50 years after Dad started taking us to Michigan to hunt mushrooms, we took him back to the starting point. Don and Grandpa picked me up at my house at 3:55 A.M. on Friday. After getting Kenny at his house, we lost no time driving north on Rt 127. We hit the woods near Wolverine, Mi. at 10:38 A.M. We had our first finds within 3 minutes.
At noon we were at Silver Lake, a pristine body of water nestled along Peters Road. There we enjoyed pork chops, salad and dessert before hurrying on to our next stop at an old gravel pit. We picked about 5 there and then went to the snowmobile trail and followed my GPS setting to an area that has produced for us in other years. There we picked around 60 in a small area.
We harvested 183 mushrooms in two partial days of hunting. On Saturday, we stopped by the old roadside park, where 50 years ago in May, Grandpa had stopped the car and asked a park worker where to hunt. The man showed Dad a large yellow morel that he had found nearby. We have hunted near that area for the last 50 years.
We had fun, took some pictures, ate at Gobbler's Restaurant and had a wonderful time together.