Collection location: Bassetts, Sierra Co., California, USA [Click for map]
Some people were excited to see these. I was told they are fairly rare, and never seen below 7,000 feet of elevation, or something like that. We were almost at 7,000 feet, since we had to go up from the Yuba pass to find snow banks melting, and the snow bank fungus.
One of the characters of these are the pink-orange colored caps. But by the time they got back to camp, the pinkish color seems to have faded a bit. So, I include a second photo here of the same samples, taken in the field at lunch time, which shows more of the pinkish color when they were fresh and still damp.