Attempt number 3 to find our old mushroom picking grounds..
We take 101 north past..
Our attempt failed….for some reason, we just cannot find the road we are looking for. Its somewhere back amongst the dirt roads we traveled today, but maybe not labeled as it was four years ago..
We did pick mushrooms in the area..
We had a frost and the Chanterelle were all frozen.
I have never picked frozen Chanterelles before so we don't know how they will cook up. I may just end up drying them.
We left the dirt roads and headed to another area closer to the coast to look for Hedgehog mushrooms.
We hiked up to a ridge looking for hedgehogs on the way..
We found about a half dozen…and a few Chanterelle.
The mushrooms in this area were not frozen. It its closer to the coast and a bit warmer.
It was getting late and Jeff wanted to get home to wash the frozen mushrooms we picked earlier in the day.
So we bushwhacked down to meet the main path.
Cauliflower Mushroom~Sparassis radicata
His first find of this species..
Back to coastal route 101
Another great day of mushrooming!
Cauliflower cut and cleaned..