At last! We found mushrooms today. Unfortunately, all of them except the shaggy stalk bolete and the orange amanitas were in various stages of decomposition.
The shaggy stalk bolete is edible, but not great. We left it to spread its spores and hopefully produce more.
The smooth orange mushrooms (with the white sac-like volvas) MIGHT be American Caesar mushrooms (aka Amanita jacksonii) which are said to be edible and delicious. However, I’m not willing to bet my life against a horribly painful, long drawn out death to risk eating anything in the amanita family, especially when I am not absolutely certain of my ID. According to the literature, A jacksonii is supposed to have yellow gills. These look too white to me.
We also saw a group of 2 does and 4 twin fawns. And we found a wild persimmon tree whose unripe ruit has a long way to go before becoming sweet and delicious. The campground is rapidly filling up for the weekend. But today was relaxed and pleasant. We met some lovely people, and Sheba made friends young and old. 🙂