There some beautiful fungi up here that we definitely do not want.
We even spy a “fairy ring” or two of coral mushrooms.
We are, however, in the hunt for porcini mushrooms, (piglets in Italian). https://www.mushroom-appreciation.com/porcini-mushrooms.html
By the end of the morning, we’ve collected an impressive pile of porcinis.
As we drive down, we encounter the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra’s young principal trombonist finishing up a brief music video shot by his wife to celebrate his attendance at Durango’s Music in the Mountains.
He kindly obliges us with a minute of Tommy Dorsey and we applaud him vigorously for this moment of serendipity before driving back to process our bounty.