2016 Mendocino Foray Information

Mendocino Camp 2016: Deep in the Mendocino woods, MSSF members, fellow mushroom enthusiasts, friends and family, gather once again for our annual north coast fungal rite of autumn. This weekend-long spectacular mycological event includes guided forays, presentations, delicious mushroom themed meals and appetizers, Curt's famous mushroom themed raffle, and of course, plenty of mushrooms!

Camp this year features a talk on Saturday evening by Daniel Winkler and Larry Evans.

Friday evening Britt Bunyard, Editor in chief of FUNGI magazine, will share stories.

Essential Camp Information
  • If you have never been to Mendocino Woodlands, we advise that you plan to arrive before dark. Sunset on November 11 is at 5:01 PM, and there is little light in the dense redwood forest stream valley, where Mendocino Woodlands is located, well before sunset.
  • Camp Schedule: PDF
    Schedule in html
  • What To Expect: PDF
    What To Expect in html
  • Camp Menu: PDF
    Menu in html
  • What to Bring: PDF
  • Directions: PDF
  • Camp Map: PDF
  • Trail Map: PDF
  • Carpooling: Are you interested in connecting with other campers who may want to car-pool with you, or you with them?  
    The website is PrepaTrip.com and is very user friendly and the easiest car-pool organizing site I have ever seen.  Good luck, and see you all in camp.
  • Mushroom Collecting Permits: Details about required permits PDF
    • Any individual who plans to collect any type of mushrooms for personal use in the Jackson Demonstration State Forest, (JDSF) will be required to have a mushroom picking permit, including "foray leaders." You must get a permit by mail before coming to camp, the office in not open on November 11 due to the Veteran's day holiday.
      Allow 10-14 days for processing (in other words, submit your application for a permit no later than October 27.
    • Note: A mushroom collecting permit is not required if you collect mushrooms solely within the boundaries of the Mendocino Woodlands State Park.
    • CalFire Mushroom Picking Permit Packet

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the camp director, Curt Haney or the camp registrar, Stephanie Wright. We look forward to your attendance at the foray!

Curt Haney: MendoDirector@mssf.org (preferred), (415)-640-6233, (alternate)

Stephanie Wright: lioness.chef@gmail.com, (510) 388-5009