Mushroom Weekend 2014

Mushroom Weekend 2014

Explore the world of Mushrooms with the Puget Sound Mycological Society and the Mountaineers at Meany lodge during a weekend filled with finding, identifying, cooking, preserving and enjoying a gourmet dinner featuring mushrooms.
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers event.
  • Fri, Oct 31, 2014 07:00 PM to Sun, Nov 2, 2014 02:00 PM
  • Meany Lodge
  • Outdoor Centers
  • iCal

Please Note - this event is for 2014

Mushroom weekend 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Schedule  for Friday through Sunday  Price:  $145

Friday evening
    • Have dinner before arrival at Meany Lodge
    • Plan 1.5 hours to drive from Seattle
    • It takes 15 minutes to drive from I-90 Exit 62 to Meany Lodge
    • 7 PM: Arrival at Meany Lodge
    • 7:30 PM Identification lecture starts using Mushroom Identification Field Guide
    • 9:30 PM Mushroom  hors d'oeuvres, dessert and socialize
    • 7:30 AM Breakfast and make your lunch
    • 9:30 to 3 PM  Mushroom Foray with Guide
    • 3 PM  Return to lodge  Hot Mulled punch and appetizers 
    • 3-6 PM  Identification of Mushrooms with Jerry Stein in the ZOO.
    • 6:30 PM  Gourmet Dinner
    • 8 PM  Evening Program
    • Followed by Grand Dessert Buffet and coffee tea
  • 7 AM Early Breakfast
  • 8 AM  Main Breakfast
  • 9:15 AM  Foray on the Campus
  • 10:30 AM  Don't Eat The Mushrooms  (lodge main floor)
  • 11:00 AM  Mushrooms in the Pan  (Meany Kitchen)
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • Clean-up of the zoo and the lodge


    • 9:15 AM  Meet at Crystal Springs Campground.  Note:  Campground is closed so park beside the road  
    • 9:30 AM  Meet your foray guides 
    • Go with the foray guides to hunt for mushrooms
    • 3 PM  Return to lodge  Hot Mulled punch and appetizers 
    • The rest of the schedule is the same as the Friday-Sunday schedule
  • What one needs to bring for Mushroom collecting:

     A Northwest Forest permit is required for all vehicles parking on forest land. You can purchased them at most sporting good stores (ie REI) or at any Forest Service Ranger Station.

    • Basket, box or large paper bags to carry your treasures AND small WAX_PAPER sandwich bags for individual small collection mushrooms.
    • Thermos filled with warm liquid (Full Weekend guests can fill the thermos at Meany).
    • Sack lunch (Full Weekend guets will make a sack lunch at the lodge on Saturday morning).
    • Hand warmers, rubber gloves (to keep hands dry), mittens
    • Warm clothing and rain gear.
    • A knife for cutting mushrooms.
    • A whistle (A MUST) - Used if you get lost or lose your group.
    • Footwear suitable for wet conditions.
    • Notebook.
    • Camera.


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

    • Sleeping bag and pillow
    • Towel and toiletries
    • Lodge shoes (ie slippers)
    • Flashlight
    • change of clothing
    • Activity waiver

    Everyone should review the mountaineers's recommended list of 

    The 10 Outdoor Essentials

    Driving directions to Meany:


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