The fungus fad

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The fungus fad

Mushroom hunting has become somewhat of a sport in southwest Colorado. A popular sport. We know a number of friends who spend hours looking for those somewhat soggy, slimy wild fungi pushing out of the ground. Telluride and Durango Mountain Resort both have their own mushroom festivals. And, just a few weeks ago we passed three hunters on a trail with huge smiles and blue plastic shopping bags full of chanterelles. As for Suzy and I, we prefer to hunt for mushrooms the same way we hunt for elk, with a camera.

These pictures were taken in August on some trails by the Rio Grande Reservoir, near Creede, CO. I’m told that their are two edibles in the group. As for which ones, your guess is as good as mine.

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I'm currently the Interim Director of Web Services at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. I enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, gardening, reading and more.