Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hunting and Gathering: Morel Picking Part 1 The Site

Above: A dozer guard at the Brookemere Fire Site. Last year I had the great pleasure to play a very, very small part in suppressing Kamloops Forest District fire #K6-1231. We visited the 6,000 - 10,000 hectare lightning strike fire site recently for a look-see, with mushroom picking on our minds.
The Site: Above a closer look. A dozer guard fire line where Danger Tree Fallers have assisted.

The outer edge of a high elevation Engelmann Spruce/Subalpine Fir site.

The inner edge. 
The forest is silver here. I wouldn't have batted an eyelash if a unicorn pranced out into the river clearing below us.


  1. Looks like a haunted forest from one of the Grimm Brothers' stories... I reckon there are unicorns there.

  2. yes! its ghostly and magical in there just like the grimm stories. the funny thing is that we were greeted by a creaking groaning tree at every new site we stopped at along the way...then silence for a long while. ;) the forest has its own magic doesn't it? the kind that fires up imaginations.


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