First Chanterelles of the season
We worked hard to find just enough Chanterelles for a couple meals. The woods were wet, but not deeply, from the recent rain. Under the big trees, the soil was still totally dry. We thought we would wait a little to give the mushrooms time to get big in the moisture, but our usual patch had been picked before we arrived:( Time to scout elsewhere. These were found on the west side of the pass about 3900 ft. in wet boggy areas.
In a new spot, we found a young Sparassis! At first it appeared too wormy at the base, but they never made it past the basal part so we had enough to make a great egg breakfast! Chanterelles and shallots in chicken/wine stock over spinach ravioli is a most divine dinner!!