What an amazing event! North Spore Mushrooms came together with Maine Huts & Trails to bring us a spectacular three day, two night event. We started on Friday with a leisurely and highly informative foraging hike up to Stratton Brook Hut. Everyone selected bunks, grabbed hot showers, and sat down for a family style dinner. Saturday began with an impromptu mushroom-themed yoga stretch and another foraging hike resulting in the discovery of a massive crop of black trumpets among many other mushrooms. After a delightful taco lunch, we learned to inoculate oak logs with shiitake spawn and then built a wine cap bed. I hope to come back to the hut to see these projects when they start producing. Dinner on Saturday night knocked everyone's socks off. Chef Pete Uzzell prepared a stunning eight-course tasting menu, each dish featuring mushrooms, some of which were foraged by us! This weekend was truly spectacular. I met some really wonderful people that I hope to see again soon, learned a ton, ate some spectacular food, and am excited for future events at the huts.