chapter & verse as to the validity of such. It is true that many of us obtain permits where required, however I have many friends who will never purchase a permit and I respect their right to play the game as they see fit. One friend told me this summer that it is easier to mail in the fine and move to a different area than to lose potential income by wasting time and mileage necessary to purchase a permit. I personally am required religiously every two years to answer if I have been honest in my dealings with my fellow mankind; which in my opinion includes being in compliance with whatever laws I may be aware of which might be established in whatever forest or country I am planning to do research in. ……………………. Back-in-the-days of the late 90’s when matsutake permits might sell as high as $250.00 for a season; I spent as much as $600.00 in a given calendar year just on picking permits & still have them filed away. I was stopped and checked at government roadblocks a few times in Oregon, this is not a new phenomenon. I was driving my pickings several hundred miles inland to sell and opened up quite a few markets where wild mushrooms were not being utilized at the time. Requirements in Oregon as I understood them were time consuming but I was in compliance and still have all of my tax and shipping records. When I was doing market research I often alternated weekly deliveries and was purchasing huckleberries West of the Cascades as well as in North Idaho, picking mushrooms in between and driving it all to my Farmers Markets and delivering elsewhere every two weeks in 7 different Western States. …………………….. It can be frustrating as well as time consuming but my marketing research shows that someone with a healthy body, willing to develop quality contacts and the right vehicle that has refrigeration and good mpg capabilities could conceivably make a comfortable living being their own boss. I am no longer interested; being as I got married almost three years ago and live in the SW Desert country where it is more challenging to forage desert gold than drive 1,400 miles to my former stomping grounds and another two thousand round trip delivery route. ……………………. I did spend a couple months this summer photographing and picking a few huckleberries, morels, hedgehogs, chanterelles, porcini, matsutake etc; etc; etc; but thus far I have given some away, cooked a few and dried the rest for winter. I never sold any mushrooms this year but did purchase permits where required. …………………………. I met two very nice LEO’s this summer and they both seemed to be to be honest and willing to give me the benefit of any doubts they might have. The only time I had a permit checked was when I was not even near the burn site that it was for; I feel that the LEO was not truthful with me when he said that he could see that I had morels from as much as 100 feet behind my vehicle. Right when I met him I perceived that he was an RM but doubt that he knew that I was in a HP Group Leadership position back home. ………………………… First of all just because I have lychee baskets does not mean that there are morels inside. Especially when not even myself would be able to make such a determination from as close as six feet away being as how I had them positioned and not all of them contained mushrooms. Yes, when I stopped I was driving in a direction that could be thought as having come from the general direction of the Halstead burn site, however I told the officer that I had just turned around to ask a question and that I had driven up from Salmon Idaho and could prove it with my mileage log. ……………….. What he did not know is that I had stopped at a friend of mine’s place which is also the new young officers Branch Presidents residence on my way up the Salmon River and at the hot tub below Lower Stanley to clean up and prepare for Sunday Services the next morning in Upper Stanley. I had fallen when getting out of the tub and cut my feet on exposed granite which I did not even feel at the time due to Diabetic Neuropathy. A nurse visiting the tub offered to patch my bleeding feet, next I stopped at Lower Stanley to get a blessing from the 1st Counselor to the Branch President in hopes of preventing infection. Instead of going to the Halstead burn site I drove to the Boise VA Hospital instead and then back down here to Arizona to recuperate from my wounds. I am of the opinion that the young officer told the local Idaho State Highway Patrolman to watch out for me because of his behavior towards me when he observed my vehicle when I returned from Arizona several weeks later following my morel mushroom research in a New Mexico burn site. Perhaps my years in Law Enforcement and Masters Studies in Psychology are now paying dividends, LOL.


User_Name: Robbie
Date: Sunday, October 06, 2013
Time: 12:59:05 PM

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Ya I never been asked for a permit from a buyer either. If you could tell us the statue number we can look it up though. I'd like to know. Thanks


User_Name: Billy Goat
Date: Friday, October 04, 2013
Time: 09:49:37 PM

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IF you have the statute on your wall would you mind sharing the statute number with us?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Time: 12:33:31 PM

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User_Name: Carla
Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Time: 11:29:56 AM

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I cannot post on the other board.... That Billy Goat needs to be set straight before he gets the pickers believing a falsehood. I have the statute on my wall in my buy station, it IS an Oregon law. lol and not all of us buyers are just street hires so pfft (That was a tongue sticking out and blowing a raspberry). By the way Hi guys! ;-)


User_Name: Carla
Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Time: 11:25:57 AM

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Haha I just responded on the wrong board..lol


User_Name: Carla
Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Time: 11:24:20 AM

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Hi Truethat. I am a buyer on the Oregon Coast and here they make us take the info from the permit in order to even purchase the mushrooms.... sigh Buy I found an easier way, I photocopy them and put them in a filing cabinet and give the picker a number so that no one gets that information except me and the policing agency whenever they come in. If we get caught not taking permits, it is a huge fine 2500 bucks! AND they can take our mushrooms right out of our coolers... I feel it is a crappy system because I never wanted to work for the Gvt.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 02:13:08 PM

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Mad Morel; sorry I missed you, I called from the other side of Adams where there were morels and Augie said that you would call me back within the hour. I have been frying up and freezing morels and chanterelles all day, still need to get into my matsutake bags to prepare them for winter; they will keep longer than the porcini and chantys.


User_Name: cosmic sojouner
Date: Monday, September 23, 2013
Time: 09:59:02 AM

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Been out in Sonoma county but no Boletes yet, still dry even though we had a nice rain on Saturday.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Time: 01:39:23 AM

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Saeson has been really good to many of us that love to forage for all that that the forest well give up to those that love what she has to offer. My days out foraging has shown me many new places and how well my patches really do grow.


User_Name: Lobster Mania!
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 02:22:52 PM

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We haven't heard much from the mad morel as far as how his season is going and I'm just wondering...Hope it's going very well so he can rat hole some bucks for winter this season!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 02:00:00 PM

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milomorel; yes it was nice to finally meet you and Mark, I see that you are still alive after consuming the various fungal varieties I gave out for you two to try. It took me two more days to get home & if I had the resources and time I would soon be out foraging again.


User_Name: milomorel
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Time: 02:24:15 PM

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lobo, Thanx for stopping by and sharing your knowledge! Hope if you make it up here again we can plan to get out and poke around a bit. Let me know the next time you are in the area and i will have some smoked salmon from hells canyon for you to take back with you. once again thanks lobo. warm regards


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Time: 02:33:10 AM

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Lot. Of kings here as well and yellow chantys and some pines at 2700ft. No buyers but me. If i here are see some good buyers there I'll pass u a line. You could send your e-mail address and I'll keep you inform. Send to Augustmoon1788@hotmail.com


User_Name: Lolly Gagger
Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Time: 03:54:34 PM

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Well I went there and looked just out of curiosity and there isn't a single ad posted with those mushrooms. Hmm? Somebody is making stuff up again. Why?


User_Name: Yes indeed
Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Time: 11:42:49 AM

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And craigslist is just loaded with offers to sell in all those places, confirming there is a BIG pop happening!!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Time: 09:26:29 AM

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thanks pcal, I have been on the road since my last posting and this is the first time I have fired up the laptop other than to move photographs off my camera card. Morels, chanterelles, lobster etc in Idaho & Montana, matsutake, chanterelles, boletes etc in Central Oregon.... fun road trip thus far.


User_Name: madmorel
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2013
Time: 10:13:58 PM

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No more rain dancing for two weeks.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2013
Time: 12:31:09 PM

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Well now,It look to me to be a good year for kmany shroom. I have been picking,picking and picking Yellow County's as of the 29th of July then here came Hitler's on the 18th of August an now pines. So for now it's work,work,work before winter knocks on are door, A"


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Friday, August 30, 2013
Time: 05:13:27 PM

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Good work omnath. I hauled about the same the other day. Things are picking up!


User_Name: omnath
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time: 11:17:25 PM

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Hi all, I too have been sick of people posting with my name so I haven't been on much lately. I went out for the first time since July and found almost 6 pounds of Chanty's in a hour. Two of us hunting. Amazing condition.


User_Name: Warren Damartini
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Time: 08:26:44 PM

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I love Langdon Cooks blog and have tried many of the recipies. Particularly those that include wild mushrooms. Good stuff.


User_Name: pcal
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Time: 07:07:26 PM

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Second time to try to post this.I went to Daniel Winkler's mushroaming and seen a brand new link,fire morels 2013. He posted a story of the burn pickers and sellers on wa 97,Blewett Pass, with lots of pictures.According to the buyers they bought over 30k lbs to get 3k lbs of dried.Great pictures,as Daniels books and a great many links and stories.He gave a presentation to my local mycological club a few years ago(KPMS).He is from Germany and goes all over the world to run tours and research on mushrooms.Hope you enjoy his site.I only wish I had the money to go on one of them.pcal


User_Name: pcal
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Time: 01:47:42 PM

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Lobo:Go to mushroaming.com. The author is Dr.Danial Winkler.Open the Fire morels 2013.He has posted pictures of buyers at the intersection of Wa. Sr97 and Liberty Rd. Blewett Pass.Looks like a good haul of over 30k lbs on the burns in that area this year,by his estaments!!! Good baskets to all,pcal


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Time: 09:46:22 AM

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thanks pcal, I have been utilizing Ligusticum canbyi & Fomitopsis pinicola brewed together as well as used all of the antibiotic prescription from the VA and am healing nicely thus far but will seek out what you mentioned. .......... matsiman; I appreciate all that you do, I still have hopes of getting into the drought-lowered river for the yellow metal hiding in the nooks & crannies. If I do so I will let you know, I really do wish to see your separation invention in action. However by the time I heal that much the shadow will not be leaving the canyon during the day and thus the cold can penetrate into my bones even more so that it was when I last dredged there many years ago. Back then I uncovered a treasure trove of very fine gold but only skimmed the surface of the main crack I desire to eventually ‘clean up’.


User_Name: pcal
Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
Time: 08:13:29 PM

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Lobo: Look up Hyperbaric treatment for diabetic wound healing on the web.Pinebark and grapeseed extracts are helpful,too. What a weird summer here in western washington.Rainy,foggy mornings warm with sunny afternoons & tomorrow calling for showers again in the morning.Went out last sat and got 15#s of yellow & white chantrelles north of Poulsbo,wa. It was raining yesterday so the chants are only going to keep popping.The Puyallup river was only giving a few pink salmon yesterday with high water and muddy,one of which I had for supper tonite.Hope everyone has full mushroom baskets soon.pcal


User_Name: JDS
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Time: 08:20:41 AM

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Langdon Cook also has a book out now...I think the title is "Fat Of The Land". It's very well written, and has stories about mushrooms as well as other outdoor activities. I'm looking forward to the new book!


User_Name: Nicheseeker
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Time: 07:52:31 PM

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Wow great article over there Winnie, thanks for sharing! I wasn't aware of that site till you pointed it out. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but sure plan to. Langdon seems very knowledgeable about mushrooms as well.


User_Name: Winnie
Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013
Time: 03:18:30 PM

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Our friend Langdon Cook - (Fat Of The Land Adventures Of A 21st Century Forager) and author of the soon to be released book: "The Mushroom Hunters" available now on Amazon preorder, has posted an excellent piece on his new blog about Morels titled "Of Grays And Greenies. There is also a link to some information there that science minded folks may find interesting. Enjoy!


User_Name: Nicheseeker
Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013
Time: 09:29:35 AM

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With all the rain on the eastern slopes of the cascades in Wa I bet the mad morel is finding some nice fresh chantrelles?! I'm heading up to an area not far from cle elm - troutlake next weekend. Oh go ahead and try to find my patches, that's BIG woods up there!


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time: 08:04:52 PM

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Not me below. Oh well. Lobo ill email you.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time: 07:38:06 PM

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Well I've been watching the weather very closely and am ready to jump in for the chantyies and Lobsters. Just a few more weeks and we should have some good pickin. But you have to know where exactly is has been raining of course!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time: 05:02:53 PM

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Northwestjones; Perhaps that is why I could not see any posted research. I can see that we still have pest infiltration here of some who get off by confusing and scrambling the eggs which were already in the basket. Business persons who came looking for information on Idaho morels this spring have backed off from doing further postings here due to infantile behavior, they ask their questions via Email now. I also have restricted my time involvement here & elsewhere as I viewed such stupidity more & more in the field while researching during part of June and most of July. I was recently sworn at and called a liar by a wannabe professional on facebook; one from points east who isn't yet a pimple on a good western pickers butt. I had only casually mentioned a dollar amount recently garnered in by a quality fire morel forager, the amount is less than half of what I know that same forager can pick day after day over the years. My good days of mushrooms & golding are finished forever unless my diabetic neuropathy improves dramatically but I still love getting out for the hunt and doing my photographic research. I have hopes that my VA Doctor will release me prior to the end of fire morel season so that I can get some more photos, however it is doubtful I will get back up there this year unless my foot heals dramatically and soon.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Friday, August 09, 2013
Time: 06:59:54 PM

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Lobo, I didn't post that question about the research. Oh well. Anyways, glad you got to go out in the Rockies, I'd love to hunt there sometime. Rains are picking up in Oregon right now. I've found lobsters already and I am hoping to head out in a few days and check my chantie spots. Full buckets.


User_Name: Backwoods picker
Date: Thursday, August 01, 2013
Time: 03:05:17 PM

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Recent thundershowers in Western Or & Western Wa have put tons of rain down in certain very specific areas where the chanties and lobbies grow! I feel a scouting trip coming on!


User_Name: Backwoods picker
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Time: 01:09:12 PM

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The southern Oregon based Wild Mushroom Hotline web site has been a go to site for me for many years for current information. I see he has a little different take on the situation recently.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Time: 05:38:18 PM

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It has been a long two weeks of internet - withdrawals, saw some old friends as well as met a few new ones. Fire morels are still pumping in several burn sites where the knowledgeable folks are still getting their share as well as perhaps yours iffin you are not there. I saw as many as ten morel buyers in one small town with prices paid at $15.00 plus per pound, depending upon mood-swings. Of the other 20 or so buyers scattered in various areas the price was holding at $15.00. ..... getting em while the getting is good. I fell while climbing out of the hot tub along the Salmon River and cut my foot etc, a doctor at the VA Hospital said to take a two week break to avoid infection danger due to neuropathy in my feet. Dried some great fire morels for my winter art projects, got some fantastic research photographs and fire morel growth site information. 000hhh for those interested the season has picked back up again as usual with greys & greenies in select micro-climes etc however some burns were devoid of morel scent. If I posted how much some pickers are making, those who already-know-everything would not believe me. Continued full & overflowing buckets to all nice people everywhere.


User_Name: Nicheseeker
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Time: 05:21:12 PM

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Well my main interest is in Chanterelles so I wouldn't mind somebody taking me to their spot....Lol!.....Hello...Anybody?


User_Name: knb
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Time: 08:51:38 AM

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I see there's a lot of talk about chanties etc here lately and I would just like to remind everyone please do not give any specific location of your patches in a public forum. If you want your patch to remain viable don't tell anybody!


