I think any day where you have to hike back to the car to empty your basket and go back for more, is a good day. I tried a different area yesterday and was really just expecting to find some different boletes. On my first hike I found a bunch of milkys that I had to take back to the car and some interesting boletes and a few left over chants here and there. Driving out, I spied a couple of chants off the road. When I got in there I found the tons of them! Had to empty that basket and go back. I was really a few days late for a lot of them but I got quite a few. I decided to walk another trail where I had seen some chants a few weeks ago and never went back. On the way in to that spot I found a couple cinnabar chanterelles. The is a very populated path, so I ran in and picked them quick not wanting anyone to know what I was doing. When I got to my spot I didn't find a thing and decided to go back. Just as I was reaching the car I saw a few more cinnabars, and few more, and few more. I couldn't believe that a path as populated as this would have so many great mushrooms. The more I walked around the more I found. Lots of them not really pickable but I still had to dump my basket and go back for more. Everytime someone would walk by, I just acted like a photographer and took pictures. What a day! I was too tired on the way back to go to my own spot. A couple of weeks ago, I had picked a few from my steep hill (Dave, remember the hill next to the road? Those.) I thought I had gotten all of them. But here was another bunch of them up there and they look really good too. Just to tired to make the climb and slide down. Ended up with over 5 lbs and for me that is really good. You usually have to work for what you find here.
Tried to get a good picture of the color difference. I left lots behind. Best season ever. I guess that is what happens when you get tons of rain. Thank god it was not snow, but who knows what will happen in a month from now.
Had to edit this. We went for breakfast and a quick trip to the store. I wanted to show Larry where I found the chants. We ended up with 7 lbs more! And a cauliflower, milky's and hedgehogs. I am actually getting tired of cleaning chants. Will be making loaf tomorrow.