Late Season, Columbia Gorge Mushroom Forage (Nov 6) with Krista Cushman
Teacher: Krista Cushman
Fall is the ideal season for beginning foragers to learn the basic skills of mushroom ID, safety and forest ecology, while experienced foragers can delight in the new surprises the forest offers season after season. Join outdoor enthusiast and Gorge local, Krista Cushman on an exploration of the magic and mystery fall fungi have to offer. This class may find a range of edible mushrooms such as the golden chanterelle, white chanterelle, bear’s head, porcini, lobsters and potentially matsutake! The matsutake offers a more advanced experience foraging and has an allure unlike any other mushroom: its scent is intoxicating and its culinary (and monetary) value is renowned the world over. While we can never guarantee that students will leave with full baskets of edible mushrooms, we can promise you a day full of helpful information, ID tips and tricks, and fresh mountain air! Krista participated in WildCraft’s 2019 Mycology Teacher Training, guided by Rachel Zoller of Yellow Elanor. This forage will be held near the town of Trout Lake, WA. An exact meeting location will be provided 5 days prior to the forage date.
This workshop is open to all adults 16 yrs & over, who are prepared to hike all day (rain or shine) on uneven terrain, off-trail. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. Please leave dogs at home. Listed class locations are approximate and are subject to change depending on weather conditions and other seasonal factors. A packing list and exact location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.
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