User_Name: Mtn Morelz
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Time: 03:30:17 PM

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I was reading down below some and Mad Morel makes me wish I could go live in the woods for the summer and nurture my patches until they got just right. Nobody around to pick the little ones, no fear that somebody will find them before I can harvest. Nice.


User_Name: Mtn Morelz
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Time: 03:18:29 PM

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Here's a funny one - I had a dream last nite that because there were some many Lobsters in some of my patches I had to rent a U-Haul truck to get them to the buyer! In some good years I can get maybe 50 pounds a day, or four or five buckets out of some of my super secret spots but never had to rent truck lol. I was going over some early planning for different areas yesterday so this might have influenced my dreams. That and I like Lobsters anyway. Or it was a premonition of things to come?


User_Name: T -n- A
Date: Monday, July 22, 2013
Time: 11:45:03 AM

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Yeah I used to pick yellow chantrelles up there in the 80's with my dad. The Werehauser people working up there knew nothing about mushrooms and could care less if we picked them. Most anywhere up there was good and nobody could care less if you picked mushrooms, you never saw other pickers, it was great. But the secret is out now and has been for a while. Still there's room for everybody.


User_Name: One More Thang....
Date: Monday, July 22, 2013
Time: 08:30:16 AM

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I've received a report from the Olympics area in Wa that there are small flushes of Chanterelles in some places that are heavily timbered. Nothing in commercial amounts but I suspect near water sources such as small creeks and runoff thats usually the case this time of year.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Time: 03:18:13 PM

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Since it seems all of us have a mystery man/women posting on our behalf I have to wonder: 1)Who the hell has that kind of time and 2) I wouldn't be surprised if it's an inside job. One of the regulars having a go for some reason. Anyway... NW Jones and Nitchseeker, Lets go out together in the fall. I have one of your emails and I think he has the other. Talk to you then PS. Lobo has been good to us newbs. The man know a great deal and I appreciate my elders.


User_Name: Eibs
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Time: 08:08:25 AM

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The following post was not created by EIBS. ************************** User_Name: Eibs Date: Friday, July 19, 2013 Time: 08:38:57 AM Messages Hi all. I'm kinda thinking I'm going to focus more on the other mushrooms in the future. Morels are too eratic and hard to determine whats going on and spending money and not finding much is too costly for my pocketbook. ***************************************** This was actually my best season ever for morels. If I only could have picked during the week.....Once again, the trolls are abounding. You should not see a post from EIBS until the fall, if at all. Thanks.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Time: 07:55:21 AM

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User_Name: Boletus Joe Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013 Time: 03:27:52 PM __________________________________________- AGAIN ???.... I am truly flattered.... BUT this is NOT MY post. I will be away from this place for the next month . Please disregard any posts with my name attached.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Time: 12:24:27 AM

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Trolls are at it again... Nice. I'll be back in the fall when the trolls leave my user name alone.


User_Name: Luvbunnies
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Time: 04:54:14 PM

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BTW - I was needing some buckets since mine are pretty trashed after years and years so I went on craigslist and found some cheap! 1.00 each with lids for clean, like new food grade buckets 5 gal sz. These particular ones had corn syrup in them and just a tad bit of sticky stuff residue that washed out easily. I imagine any where you are you can find some near you.


User_Name: Luvbunnies
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Time: 04:49:08 PM

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Well I'm pretty sure if August is talking about working his chanterelle patches now then that tells you morels are done for the year and probably have been for a while. Yall can blame if you want to but if you wasted your time and gas running after them its on you. I'm looking foreward to the matsutake season myself


User_Name: Jack Akshen
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Time: 12:26:26 PM

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Hi Folks, I'm going to go check out some higher elevation areas in the Cascades this week just to see what the mushroom situation is generally. Not looking for any particular kind of mushrooms but just to look for the signs. Chanterelles, Pines etc... Who knows maybe I'll even find a shroom or two of a kind that's good to eat. You pro's know about the signs I'm talking about that you only notice after many years of experience. I see here how some people feel they got bad advise and this fella below thinks it was good I remember someone recommending folks to go look for morels when it was already way over for the season and the recent comments show that. Maybe he just didn't have a clue what he was talking about. Sure hope we get some rain soon my garden cant hardly survive without me watering almost every day now.


User_Name: Norwestjones
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Time: 09:38:15 AM

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Don't give up on the morel!! what else do you have in the spring? Yeah there is kings and oysters but how are you going to keep the madness at bay after fall And winter? I went at it hard this year and learned alot! The advice I was given by lobo helped me a ton. I saw somebody on here post, wish I could remember who it was who said it, that you have to think like a morel. I didn't get it, considering there are no known cognitive synapses in a morel but once I tried it, it was very helpful. Don't give up on the Morel, it will test your perseverance and sanity but I think it will make you more detail oriented when it come to other mushrooms.


User_Name: Nicheseeker
Date: Friday, July 19, 2013
Time: 06:10:28 PM

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Same here. I was running all over hells half acre on bad advice but wont make the same mistake next year.


User_Name: backwoods picker
Date: Friday, July 19, 2013
Time: 07:10:34 AM

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Unfortunately for me I kept trying to find morels too long after I should have given up. Danny was right I'll know better next time.


User_Name: Witt
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Time: 07:59:01 AM

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Hey Mtnmorelz, I kept trying to pick morels long after I shoulda quit too even though I kinda knew better.


User_Name: Mtnmorelz
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Time: 07:42:15 AM

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Well, there aint been no new morels poppin in Mt or Idaho that I can find for over a month now,dang it. After all them folks that was sayin in june it were over I guess they was right. I shoulda put that baby to bed a month ago and saved my money for the fall season comin. I'll never listen to them other guys again.


User_Name: Jack Akshen
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time: 07:44:18 AM

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Well I'll be darned I heard exactly the same thing!


User_Name: pcal
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time: 01:21:51 AM

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I live in Bremerton and went out three times since the 3rd,july for chants,north of Poulsbo,Kitsap ct.We got few the first 2 times but yesterday got about 4#s of yellow buttons.Most were firm and fresh with no mold.Weather was'nt too hot and few bugs.Morels:I heard from a mushrooming friend that he was up on the burns from between Blewett Pass to Mission ridge over Table Top mt. and got 30 lbs.Lots of bad trees with burned roots ready to blow over as well.I have too many home repairs but I might go before the wknd if the urge hits me.I would like to see a little rain here on the west side but only for one day,lol.I have some roof repairs and don't want it to rain on those days.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Monday, July 15, 2013
Time: 08:28:04 PM

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Look's to be a week before I can start picking chanty's on the eastern sloop's,most of them are the size of a dime to a pop bottle cap. If I was to start now I could pull in around 30 lbs are more but If I give it a week I could have three time's the amount. There are no other picker's around to worry about so I'll just take my time and let them grow. Northwestjones, You need not be on the eastern U.S. are Coast to hunt them you just need to know more about them. I can find them on Mt St Helena growing in the hemlock and huckleberry's in the mud flow's at 3'000 feet are higher. They grow in small patches and there slow at growing but are much better then the one's you find on the western sloops as well. they store longer then the others do just ask lobo about this. got to go for now buckets to you all. Mad Morel


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Time: 09:51:38 PM

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Obviously I have alot to learn when it comes to chantys. July 7th??? Must be on the eastern United States or the coast...


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Friday, July 12, 2013
Time: 03:49:27 PM

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Ha all I just like let you all know that I will be in the forest for the season to start it out picking yellow chanty's that are now up. They started showing on the 7th of this month just like last year. I look at seven patchs out of nine and every one is showing but I have not look at three new one's I found this year with left over's from last year? what you may ask! last year's? yes last year's. You see when I am looking for Morel's and find a place that look's like it would have chanty's I look for them that may have been cover up by snow and when the snow has melted I find sings of them left over and still looking good but not to eat. then I return when it's time for them to start growing and that how I find new patch's of Yellow Chanterellus. I also find matsutake this way as well,so keep this in your head next time you go out looking for morel's. By the way you may try this with with morel's next time your looking for Boletus,Chanty's and maybe lobster's. My cell phone screen is out of order so I can't read,send text's our go on line so tell I pick up a new cell phone I well be seening from the labrarie when I'am in town. bucket's to you all and lobo give me a call when you can. Mad Morel off to the wood's I go, I go, I go,


User_Name: Carla
Date: Friday, July 12, 2013
Time: 01:51:29 PM

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Yay! I see someone has been busy removing trolls :-)


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: 06:48:55 PM

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Well hopefully I will get a big batch this year and see in the fall, if I am lucky.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: 12:53:32 PM

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Lobo, the deal for thumper is still good. I can still run some cons for you, but can't sell one.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: 12:20:23 PM

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Omnath I agree for sure! I'm willing to share some info I have with like minded people as yourself.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: 12:16:53 PM

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Thanks matsiman! Anybody finding princes or king strophs?


User_Name: omnath
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: 12:02:00 PM

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Lobo, You can just ignore the abuse. Your a good guy with lots to share. And I like your tales. Keep em comin Nichseeker and NWJones: Sounds like we are all interested in some collaboration and sharing. Let's meet up and make some plans to hunt together in the fall. I have one of your emails....


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: 09:38:19 AM

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....wondering, if you have the Thumper back then did the manufacturing deal change back also?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Time: 07:26:04 AM

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Boletus Joe & Lobo, sorry it took so long. Server would not let me edit pages for some reason. Had to move some files to be able to edit. Lobo, hope to see you this summer. The "Thumper" is ready to work some concentrates.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: 09:07:26 PM

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YES; thank you Andy. I was going to call and ask you to remove or move my two long posts from your Buyer & Picker board but I see that you have already spent a lot of time on this. ......... I am still down in the Desert SW and it was only about 110 degrees in the shade, my health is a bit better so I do hope to get up your way to do some prospecting later this summer.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: 06:17:45 PM

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on behalf of all of us bugged by that annoying "FLY"................ Thanks Andy.................


Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time:09:46:39 PM

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


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 05:46:39 PM

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Isn’t it amazing how two great minds can think at the same time steve; perhaps you did not know that? Joe you are correct and it is beneath me to continue wasting my time in lowering myself to attempt helping such a watered down mind see the light.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 05:17:52 PM

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I have never heard of any cooch person; Death Valley weekend temperature predicted to be 130°F. …….l. Yes I was Lone Lobo and still utilize it as well as Golden Lobo after Carla felt it appropriate following my marriage, but I do prefer Lobo. Golden aged Lobo because I am a senior citizen; but all of those names are related and I will at times use them all in a day to keep them current, but then if you had been around long then you would know that. …….. Other names I am proud of are related to Email and my websites and I occasionally use them here when referring to one of my web sites where my photograph is honestly displayed as well as my Masters in Counseling Psychology studies. …….. Of course on the other hand one who lately has hidden behind & {utilized numerous nefarious names} in childish attempts to discredit me proves their lack of decency or knowledge of truth. You might even be one of the many women I turned down for sex or one who asked if it was a religious thing that I would wait for marriage first, afterward attacking me in public forums. Funny thing is that as important as I felt such was I eventually married one who can never do the wild-thing due to brittle bone disease. Love and God in one’s life is more important than any amount of money, may God forgive you and remove the blindness from your eyes before it is too late to obtain oil for your lamp.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 04:02:34 PM

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LOBO.... ignore this child or whatever.... Sorry you have to endure this. I don't even know what to call it.... Without getting involved I think it is high time that there should be some sort of registration process here.... That is up to Andy however.... That would kill this BS for good. Never ever met you in person LOBO, But if I did I know I would not be disappointed. steve, whoever you are well I have no words. I'm done...


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 03:27:54 PM

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....this imposter steve even called itself steve in oregon awhile back. Trolls who do not tell the truth have difficulty realizing that there are honest people who do tell the truth. Why? Because darkness cannot comprehend light. Those who are blind of mind would be wise to learn from those who have truth within them. I forgive your perfidy for you appear to have no idea just how insignifant your words are or to even reply to such drivel.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 02:31:27 PM

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I for one feel so truly sorry for you for attempting to spread lies about someone who has been here apparently for much longer than you. Someone who comes here regularly to share information and learn from others would know who is whom and would be offended that you might attempt to use someone else’s name to lead good people astray. Got an Email reply from the real Steve and you are not him; it is truly sad that such a small-minded person has nothing better to do than trash good people and attempt to troll & post off of other people’s names, so so sad. I hope that you get off the ‘stuff’ because surly no one could possibly be so lame without mind enhancement. My God bless you with any righteous desires you may come up with.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 09:59:11 AM

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Steve. I am not John. What makes you think I am John? A matherly troll would be chris trying to troll information out of posters to this msg board.


User_Name: Steve in Oregon
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 08:45:36 AM

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John - what does matherly troll mean? I looked on urban dictionary but they have nothing for that term.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 08:41:28 AM

Messages

looks like another matherly troll...


User_Name: Obsidian Floetry
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 01:41:34 AM

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Hi Guys, This is a total long shot as I've been reading this board for sometime now, and have never posted anything. I really appreciate all the support and feedback I get from this forum without the indulgent "giveaway" of certain areas to peruse. With that being said, I'm new to the Cascades(Montana native), and dearly miss picking my harvest of blondies come this time of year. I have harvested my fair share of morels(in Montana and Oregon-along the Cascades), but was hoping to get some feedback from an experienced pothunter of the area. I know it's time to move upward in elevation, but I'm so perplexed by the weather patterns this year. It's supposed to be 100 degrees this weekend where I'm at, and with the moisture we just accrued, I'm positive there has to be more of a bounty out there. If anyone here is familiar with the area, and don't mind me picking their brain please let me know, and I can email you privately. I'm not a "commercial" picker, just an avid fan of gazing into ankle-high vegetation looking for my prize. Did I mention I love eating them too(mycology was the only graduate level college course I took b/c I love them sooo much). Nevertheless, I appreciate any feedback I can get. I just want to cross reference some "trends" I've gathered while living in the area, and contrast them with my knowledge of morel picking over the past decade. Montana has definitely been more bountiful for me, but I spent a lifetime there as aposed to here where the rain shadow affect is still something very new....I have had great luck this year, and want to continue onward towards chanty season(I've only found these once in my lifetime)...I would love to hear from anyone in my area(C.O.) whom may lend a hand to a fellow eye(and come along too). I'm pleasant, conscious, and not a troll..just trying to appreciate "birds of a feather"..happy full buckets everyone! And thank you again for this forum! my email is n_lee59@yahoo.com if anyone is kind enough to correspond. Cheers!


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time: 10:58:43 PM

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Niche, I hope it all works out for you. Supposed to be 100 degrees on Sunday...yikes! Lets get them chantys this fall eh?


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time: 03:16:52 PM

Messages

Shhhhhhhhhhhhh... the season is over. Didn't you get the memo?


User_Name: backwoods picker
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time: 11:30:55 AM

Messages

Sounds like you are having loads of fun Danny as the morel season is just hitting it's stride, hope your fun is worth it. Oh well while the 'squeaky wheel' get greased in the south land, there are pickers getting mega morel volume and making all the bucks that you missed.


