Of course, that's a GOOD sign - and I kept scanning the ground. After the second or third time he said that, I stopped him and said "Well, we could go back or - we could pick those mushrooms." Wouldn't you know it - after picking several pounds of chanterelles, we nearly stepped on some growing ON the trail. We crawled into the underbrush and picked more mushrooms, returning home victorious with 5# of beautiful golden chanterelles.
Giant banana slug
Little white funguses that look like mung bean sprouts everywhere:
Pretty - large - shrooms growing under bay trees:
Yup! It's a chanterelle!
Growing right on the trail!
More beautiful fungi -