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When: 2008-06-22

Collection location: Albany Co., Wyoming, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave (vertical)

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Found near melting snowbanks at 8-9k ft. Elevation. Mighty tastey supper!


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By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-06-26 11:08:59 PDT (-0700)

This isn’t really a discussion forum, but an observation database. Discussions are about observations.

If you have photos from another place, then these are another observer. Click on create observation (over there <==), and fill in the records. Once the observation is created, then you can add photos and start a discussion about that one.

Esp. since I wanted to see how far a afield some of these species we see in Cali. range, how many of them will stretch to the Rockies, I’d love to see more observations from Colorado (and New Mexico, and ….)

By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2008-06-26 09:30:01 PDT (-0700)

This surely looks like H. subalpinus. I have a collection from the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) area, but don’t know how to add my picture to the discussion. Edible? Probably, but check with Arora first.

Are these a common edible for you?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-06-22 23:13:47 PDT (-0700)

Do you normally eat these? I think pretty much all the Hygrophorus are edible, is that true? But they don’t seem to be commonly eaten by anyone. We tried a little of this one recently, and it didn’t have much of a taste itself I think, but it picked up flavors well, and developed a nice crispy crust, over a creamy center when roasted over the fire. But it was only a taste to try, so I was wondering how commonly is this one eaten. Or other Hygrophorus?