User_Name: Danny
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time: 10:21:27 AM

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Hey Ya'll !! I'm saying that a lot the last or so. :-) It's already past noon down here and I'm just barely up, recovery time is a little longer now than it used to be. LOL ! I have yet to get a margarita and some eggs this morning but I'm about 5 minutes away I think if the waitress will get her butt in gear. Yes a waitress. They still have those down here, the term "server" like a lot of crap hasn't made it down here much yet. I keep calling her mam so she'll like me and hopefully clue me into whats happening around tonite. ;) Room service is non existant as I'm slumming at a cheap place. But that's the kinda guy I am. I hate tourists who prance around, hell I hate tourists in general, and so does everybody else so I always try to live local wherever I go....I see on the news we have a new national hero - Wendy Davis in Texas. You go girl! And I heard rush lumbaugh caught on fire after yesterday's supreme court thing, (a case of spontaineous human combustion they're saying around town,) that had reduced him to a bubbling pile of grease by the time they got the fire out. How appropriate an ending for that ignoramus I say. Oh and I got a fishing trip lined up for this afternoon on a local boat with some dudes I met last nite who I can hardly understand but they seem cool and got a nice boat. Actually I was hitting on one of their ol ladies but didn't realize it since all the girls down here are so friendly - It a southern girl thing - They're all just sweet as can be and charming as hell so you gotta whatch out for bubba sometimes - A lot of 'em like to spread the love around if ya know what I mean, but sometimes dude aint to cool with that and I get the impression the girls don't care much of you end up in the ditch with a bullet hole or two in you. I guess they figure they'll be another guy along soon enough! hahaha! Anyhow hey MAD MOREL have you given any thought to my offer? I don't mean right away, I'll be around down here for at least a month. But think it over. We can get together before the falls rains come and Id like to share some of my thoughts with you, you seem cool and seem like you have a good idea or two yourself. I got a new way of doing things when it comes to picking and selling and it's working out just fine so far. I cant say exactly what it is on here but it does involve driving right past the field buyers an getting the mushrooms to a bigger market for better money since we can do it in volume. No it doesn't involve chris so don't let anybody try to poison your mind. Foods here so gotta go........Bottoms up Ya'll !!! :)


User_Name: Vern Brown
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time: 07:46:10 AM

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Howdy folks, I'm a picker of all types of mushrooms and have been reading this site for a long time now but have never posted. I've been picking morels in Wa & Or since April, started in K Falls and worked my way up. It wasn't really that great of a year for me the weather was bad and the burns didn't produce near enough as they might had the weather been more normal. Some of the burns everyone had hoped for were a total bust. I met quite a few other pickers both commercial and for they're own use people and I concur profusely with what Steve said about it being over with. I quit picking in Wa over two weeks ago because there wasn't enough volume for a guy to get by. The buyers don't want you to leave because they make there money off you but you cant stay and pick if you cant make enough to eat on so off for home I went. Maybe next year the burns will produce some I have found that sometimes a second year crop is possible if the first year don't work out.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time: 06:47:07 AM

Messages

Comments recently made where not from Steve from Oregon


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time: 12:28:26 AM

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Northwestjones: I just saw your message pointed out to me by Lobo. I am still not sure if I am going. Need to do more thinking. Family issues are taking hold in CA. I may have to deal with. I will email you soon. Not trying to blow you off. On the other hand, it maybe the last weekend since very hot weather is approaching.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Time: 09:34:18 PM

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Hey Steve, just got back from a meeting and shopping, sounds like you are having fun my friend. .......... Eibs, August knows perhaps as much as anyone about commercial fire morel foraging, if he will let you follow along there is much you could learn. If he referred you to me then Email me with questions and possibly I could help more...


User_Name: Eibs
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Time: 07:45:50 PM

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 Lobo I was referred to you on this site by Mad Morel. I don't know any of you or anyone else at all. The research is limited on morels, and I appreciate anyone who is willing to share knowledge. I have a biological sciences background and have been picking morels for many years, back east and now out west. No issues doing my own research, I do it every year, just curious to talk to a like minded individuals. Either way no worries. Steve, please put down the bottle.


User_Name: Eibs
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Time: 06:27:49 PM

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Lobo. It was suggested to me that you have extensive knowledge concerning the fuzzy foots, greys, black foots, or whatever else people like to call them. I've been following this website all spring and recognize that you have done extensive research on the subject of morels, especially fire morels. If you would be willing to share any info on fruiting habits of the greys I would be grateful. I put plenty of miles on these legs and the wheels of my car. I'm hoping to be able to better predict the flush if you will. If you are willing to help and prefer to do so over email let me know. No worries if you wish to keep your research to yourself either. Thank you much.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Time: 10:21:17 AM

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Weather for the next 30 day's will be very hot in the 90s~110


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Time: 06:45:30 AM

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Niche, Lets car pool man. I'll pitch in on gas. I live right off of 20 now. My email is bradj_101 at hotmail.


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 10:16:29 PM

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Lobo: I sent you an email.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 09:34:23 PM

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nicheseeker; If you Email me your location I might be able to offer tips on your area. I certainly do not know as much as some but have done extensive research in a few areas. Also let me know how far you are willing to drive for good possibilities.


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 09:29:13 PM

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Lobo: Yeah, I know they're there. In the niche spots. But not being a rich dude, I cannot afford to run all over the hills in bad years. Sad fact for myself. If I here of a solid! tip that's close - I'm there. I have been teased into going over the mountain this year only to find very few morels and old flag boletes. I have been watching the weather patterns, and it does look promising, but... I threw in what my boss told me because, I try to be more transparent than others. I like to see full buckets for all! Thank you for the pep talk! I'll try to remain optimistic.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 08:09:43 PM

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nicheseeker; it is not impossible, years ago I picked a few fire morels in the valley between Crescent Jct and Crescent Oregon during matsutake season. I had been bet by someone with way more experience that I would not find any. The thrill of the chase is like ambrosia to a mushroom connoisseur.


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 07:39:45 PM

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Jack Aksh...: Jeez! I was just sayin' I too have been out and about - dry as a bone earlier over 22/20. I had minimal success. I won't waste the gas again this year.


User_Name: Jack Akshen
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 07:28:38 PM

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You got word from your boss there are morels at diamond lake? I see. Well I got word from the tooth fairy that it will be coming to a little girls house tonite. HAHA. Hay, I been all over this spring picking morels including up at the pass. You'll spend more in gas and grub than you'll get if you go looking for morels up there now. Sure you might find a few but your better off buying some it's a lot cheaper in the long run.


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 06:57:04 PM

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Got word from my boss, who was at Diamond Lk. all last week for vaca, that there were many morels to be found right in their camp. A picker ventured through and later gave them a mess for their supper. Too far for me to drive for a day trip (4+hrs), but those nearby take note. Keep in mind I did not see these firsthand - just what my boss told me.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 06:53:38 PM

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I would not like to mislead anyone and say that those who have said the morel seasom is over are right or wrong but with all my year's as a seasonel forager I must say it only over when if you see the ground so dry that you can dug down a foot and it's dry as a bone. Here'r where a true season forager requires all he's year's of knowledge to undestand what he is seeing in the weather and on past year's and knowing what the possibilities are in have a extended season. I also would make some call's and ask those that have study the morel's more then commercially picking them. What is the reality of having a extended season?. It requires many thing's to be inplace and no one really knows but if there is heat,water and the right timing anything is possable.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 06:21:15 PM

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omnath; I have it on good report that there are fire morels, however with little or no fire morel experience you could be stepping on babies without realizing it. This time of year you wanna be up in higher elevation areas where there are Grand and/or White fir mixed in the area. To save on chasing all over the place I would advise focusing on highway 97 in the Blewett Pass area and watch what other foragers are doing. Be sure to check with the National Forest for a fire map and permit if a personal use one is needed, I have not checked into it this year. .... you would be wise to send me an Email at dot com yahoo, moreldoctor because I cannot post some of the information that could help on here.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 03:26:41 PM

Messages

I appreciate the guidance!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 12:08:27 PM

Messages

Carla; did I wake you up with that phone call....? Good Luck Danny and Happy Trails, say hi to Floyd for me while down South.


User_Name: Danny
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 11:15:47 AM

Messages

Well I gota plane to catch this afternoon to LA. (Lower Alabama) For those who haven't experienced the redneck riveria at party time you should add that to your bucket list. But don't wait till your too old to enjoy it! ;) Catch ya'll later.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 10:45:24 AM

Messages

Good Morning!


User_Name: Danny
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 09:57:13 AM

Messages

I realize some people don't want the morel season (commercially profitable) to be over. You can include me in that group. But it is what it is. Wishing, or speculating that it wasn't so requires on to disconnect themselves from the reality and fantasize. Hey, I like to fantasize as much as the next person but where you run into problems with fantasy is where it meets reality. And I don't particularly care to mislead or crush other peoples hopes or dreams, especially young people.


User_Name: Danny
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 09:49:35 AM

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I would just like to say in my own defense here - I think it's appalling and is really a good look into someones character who advises others to throw away good money and waste their time looking for mushrooms that aren't their just for their own amusement because they have nothing else to do.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 09:23:33 AM

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Thanks Andy mushroom, I kinda figured as much being as Danny was saying that the season was over and August looking for a buyer to text him.... I have personal experience of how moist air comes over the Cascades and keeps the fire morels pumping even if there is no rain and now that there is rain I would venture that an extended season is not out of the realm of possibilities.


User_Name: Andy mushroom
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 08:10:12 AM

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There are still a ton of mushrooms sprouting up here in Washington the season seems to keep on going and with all the rain I believe that it will continue to


User_Name: Morel Doctor
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Time: 10:21:06 PM

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Omnath; as has been said by those with more experience; the rain is what is all important in most mushroom situations. As for matsutake, read & study what Matsiman has published here on his site about what triggers fruiting. It is not the rain, however in my opinion moisture can increase the size, just look at the huge pine buttons found in British Columbia. I am still down here in the SW and it is predicted to get HOT by this weekend with no rain in sight. …….. For fire morels I expect that the real season is just starting in some areas where I have conducted research in the past. I must get my boots on the ground to know for sure but it depends upon how far one desires to drive and as Danny says, the gas expense must be considered. …….. There are three 2012 burn sites in Minnesota that are not very large but may be pumping. There is a much larger burn site in Michigan along the south shore of Lake Superior that has been producing and due to it having not dried out I would expect it to pump for some time yet. A friend got tired of picking so much quantity and has gone on vacation. ……… As for Oregon and Washington it may have been too dry for too long for the rain to resurrect the morels as much as may be desired. I would venture that some of the numerous small burns in the Wenatchee, Yakima & Okanogan Complexes will be producing. I picked a burn in the Okanogan Complex area that was producing morel carpet areas during the Labor Day Weekend one year, long after everyone else had given up and gone home. Sometimes people offer discouraging words so that others will not discover a good burn that they might be working. …….. Just type Okanogan Complex into your search bar and scroll down to view various news or government information, maps & photographs. This can be done on just about any burn site. You are welcome to Email me at yahoo via moreldoctor, I have other information that may be advantageous in helping you.


User_Name: Danny
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Time: 02:06:21 PM

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I see somebody still has that duplicate posting problem he's had in the past. lol! Hey mad morel when I get back up here from my summer vacation down to the Redneck Riviera we should get together and discuss this falls mushrooms over some beers or a fatty. I like some of your ideas. but right now I gotta go blow morel money on chicks and fun!


User_Name: Danny
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Time: 11:26:21 AM

Messages

The Morel season is over but now you already know that don't you? Hmm?


User_Name: Danny
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Time: 11:23:54 AM

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Yes indeed the cost of gas alone is the number one issue but I agree to cost of permits matter too, although less so. And of course your time. If your not spending it picking mushrooms you have to be spending it working at something or you cant live. In the coming years the relationship between the price of gas and the getting of wild foraged mushrooms to the market will be better understood and it will also affect the market price of all kinds of other things in ways few people currently understand. The price of top quality wild mushrooms will have to rise for example or the market demand cannot pull in the product, to meet the demand, as it costs too much to retrieve the mushrooms from the forest. Simple economics - something will become available if the market price is right. Only those trapped in a past mentality don't understand what expensive gas really means economically speaking. It matters big time and it will never be cheap again. I like the way the future is shaping up with regards to changing markets domestically for mushrooms. Years ago I had buyers pay me out of their commission to get my mushrooms too. Now I like to shop around for the best offer even if it means some delivery cost. But of course you have to do the math. Should I sell my chanties here for 4.00 or drive them 100 miles for 6.00? Or ship them to a trusted buyer farther away? It's all about the math. Crews who travel and work together and groups of friends traveling and working as a team have an advantage here as they significantly reduce the cost to each individual by working together to reduce expenses overall. A good look into the future there too.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Time: 11:05:37 AM

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


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Time: 10:51:23 AM

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Your right on the mark Danny and if those new people out there would lesson to what we have been saying the last eight to ten year's they too would make exter $$ for there Christmas funds,and just because some buy's give gas money dose not mean ever picker recives the same. A buy well use this tactic to couch new pickers from other buyer's and what there doing is using there commisson for what there being payed per lb but then the people they work for also well drop the price if there the only station there to rise a price els were to out buy other stations set up next to theres els were. If price is to low all around I look for other out lets to market what I have but to those that won't too try this you may fine this type of sale's takes away your time to pick but it dose pay more if you have sales line up before hand. You should always sale clean,bug free and only the best and ask them what size and grade and what price's they are willing to pay and keep inmine what your willing to take for your time. Remmber the mushrooms were free but your gas,food and a perment comes from your pockit. Something are never free and we all pay just ask a Veteran our go and see the wall of those who gave there best so we can forege in this land without being taken away. Keep it clean out in are forest and be Wise with those around you.


User_Name: Danny
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Time: 10:47:01 AM

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After I read where david aurora said it's going to be a good year I got to thinking and so worked through the data with my own methodology including going all the way back to 1948. Without boring anyone with how I arrived at my conclusion I wholeheartedly agree with his prediction as it pertains to this coming fall. Of course this greatly depends on your specific location and what type of mushrooms you target and I am speaking of coastal and cascades regions of ore and wa specifically for my forecast. I think some areas such as southern coastal ore and northern cal are still unknown. It's been so dry long term in some of those places we would need a solid summer of rain to restore the situation to good production, not just a few showers. Ps some of you may remember my recent call on this springs fire morel season generally...Bam. It was right on the money.


User_Name: Danny
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Time: 08:07:35 AM

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2010 was a super year for chanties in both wa and or. To get the quantity/quality mushrooms buyers only need to get their buy price right, it's really just that simple. Proof of that was this spring, mr buyer with the right buy price got lots of morels. And it's only a matter of price who gets my mushrooms. That's what a real free market is all about. Price discovery. What is the right price for anything? The one the free market determines. I know this makes middle men and mushroom flippers scream but that's the way it is. We're never going back to the days when a slimy field buyer beat some poor soul out of his hard days work because the guy didn't have a choice and the slime ball got him.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Time: 03:02:05 AM

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Rain rain rain and more rain when will summer show up are has it come and left us wet to dry out some other time?. All that the rain promises and more..... DAVID ARORA gives us a promise for a good year to be had by all. We all have had poor season's the last four are five year's now and when really good year's come's so dose low price's and then the grades like with pines have when we had a flood of them and thay would buy only #1's an #2's we had to work at grading them are salf's in the field and that's ok with me because I grade for worm's worms any way but to see #3's #4's #5's pulled up and left out on top the ground and nothing wrong with them not even a worm, what a warte! :(. I did dry mine but could not sale them and had to dump them after two year's :(.


