Wild Edible Mushroom Hunting In the Forest Hills

Tuesday November 30, 2021 Guerneville CA.

Mushroom hunting

I was chair hopping around the yard this morning when my brother Barry drove in with his dirt bike.

He said he wanted to go wild mushroom hunting up in the hills, so I got my bike out and joined him.barry


The hunt

This was the first place we stopped to have a look around. We mainly ride the dirt bikes to a spot and stop and hike around a bit looking for mushrooms then move on to the next spot to have a look.hunt2


Barry thinks he may have one here by the downed tree on the ground.forest3


Good one

It was small but a good one.shroom4


Lion’s Mane

We rode over to another spot and were about to leave when Barry said he saw some Lion’s Mane up by a downed tree on the ground so we stopped and he climbed up the hill to have a look.log5


He had to get down low to harvest them from under the log.manes6


No luck here

We rode up to this spot and had a look around but no luck.road7


Barry was riding through here looking for mushrooms when he got stuck on that little tree and had to get off and pull his bike back off it. Good place for mushrooms but there where none in this spot.bike8


Hill tops

Eventually we made it up to the Top of the World where we sat down for a good break.hills9


We rode around some more. Barry found a few mushrooms today but I didn’t. I’ll have to keep on looking another day.

Tom has some

We headed back to my house and went over to talk with my brother Tom who had been hunting mushrooms a day or so ago.

These are one of the types we were looking for that
Tom found the other day. This is one of the most sought after mushrooms in this area, called a Cacara or something like that, not sure of the spelling.cacaras


Well, that was a good day for a ride and some hiking around in the forest for some exercise, even though I didn’t find any mushrooms.

Nice day.

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Fuel Delivery and Paddling Around In the Fog At Jenner

Monday November 29, 2021 Jenner CA.

Fuel delivery

I got a phone call just as I got out of bed this morning. It was the guy who was delivering fuel that said he was on his way, so I got up and opened up the gate for him.

Frank refreshed our diesel fuel supply. He lives down the road and the only time I see him is when he makes these deliveries so we shot the bull a bit before the took off.frank


Kayaking for the day

After he left I got my stuff together an headed down to the river to kayak for the day.

Real foggy day

As I approached Jenner, I could see the fog was in thick today. It’s rarely this thick in Jenner.

I pulled onto the boat ramp and unloaded my boat. Being foggy and all, no one else was on the water.boatramp



But John who lives down there popped out of the fog and we shot the bull for awhile. I had to jump in my boat to get away and I was off.John


I paddled across the river in the fog and couldn’t see much so decided to head down towards the open river’s mouth.

I went by this heron fishing.heron


The open mouth is down there somewhere in the fog so I headed that way.river



There were some pelican’s on the water I paddled by. The were bathing and preening.pelicans


Can’t see much

I made it down to the river’s open mouth but couldn’t see much.mouth


Some harbor seals resting on the sandy shore.seals


And another small group of seals watching me.seal


I hung around there for a bit but not too long as it was just too foggy to see much.


So eventually I turned the boat and started the trip back to the boat ramp. The fog made things a bit chilly and I didn’t dress warm enough so I was a bit chilled and ready to get out.river12


The boat ramp was pretty fogged in but I knew it was in there somewhere.foggy


Boat ramp

Yep, there it is. I loaded up and headed on home.ramp


It was almost dark when I got home and the sun was long behind the hills to the west so I went in the house to warm up.

Nice day paddling around in the fog.

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