First of the Mountain Black Morels

Rogue Guiden with the First Blacks

Yes, they are starting to pop in the high Cascade Mountains. Here’s the first four black morels that I found along an old logging road.

The first of the mountain black morels are found on May 11, 2017. Let the treks into the high Cascades begin. To see more see the Morels 2017 page:

High Cascade Morels

They are there! The high mountain black morel fungi. We drove up a little earlier this year than in prior seasons. Just a hunch based on this Springs weather, and after evaluating last year’s mushroom foray records. The weekend just happened to coincide with the opening of trout season, but did not get to fish much as most of the morning was taken up with leg work on the damp mountain sides.