User_Name: Mad morel.
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Time: 12:27:25 AM

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Mr. Mogo you done it again. I do beleve boletus joe was only trying to find out if many of us had dreams like he has been having. I like to tell you a story about a very cold morel that jack frost and old man winter have beed working hard to keep him in the frezz becuse he made people fill happy and thay knew it would mean spring and it was good


User_Name: Witt
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 08:55:17 PM

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Steve & Lobo, it looks as though you have woken up a bandit troll that is so insignificant that it is tired of playing with itself and has nothing better to do than be critical in its guessing games. Perhaps someone ought to feed it some magic mushrooms so that it can have its own adventures since it has nothing better to do, otherwise no one would pay it any attention, which is so so sad sad.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 08:31:32 PM

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Hello, I remember when I was a teen going back east to visit friends. One night I got stuck in 20 to 35 below temps with wind chills. I thought I was dressed right but not nearly enough. My friends had moved and I missed the last bus with no one too pick me up. I tried to stay in an laundromat if for nothing else than a wind break. That heartless Bastard kicked me out. I thought it was interesting watching my piss freeze before it hit the ground. I very much wanted to crawl in a corner and go to sleep but even as a teenager I knew I would most likely freeze to death. So I walked all night until the next bus was suppose to show up "he was late" But I managed. 70 below is insane I know once you go below zero the impact of every degree seems like five then at 15 below seems like times ten 70 must have been hard as hell kinda reminds me of the Thing.


User_Name: Danny
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 08:30:47 PM

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Somebody here is desperately lonely.........And starved for attention.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 07:18:09 PM

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Steve; the winter of 1973-1974 in Korea was a very cold one. After 40 below they would issue us a rag-top jeep to cut the wind so that our police attack dog would not freeze, we had booties and wool jacket blankets with belly straps for the dog. If lucky and assigned to one of the cushy posts we got a Dodge Pickup with cardboard in front of the radiator and thus got cold air instead of freezing air while sitting in it. When working the General’s hill there was a furnace room where we could warm up a bit between patrol rounds. ….. I learned to layer my clothes . ….. On top I wore long-jons, shirt, winter coat, then the goose down coat and finally the issued winter parka; the only foot covering to keep that portion of anatomy warm was wearing Bunny Boots with long zipper bunny pants between the feet & parka. Mukluks were not even close to being warm enough on the feet, even with wool sox during the coldest nights. We not only carried a .38 S&W pistol but a GAU with a shoulder strap so that it could be fired from the hip; it had a drop open trigger guard so that our bunny mittens could fit inside for pulling the trigger, a GAU was a M-16 type rifle with a faster rate of fire, retractable stock and had been developed for fighter pilots to carry in their cockpits. Speaking of hands; first the wool gloves covered over with leather ones and finally the bunny mittens which are large enough and long enough to cover up to the elbow. Any skin exposed to the wind which is known as “The Hawk”; it comes in off of the Yellow Sea, anyway the skin freezes instantly if not always covered, try taking a leak without freezing that part of the anatomy off. We also wore face vinyl covered pressed wool face masks and a woolen cap with face mask over another stocking cap and all of that under the parka hood. Finally while wearing all this cold weather gear you move slowly so as not to work up a sweat and if you stand still you get chilled. ………….. Let me say that happiness is seeing the sun come over the horizon as the realization comes that morning shift relief is only about one hour away depending upon the 2 ½ ton K-9 truck driver and where you are on the rotation, iron stairs at the back of the truck so that you and the dog can load-up. Place a muzzle over the dog’s mouth so that he does not fight or bite others on the truck while you sit on the long benches down each side. Six days on and then three off was my schedule, from 11:00 pm to pick up time, in summer that might be just a 10 hour shift but in winter it was much longer;


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 01:15:03 PM

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I had a dream of mushrooms running in the forest like ekl running from hunter's. I found this one that was setting on a stump crying because he had lost the time of the season and the family left him (like joe dirt) behine. He was playing in a tall field of gress when this lady came up to him with a knife and some butter with a cap of olive oil and ask him if he to lay down in her frying pan? Then he heard her say red wine a lb of this mushroom and he is mine. Just when she was about to cut his only leg something happen he begain to run and run and run tell he stop right in the forest and looked behind him and there right there yes right there behind him more mushrooms just like him and lost just like he tell this lady cut off there only stem


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 12:03:17 PM

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Boletus Joe. I read in a book on dreams that a person dreaming of mushrooms well have good fortion comieg there way.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 09:40:02 AM

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Huge mushroom dream last night..... small red ATV parked by the side of a road in a field with trees and a small river valley in the background. We come across big clear plastic box's piled 3 high. They contain what look like dried Shitaki caps about 2 feet across. also some other shrooms that have spiral cone shaped caps. Not far away is a man up a deciduous tree cutting off the branches that are loaded with multitudes of small brown mushrooms. Much later after exploring all over the valley we return empty handed....... Anyone else have weird shroom related dreams..... Just trying to get the pot boiling .....LOL


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Monday, June 17, 2013
Time: 10:06:44 PM

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This being the last week of spring and summer onto fall season crop's a ? What's next?


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Friday, June 14, 2013
Time: 07:41:06 PM

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Mad Morel: I am just a weekend game player and will be at it again this good weekend. Last weekend all I seen were old flags - I will pay closer attention this go around. Thanks!


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Friday, June 14, 2013
Time: 12:01:32 AM

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Bolete's same to be growing slow and hard as a rock. There coming up in clup's of three are four and picking them up the size of tennis ball's to soft ball's. Still picking one patch for four week's now and there still coming up strong as if they just started. Now when my yellow chanterellas start up very theres going to be more then one could ever pick. This has been so fare a very good year and it's just going to get batter before the year end's. I do hope some of you see the same thing as I do


User_Name: day dreamer
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Time: 09:05:00 AM

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Corals have all gone dry. I am finding so many morels that I cannot even carry them all in my sleep, gotta harness a wabbit next time it passes me by.


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2013
Time: 10:44:33 PM

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Mad Morel: Yes, I seen a new flush up high of the yellow coral. Does this mean there is more goodies to come? There was some ground moisture under the shade trees.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2013
Time: 10:38:04 PM

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I have found yellow tip corla coming on about a week our two before bolete's and the pink at the end of a flash along with the Springtime Amanita. I have seen a new flush of yellow an pink corla


User_Name: Nicheseeker
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2013
Time: 10:07:40 PM

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Mad Morel, Lobo, Golden Lobo, et al: I went to 5300 - 5400ft today and found natural yellows and a few boletes at the 5300ft level. They all had size so I figure they have been up for at least two weeks. But I am stumped! The bear grass was just starting to spike, some had partial blooms. It was just starting spring up there. The shrooms were pretty dry, but still good. The morels had NO bugs what so ever; the bolete had a few bugs between the cap and sponge and the stalk was completely clear. WTF Did they dry before bugs could attack? Could the hot dry weather bring on the yellows before blacks, or are the blacks still to come if we get the rain? This is my fifth year doing the Central OR. morel thing, but I have never seen this before. Boletes at 5300 in June - WTF!


User_Name: Nicheseeker
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2013
Time: 09:42:21 PM

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NWJones: I found quit a few corals myself, also many boletes, but only one worth bringing home. I found 10 mostly dried-out natural yellows - I brought them home anyway and have them drying along with my lone bolete. In my estimation, boletes are pretty much done at the lowest elevations (and even higher). The ones I saw yesterday and today have been up for quit some time. The one I brought home was just starting to get spongy, but it had no bugs. I tell you what, I should have gone back to where I was yesterday. It seems that those morels were in good shape. I found them on the west-side of the pass, lots of good moisture. East-side bone dry.


User_Name: honkytonk
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2013
Time: 08:54:26 PM

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I smell morel mushroom and I smell burnt weed good combo!


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2013
Time: 08:37:31 PM

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Went out today and my goodness I found some beautiful corals. Still soft and moist. I looked like crazy for boletus but just kept finding nice corals. Maybe It's a little early? Anybody know the association between the two as far as timing? Corals first, then bolete?


User_Name: Nicheseeker
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2013
Time: 06:25:18 AM

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Northwestjones: Heading out; I'll describe later. I'll be in Cache Mt. area, then Link Lk. area - quick trip. A morel quickie!


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Saturday, June 08, 2013
Time: 10:21:28 PM

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Niche, a description of them would help. Including habitat. Maybe a description of what a cut section looks like.


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Saturday, June 08, 2013
Time: 07:13:00 PM

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Went too high, I think. Found only a handful - enough for a couple meals, anyway. Found lots of puffballs. Picked the prime ones. Anyone have experience with Cascade Spring puffballs? I want to eat them - they smell so good - but don't know, ya know. Going back tomorrow, need to squeeze the wife though.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Saturday, June 08, 2013
Time: 11:47:29 AM

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Well niche I won't be up there today, my buddy flaked out right at the last minute :/. I should have my license back by Monday so I won't have to rely on others, yeeeeeehaw! Tomorrow ill be up there most likely.


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Friday, June 07, 2013
Time: 11:01:22 PM

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Northwestjones: supposed to be: "I know that you don't know ME from boo."


User_Name: nicheseeker
Date: Friday, June 07, 2013
Time: 10:59:27 PM

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Northwestjones: I know that you don't know from boo. I have been following these threads for awhile. I will be doing the same. Look for a red Toy with red canopy. First time over this year because of many reasons. Last year by this time - six times over.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Friday, June 07, 2013
Time: 06:13:18 PM

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Omnath, I have been doing my best to wade through the muck and have been doing good. I am living in the sweethome area off of hwy 20. I would love to go pickin sometime! I've got alot to learn that's for sure. I am headed up for spring kings tomorrow for my second time. My email is bradj_ 101 at hotmail.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, June 07, 2013
Time: 04:41:11 PM

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Carla; pick up your phone.... morel message waiting.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, June 07, 2013
Time: 03:16:17 PM

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…No red Flags, just light breezes here & 110° F right now but no danger of falling trees like there is up there in a burn site.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Friday, June 07, 2013
Time: 12:57:40 PM

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Red flag warning for most of washington and all of orgeon due to high winds!.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, June 07, 2013
Time: 10:03:01 AM

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omnath; I only recall being at the flats once just to do some research and perhaps the rules have changed there.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Friday, June 07, 2013
Time: 09:49:44 AM

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Thanks Lobo, I'd heard of that old maid flat but didn't realize it was off limits to commercial pickers. I'll be trying that for sure and reading to info here. Thanks again.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, June 07, 2013
Time: 08:26:39 AM

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...well were there any floaties in the pool Carla?


User_Name: Carla
Date: Thursday, June 06, 2013
Time: 05:40:07 PM

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I better not find any wabbit pellets in my swimming pool! ;-)


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Time: 08:27:24 PM

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wow this guy is loading some awesome matsutake photographs. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152925133945235&set=gm.10151639456155859&type=1&theater


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Time: 05:25:35 PM

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Here is another edible that many people forage for or sell. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152925601930235&set=gm.529066830462694&type=1&theater


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Time: 12:54:01 PM

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Two more… enjoy... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152924379810235&set=gm.528914927144551&type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152924347255235&set=gm.528914927144551&type=1&theater


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Time: 12:48:08 PM

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Photos from a very nice Yukon burn, hope the link works... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152924377770235&set=gm.528914927144551&type=1&theater


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Time: 11:21:36 AM

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omnath; matsiman has a wealth of foraging information on this site for matsutake mushrooms that come from years and years of his dedicated research. As I type this I see numerous links on each side that turn red as my cursor arrow passes over them. ........... There is an area near to you where you can learn it is reserved for personal use only and was made so that those of Japanese heritage who desire an area away from commercial foraging. I believe it is open to all cultures, go to the USFS office in Sandy and ask for a brochure on Old Maid Flats. .......... Observe others and ask questions to build up personal knowledge after reading all that Andy has provided here. Andy gives all you need to know about soil temperature for the penning and what triggers fruiting. .......... I love fresh grilled matsutake dipped in soy or other sauces. If you end up doing it commercially avoid an expensive ticket by picking in the free areas. Do not throw away your mushrooms just because there is a worm and the buyers will not purchase them, save for personal use or to slice and dry for later sales. Don't waste the stalk just because it is so strong that you cannot usually break it with your hands and can string it down like as if it were string cheese; slice it in about 1/4 inch rounds and break them up into little pieces to add into soups etc. .......... The flavor will rise up into your sinus for a couple days as you relive the awesome flavor. There have been places where I was driving down HWY 395 between Bend and Cave Falls and I could smell matsutake mushrooms on the breeze. .......... The main commercial hubs are Crescent Lake Junction, Cave Junction and NorCal areas such as Doris. Of course there are numerous places along the Oregon Highways where you can not only smell matsutake in the fall but might find buyers. .......... Oregon Dunes is a well known area but many years back they went to a bid/lottery type system and it is not advantageous to forage there unless you are very experienced and can possibly dodge bullets depending upon area. Call Oregon Dunes for information and hoops to jump through. I do not care for matsutake from there because they grow in sandy soils and it is very difficult to brush all of the sand off prior to eating them.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Time: 09:38:10 AM

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G.A. Lobo: I have yet to find a mutsu and haven't really tuned into what kind of environment they like. They are my goal for this year. Not sure where to head from Portland.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Time: 09:18:21 PM

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omnath, this is the slow season, just wait until matsutake season. Just as you have seen the button pushers depart now that the burn morel season has kicked in; they are mostly too busy getting while the getting is good or do not have internet access out in the bush. When it is almost time for ‘ah matsu’ to start pushing above the soils the bickering will increase dramatically more than the few morel foragers that were here earlier. And yes it ought to be kept on this board, leaving that one for discussing matsutake.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Time: 04:46:02 PM

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Northwestjones. I've been following this maddness for a bit and I agree there is a lot of smack getting talked around here. bicker bicker bicker. Nonetheless there are some good folks and if you wade through the insults and fights over whose got the most knowledge you do find some interesting posts. Where you from? Want to go pick? I do pretty well with the spring kings. Already filled my jars for the winter. Im in P-town


User_Name: omnath
Date: Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Time: 04:38:02 PM

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Why do some messages seem to appear in both MMM archive and Buyer Picker Messages and others not? Do I have to follow both threads to see all the comments? Mad Morel explained that the MMM Archive is for rants and raves but they seem the same to me.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Time: 04:36:25 PM

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


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013
Time: 09:24:56 PM

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Northwestjones; We didn’t get away, bummer. It is a full day’s drive; about 600 miles to the New Mexico site where we wished to go to, but other more important things interfered with our plans. Guess I shall need to put up with the withdrawals for a bit longer, the money went to an exam & new pair of glasses for the wife. It is about 1,400 or more miles to where we used to live in Washington where some of the burns I desired to play in are if I ever get up that way. I have a disability doctor appointment on Monday for my wrists which were damaged in Korea when I choked one of our military police dogs near to death. He bit me in the belly and then went for my throat and the adrenalin was pumping as I choked him face-to-face in front of about 20 witnesses. He bit each wrist about 10 times but I finally won and they get worse each year, perhaps the government will finally recognize the internal damage done. At least I am no longer circling the drain in that I am feeling much better inside, however there are always aches & pains and always someone in much worse health than myself. I thank God for what I have each day.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013
Time: 04:31:23 PM

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Lobo, I couldn't imagine the withdrawal symptoms a seasoned veteran like you would have, yikes! If ya need a scouter I got two legs and alot of determination :). I guess dying with a clutch of morels wouldn't be too bad of a way to go if ya ask me!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 09:50:45 PM

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Northwestjones; I am having morel foraging withdrawal symptoms just about as bad as the illness that keeps me at home. My wife desires to go on a short vacation up to a burn site location that we scouted out last year. It is a site with killer fire morel habitat but moisture is going to be the key. There is no one I know to go do the site research for me; so we may go even if it kills me, YOLO.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 08:26:33 PM

Messages

Oh and by the way if I do see Alice ill tell her to head north for sure!


