ALWAYS the first weekend in November- Brookings, Oregon!

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Mushroom ID Hikes During the Festival

What You Can Expect When You Sign Up For An ID Hike:

Regional experts, along with knowledgeable members of the Wild Rivers Mushroom Club, will be leading mushroom ID hikes both days. 


There are currently seven hikes scheduled, but groups will be kept small so that everyone will have a chance to learn, and a small fee will be charged for each hike. Time frames will vary, with most hikes lasting about 1 to 1-2 hours.


The hikes will highlight different habitat here on the coast, including a dunes hike, a forest hike, an "urban" hike, a coastal hike, and more.  When you sign up for a hike, you will get directions to the location and/or will meet at the festival in order to carpool to the site. Club members will be on hand to help get you situated!


One should dress for the weather; the coast is often drizzly or rainy in November. Wear sturdy, water-resistant shoes, and anticipate getting wet.

Tickets for the Hikes can only be purchased at the festival...

...so, if you're hoping to go on a hike, be sure to get signed up at the door before you do anything else!* 


The cost for each hike will vary, with prices ranging from $5 to $10 each, depending on who's leading the hike and how long it will be.


For more information, please reach out using our contact form (at the bottom of the main page).


*Special Note: if you want to join the 10:00 am Sunday Tolowa Dunes hike, be sure to sign up at the festival ON SATURDAY. However, if you want to go on the second Tolowa Dunes hike at 11:30 am, you'll have time to sign up at the festival on Sunday morning.

Hikes on Saturday

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Led by Mike Potts, fungi enthusiast and photographer from the Illinois Valley


Meet at the Chetco Activity Center (550 Chetco Lane) - downstairs in the lounge area - at 10:45. The group will leave promptly at 11:00 and will carpool to the location. 


GROUP LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE

11:15 am - 1:15 pm

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Led by Wild Rivers Mushroom Club members Yerma and Terry

 

Meet at the Chetco Activity Center (550 Chetco Lane) - downstairs in the lounge area - at 11:00. The group will leave promptly at 11:15 and will carpool to the location. 


GROUP LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Led by Micha Gross, permaculturist and owner of Myrtle Glen Farm

 

Meet at the Chetco Activity Center (550 Chetco Lane) - downstairs in the lounge area - at 12:15. The group will leave promptly at 12:30 and will carpool to the location. 


GROUP LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE

Hikes on Sunday

First hike: 10:00 am Second hike 11:30am

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Two hikes led by Anna Moore, amateur mycologist, specializing in mushrooms of the dunes

 

Each hike starts at the Information Center at Tolowa Dunes State Park (Crescent City, CA - maps will be available at the festival). The first group will meet at 10:00 am. The second group will meet at 11:30 am. Each group will hike an approximately one-mile loop, returning to the parking area within about one hour. 


GROUP LIMITS: 15 PEOPLE EACH

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Led by Noah Siegel, mycologist; author of "Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast"


Meet at the Chetco Activity Center (550 Chetco Lane) - downstairs in the lounge area - at 10:45. The group will leave promptly at 11:00 and will carpool to the location. 


GROUP LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Led by Mike Potts, fungi enthusiast and photographer from the Illinois Valley

 

Meet at the Chetco Activity Center (550 Chetco Lane) - downstairs in the lounge area - at 11:45. The group will leave promptly at 12:00 and will carpool to the location. 


GROUP LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE