Wild Mushroom Adventures
Join us on a wild mushroom hunt with resident expert and chef Patrick Hamilton. This guy knows his stuff! With over 40 years of mushroom hunting experience, he'll help you find them, make sure you're picking the right ones, and tell you the best methods for cooking mushrooms that you discover. These are great classes for the beginner or veteran forager.
All done for the year, check back next Spring!
$90 Sierra Morel Class:
Our Morel classes meet in Pollack Pines, CA at 10AM
Each of our classes begins with a talk on how to identify mushrooms. Over the course of the hike, we'll discuss our finds as we collect them. These classes are great for both the novice forager and the more advanced hunter who wants to learn specifically about our area's mushrooms. Patrick has such deep knowledge of the woods that whatever level you're at you'll learn something new.
Even though this season we’ve had more rain than usual, the years of drought have done quite a number on the mushroom population. There are some mushrooms out there, but expect this class to be more about education than about going home with bushels of fungi. If there are mushrooms, Patrick will know where to find them, but some days even the experts come up empty.
To hear what some of our past walkers have to say, check out our Yelp reviews.
Sonoma Coast: December and winter dates have been added!
Marin Coast: New dates have been added!
*We are scheduling these forays in the hope that rains will allow us to do some mushrooming. However, in case the Fungus Gods do not pour down their sweet rainfall, we may have to postpone these until further notice. Should we be forced to cancel an outing, we will notify attendees at least four days in advance with an offer to reschedule or to receive a voucher or refund. But keep your fingers crossed for El Nino, and we'll keep these dates as they are!
Upcoming Class Schedule: Various weekend dates. Click the above "Book It!" button to view all available calendar dates.
Cost: $90 per person, plus booking fee
Duration: 3-4 hours
Mushroom Hunts go ahead, rain or shine! Please plan on bringing rain gear and other appropriate apparel. A full list of required and optional supplies will be e-mailed to you along with your booking confirmation.
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*Please note that we do not offer refunds for our classes, but you're welcome to sell or gift your tickets to a friend—just imagine how excited they'll be!
*Note: California State Parks gate fees may apply, dependent on location: $8 per car, or $7 per car with senior. Please carpool. California State Parks support equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who require assistance should contact: (707) 548-5782.