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 08:24:51 PM

Messages

Lobo, glad to hear your gettin some help from the docs! I hope it all clears up soon. Mad morel, nope I'm in the beautiful state of Oregon. I feel the spring season is coming to a close soon I'm going to hit it hard. I bet Canada is an amazing place to pick though. Thanks for the blessing.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 08:01:22 PM

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Mad Morel, I believe the King Morel may be in the Canadian out-back where there is no Pony Express or internet, perhaps he could get work out some sort of rabbit mail. He suggested earlier this year that I come up that way but being as things have not worked out to get there I am still down near the Gates of Hades where it is hot enough to cook on a sidewalk. ………………….. OK, I may be circling the drain; took a little hiatus to regroup and the Mad Morel told me on the phone today to come back and ignore the stupidity of a few. I visited the Dr & got a Valley Fever blood test, then more lung X-rays at the Marine Base, started on antibiotics again just in case. . I wish one and all the very best and full buckets in their mushroom foraging endeavors. Oh and yes I forgive agent M even. ………………….. Whew, what a tangled web of perfidy by a weed and booze lover. Please everyone, do not follow the example previously shown at a Washington burn site and leave a broken crack pipe as well as trash in or near your campsite this year for some little child to find or cut themselves on. ………………. I recall the movie “Ten Commandments” where Charlton Heston spoke of the one who could not be named; so does that imply that one who is not using the same names as last year (as well as using various names this year), actually looks up to one that he is aware has never utilized illicit drugs, yet might be utilizing legal meds to save his life, {as actually being deity?} hummmmmmmmmm.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 08:00:48 PM

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Northwestjones. I do hope you find many springs. Are you in Canada? If you are keep an eye out for Alice and have her send us a report on how she is doing!. Full Buckets your way.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 06:47:18 PM

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Mad morel, I'm headin up Saturday in search of the same, I'd love to find my first spring king because the fall ones grow like weeds in the woods I'm from.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 12:26:12 AM

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I sent Alice out just the other day in search of the king morel and she has not return are has a word come from the king morel himsalf. I hope she is ok and there just having fun picking all them great northen canaden morels. I do hope to hear from them some day soon!. By the way the rain has stop for now and the rain dance has been called off tell needed in the fall when we will dance to the best of what the fall rains will bring. I like to ask you all to give some suger or tobacoo with a pray to sprite's of the forest for all they have given you even if it was small amout. Then do it again next time when you are having no luck you just mite find this will help you to be one with the sprites of the forest and welcome to forage from the land. It has work for me oven the many year's and it was passed on to me by a very wise man that has been long gone but his words still live with in me. Goodnight and buckets to all.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: 10:11:20 AM

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Lobo, don't let noobs run you off, they troll they get sick of it and go away or Mr Woof Woof takes care of it ;-)


User_Name: Platinum Bobo
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: 08:28:42 AM

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Our friends we're going for morels with are hard core commercial pickers and they made me and the woman promise not to share any more so we can hook up with them but I can say the boletes are coming up not far from the morels. And theres a buyer for both I hope the one who shall not be named gets the meds he needs to get better. Serious meds! haha! I like weed and booze but thats just me lol! Now that weed is legal here in wa he probably couldn't stand it anymore anyways. Times is a changing!


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: 08:16:07 AM

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Ok got the word from my people whats up and now it's time to make our move! I hope the one who shall not be named can keep himself busy with his back and forth chit chat hahaha. Oh and his chatting with mad morel and Carla too!! See you all later theres too much dust here for me.


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 09:21:40 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: 09:14:57 PM

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


User_Name: Carla
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 09:02:26 PM

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All IP's are logged when a post is made, it is easy to tell if someone is having multiple names...


User_Name: luvbunnies
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 08:38:36 PM

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I would suppose that those who are H&D perpetrators use names that we have never viewed here before and just may be the same idjit or changeling. Those who have been here a long time know our names. Bring on the Valkyries.


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 07:45:26 PM

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As a newcomer to mushroom picking, I came across this board and have followed it for a small amount of time and honestly it's sad how some of you belittle each other. It's really discouraging, although it can be funny. Bobo...if that were true about the Valkyries, it would be pretty sweet!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 07:36:03 PM

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Thank You milomorel, if you will Email me I will share my Meridian cell number and perhaps we can help each other a bit. I can offer some info on that area and would like to ask some questions about what you observed on your trip. Morel doctor @ yahoo. If anyone has felt offended by something I might have said, I apologize, and thank you Carla and August for being true friends. ………. Bobo, sounds good to me also, peace & love. ……… Mean people rock; I mentioned Hantavirus in a previous posting; we looked it up and there is a 50/50 chance of beating it. My Veterans Clinic Doctor did a chest X-ray when I got the pneumonia (or whatever it was) but by then my lungs were clear. I had heard of Valley Fever years ago when a friend in Quartzsite almost died from it but no one even brought up the possibility here. ………. Well I am getting older and have been quite infirm this winter with shortness of breath & sporadic energy enough to walk in the desert where I pick up trash that I cannot tolerate passing by. Consequently I do get exposed to lots of Mojave Desert Dust and while feeling better a couple of weeks back I used my leaf blower on the driveway and on the back porch without wearing a dust mask, shame SHAME on me. ………. With the last two episodes I did have rashes on my neck, chest and arms, especially inside of elbows and they have kinda stuck with me for a couple of months. Last night was my first night in two weeks that I was not having as many major coughing fits almost all night long. Sitting up in a recliner all night is not very good for restful sleep and I was finally able to lay down using my C-pap for one hour at 6:00am. Today was good also with very little need for my menthol Fisherman’s Friend cough helpers, my wife has the week off and we got several things accomplished that I had gotten behind in. We got home a 5:30 and had a picnic cooking hotdogs and huge marshmallows over the stove flames; stuck on chopsticks. My next step will be to google the mayo clinic website as you have suggested, thank you.


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 05:54:38 PM

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Hey I know maybe it's not a good time but if the one who shall not be named is very ill and maybe gonna go to the happy hunting grounds then maybe I can help him out a little with the traditions and my family and ancestors and the beliefs of the northern tribes of better Europe, more or less. A man (or woman of course now) who is upright and about to die or dies can pray to Odin to send a Valkyrie to take him to Valhalla and go to one or two places which are good. This is something from the ancient times and generally considered reserved for the fallen warriors who showed great courage in battle but did not leave the field alive. In modern times it is considered how a good and honest man goes to Valhalla upon his death. All Valkyries are beautiful Scandinavian women and the daughters or Odin the principal God. And they make a happy place in Valhalla for all our heroes and fathers who sit at the long tables and drink the best wine and feast and sing and hang out with the ancestors and the Valkyries and have no worries anymore. That's basically it more or less. Don't sound too bad to me!


User_Name: milomorel
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 04:38:37 PM

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the old barn is still standing at the top of the kleinschmidt grade lobo. very picturesque at this time of year. Morels the whole way up the grade but those hillsides are much steeper than i remember. I didnt pick long as the salmon fishing below the hells canyon dam was very good{3 jacks and one adult on friday}. I left the canyon via kleinschmidt via hornet creek road and ended up in riggins. That is a beautiful drive. There is a buyer in new meadows if any one interested.


User_Name: Platinum Bobo
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 04:16:02 PM

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I Agree mad morel and as long as the one who shall not be named is cool then I will be cool to. As far as this board goes don't you think it's important that other people have their say too? They know things and have info too. Not just the one who shall not be named. Maybe they don't know him or care for his opinion? In order to keep it up otherwise you'll just have the few old timers and no new blood here. I know you know times are a changing and many buyers and pickers who used to be around aren't anymore and there's new pickers and buyers coming every year to replace them. A lot of new younger people like us are coming into this. These are also the people who run the foodie joints, resturants and old time dive bars that we love and eat and drink in who buy lots of these mushrooms. From Seattle, San Francisco, LA To NY, These are the customers of the mushroom pickers and they have their own way of doing things. There cant be just a few old timers left and keep anything going.


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 04:04:49 PM

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he he he ok Carla lol


User_Name: Augustmoon1788
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 03:38:37 PM

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Ok,now that Mad Morel is done it's my turn the other side of me Augustmoon1788.I would like you all to know that you can find my Photo's facebook that I have been taking over the past three or four year's on what I have found on the eastside of the Cascades. I do hope you like what you see of the many pic's I have taken over the year's. I do believe Lobo and Carla have been there and like them as well as I so stop by and take a look you peep's


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 03:30:27 PM

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I don't think many of you have been around matsiman board for long and I would like to ask you to be a little more kinder to those that have been here for many year's and only try to help other's out to find what there looking for as fare as mushrooms. Yes this board is to let of steam but many kid's also use this board as well to become hunter's of what we all love to hunt for,and that is the mad morel running around with Alice and the Wabbit in search for the Great Mushroom Patch just like the rest of us so be on your very best and play right,Ok Thanks Mad Morel.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 02:55:57 PM

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That wily wabbit is no match for my tracking skills! pfft ;-)


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 02:52:19 PM

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I have seen many top's of half burn out tree's in many fire burns and was guide for a crew of people filming for a tv show on fungs and mold. And I just got done telling the group to move to the outside of the burn when one came down behind us where we just had been walking. So when you hear the wind pickup look for Alice and the wabbits hole to hide in. !


User_Name: Mean people rock
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 01:43:04 PM

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Hey lobo. I'm not a doctor of medicine but your lung thing sounds like valley fever to me. People are dropping like flies from it in ca and az. Some people are quite susceptible. The old and infirm among them. It is often mis diagnosed. There's three options here the way I see it - 1 You'll recover but might not if your symptoms have already reached a severe stage. 2. You remain basically permanently incapacitated to some degree more or less. 3. If it's real bad you'll die. Lots of people who get it die. Go look at the the mayo clinic website on google about it. Then find a competent doctor. Preferably a younger one below the age of 50, they're better doctors than old ones :]


User_Name: Carla
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 01:29:18 PM

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A lot of us have been friends for a long time even outside this board. I chose to thank him publicly since He has given me a lot of valuable advice on Morels. I don't really buy them much since they don't grow on the Oregon coast where I buy most of the year. He has kept me from making a very costly mistake by explaining t me in depth about the verpa. If he hadn't taught me the difference i would have been in deep poop with the broker ;-)


User_Name: Witt
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 12:48:47 PM

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ummmmmmm, does that make you a rock star???


User_Name: Witt
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 11:50:59 AM

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Getting lots and lots of the darker colored morelz here in srcret-spot WA lately. Luvebunnies I did not call Woody a half-wit, I only insinuated that one ought to bring more than half of it when coming here to play.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday, May 27, 2013
Time: 03:06:57 PM

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Thanks Carla. August, I look for a safe spot when the winds come up in a burn site, it is music as the wind plays in the trees with crashing sounds as trees fall over; hopefully in the distance.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Monday, May 27, 2013
Time: 02:54:40 PM

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Lobo, u r the greatest! I absolutely appreciate your help and wisdom! :-)


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Monday, May 27, 2013
Time: 02:48:01 PM

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August, Did you see somebody nearly get whacked by a tree or have a close call yourself?


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Monday, May 27, 2013
Time: 02:33:37 PM

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Warning. If any of you go out into one of the many fire burns this year or anytime just remember what I said in my last post: his anyone heard a tree fall in the wood's? Hope you can read a tree before it fall's! On you are your loved one('s). We hope to have you back alive! And well. Augustmoon1788@hotmail


User_Name: luvbunnies
Date: Monday, May 27, 2013
Time: 10:48:19 AM

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Happy Memorial Day; may your memories be good ones. ........ Witt, that half-wit post was really funny.


User_Name: Platinum Bobo
Date: Monday, May 27, 2013
Time: 09:26:46 AM

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Mad Morel you are so right about getting out there that's where the fun is. I'm actually a little bit jealous right now of the people who are stickin it out weather wise, when I cant go just yet haha. I'm going to jump in just a couple days and boy when I do them morels better know whats comin! Time for all the little fungi's to get in the bucket! Lets have some serious mushroom discussion and less of the hd thing. As long as the one who shall not be named doesn't get on a s&m domination or is it dominatrix?? trip, everything should be all love and sweetness on here right? lol


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Monday, May 27, 2013
Time: 12:50:21 AM

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Ok. It's been a odd month with very hot temps then record rain fall and snow down very~very low as much as 1 to 2 feet of the fluff. I have alway's study most mushrooms even the morels but only on what it takes to have a bumper crop and well and behold it's here. We pick naturals all day sunday and after we had are order then with the rest we placed on the drying racks. We had green morels~red morels~yellow morels and black morels and one resty brown morel never seen before had so much fun going out this monday again. We left many new babys just pop in thd last 24 hours. So stop this h an d and pick the fun is out there. !


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time: 09:58:10 PM

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Well now I can't go no were with out my board going sour. Yes lobo dose use big and long profile words but then so dose the rest of you. I really don't care if you like him are not but he dose have alot of good info and if a tree fall's in the wood's can you read one before it falls? Hmmmm ?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time: 09:18:00 PM

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Interesting thing you are doing Woody. “We see in others what we like and don't like in ourselves. Projection is a fascinating phenomenon they failed to teach most of us about in school. It is an involuntary transfer of our own unconscious behavior onto others, so it appears to us that these qualities actually exist in the other people.” “Ending the Projection of Our Shadow Upon Others” http://www.expressionsofspirit.com/shadow.htm


User_Name: Mushman
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time: 07:12:00 PM

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Need a mentor for late morrel season picking all of bc willing to take partial cut own 4x4 transportation master electrician lots of bush expierience looking for a change of pace and a challenge please email culvermail@gmail.com if interested must have time and location of end of season morels to reply thank you Kevin culver


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time: 05:18:37 PM

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Nuthin but love woody, but you are not very likely to get any more of my research information in attempted intimidation; purchase the book. I never cared for catchin flies so you may have them all, but have tieflied a bit. Used to catch nice trout at logo de Terrivillia Espaρa with hand tied flies back in the mid 70's. Prior to that I was an alpine fishing guide in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time: 04:43:59 PM

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Of course those of us who have been around a long time and hunted mushrooms for 20 or 30 years or longer in some cases have a better knowledge of the subject. We better! I mean isn't that what you would expect out of anybody who had been doing something for a long time? Seems right to me. How can you spend that long at anything and not learn and become wiser?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time: 03:09:06 PM

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Actually I think it is quite humorous as well as sad when people are so full of themselves that they cannot see past their KNOWS or are so jealous that I might help others who are kinder then they.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time: 01:00:47 AM

Messages

:-)


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 10:18:57 PM

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Ya know Carla I otter be smarter than to give away a patch just because someone who doesn't know gets me defensive. Anyway I have remembered that those chanterelle & hog photos are in my 35mm photo archive boxes that have not yet been digitized. Such a thing happened on a different board concerning morels when I showed photo proof, yet was called a liar just because someone was too blind to see truth that my research had uncovered. I guess it is kinda like religion, we each see things a bit differently yet we still can be kind, such is easier when others are kind also. ............ It does make a man set back and wonder why he helps others; and then I get thank you's from three I recently helped with morels off this board who Emailed me. One had the best morel hunt ever last weekend, texting & calling from the patch for verification. I truly enjoy helping good people who say thank you. The the fourth one did not ask via Email & I have since regretted the help that I did give on this board to that one.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 08:52:25 PM

Messages

I recognize some names here, who knew that rockers are Mushroom hunters lol


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 08:22:33 PM

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Well I am not gonna tell where that patch is then if it is not usual for the yellows to be in the club. I have photos somewhere of them in that patch and will post it on the Matsiman Message Board & Forum when I do. I will say that it is north of a main dirt road and below a lateral angled road between Mt Rainer NP & Elby WA. ........... Mad Morel I neglected to say that it was my wife's comments about your hair that I posted and now she says that you are lucky to have such a mane and that you look much younger because of it.


