Spring Bolete Foray – 2017

Spring Bolete Weekend Foray – Registration is open!

Join the Cascade Mycological Society for a Spring Bolete foray in the high Cascades west of Bend on Saturday June 3rd.  We will be looking for Boletus rex-veris, commonly known as the Spring King Bolete. CMS Board Members Pavel Gubanikhin and Matthew Johnson will lead the foray.  A permit for personal use mushroom picking in the Willamette National Forest is required – more information here.

Your foray hosts will be taking up residence for the weekend at Cultus Lake Resort (June 2-4) which features 23 rustic cabins, on or near the lake. If you would like to hang out with Pavel and Matthew, you can reserve a cabin by calling the resort at 1-541-408-1560.   If you want to spend the night, but need help with finding a “bunk mate”, email Sandy at forays@cascademyco.org. She will try to help pair people together.  However, she will not make reservations for you.

Another recommended overnight location is nearby Cultus Lake Campground 55 non-reservable tent camping sites are available.  There is also lodging about an hour away in La Pine or Sunriver.  Note: You are welcome to drive out from Eugene on Saturday morning to join the foray. Please keep in mind this is a 2.5-hour drive from Eugene.

Please make sure you successfully register for the foray prior to making lodging reservations.  Lodging reservations do not ensure you a spot on the foray.

Meals are also your own responsibility. There is an onsite restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Note that some cabins have kitchens, and some do not.  All require you to provide towels & linens.

Families with children are welcome with a Family Membership. 

Pavel and Matthew will host an informal get-together … Social/Potluck on Saturday evening.  

Meet your hosts …

Pavel GubanikhinPavel started foraging for wild mushrooms at the age of four with his grandparents while growing up in Russia.  When Pavel and his family moved to Eugene from Florida in October 2008, they attended their first Mount Pisgah mushroom show the very next day after coming into town, and have been enjoying mushroom foraging in Oregon ever since. Pavel has been a CMS board member and Treasurer since 2012 and leads CMS mushroom forays annually.


Matthew JohnsonMatthew first started foraging for mushrooms in the mid-80’s.  In 1989 he was lucky enough to attend  Freeman Rowe’s Biology of Mushrooms class at LCC.   Since that time he has helped each year to put together the mushroom display at the annual Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom festival. Matthew has been a CMS Board Member since 2005 serving in various officer position.  He has led many a  foray for CMS and also leads mushroom walks each year at the Yachats Mushroom Festival.

You will receive detailed meetup information after completing your registration. This foray is open only to CMS members. The foray is capped at 20 people. Note that making lodging reservations does not guarantee you a spot on the foray; you must register for the foray in order to participate.

Need assistance, have questions, or want to be placed on a waiting list if the foray is filled? Send an email to forays@cascademyco.org

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