It has been raining a lot in southwest Conejos County, but most of the mushrooms M. and were seeing were not the ones that we wanted to eat. M.'s Trujillo Meadows bolete patch of 2006 produced only the one in my hand.
Were we too early? Too late? I guess that uncertainty is why they call it "mushroom hunting," not "mushroom gathering.
Young, pickable puffballs were pretty prolific. They are just not as interesting to eat.
We will be looking closer to home in the Wet Mountains next, now that we have had some rain here.