User_Name: R Halford
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 06:50:36 PM

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Come to think of it I never find hedgehogs in the devils club either. Only lobsters. hmm gotta study some more on why that is so....


User_Name: R Halford
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 06:31:59 PM

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I been picking for over 25 years and never find chanty's in the devils club, never. Somebody is pulling somebody's leg with that statement. Like Bobo I do find lobsters in there though but boy can that stuff be nasty to climb through, impossible sometimes.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 06:21:30 PM

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Lobo it's a little colder than usual here and raining which is unusual for this time of year as well. Should be a flush here as soon as the temps warm up. I appreciate your wisdom and words as well as the other old timerz and elders on here. Thanks


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 04:15:09 PM

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It is funny that some come to this board and don’t understand that it is a BULL board. I recall back when I was a paid professional for the Boy Scouts of America that one of the alleged cheers spoken in unison when someone got too long winded in an adult staff meeting or Roundtable…. “We lost our cow, We lost our cow; We have no need for your bull now.” …..oh oh oh, so that iz why you say things the way you do Lobo; You were a Boy Scout a Scout Master in Spain, Idaho, Utah ect. & a Cub Master & Webelos Leader too….. & & a BS degree in psychology mixed with training to be a a Youth Services Agency Director; no wonder your writing comes off as being a bit more than some can handle when you joke about aging.


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 03:49:40 PM

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mtn morels thank you, how is the temperature up where you are at, getting much rain? Oh, iffin some newbe iz wondering why I use three names it is because I went by Lobo for many years here and when I got married; Carla suggested placing the Golden in front and then when I wish to "whine" as some seem to think, about aging I add the aging part. However this newlywed is in no hurry to let the drain swirl pull him down anytime soon. It is written that God will not take a good man until it is his time, therefore hopefully i may be judged as "...a good man and worthy of his hire."


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 03:30:46 PM

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who is taking anybody's rights away on this msg board? You are taking this waaaaaaaay too seriously.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 03:28:32 PM

Messages

The ice cream truck just went past for the afternoon; only 95° in the shade today.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 03:19:37 PM

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hee haw from an over easy, old timer. ....... I am reminded of something that I believe Paul Harvey once said about the conversation between two monkeys; "Man descended the ornery cuss, but brother he didn't descend from us."


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 03:07:30 PM

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ooooooh, that is why this board was created to vent what you are speaking of, away from the main message board. I see that you fit in very nicely.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 03:05:32 PM

Messages

one of my mothers sisters was married to a Snyder who had a ranch down on the AZ Strip


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 03:03:31 PM

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Are you so new here that you do not know what this board is for .......... there is method to my madness but it does not concern you.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 02:56:24 PM

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That is true, however 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: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 02:12:38 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 as I see them. Truth is still truth even though some do not believe it. 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: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 01:45:26 PM

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I get lotsa yellow chanterelles out of devils club but the lobsters are close by north of Packwood.


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 12:57:20 PM

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I love lobsters and have some super lobster patches. I realize nobody one here ever tells anybody anything relevant cause it's all top secret and real mystical like but here's a tip; Lobsters love devils club. I could fill up a small pickup bed with them in the fall out of just one or two of my patches. And this year I might!


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 11:19:24 AM

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Bobo, that's an awesome leap of faith to jump into commercial pickin for a season. I hope to do the same once my newbie virus wears off haha. I usually have some free time when the home remodel business slows down in the fall. I'm interested to hear how is goes for you because I'd like to take the same leap of faith. Lobo, glad to hear your doing better, praise The Lord. Prayers in your direction. Boletus joe, still finding oysters eh? That's awesome, I checked a few of my downed hardwood spots yesterday just to see if any were poppin but only found one or two bugged out ones. Yum! Haha not...


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 10:36:29 AM

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Carla - Your awesome! Thanks a bunch. Ya I know about last years poor mushroom crop. My dad was all bummed out cause he couldn't put up any dried for the winter and neither could me and my gf. We heard it was really bad for some people who depend on it for their income. I have no job currently so I'm not loosing anything trying my hand at commercial picking. I think I'll make a good commercial picker even if it's just for the season. Thanks again


User_Name: Carla
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 10:20:56 AM

Messages

Ho Bobo, indeed we are. I am in Coos Bay and Arlis is Reedsport. I don't travel for morels because we still kids at home and dogs, cats, birds....etc. It's a zoo around here! Arlis does the traveling, he is setting up to buy and dry somewhere around eastern Oregon. He is going to decide today where he is going to set up but he is talking to a few of our regular pickers before making a final decision. I wont open up until we get Lobsters, so I am still on vacation... Yay!


User_Name: Bobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 10:09:31 AM

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Hey Carla - Arent you and your significant other mushrooms buyers? Where is your buying station? Wa maybe?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 07:55:48 AM

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Congratulations on the oyster find Boletus Joe, are you getting many morels yet up there? ................... Good morning Carla, I hope that Arlis is having a super buying season at whatever burn he may be at. I think the rabbit may be brewing something up in the Ape Cave but it may not be coffee. ..... In my opinion the conk & plant tea brought me out of another near death trial this past week. 50/50 survival rate for hantavirus if that is what it was; lungs are clearing up but I am still very weak; it is even more doubtful that I will get up north this summer. ............ I guess some people get under my skin when I have seen things that have been done in the name of the "Almighty Dollar" with a 'don't care' attitude for damage they might have done to others. I guess they just do not realize that we all eventually will have to face what we have done in this life. I am reminded of the movie "Ghost" and how the apparent demons come up from the depths to take Willy boy down with them.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 12:44:35 AM

Messages

Yummy for you Boletes Joe!


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 11:56:50 PM

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Hello Carla.... I am very happy to see you back on the rabbit trail.... Glad you were able to fend off that terrible black rabbit.... I see only lots of white bunnies in the future..... Welcome back... BTW,,,, found some nice Oysters today stuck on a magic tree.... Yum yum....


User_Name: Carla
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 10:48:32 PM

Messages

Alice, where the heck is my mud? Hi Mad Morel ;-)


User_Name: Carla
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 10:48:00 PM

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Lobo, you know most of us old timers don't care what you post about as long as you're posting ;-)


User_Name: Slim Pickins
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 09:55:18 PM

Messages

If someone will not thank one who has helped and said that they don't want specifics when there is already posted info on the very area that cook says he wants to go, I am confused at the game he is playing and attempting to get sympathy as in (help the children) then these several posts apparently from the same source are just too much. Not you mtn morels but all the other ones seem to be from the cook.


User_Name: Oh I see now
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 08:40:43 PM

Messages

the old game of playing with ones self.....and hoping to lure others into playing too. Well it worked, once.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 08:38:20 PM

Messages

Uh wild mushrooms have protein so don't kill your family, sport.


User_Name: Freedom From Religion
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 08:37:45 PM

Messages

Please!


User_Name: Drunk in the bar
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 08:25:39 PM

Messages

Like the drunk in the bar who gets on a jesus rant. OMG IS RIGHT!!!!!


User_Name: Oh um
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 08:24:25 PM

Messages

A reality based intervention to de-cultify this poor man. We've been bombarded with every kind of religious garbage known to man for far too long. Look where we are as a result.


User_Name: Now the bible?
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 08:21:13 PM

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Lobo is quoting the bible? Are you kidding me? Somebody needs an intervention.


User_Name: ...was gonna help
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 07:18:09 PM

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Chef; read back through, locations for naturals as well as fire morels were shared with you but you did not thank the person, yet now are speaking of going where they told you. At that time you were looking for areas for "...taking my kids out for there first morel hunt" and now it is for your niece & nephew. Sorry but after all the posts you have made since then I am thinking that you may be trying to cut out the middleman and find all the patches that others have found. Anyone who shares with you now can expect future yearly competition in the patch.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 07:02:11 PM

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...newbees, gotta luv em???? Actually Andy said in the past when he made this board, that there was too much non mushroom discussion going on about Alice, the Rabbit or perhaps funny mushroom influenced discussion on the Buyer & Picker Message board and thus he made this board and put the Mad Morel himself in charge of it. But alas there are always newbees who wanna change what is; especially if the discussion pricks their conscience. The Bible speaks of how such “kick against the pricks” such words were actually more than just sharpened sticks.


User_Name: Chef44
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 07:00:30 PM

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Hey everyone I was wondering if there is a general area someone could send me for morals....my niece and nephew have a rare disease that does not let them eat protien...any ever no meat for the rest of their lives. All they can eat is veggies, and special medication. They love mushrooms so we are taking them up tomorrow and I really don't want to get skunked, I just don't know many places and Im hoping someone could give me a ball park area where we could park and start looking. I know no one wants to give up their secret spot so here is my email if ya would be kind enough to help out. chefcrespi@gmail.com I took some earlier advice and thinking grimes creek area but there is a lot of country through there I don't know where to start.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 06:34:36 PM

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I liked W.C. Fields and the way he said, "...my little chickadee."


User_Name: Trolls
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 05:55:30 PM

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Are a contaminant. They add nothing to an intelligent discussion. Lets talk about morels shall we?


User_Name: Bob
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 05:39:44 PM

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Dee, your absolutely right and I'm a headin that way real soon. A great man who really knew how to live said it well - "I spent half my money on gambling, booze and wild women. The other half I just wasted." W.C. Fields


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 03:56:32 PM

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Life is full of learning and as I age I view with greater clarity; one thing I learned when collecting evidence is that there is truth in collected facts. Those who, as was said in a previous posting; "make lots of money of suckerz" eventually might show themselves for what they are inside and it may not be a pretty sight. Eventually they may dig a hole to crawl inside. ........... Have you ever observed how a protegee might take over/purchase an unethical teachers business and then become even more unethical than the one they learned from? I observed this in used car as well as mushroom sales. ……….. It is a very sad commentary on society that some learn from the mistakes of the fore bearers and become better examples to future generations and others attempt to hide what eventually becomes manifest & transparent. You see it on TV news as a crime is being reported on and someone says, “I never taught my child to be like that.” Everything a person does in the presence of the child can influence future behavior. Lying to a policeman who pulled them over, running stop signs or red lights; justified because we are in a hurry and no one was in the way. Cheating on filed paperwork, anything and everything the child hears or sees in imprinted into their brain and they know inside that it is wrong because ever person in this world is born with the ability to know right from wrong.


User_Name: Dee Snyder
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 03:46:07 PM

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Ya Bob go to the light! The big neon light that says; Road House Inn - Dining Dancing - Live Music!


User_Name: Stoney Bob
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 02:35:02 PM

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Well theres mushroom truth and science truth and then there's your opinion which is neither truth nor science.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 08:39:56 AM

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Stoney bob; sometimes the truth hurts, often because darkness cannot comprehend light.


User_Name: bendycreek2
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 06:23:39 AM

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Hello, Does anyone know if morels or chanterelles can be found in Fort a la corne or Canwood provincial forests in saskatchewan?


User_Name: Stoney bob
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 10:14:47 PM

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Yo - More mushroom talk and less legend in your own mind talk.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 09:51:16 PM

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Stoney bob; that is what this discusson board was made for; the ideas & rants and a place to vent……………… I surmise that what I most dislike are unethical salespeople who lie in order to turn dishonest bucks. Now I am sure that they admire their expertise, I found this to be true when I was selling for a large new & used auto dealership in Boise. Having been a police officer I am suspicious of those who prove by their actions that they cannot be trusted. I know of a prime example that happened at the Eagle City market concerning morel mushrooms and it is this incident that caused me to go to the state and get the letter mentioned in a previous post. ………. I had brought in mistletoe for the Christmas season and was asked by the owners to provide morels for them the following spring. When I brought in morels the next spring I was told that they could not purchase from me after all because a certain vender had told them that two different chefs/restaurants had been fined $500.00 each by the state for purchasing morels that this particular vendor had not certified. ……………… SAY WHAT???..... Of course they were smart enough to know that they had been lied to once they read the letter and listened to the voicemail saying that there was no such law, not every store and chef would believe even when showed the written evidence. They had been intimidated into submission by a very unethical person and more ammunition was added into the psychological profile archives. ……………….. I am cautious of giving out too much mushroom research because of what I have observed when such a person might cheat their fellow mankind in efforts to turn a dirty buck and I feel no reason to teach them much.


User_Name: Stoney bob
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 09:43:38 PM

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Hay uh longwinded - you want some cheese to go with yer whine?


User_Name: chef44
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 05:32:14 PM

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Mt. Morel I am in food Sales I agree it is over priced and I make lots of money of suckerz so got to love them but I don't pay for it so I can't gripe about it just cook it and eat it.


