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Morels
« on: March 25, 2021, 07:27:17 AM »
I know we are a bit early, any luck out there yet?

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Re: Morels
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 07:57:04 AM »
Just verpa along the river in the cottonwoods. No, they're not toxic. Morels will probably start showing in late April - we've had a cold start to the spring. If we have a week of sunny warm weather before them, that can make them pop.
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Re: Morels
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 08:12:04 AM »
Where I'm at it's gonna be mid may when they come out in big numbers but some will be around in April. I know a guy who finds em right around now in the cottonwoods in the river bottoms at low elevation.

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Re: Morels
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 08:14:06 AM »
Needs to warm up, atleast here on the east side. I always start my search after the area has reached 65 degrees with lows above freezing for 3 consecutive days.
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Re: Morels
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2021, 10:35:44 AM »
Needs to warm up, atleast here on the east side. I always start my search after the area has reached 65 degrees with lows above freezing for 3 consecutive days.

That's how I was instructed when I got into morels. I think I was told need about a week where its at 60 or above with no freezing at night. I always go out late April or early May and find a few in the 5000 ft range, then a few weeks later it explodes. One day last year, I filled several paper lunch sacks in about an hour not more than 200 feet from a FS road. It was so cool to come into a little open area and see them all over the place.

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Re: Morels
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2021, 10:42:31 AM »
My son and i have been been picking verpa for a couple weeks now.

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Re: Morels
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2021, 03:46:26 PM »
Is there a certain elevation that they grow in?? Iíve looked quite a bit (cottonwood near rivers) and Iíve never found one... for verpas!

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Re: Morels
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2021, 04:02:31 PM »
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol? 

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Re: Morels
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2021, 04:47:47 PM »
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol?

It depends how much you drink! 😂

Seriously, when you start eating any mushrooms at the start of the season, take it slow, eat fewer to start. Morels, verpa, boletes, chanterelles, any of them. Drinking heavily will hasten your reaction to over-consumption.
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Re: Morels
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2021, 04:55:37 PM »
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol?

It depends how much you drink! 😂

Seriously, when you start eating any mushrooms at the start of the season, take it slow, eat fewer to start. Morels, verpa, boletes, chanterelles, any of them. Drinking heavily will hasten your reaction to over-consumption.
I believe theyíre a little hard on the liver even without alcohol is what Iíve read.
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Re: Morels
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2021, 05:07:37 PM »
Found some in my secret spot in Tacoma. Very small, maybe an inch.

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Re: Morels
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2021, 06:49:06 PM »
I had 25 degrees last night.   Thatís downtown Wenas.  Not likely too many, besides dry as hell

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Re: Morels
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2021, 10:29:13 PM »
Found some in my secret spot in Tacoma. Very small, maybe an inch.


Curious is this around cottonwoods?? What other habitat do they grow in on the wet side??

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Re: Morels
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2021, 10:56:23 PM »
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol?

It depends how much you drink! 😂

Seriously, when you start eating any mushrooms at the start of the season, take it slow, eat fewer to start. Morels, verpa, boletes, chanterelles, any of them. Drinking heavily will hasten your reaction to over-consumption.
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Re: Morels
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2021, 09:45:50 AM »
I think I asked this on another morel thread last year but does anyone get sick if they eat morels while drinking alcohol?

It depends how much you drink! 😂

Seriously, when you start eating any mushrooms at the start of the season, take it slow, eat fewer to start. Morels, verpa, boletes, chanterelles, any of them. Drinking heavily will hasten your reaction to over-consumption.

Thanks Pman I overdid it for sure. Not so much on the beer, but the mushrooms. First big hall last year fried up and ate at least two plates worth, probably more.

 


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