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Last Chance North Rim Morel Foray - Late May 2017

  • 27 May 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • 28 May 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • Jacob Lake, AZ

Registration

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

If you want to register for both the Saturday and Sunday sessions, register yourself TWICE so you can select each of them.
Registration is closed

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is warming up after a pretty snowy winter and a modest rainfall early last week. Pickings have been slim up there for our scouts the past couple of weeks, but the snow is mostly melted now. If there are going to be morels, this Memorial Day weekend is likely to be our best chance for a decent foray. 

The photo above is from this time last May on the North Rim. We don't expect such abundance this year, but we will do our best.

FORAY DATE: Saturday 27 May-Sunday 28 May, 2016

FORAY DESTINATION: North Rim of Grand Canyon, in the Kaibab National Forest.

MEETING PLACE: Jacob Lake Inn, Jacob Lake, AZ 86022

MEETING TIME: 

  • 10:00 AM Saturday 5/27. 
  • 9:00 AM Sunday 5/28. 

(Please register yourself TWICE if you wish to attend both days.)

FORAY CAPTAIN: Christopher May - 480-326-6863 - ccmaymd@gmail.com

If you have a DeLorme InReach satcom device, you can reach me anywhere I am in the world at:

ccmaymd@inreach.delorme.com 

This won't work with regular email.

FORAY MYCOLOGIST: No official mycologist. Harvest and eat at your own risk.

MYCOLOGY SKILL LEVEL: Beginner. You need to be able to reliably distinguish a true morel from a false morel.

THEME: Harvest of familiar edibles, little or no instruction.

PHYSICAL FITNESS LEVEL: Moderate. We will be hiking distances of several miles on flat ground and moderate slopes between 8000 and 9000 feet elevation.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS: Any vehicle; high clearance or 4x4 preferred.

MEETUP FORUM: 

Meet-Up for the North Rim Foray, Memorial Day Weekend 2017

EXPECTED WEATHER: Clear to partly cloudy, no precipitation; high 70, low 35, winds up to 15 mph.

LODGING: 

All hotels from Kanab to Jacob Lake to the North Rim to Page appear to be full for the Memorial Day weekend. This trip will require you to bring an RV or camp out. Developed campgrounds may be full too, but there is plenty of dispersed camping.

OTHER INFO: Get the free Motor Vehicle Usage Map from the Kaibab National Forest that can be installed on your iPhone or other GPS-equipped smartphone. 

If you are tempted to go picking on your own, be advised that you need to stay in the National Forest. You are not allowed to pick mushrooms in the Grand Canyon National Park, and the boundaries are not necessarily marked.


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