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 08:50:09 AM

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MBA bragged to me once how he had made more than $100,000.00 profit from his methods of mushroom sales the previous year; I guess I was selling too reasonable to those who preferred quality mushrooms. Last I heard they had sold out and purchased an RV to travel and I am willing to bet that the attempt to get the Oregon Legislature to pass laws similar to what was attempted in Idaho may be tied to someone similar who likes to control and may desire to be the “Mushroom Czar”.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 07:46:50 AM

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I had just come home from a late HP leadership meeting and spending grocery money at Sam’s Club last night and was very tired. Of course I had to show a small profit on my taxes but there is an expectation of future profit from my mushroom research & nature photography that will hopefully keep us in rice & beans through our golden years. I still cannot recall ever selling to that grille; I shall need to look at my invoice books. Every customer of mine received a copy of an invoice; white page if they were purchasing or yellow if I was purchasing.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 10:51:21 PM

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Chef44; Cotton Wood Grille sounds familiar but I cannot recall from where and I do not recall it currently, I would need to check my back tax receipts to see if it is on the list. I had clients in Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho (top to bottom) and Washington. I was doing research on what transpires in the mushroom industry with the goal of a PhD in psychology. My undergrad & graduate studies were in psychology. I never turned a profit from my sales due to the scope and involvement but I was always happy to break even on my annual schedule C with the IRS. Most regulars on these boards as well as my clients were or are aware of the type of research I was doing as well as my years of growth research in burn site, fire morels. ………………. I sold to Scott & Chris & Christine and often when I came into their resort town with a load of porcini those three would purchase everything I had and thus I often did not get to other restaurants. David who moved out from New York and opened a downtown Boise restaurant bragged to me one day that he had purchased dried morels for cheap; when he opened the bag I could smell the camp fire smoke that they had been partially dried with. Dave had gotten the proverbial screw from someone who was not very ethical, the morels were only about 50% dry or less and he unknowingly had paid more than twice their value. ……………….. I sold to Peter S. in Boise until he sold and bought sports bars if memory serves me correctly. Peter's mother had started him foraging in Austria as a child and he had one of the top restaurants in Boise, his son possibly still sells as he often visited the same restaurants as I did. Their whole family foraged for mushrooms to serve in the restaurant yet he still purchased from me when I had product. ……………………… {In reference to an earlier post… Sometimes my memory fails to bring up correct information until I go to research notes for clarification.} One of my very best research cases involves a person we may both know {but I will not mention a name} who moved out from the east and was not even aware that morels grew in Idaho. They saw my color brochure in the Boise Co Op and called to try and get me to sell my morels to them so they in turn could sell to my customer base. They had a business degree MBA and saw an opportunity in undercutting the local produce companies by purchasing seconds or leftover mushrooms from factories and delivering them personally to restaurants for less. When I saw it, the business was in an old garage with cast off or salvaged store refrigerators around the walls but it had a name that indicated a much larger operation. I personally believe that the mushroom companies may have been duped into believing the lower grade product they sold to this business was for livestock feed. Now an unscrupulous entrepreneur could go around to the chefs and stores and tell them that they have a mycology degree and that they can no longer buy from (joe forager) when they come down from the hills with their hard picked mushrooms as had been being done for many years prior to MBA moving out west. But that only this one person with an alleged mycology degree was authorized by the State to sell wild mushrooms to them and that anyone wishing to sell must do so through the lying entrepreneur. I personally went to the Doctor in charge of State Certification and got a signed letter stating that there were no such rules or laws and even had it on my phone voice mail, yet there were numerous chefs who were so intimidated by silver-tongued-lies that they were afraid of being fined by the state for something that did not even exist. Interestingly enough chefs in a well known resort town told him to go screw himself because they were smart enough to know better.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 10:44:41 PM

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copper river salmon. Waaaaay overated and overpriced. Suckerz born every minute


User_Name: chef44
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 06:12:40 PM

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Lobo I think I have met you before I was the sous chef at Cotton Wood Grille for a long while did you used to sell there im pretty sure you did Peter and Hilary?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 05:49:31 PM

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Chef44, by the time Carl came on the scene I had retired from selling. I am not familiar with the name Guisseppes though it does sound familiar, possibly from the news or advertising; I could give a load of Boise references of restaurants, chefs & stores.


User_Name: Chef44
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 03:44:21 PM

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Thanks Milomorel I appreciate it im taking my kids out for there first morel hunt should be a lot of fun...and Lobo I owned a couple restaurants in Boise one called Guisseppes I had a mushroom guy named Carl he always brought me first pick every season I don't think he sells anymore you just reminded me of him, as a chef I will say this is my favorite time of year the one time morels and copper river salmon are available at the same time and they pair perfect together simply amazing.


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 11:09:25 AM

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Thank You milomorel; I guess it has been longer than I was thinking, I used to run a spring research route in Oregon and would cross the river at Halfway, see if the big black bear was out in the elk shed area down stream and then up the grade. There is another almost identical grade in Oregon near Flora but it was almost as easy to bypass it and go down the river & up rattlesnake grade headed for research areas in North Idaho.


User_Name: milomorel
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 10:04:55 AM

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Chef44 If you are familiar with highway 21, any where north of grimes creek where you can get up to some buck brush will have shrooms.Obviously some areas better than others. Any old burns off of wildcat gulch should be good alsoo but probably lower in altitude rather than up high. They are up!


User_Name: milomorel
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 09:57:49 AM

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It was still standing july 6 of last year. I will let you know if it is still up if I get up that far.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 08:57:33 AM

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This is one of the first years that I won't be taking photos of that old barn at the top of the grade, please let me know if it is still standing.


User_Name: milomorel
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 08:25:31 AM

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Any word from the trinity burn area? I have been picking around idaho city this past saturday and sunday and have done well. I got tired of driving all over the country side in that trinity area and was just wondering if anybody getting any over there. Going salmon fishing in Hells Canyon thursday and will be pokin around up Kleinschmidt grade seein if any morels up yet.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 11:09:33 PM

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Well since the no one from either board sent any Emails, I am going to bed. ………… Chef44, I was raised out hwy 44 back when Eagle was very small; Orville Jackson was the only store for everything and is where we did most of our trade, there also was a lumber yard & feed mill. Orville is long gone as is the feed mill but the lumber yard closed/changed and moved out near where the egg farm used to be. ............... I shall offer one area for public viewing; When the visible {from the valley} snow is off of Shafer Butte, the Bogus Basin area as well as the ridge at the top of the Boise Front ought to be producing morels. Also when the visible snow is gone off of Shafer the danger of frost is usually gone and it is OK to plant a garden in the Treasure Valley. The areas just over the ridge in most any direction out to be the closest area for you but may still have snow drifts, take 8th street extension, Rocky Bar Road or the paved Bogus Basin Road. Any one of them ought to get you into morels once the visible snow is gone. ................. As for burn site morels, I completely forgot about this one until my memory was triggered just now; try last year’s fire area on the other side of the ridge and probably most easily accessed from off hwy 21 and then up Grimes Creek, possibly Mack’s Creek area ought to have morels now also. Be aware that there is much private property in the Wilderness Ranch area of the burn as well as Clear Creek & Mack’s Creek. We often ran into timber Rattle Snakes in that area as far back as I can recall and that was many years ago when I was a youngster.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 10:12:59 PM

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I forgot contact info, if you are someone I know or trust then I might be persuaded to help as I have done for a couple other Boise folks I met on this board recently. morel doctor at yahoo


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 10:06:55 PM

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I used to sell to numerous Boise, Ketchum etc chefs as well as at the Sun Valley & Boise farmers markets. Read back through the board threads for there is much information on the area.


User_Name: chef44
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 09:13:06 PM

Messages

Anyone have any good spots in idaho outside of boise this early


User_Name: dhowes
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Time: 09:33:34 AM

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looking for morels


User_Name: waller hauler
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Time: 11:05:57 AM

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Mark just hit banks up zimmer cr. You'll find nothing but my stims got 5lbs of dries would try cr above gaging station on south fork side 5/18 good luck happy hunting watch for rattel snakes killed a big one


User_Name: milomorel
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Time: 08:50:13 AM

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just to clear up my previous post, if you are headin toward Atlanta on the middle fork road,you will come into a large meadow at barber flats. on the right side of the road between the road and the river, the fire burned that little strip of land. The dump is in that burned area and is very near the road as they just backed their truck up to the edge of the old road and unloaded. If you go up there i think you could pick morels there without a commercial permit as the USFS says that commercial is to the north of the road and that little strip is on the south side. The place is crawling with tree cops so im sure they will check your permit.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 04:05:39 PM

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When I was a younger man I would fish for trout in the beaver dam ponds along Rabbit Cr. It was so heavily brushed that I would wade down from the top and just let my offering float before me. Also there were lots of big trout in the rapids below as you are headed towards Barber Flats. Of course I have not fished that creek for at least 45 years but there are good memories.


User_Name: Mark
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 03:01:34 PM

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Disregard that last message, I found the maps... Now it's time to decide which spot to try over the weekend...


User_Name: Mark
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 02:53:07 PM

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Also, does anyone have a map or link to the commercial/hobbyist picking sites around The Trinities? Thanks again!


User_Name: Mark
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 02:34:15 PM

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Thanks for the heads up, I'll send you a PM in a bit. My first name will be part of the address. I haven't been up to Banks yet this year but I have the word out to some rafting buddies to take a look at it tomorrow for me. With the snow still in the mountains I've been spending all my time in the Owyhees, but it's time to start heading north! I found a mitten full last year up around Warm Lake but I figure there is still another couple weeks before that spot will hit


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 02:25:57 PM

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MiloMorel, just curious about where you are talking about for the junk pile? Email me please? autobodyqueen@yahoo.com Thanks!


User_Name: milomorel
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 01:44:30 PM

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drove down from edna creek to the middle fork where i crossed and went up philer creek. The road is closed due to snow up top but i never got all the way to the snow as was advised by forest service to turn around. The only morels i saw were in the commercial area north of the middle fork. they were just up and not many. The personal pick area up philer creek is not good as we did not see any shrooms morel or otherwise. found an old dump on the middlefork rd around barber flat on the north side of the road. Lots of old junk including an old still that somebody took an axe to. just around the big meadow on the south side of the road if anyone interested in that sort of thing. My daughter found five nice puffballs in that little burn.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: 06:02:46 PM

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000psie, went up later to 109 in El Centro, stayed 107 in Blythe though.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: 04:56:13 PM

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No mushrooms lately down here. 107° in El Centro again, also in Blythe. Been outside sorting mine rocks in the heat, now inside again where it is only 80° with the air conditioning. Whew, wish I could go north for the summer; I may need to hire someone to do my annual assessment up at the gold mine.


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: 01:40:16 PM

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Mark; one more item of value is the stage of flowers at these two different locations. If there are only a few lilac blooms or if the bushes are full of flowers and if there are dying flowers. The same with the poppies, the ones at the lower spot flower first and the ones about 100 yards south of the lilacs flower a week or so later. The stage of flowering tells me what is happening at various higher elevation locations. If the poppies petals have dropped or if there are buds but few flowers etc. With numerous years of morel research in the area i can just about tell where morels will be flushing and which type as well as which roads are snow free from the Banks area flowering stages.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: 01:15:36 PM

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Mark; actually I specifically wish to know if the poppies are blooming along the west side road cut a mile of more below Old Lower Banks, the one where the old road goes around the bank for a couple hundred yards and is used by rafters etc as a pullout/watch point. If you are new to Idaho, Lower Banks was almost wiped out by spring mud slides several years back but the poppies and lilacs will be on the east side just before the slow vehicle pullout and large gravel parking spot where the Banks Chevron & restaurant used to be. Photos sent showing how many poppies and or lilacs in each location will net you valuable natural morel information.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: 12:38:18 PM

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mark, have you been up the highway towards Garden Valley or Banks? I am curious as to if the poppies or lilacs are blooming at lower Banks, if you reply via Email to moreldoctor at yahoo I will share some info with you.


User_Name: mark
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: 11:21:33 AM

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Hello from Boise everyone, any luck yet? I've been sticking close to town and have found a few around the river but it has been sparse. I was wondering if there are any updates since early last week. milomorel, were you able to get up into the Trinities? Anyone been up around McCall? Thanks!


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday, May 13, 2013
Time: 01:25:00 PM

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Lulu; It has been pretty poor pickings and getting worse in my opinion. Lotsa dry runs with few if any edible mushrooms, but there is always the possibility for adventure. Some mountains are almost as high as the Sierras of California or even the true Sierra Nevada Mountains of Southern Spain. Golly I haven't seen those Sierras since back in 1975.


User_Name: Lulu
Date: Monday, May 13, 2013
Time: 09:24:44 AM

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Thanks for the reply Lobo, one day I am gonna get a metal detector. I truly am drawn to treasure hunting and looking for gold, but I find myself not having time between fishing and hiking.... :) My mountains have been dry as well and the hunting has been horribly off this year. I haven't even found enough to save yet. My plans are getting pushed back as well. It looks like I wont get my brother in laws until the first or second week of June. I'm not familiar with North Arizona. Are there any mountain ranges that are high enough to be still producing at that time?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Time: 09:22:25 AM

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Happy Mothers Day Carla & all other mothers...


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013
Time: 04:13:16 PM

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Me also, much more than couple months ago. Did 3 hours today of trash etc. I cannot stand cigarette butts and pick lots of those with my grabber.


User_Name: Carla
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013
Time: 01:10:51 AM

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Now Lobo, no one is going to run circles around you! I cannot walk for 2 hours in the sand yet but by golly I am getting there! As for my health, I am doing so much better! I actually wake up feeling great most days :-)


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Thursday, May 09, 2013
Time: 12:05:15 PM

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Yepper I am getting old, just back from a 2 1/2 hour walk in the Mojave desert, no gold found but did obtain a pack full of trash that isn’t treasure; thought I saw girl with a bunny on a leash.... must have been a little doggie, lal.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Thursday, May 09, 2013
Time: 08:43:31 AM

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seeThe only morels I am really interested in this year are some greys for winter art & eating. As for age, they say that you are only as old as you feel, some days I feel really old. Two different posters recently alluded to me being too old to know what I am doing, one on facebook as a ‘sulfur shelf mushroom” and one as a doofus here; I suspect that they could be one and the same and they each post facts that are not facts. I guess I am forever to be misunderstood, for example; I mentioned that there were Timber Rattle Snakes in Idaho and the doofus posted that there were no timber rattlers in Idaho; therefore I posted facts and experiences. A few of us posted about the fairly nice crop of morels in the Midwest and the same doofus posted the opposite and said it was not true even though people provided links to sites where photographic proof might be viewed. ……………………………. Mad Morel, I have only good thoughts and memories of the exploits of Alice & the rabbit and you my friend. I have not said anything to the contrary and apologize if anything I may have said seemed opposing to that. Perchance you were referring to something someone else had said, then again being as some think that I am in my olden years. The need is upon me to stay at home to write my memoirs and leave all the morels for those who can run circles around me…lol.


User_Name: moralizing on truth
Date: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Time: 12:00:12 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. What may be accepted truth to the masses might also have been warped for presentation by those with hidden agendas. On one hand a morel offer is presented at $12.00 per pound to someone starving for any bone thrown to them and thus it becomes truth. If they were to open their eyes and check other possibilities they might see that the offer is thrown by someone with a history of not giving what was promised and even though the 12 might be promised to be sent following the sale for as much as 10 times more. The 12 will come quickly if the one making the promise has further use for your services. When you are no longer a priority there will be need for you to be patient and get in line behind all the other folks who have had the same types of promises made to them for many years. This same basic scenario is brought to view in politics as well as religion as people are lied to worldwide, why else would people demand the right to skew an election to prevent their own eventual monetary salvation in exchange for temporary handouts or kill their creator and let loose evil amongst themselves.


User_Name: luvbunnies
Date: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Time: 07:35:24 AM

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Mad Morel Hatter, thar no morelz to speak of this here yar so it iz party tym @ the old Ape Cave, cum on up but B.Y.O.B, brun yer own bunny.


