Mushroom season in the San Juan Mountains
If the monsoon is good, dozens of varieties of mushrooms will pop up in the San Juan mountains in late summer. Some mushrooms will still be around after the first snow, but the peak of the season lasts from mid-August through early September.
Permits are required to take more than three pounds of mushrooms from the national forest, but the cost is nominal. And looking is free.
This is an entry for The American Guide.
More about collecting forest products in San Juan National Forest here.