WATCH: Foraging For Morels
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As a Minnesotan, Morels are prized. Having been defeated this year in my home state and Iowa, left with only 1 mushroom to share between many, Washington was a chance for revenge. We went out with author and forager Langdon Cook -- into the Eastern Cascades, many miles up the mountains and to a "burn zone." These much coveted spots are the birthing place of mountains of morels. Burn zones are where many of the morels sold across the nation come from, we were lucky enough to have a lead. We learned the ins and outs of this western version of a Minnesota treasure.

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