The Mogollon Rim, also known as Black Mesa. This forested escarpment looms over the desert at 6500 to 8000 feet of elevation, and is one of the wettest places in the state due to the orographic lift of air masses coming from the south and west in summer. Includes the areas of Fossil Creek, West Clear Creek, Pine, Long Valley, Clints Well, Forest Lakes, Heber, Overgaard, Chevelon Canyon, Blue Ridge Reservoir, Woods Canyon Lake, Willow Springs Lake, Bear Canyon Lake, Knoll Lake, and Black Canyon Lake. Most of this area is public land on the Coconino, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto National Forests.
Brian Marshall just sent a report from Flagstaff, where this week’s warm, heavy rains have produced a rare December fruiting of oyster mushrooms. He was mountain biking around 8200 feet … Continue reading →
Another late-season foray of the Arizona Mushroom Club took place on Saturday, Sep. 13, on the Mogollon Rim near Willow Springs Lake. About 30 members and visitors showed up on fairly … Continue reading →
Here’s an oddball from our trip to the Mogollon Rim on 08-27-2014. It’s a blue-staining, yellow-pored bolete with a tan, cracked cap and a pinkish-tinged, finely reticulated, relatively narrow and even stipe. I … Continue reading →
In celebration of a good haul of king boletes this weekend on the Rim, AMF reader Vincenzo Scarcella posted his Italian grandmother’s recipe for tagliatelle with porcini to our Facebook page. I have … Continue reading →
A delightful trip to the White Mountains on Saturday the 12th tantalized me with a pleasing dampness of the forest, promising an early start to the season, but was ultimately fruitless for edible species. … Continue reading →