We found a glen deep in the forest carpeted in lush green moss. The blowdowns were thick, but we were able to pick our path carefully through it all. The stillness and wetness emphasizing the primordial nature of the Olympic Peninsula.
Here we found a patch of Matsus. This prized mushroom defines toothsomeness. It also has a very strong flavor of it's forest. Fir, moss, decay. Grilling retains that flavor best, but caramelizing makes it more palatable to some. Commercial pickers would love to find a treasure trove like this. These mushrooms sell for $25 in San Francisco, and up to $300 in Japan. We will never tell!