2012 Morel Foray- Washington State

Info And Registration

3-days of hunting

Camp and Hunt! (Or stay in a nearby cabin), Cooking every day 2 meals per day all mushroom cuisine!

This event will fill quickly, register today!

A Must see- Last Year's Washington Foray results-



View Video of previous year's Washington Foray:

      Come and join Chris Matherly in the heart of the mountains of Washington State, where he will lead a special group interested in  learning about western Morels. Chris and his contacts will pick out some of the best possible hot-spots for big Morel flushes! Chris will teach the group what to look for, proper harvesting techniques, and how to dry "a lot" of morels at one time! Morel Country! Several special locations should reveal clumps of Blacks, Grays and Yellows!  This is quite a bit different than the other forays Chris offers, as it is three full days of hunting, and 2 meals per day are included! You can camp along with Chris, or if you choose, you can stay at a nearby hotel or lodge. All of your Morels you pick are yours! And, we will help get them dried for you! Any permits required are included in the cost! Don't miss out on this fun filled event, learning experience, and hopefully a lot of Morels to take home! Limited to the first 20 registrants!

Morel Soup, Stuffed Jalapeņos, and Fried Morels for starters

The famous Pasta dish to top things off along with grilled steaks w/ Morel Cream Sauce!


Chris will give "hands-on" instruction! But even if you are an old-tyme die-hard Morel Hunter, you won't want to miss this great opportunity to hunt with Chris and taste some of his wonderful cooking! Above photo taken during the 2008 Michigan Foray! If you are an East-Of-The-Mississippi Morel hunter and have never experienced the western morel flushes, you don't want to miss this!

Clumps like these are common to see. The above photos were taken in Washington State June 2008.

The amazing Blackfoot Morel grows in these burns!

This clump of three Morels made there way to national television, as they were filmed along with Chris and used in an episode of Modern Marvels on the History Channel!

Also filmed in Washington State June 2008.

We will help get you "rigged up" with the picking baskets and all if you want us to! Each basket holds about 18 pounds of Morels! I have personally seen pickers come out of the woods with 5 baskets at once!

Bring your buckets!

Your Morels will be dried and packaged daily for you to take home!

Fried Morels and two meals daily!

The food will be OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

What is included?

* Thursday Night Meet and Greet with a cooking demonstration!

* 3- Days of guided Morel hunting.

* Lunch, Dinner and drinks daily.

* A very nice Morel Club T-Shirt w/ Foray date and location on the back.

* A DVD movie of our foray and events (mailed to you within 12 months of the event).

* Mushroom lectures on harvest methods will be given.

* Help with drying and packing your Morels!

*Daily Hot Showers at the campsite!

*Any required permits are included!

* Assistance with setting up your campsite, or Lodging/ or finding a Hotel.

* And best of all- A Steak and Morel  Feast, including Fried Morels, Cream Of Morel Soup, and a special Italian dish- Fettuccini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken and Morels!

2009 Georgia Foray Scrapbook Photos

2008 Georgia Foray Scrapbook Photos

Newsletter April 2006

"Georgia Motherlode Foray"

Newsletter April 2005

"2005 Knoxville Foray"

Newsletter May 2005

"Georgia Motherlode"

Where:   To be held near Naches, 2.5 hours from Seattle Washington in numerous locations.

Best airports would be either Portland or Seattle.

When:   Thursday night June 15th, All Day June 16th, 17th, 18th,  2012

Deadline for registration: May 30th, 2012 (full payment must be received by this date)

Requirements: Simply be a current member of the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club-

If you want to attend and are not a member yet, simply click the button below, fill out the join form, and I will immediately process your membership. Then come back to this page and make your payment below through Paypal, and you are registered! If mailing in a check, you will need to email me, and I will call you and get details over the phone! See you in the WOODS!


Prices: (Covers costs of facility rentals/ food/ T-Shirts/ DVD's, etc)


Per Person- $300.00

The time to register on paypal has expired, you will now need to call me to register over the phone. Many forays are nearly filled  up now, so I will have to check availability over the phone.

Note, I am aware that many of you do not like Paypal, and that is ok. Please call me and I will take your registration right over the phone!


You can mail a check, but Paypal is preferred. If mailing a check, email me first to let me know your situation, so that I can go ahead and get you registered. I must have your telephone number so that I can call you.

Questions? You can call me on my cell at (478) 318-2794, or email me.


This event will book rapidly so I urge you to not delay and register now!