Mycological Field Trip
East side of Sandias
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Field Trip will begin at 09:00
Areas to be visited are in the Elevation range of 2250-2650 m
(7400-8700 ft). Field Trip will begin at Doc Long's, and may then
head uphill – possibly to the the Tree Spring Trailhead area
– for some
Meet at the
Doc Long Picnic Area PL at 09:00.
From the intersection of NM Hwys 14 & 536 at San Antonito,
head west on the Sandia Crest Rd (536). The Doc Long parking lot is
approximately 2 miles from the intersection.
Sandias (Labels based
on Sandia Grid ver 1 - Doc Long's is
Getting there from
Abq or SF
Parking in the Sandias
There is a $3 daily parking fee in the Sandias. Those who think they
will be frequenting the Sandias might consider purchasing an annual pass for
$30 (good for 2 vehicles and valid for a year following the month of
purchase) or an Interagency Recreation Pass for $80.
For more information visit the Cibola NF webpage:
Thurs, 15 April:
Stream is running energetically along
Bill Spring Trail. Quite a bit of residual snow in shaded areas.
Expect to walk through running water, mud, and occasional snowbanks.
Snowshoes not required, but wear waterproof boots.
Fri, 16 April: There's a very good chance that it will be
raining in the Sandias on Saturday. Pack a raincoat.
The scouting trip on Thursday revealed one Discina and lots of
During this time in past years, we have encountered some Peziza, and
occasionally find snowbank fungi such as Discina and Caloscypha. We may also
encounter fresh fruitings of
Auricularia (wood ears). We expect that some members would also
be delighted to chase down and capture some slime molds.
Sturdy waterproof footwear and plenty of drinking water.
Current weather conditions suggest that packing some raingear would be
a good idea as well.