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Echo Summit Mushroom Foray

***Posted for for Informational Purposes Only - RSVPing here does not reserve your spot - Open to Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz members only - Please use comments section for arranging car pools***

It looks like from the description that non-FFSC members can go but I don't know how you sign up:

Join FFSC the Annual Echo Summit Foray at California Alpine Club’s Echo Summit Lodge, overlooking the Tahoe Basin. It’s not large, but it has a lot of character!

Dues-paying FFSC members get first chance at the limited space so make sure you reserve your space in advance. Friends wishing to attend might consider becoming a member for the cost difference!

If thunderstorms cooperate we will find boletes and Leccinum in the Tahoe Basin and Carson Pass area. Regardless of the number of mushrooms found, we always have a wonderful time.

Food is provided from Friday supper through Sunday lunch. THE LODGE: Formerly a road house at the summit of the old route 50, Echo Summit Lodge is on National Forest land and leased to the California Alpine Club (CAC) as a membership club. To keep its lease, all who use the Lodge must be members or associate members. Two CAC members who are also FFSC members have been trained to host “private parties;” other attendees must pay CAC associate membership fees. The Lodge has terrific views of Lake Tahoe, a commercial kitchen, 9 private rooms plus dorms for women and men with 10 beds each, to accommodate 38. You are also welcome to stay off site and join us for any and all meals.

FOOD: Will be a cooperative effort of those attending. Several individuals will plan out the meals, which will be cooked with group assistance. Attendees must also volunteer for dishwashing and cleanup before departure. If you have major food restrictions, please notify Phyllis when you reserve your space.

COSTS: Rates include meals and CAC fees. Rates vary depending on your FFSC and CAC membership status. Let the registrar know if you are a member of the CAC. RATES FFSC, not CAC FFSC & CAC not FFSC, not CAC (after Aug 15) * Private Room: $95/adult $85/adult $115/adult Dorm Room: $83/adult $73/adult $103/adult CHILDREN: $35/child under 13 in room with a parent CAMPERS: costs as for dorm residents; includes parking space and meals * Non-FFSC members can register after Aug 15: to save money, join FFSC and register early. Costs for off-site folks for one or more meals: Friday dinner, $8.50; Saturday dinner, $12.50; Breakfasts, $3.50 each; 1 lunch, $5.00

REGISTRATION: You must be a FFSC member or guest of member to attend.

You must join FFSC if you have not already and sign up for the foray through them:

They will not let you attend otherwise!

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  • L-Z

    I cant go due to work. Good luck! Post pictures. Mushroom season should be here soon when rain comes. We should have our own foreys.

    September 12, 2013

    • Anna S

      I agree, we'll schedule some forays.

      September 15, 2013

    • L-Z

      I went hiking today and it was raining. Looks like shrooms will pop up in a few days. If anyone is interested in walking around looking for them, let me know.

      September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun meeting a great bunch of people. It didn't rain much weeks before so mushrooms were few but we manged to find more than half a dozen Boletus Edulis. Great trip and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

    September 15, 2013

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  • Anna S
    "Do it all!", Organizer,
    Event Host
  • A former member

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