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Tracking down the elusive WILD MOREL:

quest for the Mother Lode!

Stick around to the end of the video to see a theatrical RECIPE for a morel omelette!

A delicious journey through the Bounty of Springtime! Today we go #morel hunting in the #Cascadesiskiyounationalmonument.

Picture yourself traversing the diverse habitats of the Monument, from lush forests to Craggy Basalt Columns, as you embark on a quest to find these little treasures. The thrill of sneaking up on these mushrooms, camouflaged by the forest floor, adds an element of excitement to your foraging experience.

With each step, you are surrounded by the beauty of nature awakening from winter slumber. Keep an eye out for deer, birds, and other wildlife that call this Monument home, further enhancing your journey through this pristine wilderness.

Just when we were about to give up we started finding them in earnest. These elusive delights provide so much joy every year!

Are morels from outer space? Well it’s debatable, but mushroom spores can survive the deep absence of heat that exists in outer space, so there’s a possibility that’s where they came from. They certainly look like alien brains.. mmm.. alien brains.