Okay, this is going to be some shameless mushroom bragging, but the excitement over finding my biggest mushroom ever has not subsided throughout the past week. It was one colossal lobster mushroom. And finding it on my first mushroom hunt of the season is feeling like a fortuitous omen indeed.
People at the trail head offered me money for it when I got back to the car, and I refused, telling them they could never, ever pay me enough. So, what did I do with that enormous mushroom, you might be wondering? Well, I gave it to my good friend for his birthday, who is quite the exceptional cook, and I'm excited to hear about what he does with it. It felt just as good to share that mushroom as it did to find it.
I'm expecting big things out of the mushroom season this year.