Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Shaggy Mane Mushrooms in the Mountains

My brother and I had a chance to get out to the mountains for the night last weekend.

We hunted small game with our homemade bows and arrows, shot Justin's new black-powder rifle, dropped a couple of crawdad traps, and even did a bit of trout fishing.

We got some good shots at squirrels, but no success with small game. Regardless, it was sure fun to stalk through the woods with our longbows again!
While hunting we came across some of the first of the season's fungi!

Some of the shaggy manes were simply massive (see me for scale)!

That night we cooked up some sausages and sautéed mushrooms...they were incredible!

The night sky lit up with shooting stars, some flying two at a time!
The next morning we made a batch of canoe-paddle pancakes and pulled the crawdad traps which were loaded with swamp lobsters!

The rains came as we headed back off the mountain showing potential for another early season mushroom hunt soon!

Keep the old ways alive!


  1. What part of California are you in?

  2. I'm in Davis. This was up in the National Forest near Tahoe.