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 eight hikes scheduled, and groups will be kept small so that everyone will have a chance to learn. Each person going on a hike will be asked to sign a liability waiver.


One should dress for the weather - the coast is often drizzly or rainy in November. Anticipate getting wet: wear sturdy, water-resistant shoes, bring rain gear, perhaps dress in layers.


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!


Please note: We are offering these hikes for the purpose of identifying the diversity of fungi in our region. We cannot allow any HARVESTING during these hikes. Some of the hikes are being held on land where harvesting is forbidden, and/or where a permit is needed. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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!* 


Each hike will cost $5, and most will take a total of 2 hours, including drive time to and from the hike location.


All other information, including the locations of each hike, will be available at the festival.


*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 12:30 pm, you'll have time to sign up on Sunday morning.

Hikes on Saturday

10:15 am - 12:15 pm

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


Meet at the Chetco Activity Center (550 Chetco Lane) - downstairs in the lounge area - at 10:15. The group will leave promptly at 10:30 and will carpool to the location. 


GROUP LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Led by Wild Rivers Mushroom Club members Terry and Scott

 

Meet at the Chetco Activity Center (550 Chetco Lane) - downstairs in the lounge area - at 10:30. The group will leave promptly at 10:45 and will carpool to the location. 


GROUP LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE

11:15 am - 1:45 pm

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Led by Jon Sommer, visiting mycologist from Colorado Mycological Society


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 10 PEOPLE

12:15 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 10 PEOPLE

Hikes on Sunday

10:00-11:30AM - First hike 12:30-2:00PM Second hike

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

 

Each group meets at the Lake Earl Wildlife Information Center  in 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 12:30 pm. Each group will hike approximately one mile. Plan on each hike taking approximately 1-1/2 hours, including our shuttle to the start of each one.


GROUP LIMITS: 15 PEOPLE EACH

10:00 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 11:00. The group will leave promptly at 11:15 and will carpool to the location. 


GROUP LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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 Led by Jon Sommer, visiting mycologist from Colorado Mycological Society


Meet at the Chetco Activity Center (550 Chetco Lane) - downstairs in the lounge area - at 11:30. The group will leave promptly at 11:45 and will carpool to the location.


GROUP LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

 

Meet at the Chetco Activity Center (550 Chetco Lane) - downstairs in the lounge area - at 12:30. The group will leave promptly at 12:45 and will carpool to the location. 


GROUP LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE