Explore the hidden world beneath our feet on this mushroom hike led by local mycologist George Riner. We’ll observe their growth, learn to identify different species by key traits, be mesmerized by the display of colors, shapes, textures, and discuss these remarkable organisms’ ecological roles, culinary delights, and even a touch of folklore.
Be prepared for two miles of leisurely walking and chatting over moderate and possibly muddy terrain. Please be aware this is not a foray; collection is permitted for this activity through a CA State Parks Scientific Research and Collecting permit. Tickets are $10-$15 sliding scale for the general public, $5 for students, youth, Sugarloaf members, Sugarloaf volunteers, and free for children under 12. You must have a ticket to attend. Meet outside the Visitor Center ten minutes prior to the event start time. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring water, and if you have them, mushroom identifying guides. We invite you to bring a reusable drink container so your little ones can enjoy hot cocoa after the walk, if desired. Heavy rains cancel; parking fees apply.
Ease of access: we’re unable to determine the ease of access for this hike as the route will be chosen day-of by the leader dependent on weather conditions and other logistics.
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