Meany Lodge Mushroom Weekend - Fri 10/11- Sun 10/13/2024

Meany Lodge Mushroom Weekend - Fri 10/11- Sun 10/13/2024

Spend a weekend learning about mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest with experts from the Puget Sound Mycological Society and the Mountaineers. Go on forays, learn to identify mushrooms, attend cooking seminars and eat mushrooms breakfast, lunch and dinner at Meany Lodge.

  • When: Fri, Oct 11, 2024 - Sun, Oct 13, 2024
  • Committee: Meany Lodge


Adult member (age 14+) $230.00
Adult non-member (age 14+) $250.00
Youth member (age 13-) $230.00
Youth non-member (age 13-) $250.00

Join The Mountaineers and the Puget Sound Mycological Society at Meany Lodge for the resumption of our annual Mushroom Weekend October 11 – 13!

Reservations open Aug 1 at 9am PDT.

This is the perfect place to learn everything you ever wanted to know about mushrooms.  Join us as we forage for local mushrooms, learn how to use fungi in and out of the kitchen, eat a variety of delicious mushroom meals and meet with others who love mushrooms as much as you do.


  • Mushroom identification seminar Friday night
  • Mushroom foraging on Saturday followed by identification and show-and-tell
  • Gourmet mushroom dinner on Saturday
  • Things you never knew about mushrooms talk on Saturday evening, followed by desert buffet
  • Sunday seminars on various aspects of mushrooming, including cooking

The registration fee includes:

  • Lectures, field trips and mushroom cooking seminars
  • A mushroom kit to create delicious mushroom meals at home
  • Snacks Friday night, breakfast and packed lunch Saturday & Sunday, gourmet dinner and desert Saturday night
  • A bunk in our cozy bunkrooms or a place to camp on the beautiful Meany campus 

Books and waterproof mushroom identification keys will be available for purchase. 

For questions, contact the Lodge Chair, Chuck Welter at

Things to Bring


  • Basket, box, or large paper bags to carry your treasures AND small WAX PAPER sandwich bags for individual small collection mushrooms.
  • Thermos to fill with warm liquid 
  • Hand warmers, rubber gloves (to keep hands dry), and mittens
  • Warm clothing and rain gear
  • Wear a bright color because it's hunting season and you want to be seen!
  • A knife for cutting mushrooms.
  • A whistle (A MUST) - Used if you get lost or lose your group.
  • Footwear suitable for wet conditions.


A Northwest Forest pass is required for all vehicles on forest service land. You can purchase them at most sporting goods stores, a ranger station, or at our Seattle Program Center.

First-time Meany visitors are encouraged to check out the Lodge's Guest Information page, but here is a minimum list of items for an overnight stay at Meany:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Lodge shoes (i.e., slippers)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Change of clothing

White mushroom cluster growing out of green moss

Aminita Muscaria mushroom


For questions, contact the Lodge Chair, Chuck Welter at