Mushroom Discussion Board
Register  |   |   |  Calendar  |  New Posts  | Chat
 
 
 


Reply
 
Author Comment
 
andrewm57

Registered: Jan 28, 2010
Posts: 6
Reply with quote  #1 
Hi!

Been a mushroom hunter for 20 years, first in OR, now near Seattle WA. Board member, newsletter editor, webmaster & chef for our mycological society.

Morels: every spring up in the Cascades with our club, and I've been learning how to access state fire data, convert the GIS to Google Earth data, and hunt local burns. Some success, but not as much as the natural production up in the mountains. Still, an interesting alternative, and exploration happens at home

See also my post in the recipes forum for a new site I've created for mushroom recipes.

__________________
http://www.wildmushroomrecipes.org/
burtonridr

Registered: May 22, 2009
Posts: 13
Reply with quote  #2 
Where is the fire data posted?
aliceland

Registered: March 22, 2010
Posts: 1
Reply with quote  #3 

I found the burn from 1908 an plan on taking people to teach them all about fire morels but we must get there before the wabbit our they well be all gone. I would hope you all would fallow me to the land of fire and Morels with Chris and me and hope the wabbit is last to get there.see you there Aliceof Wouldland

andrewm57

Registered: Jan 28, 2010
Posts: 6
Reply with quote  #4 
I'd prefer not to give it out. But it is publicly available data from WA DNR. It also takes several specialized data tools to get it from their GIS format into something I can use.

__________________
http://www.wildmushroomrecipes.org/
burtonridr

Registered: May 22, 2009
Posts: 13
Reply with quote  #5 
Understandable, Could you send me an email?

I went up north of spokane this last weekend and located 3 really good spots to check back on in a few weeks. One 2nd year burn site, and two recently logged areas
andrewm57

Registered: Jan 28, 2010
Posts: 6
Reply with quote  #6 
Here's an example of the output from the data, for 2007 fires greater than 40 acres.

http://bit.ly/9BJM59

This level of detail is why I won't release it, so *please* stop asking for it!


__________________
http://www.wildmushroomrecipes.org/
HJG0989

Registered: April 12, 2009
Posts: 12
Reply with quote  #7 
Hi Andrew,

I'm from Michigan but now live in Oregon.  I have not been able to find good areas to morel hunt around here (not burn sites, just regular hunting).  I've heard Sauvie Island is a good place to hunt so I will try that soon.

Can you give me any tips as to where to look in the greater Portland area (any place within a couple of hour drive).

TIA,

-helen
andrewm57

Registered: Jan 28, 2010
Posts: 6
Reply with quote  #8 
I have heard about Sauvie Island and other places on the Columbia for verpas and maybe morels, and it's probably now or even late. I've also heard that around Sisters is good for true morels. The only experience I've had directly is near Crater Lake, and that was over 20 years ago and pretty fuzzy. In general anywhere in the Cascades from 3-6K' with the appropriate habitat has possibilities. I'd suggest joining OMS - http://www.wildmushrooms.org/ - to go on their forays.

__________________
http://www.wildmushroomrecipes.org/
HJG0989

Registered: April 12, 2009
Posts: 12
Reply with quote  #9 

Thank you, Andrew.  I will check out the link you provided.

Pickinpox

Registered: April 7, 2010
Posts: 15
Reply with quote  #10 
thanx Andrew,appreciate the info I have a few other sites that show the burn perimeter also was curious if this one did too!Happy hunting
fredrocks

Registered: April 17, 2010
Posts: 1
Reply with quote  #11 
I know of a location that had a large burn last month... how long should I expect to wait before I ck for morels at this site? we have at least two weeks before season begins here...thanks,Dan
Pickinpox

Registered: April 7, 2010
Posts: 15
Reply with quote  #12 
I've heard its best almost a year before so the sclerotia have time to form
August

Registered: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 33
Reply with quote  #13 
Hi all, I am the Mad Morel or A" or Lostmore or Just August. I have been around to all of the places you all have talk about and if you want to know more just ask me. I am also a Guard for this site when Chris comes out this way in the Northwest and I live in eastern Washington in the town of Yakima. You can e-mail me at anytime are go to my web page, All you need is to type it in ( Madmorel Bull Board, it also is matsiman.com  A place to just shoot the bull and talk about what is in the news and have coffee with Alice and the Wabbit and friends I would like for you to look into one of Chris's Mushroom Foray's, I also well be Teaching people on how to find and when to look and what to look for from spring to the end of fall. I have been hunting shrooms for many years, some where around 34years are so. As of today there have been reports of some find's around here and there and I well be out this Sunday and report onto my friend's when I return sunday evening.I may also be called at for info.  my #509-469-8946.        Thank you for your time A"

__________________
Where would Alice be;if not for people like Chris
Knocking her up and the Poor wabbit die's.
bjhammond

Registered: April 29, 2010
Posts: 6
Reply with quote  #14 
been patchen out ok for this early. just morels though. foud some yesterday and fevers on, but its snowing this morning. think im a guna skip it today.
__________________
josh hammond
reelwmn

Registered: April 26, 2010
Posts: 4
Reply with quote  #15 
I went to Cle Elum last weekend.I searched at 2500-3500ft and no luck.This is my first year looking for morel's.Earlier this year I went on an "ethnobotic" morel hunting trip down the Skagit.We found lot's of what I now know are Verpa's.I was told they were fine to eat and had actually had them in cr. of mushroom titled "morel mushroom soup"at a local restaurant (it was very good).But I want true morels,so after looking high for them I spoke to several locals in Cle Elum I was told  black morels grow right next to  Verpa's so I tried by the river and found lot's of Verpa's and 3 black morels.There just has to be a better way!Locals in Cle Elum,or atleast the ones I spoke with all were fine with the Verpa's.Help!I would really like some input on where or what type of enviroment I should look in. I'm quite tired of the standard answer of "look for a burn" ok ok ok!But I'm fresh out of fires this year so what next?I've got Chantrelle's down and would be happy to trade info on that! Thanks Anyone!
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Powered by Website Toolbox - Create a Website Forum Hosting, Guestbook Hosting, or Website Chat Room for your website.