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Time: 02:02:23 PM

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Be careful; unless the USFS has cut the road open for spring tree planting I would not hold my breath on it being open. However being as this was not a really heavy snow year we may not need to wait until July for the drifts to melt & mud to dry out on the north aspect. …………………….. ……………………. morels in Kansas a couple of days ago. Photo & quote from Mitch Matt; “….this past weekend! After starting out Saturday looking grim with only 1 lb to show and heading into the 2 o-cl...ock hour, hunting solo I hit a flush in Kansas that really blew me away! I picked the rest of the day until it was too dark to see. I called my brother, Eric, and two other Morel Hunter friends of mine and they came in on Sunday. Together, in 40 man hours we picked 220 lbs of Morels” https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200712252785234&set=o.102847603084621&type=1&theater


User_Name: milomorel
Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Time: 01:34:19 PM

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the snotel marker at the trinity parking area(7000 ft.0 still showing maybe two feet of snow so i think that whole ridge over to dismal swamp probably drifted and impassable in places. I am going to head up the middle fork friday and see if i can get up philer creek road which will access the ridge and probably get up around the lake you talked about. like i said though its probably drifted in spots. Near as i can tell this is about the only place to look for morels unless you have the 300 dollar commercial permit. If the forest service doesnt complete their efforts on road 172 i think the commercial guys will take a bath as their area will be tough to get to.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Time: 12:55:10 PM

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milomorel; I am not sure of the spelling but have you ever read the diary of Jewels DeFoe? There is or used to be a copy at the state historical library that is now located over on the old rock quarry prison historical site. According to it the Spaniards were mining the south fork burned area in the 1700’s which is why so many various place names have Spanish names. The Native Americans at the time would kill them if they came over the mountains into the middle fork drainage; to get around this the Spanish would wait until the locals went to what is now known as the Boise Valley and camp near the hot springs for the cold months, where warm springs avenue area is now. They mined the silver deposits for making their bullets and then went back to the gold side. ............... I guess I ought to make an advisement to all not familiar with the area; much of it is private patented mining property or under current mining claims and one might get into a wee-bit-0-trouble if someone thinks that you may be looking to pick up ANY TYPE OF ROCK, which is not legal on such properties.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Time: 12:24:04 PM

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milomorel; do you know if the route from middle fork open yet or is there still snow drifts on top? Got a favorite fishing lake in the top area where much of the mountains burned a few years back. OJ's would take my fly before I could cast, I began dapping instead. It was a sad year when the lake creek drainage burned also, big cut throats in a lake there also.


User_Name: milomorel
Date: Monday, May 06, 2013
Time: 01:51:40 PM

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I'm new to the site but in response to the fella looking to pick morels in idaho burns, i would wait a bit longer to try the trinity burn. Forest service has closed much of the acess from the featherville area and what is open to personal pick is powder dry. Route 172 out of featherville is the only way that i know to get up on the ridge and it is closed for re seeding efforts. it is supposed to get up to the mid eighties this week only trace of moisture. I am going to try getting into the north side of the fire friday and scout around and if i dont get any, im heading to old tried and true spot around idaho city.


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Time: 10:45:16 PM

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I find it interesting that the plant is of a 'type' from the parsley family yet like other growing things there are subtle differences in various habitats. I have not found the site but there is a map particularly for ‘canbyi’ that shows it only growing in the historically area controlled by the Nez Perce peoples and ‘osha’ growing in the SW US. Another site listed canbyi as being osha as well as Licorice Root which grows in a much wider area. I used to know a mushroom buyer who was buying the root from diggers and they were marketing it under the name “Medicine Roots”, they had a web site about 20 years ago but I cannot find it now. According to some locals they were also growing the best bud in the business.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Time: 09:50:21 PM

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Thanks Lobo for the links etc. Ok looks like it is licorice root,,, Which interestingly enough is very accessible here on the coast.... Who knew... Have not been on the hunt for two years now... life has a way of changing ones plans it would seem. Would love to hit the Yukon just one more time........


User_Name: Golden aged Lobo
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Time: 06:11:06 PM

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I yam gettin old me thunks..... I did not notice that the post got posted and had to rewrite it and now see that I didn't need to rewrite it after all, hee haw.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Time: 06:05:35 PM

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Joe; other more traditional names that I am familiar with are Love Root, Sing Root & Qows Qows. ………. Lulu; we are in Arizona and enjoy Lake Havasu City when possible. I found my first metal detected gold nugget in a wash there several years back. We have a home in Flagstaff and I have done morel research above the rim, it is so very dry this year that it is very doubtful that there are many morels, however I have not been to the rim yet this spring. I hope to get there in a week or so to do some research but the best person I know of to ask would be ‘Wayne in Sedona’ who has been a regular poster on these boards in past years. I have not seen anything from him yet this year however he usually lets us know when he finds his first morels under Sycamore. I have my Email listed on my site which is currently in disarray but you are welcome to contact me; morel doctor dot com


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Time: 05:51:59 PM

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oops, forgot; traditional names included Qows Qows, Love Root &Sing Root. .............. Lulu; I am in Arizona and we have a home in Flagstaff, I found my first 'metal detected' gold nugget several years ago in a Lake Havasu City wash. I might be able to help you a bit, my website currently is in a bit of disarray but you will find my Email listed on the main page. I am about ready to head north for the summer and may be stopping off to do some morel research in the general area you plan to be in. I am afraid though that because it has been so very dry there may not be much. ..........Wayne in Sedona used to post on these boards each spring when he found his first morels in moist areas under Sycamore trees but I have not seen anything from him yet.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Time: 05:32:38 PM

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…………… aphrodisiac; lodes were allegedly traded to old chiefs in areas where it did not grow. ………….. Upper respiratory uses; for asthma, lungs etc. Canbyi is not Osha although they are related, canbyi has been reported in some articles as being more effective and thus was more sought after. I guess it depends upon ones perspective and like morel mushrooms, different folks prefer different strokes. http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LICA2 or osha http://7song.com/files/Ligusticum-Osha-%20with%20a%20focus%20on%20first%20aid%20uses.pdf


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Time: 05:30:32 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: Lulu
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Time: 05:03:22 PM

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Hello everyone!!! I just ran across this page in my research and figured it couldn't hurt to ask for some info. I am a "personal morel" hunter in southern California. What does that mean? I only dream of finding morels in the amount that would let me sell and if I did... I would have a great supply for the year, lol. I've only been hunting for a couple of years and being in so cal limits my hunting ground (most of the prime areas are private property or state parks, its hard to find areas and when you do its a serious hike) Anyways, my husband and I are thinking about taking out his younger brothers for camping and morel hunting in northern arizona (they are in Lake Havasu City) Now, I'm not gonna ask for any locations or burn sites ( but they are welcomed ;) but I need help picking the best week... I'm looking at the last two weeks of may. Would this be a good time for say the mongolian rim? would the last week of may be better then this week or next? If you want some info in return... I can send you to a spot in the sierra nevadas outside of Sacramento that are going off. My so cal info will probably be willed to my kids lol. Seriously though, if you lead me to somewhere that will help me show these boys how fun morel hunting can be I'll give you exact time and locations for some so cal and northern sierra spots that I have hit in. Any tips on campsites up there? Any recommendations? I REALLY appreciate quite campsites, that is always a top priority. Bathrooms and running water are only a second priority. Thanks in advance for any advice Lulu


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Time: 03:49:43 PM

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Posted here as well... just to stay on the up and up....... 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. Also tried googling "sing root" all I get is "root Canals" and square roots.... WTF...?


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Time: 07:34:52 AM

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Steve from Oregon; I used to add cambyi root which is reported to be effective in treating upper respiratory, however I forgot all about it. I only have a little dab of pieces-parts from digging several years ago. A Sioux friend says that they call it "Sing Root" because it helps for getting the desired high notes. I am adding a small bit into my current tea mix to see if my occasional residual cough will go away. I did have a mushroom buyer friend whom I told about it and gave some root to, I also gave-up my favorite patch so that he could dig some himself. He promised that he would dig some for me but like other promises he has made over the years it never came to fruition and apparently he has said things about me to cover his perfidy.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2013
Time: 10:08:25 PM

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Joe; I see it as being kind of like the annual Snow Bird migration from colder climes down to the warmer southern areas. One big indicator for Eastern Oregon is the amount of tent and blue tarp camps up on Emily as well as visible ethnic pickers at the grocery stores, not happening yet at La Grande. …..Steve; way to go, nice mushroom photo batches. ………… Dan Doofus; sorry if it did not say LOBO in the name it wasn’t me. ……….. Eibs; That settles it because I very much dislike math & science I am more into the psychological, human behavioral sciences and research, congratulations on your morel discoveries. I have never been to the Midwest area for foraging but from photos and postings on FB it appears that the good foragers are having a banner year. It is kinda similar to other things in life where those who can ‘do’ & those who ‘can’t’ complain. One of the areas you mentioned has white morels in the lower reaches and canyons, usually about now.


User_Name: Lone Lobo
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2013
Time: 06:39:55 PM

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The first part and much of each year the Matsiman message boards are basically dead and thus some of us regular posters could banter and bounce personal information back & fourth without censor. When the mushroom bill controversy hit the proverbial fan awhile back on the Buyer & Picker Messages board things heated up a bit and flowed into morel season with more than usual talk about morels than I recall previously; {but then as Dan has pointed out, he is just a youngun with no responsibility for what we aged folks who served our country in Vietnam or as support for wars we did not care for have allegedly created}. Yes I am feeling my age but have been willing to share when asked nicely. .......... As for the lower Columbia & basin, just about anyone here who has followed the mushroom trail, {aka mushroom circuit} knows most any area where salable morels ‘come on’ first each spring in the Western States and Canada. Getting us to divulge such information may be a bit like pulling teeth, but then I recall when the Steve you mentioned was first learning or did you happen to read back where he was kind enough to thank others for the help he received. ……… I can recall at least one here a few years back who basically begged for fire morel information by saying that they did not know anything about fire morels and by matsutake season bragged about all the money they had earned from information shared here or in private Email, but they never even bothered to say thank you in public or in private and claimed that they had already known all about fire morels. Yet the one who shared fire morel information they so desperately said that they wanted & needed never made a profit because of plowing any earnings into more research that inevitably gets shared with others who desire such. ………. I find it to be very humorous how sometimes when we help someone learn; {these are often they who never say thank you yet become very critical when the same or similar information is shared with another new person who desires help}, LOL.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Time: 12:29:10 PM

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00ps, forgot to post the punch-line. .......... WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Time: 12:26:17 PM

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Here is a little madness/commentary on intelligence sent via Email from one of my elder brothers for the Mad Morel Board. …….. ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? WITNESS: No. …….. ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure? WITNESS: No. …….. ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing? WITNESS: No. …….. ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? WITNESS: No. …….. ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor? WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. …….. …….. ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?


User_Name: North~Idaho
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Time: 08:46:58 PM

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Hello to all. Went for my first pick today, and I was amazed to find quite a few Morels here in North Idaho. Did so well thought I would finally post on here after following you all for 2 years.....shy


User_Name: Grinder101
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 07:16:48 PM

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Yes in that area of BC. In pine forest around 1000 feet in elevation. But there was only a few so with some rain and warm weather things should be better. Around the middle of May or later things should be better judging the weather forecasts.


User_Name: Jonnytutu
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 06:24:11 PM

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Hey, thanks for the responses. I appreciate it. grinder...when you say the interior do you mean bc? kelowna/kamloops county? if so that's good, i shouldn't be too far behind. what type of ground did you seen them in? If i am allowed to ask.....


User_Name: grinder101
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 02:58:01 PM

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Found a few black morels yesterday in the interior. Need some warmer nighttime temperatures and more precipitation before it will be any good for fire morels. Naturals will be out though.


User_Name: Lone Lobo
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 07:35:37 AM

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I have seen only one report from BC and that was of a morel found in Hazleton if memory serves me correctly, about one week back.


User_Name: Jonnytutu
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 09:40:57 PM

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Hey, i'm in the west kootenays in bc. Anyone finding morels around this neck of the woods yet? i'm new to morels but pretty keen. not sure if i'm really jumping the gun or not.....


User_Name: Neil
Date: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Time: 08:06:56 AM

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Just got fresh snow in the Yukon so may not be a good idea to head that way for morels just yet.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Time: 06:30:46 PM

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Qc-picker; March may be just a tad bit early for morels in the Yukon, or were you just preparing for the summer march. If you are after fire morels then I suspect that it is predominately too soon even for lower interior B C, April or May is a more likely month for early fire morels depending upon the weather, however there are others more familiar with that ground than I am. Just wouldn't want someone out in the snow sitting by a campfire while waiting for spring thaw.


User_Name: Qc-picker
Date: Friday, March 29, 2013
Time: 09:40:08 PM

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Hi everyone i'm a wanna be survivalist from Quebec ! i've read 10 books on suvival technique , im geared up and going in yukon on march for the morel , i really could use some advice on where to get topo maps , i'm thinking about walking maybe 20 km and to establish a basement near a fire close to the border near watson lake


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Friday, March 29, 2013
Time: 06:35:48 PM

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Found a few nice clusters of oysters AND verpas!!!! Oh yeah and cup fungi. Looks like morel season is approaching at least for the valley.


User_Name: TruffleDog
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time: 10:14:43 PM

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You might try Chris Matherly of the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club I hear that he does Yukon Forays. LOL! If you want to learn from someone that really knows the Yukon, Gerry Landry would be a great place to start. My friend, Jennifer, met him several years ago and speaks highly of him. Read below for the rest of the story.


User_Name: Ember Erebus
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Time: 11:06:06 AM

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Hello I'm an amateur mycologyist and print maker creating a pop up book about mushrooms and their relationships with man and all life on earth. I live in Montreal and am planning an expedition across Canada to study wild mushrooms starting with morel season in the Yukon. I am a very experienced forager and and am looking for information about picking morels in the Yukon. I'd love to make connect with some one else who is planning to do it seriously this spring, or some one who has done it before and/or a distributor/buyer. www.Alexis Williams.net


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Time: 07:48:34 AM

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August, I see that you have been posting on Facebook and thus have gained computer access much quicker than you previously projected. Please give us an update on your situation.


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 10:14:42 AM

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August; best wishes from our home to you and lotsa luck in all your endeavors.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
Time: 04:13:45 AM

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Going off line tell some time in June our tell the season is over from this coming fall. I may post now and then just to say Hi. Buckets to you all. A"


User_Name: mntnmmamrls
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Time: 06:55:06 PM

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im near the kootenai ntl forest nwst mt. Doing fires all summer get in touch if you want to pick/


User_Name: Amelia13
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Time: 12:25:01 AM

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Hey Dano! It's Amy from hope. You out there? I'm living in the kootenays right now and hoping to get out and do the fire morels this spring. U getting out this year?:)


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Time: 06:18:52 AM

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Augustmoon1788@hotmail.com


User_Name: Madmorel
Date: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Time: 06:15:48 AM

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E-mail address is Augustmoon1788@hotmail.com and yes I do on facebook and August Steinborn sr our augustmoon1788............ I have been place some e-mail's out to three buyer's but have not heard back from due to time of season. I well update info as it come's in. A"


User_Name: mntnmmamrls
Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Time: 12:59:49 PM

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We dont do the big fires the buyers and migrant workers hit, but yes what is your email i will contact you i would appreciate that.


User_Name: mntnmmamrrls
Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Time: 12:54:44 PM

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OK sounds good do you have Facebook? mad morel? the buyers stick to the biggest burns and i do not, i like to have an area for just our group,contact buyers that would be nice talk to u soon


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