Join a Walking Mountains Science Center naturalist on an educational hiking adventure into the wilderness surrounding the Eagle Valley. Program participants meet at the Walking Mountains campus in Avon where transportation to the trailhead is provided. Participants are required to bring snacks, lunch and water along with appropriate outdoor equipment. Hike locations and times will vary from week to week so please call for details.
With all the rain, mushrooms are in full force this season. If you’ve ever had an interest in mushrooming around the valley, come on out and join us on a foray and educational hiking tour. You can expect to find several different types of mushrooms, most commonly hawks wing and boletes. These programs will fill up quickly so please call to make your reservation today! (970) 827-9725
Musing over Mushrooms
This popular program is guaranteed to whet your appetite for the fungus that rise among us during late summer. We will begin with the basics of understanding the role of fungus in our ecosystem and then spend time on a foray hunting for and identifying local mushrooms. This hike will utilize the Fowler Hilliard Hut on Shrine Pass.
Program Length: Typically the programs will involve four hours of Mushroom hunting. This means that we will be gone from around 10-4 as we need to accommodate for the travel time.
Hiking level: Hiking is easy to moderate with limited off trail time which requires stepping over logs that through some brush to find the mushrooms
Supplies needed: Lunch, water bottle, outdoor gear to be comfortable. Specific for mushrooming people need to bring a bag to carry mushrooms (suggestion reusable grocery bags) and a knife to help dig and field clean mushrooms.
Location: Changes depending on weather and mushroom reports.
Available Mushrooming Dates: (8/18, 8/25, 9/1)
Adults, 10am, Cost $45