2013 Morel Foray- Washington State

Info And Registration

2-days of hunting

Burnsite and naturals! There were several fires in 2012 that we will be checking out!

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-


June 28th-30th, 2013

Kids under 10 are FREE!


View Video of previous year's Washington Foray:

      Come and join Chris Matherly and Levena 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. Bring home bags-full of Morels and Boletes! And, we will help get them dried for you! 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! Can't make the whole 3 days? No problem! Just call Chris at the below number and one day packages are available!

Morel Soup, Stuffed Jalapeños, 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.

Beautiful wildflowers abound. Above photos taken in 2012

2012 photos

More 2012 finds...

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!!!

We divide up all of the mushrooms each day so you will have plenty to take home!

The Food: (The final meal alone on Sunday would go for upwards of $75 per plate in a nice restaurant, but you get two mushroom cuisine meals each day!)

Each dinner cooked on my grill right by this beautiful river. This is the experience of a lifetime!

There will be delicious appetizers- Stuffed Jalapeños, with morels, cream cheese, bacon bits, and ramps or wild onions. A different main dish each night.

Then, we have a side-dish of a wild edible plant such as Poke or Nettles, something very unique and delicious.

This is a skillet of milkweed shoots and bacon!

Then of course, fried Morels!

Amazing breakfasts like Morel pancakes, Morel Crepes, Mushroom Scrambled Eggs


Wild Mushroom Soup- This is my specialty, many have told me "this is literally the best soup I've ever  had!"

Grilled steak, topped with mushroom sauce and finally...

Mushroom alfredo pasta! (Sometimes topped with fiddleheads)

Pink Tipped Coral

Huge King Boletes found in 2012

Wide assortment of Morels found in 2012

Chris Sautés some of each species of edible mushroom and passes a plate so everyone can taste each individual species... This one above is King Bolete (Porcini)

What is included?

* Friday Night Meet and Greet with a cooking demonstration!

* 2- 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:   Friday night June 28th, All Day June 29th-30th,  2013

Deadline for registration: June 18th, 2013 (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 (Last years price)

Now- Just $195 per person!


 Please call me and I will take your registration right over the phone!


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!

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