Condition Report
San Juan Mountains
Southern Colorado
25-28 May, 2007

  • There was surprisingly little snow up to 2750 m (9000 ft), and it's melting quickly.


  • The most impressive fungi were probably some very fresh and colorful specimens of Pycnoporellus alboluteus (EMC 179) appearing on old downed aspen trees. There were scattered specimens of Morchella angusticeps (EMC 36) from 2550 m (8250 ft) up to around 2700 m (8850 ft). The only snowbank fungus we found was a small gilled mushroom which we have yet to identify.


  • Turkey, Red Squirrels, Chipmunks, Marmot. We sighted no deer, elk, or bear, though there was plenty of sign. Birds were vociferous and abundant.
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