Mushroom Hunting off Mountain Loop

As requested, we are going to do another mushroom hunt past granite falls, mount baker and mountain loop area. We saw out there oyster mushrooms and corals mainly. There may be lions mane, chanterelles, chicken of the woods, cauliflower, and other stuff but it's all up to mother nature and what we fall upon.
We will meet at the Snohomish Park and Ride and we can all carpool up there. It is a long drive from Snohomish to the area where we will be going. So if you carpool sharing the gas money might be helpful.

Things to bring:
Real Compass
Clothing for wet environment
Hiking Boots or waterproof footwear
Basket or Plastic bags to store mushrooms
Gloves
Razor or knife
Brush
Whistle
*Bright neon clothing
Books for identification

We plan to bring a few bags (one for confirmed edible, and others to take back and try to identify if we are unsure).

This area is deep woods, so there are no trails. You will have to climb, duck, and slide down things. There are bears and hunters. So go at your own risk. Staying in a group is a must! Tough hiking but a ton of fun and just great to be out in nature! Looks like good weather is coming up.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Rali, Joe and I had a great time! We researched the chicken of the woods and came to the same conclusion as you, so we tossed ours. We enjoyed the oysters and few chantrelles we found (we also picked up a few fake chantrelles but noticed this on closer inspection!). Let us know if you head out that way again, we enjoyed riding out there with you, Diego, and Sierra (we hope to have a daughter as bright and good natured as Sierra some day!). Enjoyed meeting the others as well, hope everyone enjoys there tasty fungi!

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Rali

    Hey group so that one mushroom we found that l thought was chicken of the woods may not be that....it looks like it except the color... Should be more yellow. So I'm not gonna eat mine. It does have a look alike which is more orange-kinda like we found. Let me know if you have yours identified!

    October 19, 2013

  • Audra

    So sad have to cancel due to distance and cell phone reception for on call for a birth. Next time!?

    October 19, 2013

  • Reama

    My husband still doesn't feel up to the hiking with his broken collar bone. If anyone has enough, I might buy some off you. :) Happy hunting!

    October 19, 2013

  • Audra

    Rali do you know how many miles (hours) are we away from seattle due to being on call.

    October 18, 2013

  • Audra

    Does anyone who went last time know if their cell phones worked on the mushroom hunt? I have sprint and I have a doula client due any moment. It would be bad if I was out of range for more than an hour or two. I will drive and offer to carpool 3 adults but know if I had to split you would either go with me or squeeze in with another driver.
    Audra[masked]

    October 18, 2013

    • Reama

      I didn't go but my cell is:[masked]

      October 18, 2013

  • Scarlet

    something came up and I will not make the event. Next time. Happy Hunting!

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, do I need a permit/licence?

    October 13, 2013

    • Rali

      I am not sure. I read that if you pick for your own use and not commercial use (resale) you don't need one but don't take my word on that...

      October 13, 2013

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