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Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 01/11

Greetings Sledders,

Not again. Yup, another January has emerged and she’s here to take us out of the game.

I was holding off on this until I could see just how bad this was going to get and it’s bad, real bad, we are toast. Not just any toast, we are all things toast. Light, burnt, French, white, rye, cinnamon, raison, and milk. What the hell is milk toast anyway?

Just to add a little insult to injury there isn’t any major snowfall on the horizon so we are going to be breakfast food for some time to come.

So, all grooming efforts look to come to a halt unless there’s enough left to the North and West, but I doubt that we are going to do an over the road deal to get to groom able trails.

And I see no need to turn this report into some sort of daily blog because we just aren’t that interesting.

That said, we will start reporting again when it looks like this time out is coming to an end.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy and The Girls

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Monday May 28th, 2018 - 7:34 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Tired Shroomers,

What a year it wasn't. Time to bring this disappointing year to an end. Not sure it ever really started. Worst year ever for mushrooming.

Had some shroomers in over the weekend and also had a couple former customers stop in, no one was finding anything, however
our shroomer from Ohio has found a 100 or so nice grays and smaller whites. Finally got good rain yesterday, so the
whites should really start to pop.

Temps are going to stay hot (80's) until Thursday with rain also predicted then.

Have a great year. Pray for a better year next year.

Sandy & Keith
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Sunday May 20th, 2018 - 7:45 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Shroomers,

Okay, here's the tale of mushrooming this week. You tell me if you can make any sense of it!!

You know about our 2 on Wednesday. Neal, the tamale man (with tamales in hand-thank you very much), Dawn and a few friends were in over the weekend.
They found about 4 dozen blacks. Hard picking. Rained most of the day Saturday. Under growth is in full bloom. However they did better than any one else though.
All others didn't find any. We went out this afternoon to a small spot that's maybe 40' by 40'. It has no ground cover other than leaves. We picked 4 dozen decent sized blacks.
Go figure. Plan on enjoying half tonight fried in my trusty cast iron skillet.

What this week will bring is anyone's guess. I have a customer in at the end of the week to pick yellows (white, sponges). Would usually be well into them by this date.
The way this year has gone though who knows.

Not supposed to get any rain till next weekend with good temps.

We'll let you what's going on with the great mushroom tale.

Sandy & Keith
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Sunday May 13th, 2018 - 8:20 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Shroomers,

Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there.

This is a second hand report. We were to busy all week to get out. We trust the source though. Neal (the tamale man), Dawn and crew were in over the week end.
Pickings were pretty slim. They found only about a dozen small blacks. They said Tiger Lilies are blooming and Trilliums buds have not opened yet. Seems to be
maybe a week early.

Based on temp forecasted for the week this weekend should be much better. What a strange year!

I promise we will get out to the woods this week and let you know what's going on.

Sandy & Keith
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Tuesday May 8th, 2018 - 1:42 pm

Fay's Motel & Cottages

Shroomers,

Finally got back out to the woods. Sorry we took so long. Two days late and a few dollars short as usual.

The snow is gone out of the wood. A few dirty snow banks along some roads.

Things are moving along. Tiger Lilies are blooming and Trillium are setting buds. A few leaves but no catkins yet which is odd. They usually come before the Trilliums.
There is good moisture under the leaves. After saying all that we did not find one elusive fungi. Not even Keith's thumb tack sized baby.

Temp today is in the 80's and dropping back to the mid to high 50's the rest of the week and into the weekend. Supposed to get rain Wed. into Thur. than again on Fri. and into Sat.

With all that said when the fungi will pop is still a bit up in the air. Mushroom season seems to be going the same as winter and spring has.....All askew!!

We will try to get out to the woods later in the week. Will let you know what's going on.

Sandy & Keith
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