On The Road


I’m on vacation this week without computer and too busy/no downtime.

Success – huzzah! Found at about 11,200 feet in Southern Colorado.

This was the first and largest I found today, about 2 pounds of delicious Boletus Edulis, the king bolete, once harvested and cleaned. I’ll share info on all that soon. Also known as bolete, cepe, porcini, and many others.

When I’m back home, I’ll make a few posts with text. Perhaps tomorrow I’ll share another pic if I find more, or something else of interest.

Also, I’ll be slicing  and frying that beauty with garlic and shallots, salt and pepper. Food doesn’t get much better, tbh.

Have a great day!




15 replies
  1. 1
    p.a. says:

    Remember the sage advice: always learn mushrooming from an old mushroomer.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    At least we got a pic today, even if it was of something that was fed shit and kept in the dark. :-(

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    wvng says:

    @p.a.: … in the country where they learned mushrooming.

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    p.a. says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: It does resemble a Fox viewer, doesn’t it!

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    J R in WV says:

    Congratulations on your success in your hunt!

    It does look like a great wild ‘Shroom, too…

    ETA. Now we want the pics of the cleaning and the cooking and the eating!!

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    J R in WV says:

    11,000 feet… that is way, way up there, from 789 feet in the Appalachian hills.

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    Spanky says:

    I knew there would be a morel to this story.

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    Luciamia says:

    Is that a truffle?

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    Bostonian says:

    I didn’t know they got that big. Delicious! Truly the king of shrooms.

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    Heidi Mom says:

    Make sure it’s not a dragon’s egg! (still missing GoT)

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    arrieve says:

    I had no idea mushrooms grew at that altitude. This is indeed a full-service blog.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    *waving from The Grade*

    And you know which Grade I mean! : )

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    mvr says:

    Nice find!

    We were finding these last week at around 9,000 feet in Wyoming. My experience is that the smaller fresher ones are best and that the larger ones we find have been around long enough to get wormy.

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    No One of Consequence says:

    There are old mushroomers.
    And there are bold mushroomers.
    But there are no old, bold mushroomers.

    Congrats, that looks like quite a treasure!

    Enjoy, and be sure to post how it was?

    – NOoC

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