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Foraging For Mushrooms With An Expert

Strobilomyces floccopus, known as old man of the woods. Photo by Marsden Epworth.

It’s a perfect day for foraging in the woods: It’s not hot, not buggy and not really raining and the big white 2006 K 150 Sierra GMC scoots over the hillocks and washes and sunken places on the way to forest trails at a pretty fast clip.  “Don’t worry,” Erin Seelenbrandt tells me. “I’ve been driving mountain roads since I was 11.”

I believe her.

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