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Re: Morels
« Reply #150 on: May 10, 2022, 04:55:42 PM »
Found several at about 2500 feet Saturday but my hot spots at 5000-5600 feet were still partially snow covered! Couldn't believe it. Some other areas I know off of 410 looked great but the ground was very wet so not a whole lot out yet at least in my spots.
 

We have a bear bait that is also a hot spot for morels thats still partially snow covered. Found about a dozen sunday  :tup: 

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Re: Morels
« Reply #151 on: May 10, 2022, 05:41:57 PM »
Found several at about 2500 feet Saturday but my hot spots at 5000-5600 feet were still partially snow covered! Couldn't believe it. Some other areas I know off of 410 looked great but the ground was very wet so not a whole lot out yet at least in my spots.
 

We have a bear bait that is also a hot spot for morels thats still partially snow covered. Found about a dozen sunday  :tup:

You found them next to the snow? I always thought it was too wet in those conditions. I'm no expert but I have gotten lucky with the morels a time or two!

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Re: Morels
« Reply #152 on: May 10, 2022, 05:50:41 PM »
Found several at about 2500 feet Saturday but my hot spots at 5000-5600 feet were still partially snow covered! Couldn't believe it. Some other areas I know off of 410 looked great but the ground was very wet so not a whole lot out yet at least in my spots.
 

We have a bear bait that is also a hot spot for morels thats still partially snow covered. Found about a dozen sunday  :tup:

You found them next to the snow? I always thought it was too wet in those conditions. I'm no expert but I have gotten lucky with the morels a time or two!

On the trail going in we found a group of really fresh ones, and yes there were still a few patches of snow around. I used my tracked utv to get up to the trail as there was still ALOT of snow on the shaded corners etc.   

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Re: Morels
« Reply #153 on: May 10, 2022, 06:33:07 PM »
Went and got 7 lbs tonight. Going to get more here in a few days once they really pop up.

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Re: Morels
« Reply #154 on: May 10, 2022, 10:31:42 PM »
I picked about 200 in about 2 hours in Okanogan County Saturday. They were mostly very small though, about an inch high on average.  They were very fresh, possibly popped up that day after rain on Friday. Elevation was 2200-2300 feet, w/ the larger ones being at the lower end.

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Re: Morels
« Reply #155 on: May 22, 2022, 08:39:50 PM »
The wife (pictured) and I picked quite a few at ~3800’ in the Blues this weekend.


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Re: Morels
« Reply #156 on: May 23, 2022, 08:05:32 AM »
That's a good score!!

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Re: Morels
« Reply #157 on: May 23, 2022, 08:15:49 AM »
Son found this one here in Kirkland yesterday while playing with his friends.

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Re: Morels
« Reply #158 on: May 23, 2022, 08:59:29 AM »
They're coming up at 1500' just across the river. The thimble caps are pretty much done but there are blonds in the cottonwoods.
How many years have you been picking and where did you learn so much? It seems you are one of  the forum experts thought, I was ahead of the curve and have been out looking but nothing so far  :dunno:
I started foraging around 1990. I learned how to pick matsutake and morels from a friend in the food business while I was selling for Food Services of America. In 2002, I met a Cherokee named Running Squirrel (Earl Aherns/pictured) who'd moved as an infant with his father out to Yakima from the East. When I knew him, he lived in Washougal and was a supplier for an exotic foods company I worked for that shipped wild mushrooms, truffles, weird oils and vinegars, etc., to top chefs all over the country. I went with him on foraging excursions frequently, probably at least 20 weekends a year. He wasn't big on morels but in the Spring, we would forage wild greens and flowers - stinging nettle, mustard flowers and greens, wood violets, miner's lettuce, lemon balm, wood sorrel, wild roses, devil's club shoots, fireweed, and more. Out of these things he made a salad which has been featured in the NYT and the LA Times and was a favorite of these top chefs. We'd start picking porcini in May, lobsters in July, chanterelles in August, and about 8-10 other varieties during the fall.

Earl lived a meager life in an old single-wide with a rotten floor. He ate wild food and canned beans and had about 6 cats to keep the rats down. He'd pick in the rain, heat - didn't matter. I got him a rain suit that he wore for years until it tattered. When he died from lung cancer and a host of other ailments, his POS child molester son didn't let me know even though he knew we were close. I learned a few months later from one of Earl's old girlfriends who's a good friend to this day. I learned most of what I know about foraging from Running Squirrel and am forever grateful.

That was neat to read. He sounds like a very interesting man and a fine teacher. 

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Re: Morels
« Reply #159 on: May 23, 2022, 10:20:43 AM »
They're coming up at 1500' just across the river. The thimble caps are pretty much done but there are blonds in the cottonwoods.
How many years have you been picking and where did you learn so much? It seems you are one of  the forum experts thought, I was ahead of the curve and have been out looking but nothing so far  :dunno:
I started foraging around 1990. I learned how to pick matsutake and morels from a friend in the food business while I was selling for Food Services of America. In 2002, I met a Cherokee named Running Squirrel (Earl Aherns/pictured) who'd moved as an infant with his father out to Yakima from the East. When I knew him, he lived in Washougal and was a supplier for an exotic foods company I worked for that shipped wild mushrooms, truffles, weird oils and vinegars, etc., to top chefs all over the country. I went with him on foraging excursions frequently, probably at least 20 weekends a year. He wasn't big on morels but in the Spring, we would forage wild greens and flowers - stinging nettle, mustard flowers and greens, wood violets, miner's lettuce, lemon balm, wood sorrel, wild roses, devil's club shoots, fireweed, and more. Out of these things he made a salad which has been featured in the NYT and the LA Times and was a favorite of these top chefs. We'd start picking porcini in May, lobsters in July, chanterelles in August, and about 8-10 other varieties during the fall.

Earl lived a meager life in an old single-wide with a rotten floor. He ate wild food and canned beans and had about 6 cats to keep the rats down. He'd pick in the rain, heat - didn't matter. I got him a rain suit that he wore for years until it tattered. When he died from lung cancer and a host of other ailments, his POS child molester son didn't let me know even though he knew we were close. I learned a few months later from one of Earl's old girlfriends who's a good friend to this day. I learned most of what I know about foraging from Running Squirrel and am forever grateful.

That was neat to read. He sounds like a very interesting man and a fine teacher.

He was. I miss foraging with him.
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Re: Morels
« Reply #160 on: May 23, 2022, 10:36:13 AM »
wow, some fried morels would be awesome, photos are making me want to get out looking  :chuckle:
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Re: Morels
« Reply #161 on: May 23, 2022, 12:15:02 PM »
Morels have been eluding me, I went out after morels and came back with 4 big moose sheds on a single trip...a fair trade to be sure, but I still want a pile of morels  :chuckle:


I want to freeze dry a bunch and powder it, mix with other stuff for a sprinkle on steak rub

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Re: Morels
« Reply #162 on: June 02, 2022, 07:14:52 AM »
Picture 1 is a group of morels. Picture 2 is same morels 7 days later. They do not grow as fast as most think.
Pretty interesting
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Re: Morels
« Reply #163 on: June 02, 2022, 07:18:41 AM »
Just starting to get good in my areas.
Seems that elevation is only relevant to air temp this year. Down low in valley bottoms its cold so shrooms have been small, get up higher and they have been better sized.
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Re: Morels
« Reply #164 on: June 02, 2022, 07:28:49 AM »
I have been out hunting maybe 6 times now, still have yet to find a single one  :dunno: found some fiddle head ferns and horse tail so I wasn't empty handed but nother near as tasty as a morel

 


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