June 3rd-5th, 2022 Mushroom Weekend with Fascinated By Fungi & MycoVentures!

True Morel (Morchella)


Come join Fascinated By Fungi (Dr. Gordon Walker) and MycoVentures (Julie Schreiber and David Campell) for an all inclusive luxury retreat weekend of searching for morel with special educational lectures, beautiful accommodations, and exquisite gourmet food.


This retreat will take place the first weekend of June (3rd-5th) up in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California (Pollock Pines area). Thanks to extensive fires in the fall of 2021, a decent sized snow pack, and projected spring rains, the 2022 Morel Season is shaping up to be an epic one!


Professor David Campell has 40+ years of experience searching for morels and will provide us key insights into how to find these often elusive mushrooms. 


Chef Julie Schreiber is an extremely accomplished forager, caterer, and winemaker who will be cooking up delicious gourmet meals all weekend (special dietary needs can be accommodated).


Dr. Gordon Walker aka @FascinatedByFungi will be presenting on mushrooms, helping to lead forays, assisting with cooking, and answering questions all weekend. This is your chance to get exclusive one on one interaction time with the internationally renown Dr. FunGuy himself.


  • This will be an intimate weekend for a limited group with a strong focus on gourmet food and personalized attention.
  • The weekend will include accommodations for two nights of lodging on a picturesque property nestled in the Sierra Foothills near to good mushroom habitat.
  • Friday and Saturday dinners will be packed with mushrooms in a culinary tour de force multi-course meal put together by Gordon and Julie. Breakfast and lunches for Saturday and Sunday will also be provided.
  • Mushroom Cooking Class learn tips and tricks about how to cook different kinds of mushrooms with Gordon and Julie.
  • Cocktail Hour with drinks provided to accompany educational lectures on the science of mushrooms by Gordon.
  • Available accommodations: 1 double occupancy room for 2000$ (kids are allowed*) and 2 spots left for Twin Beds in a shared room at 750$ for two nights (Friday & Saturday).

The cost is necessary to bring you the level of food and foraging experience we hope to provide. For logistical reasons we are only booking double occupancy rooms at this time.

*Pricing for kids will be negotiated depending on their age/maturity along with participation in meals and activities.


Don't miss out on this special opportunity to explore the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains, eat some incredible food, and learn from extremely knowledgeable mushroom experts!


There are also a few spots left for the hiking/mushroom experience part of the trip on June 4th (~9am-4pm), we will add your name to a waiting list and contact you when we get closer to the event date.


To confirm your interest/book a spot, please email Gordon FascinatedByFungi@gmail.com


To reserve your spot on the hike, make a payment of 200$ to Fascinated By Fungi on Venmo, PayPal, or write check and send a picture to: FascinatedByFungi@gmail.com


Morel Haul