Upcoming Member Forays (Guided Mushroom Hunts w/ Cooking Demos)


     Since I started doing forays in 2001, my joy for teaching people that don't know, and learning more from those that do know about mushrooms, who attend these forays, has continued to grow and grow. With the two spring 2009 Morel forays being quickly booked up and as many as 20 on a waiting list, I have decided to start an earlier registration for the upcoming forays, giving everyone ample time to make plans and arrangements to attend the foray of their choice. I now am offering Fall, Winter and Spring Forays for the upcoming mushroom seasons. To register early, it is as little as a $50.00 deposit per person to hold your spot. You will be billed the balance 30-60 days prior to the trip. These forays are the best possible way to build your own knowledge and have hands-on experience in the woods! And even if you are quite knowledgeable yourself, meet new friends and enjoy some of the best tasting mushroom dishes created by Chris that one can imagine!


Please note: Every Foray includes mushroom identification classes during the power point presentations, and you will be given a test. If you pass you get a certificate of completion!



Forays (Guided Mushroom Hunts) now available for registration:

Please note: Every Foray includes mushroom identification classes during the power point presentations, and you will be given a test. If you pass you get a certificate of completion!

Forays Now available for registration: (Complete List)

Call me to register- 478 318 2794 or register right online below by clicking the foray of your choice.

2015 Spring Morel Forays:

Forays that are Full- Email for waiting List chrismathe@aol.com :


2015 Morel expedition in Hawaii!!!! March 20th-22nd, 2015 Full

2015 Georgia Motherload Foray April 2nd-4th, 2015-  Full

 2015 Indiana Morel Foray April 24th-26th, 2015-  Full

2015 Ohio Morel Foray April 28th-30th, 2015 Full

2015 Washington Morel Burnsite Foray June 11th-14th, 2015 FULL

2015 Alaska Burnsite Morel Foray June 19th-21st, 2015 FULL


Forays with a few openings left:

2015 Georgia Morel Foray #2- April 6th-8th, 2015 6 Spots

2015 Knoxville, Tennessee Morel Foray April 10th-12th, 2015 7 left

2015 Missouri Morel Foray- April 17th-19th, 2015 3 Spots

2015 West Virginia Morel Foray- April 21st-23rd, 2015 4 Spots

2015 Northern Indiana Morel Foray May 1st-3rd, 2015 2 just opened

2015 Illinois Morel Foray May 5th-7th, 2015 3 Spots

2015 Iowa Morel Foray May 8th-10th, 2015 4 spots

2015 Minnesota Morel Foray May 11th-13th, 2015 7 left

2015 Michigan Morel Foray #1 May 18th-20th, 2015- 3 left

2015 Michigan Morel Foray #2 May 22nd-24th, 2015 2 left

2015 Klamath Falls, Oregon Morel Foray May 29th-31st, 2015 7 left

2015 Washington Morel Burnsite Foray #2 June 14th-17th, 2015 8 left

2015 New Orleans Chanterelle Foray June 27th-29th, 2015

2015 Idaho Burnsite Morel Foray, Yes! Morels in Late July!! July 25th-27th 2015 8 left

Foray August 8th- Asheville, NC Mushroom Club Foray and Speaking there August 12th

Summer and Fall Forays:

2015 Telluride, Colorado Porcini Foray August 21st-23rd, 2015

2015 Fall Minnesota Foray September 11th-13th, 2015

2015 Fall Illinois Foray September 18th-20th, 2015

2015 Fall Indiana Foray October 2nd-4th, 2015 8 left

2015 Fall Ohio Foray October 9th-11th, 2015 6 left

2015 Tour Of Italy Adventure October 12th-19th, 2015

2015 Fall Washington Foray October 23rd-25th, 2015

2015 Olympic Peninsula Foray November 13th-15th, 2015

2015 Fall California Foray November 20th-22nd, 2015



What people have said about Chris' Morel Presentation and Forays:

It was so wonderful to meet you yesterday at the Mushroom Club of Georgia meeting.  Your program was VERY  VERY informative and I plan to use that information EVERY time I go out this spring (and thereafter!).  How awesome at the number of morels and the size you and the group found last weekend!  I never dreamed that morels grew so well here in Georgia.  I have seen morels twice in the distant passed, but not until I joined the
mushroom have I seen them since and then there were only a few once again. Once again.... thank you so very much for your presentation.  It was awesome! -Teresa

Chris -  Thanks for a great time at your morel foray.  You are a great host.  The event was well planned and I can't believe the mother lode you showed us on Saturday.  The meal on Sunday was delicious and really gave the event a grand conclusion.  I enjoyed meeting everyone.  They were a real diversified bunch from all walks of life.  The boys from Tennessee were a riot.
Again Chris, thanks for a great weekend.
Jim Finley 

(If they are full, you can email me to be put on a waiting list- chrismathe@aol.com)