The New York Mycological Society, Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association, Mid-Hudson Mycological Association and Long Island Mycological Club are hosting the 2017 NEMF Samuel Ristich Foray at the Stratton Mountain Resort in southern Vermont July 27-30, 2017.
Gary Lincoff, Faculty Chair is assembling a group of local experts in the principal genera that we are likely to encounter during the foray as well as some genera we may not encounter. There will be a microscopy lab available during the entire foray for participants to hone their microscope skills or to assay their collections.
Frank Marra, Walks Chair, has put together over a dozen interesting collecting venues for us to explore. No site is more than a half-hour’s drive from the Resort on Stratton Mountain. The NYMS has visited this area every year since its rebirth in 1962, so there is a deep experience in these woods. We will even have access to the top of Stratton Mountain via a lift line!
Our accommodations will be located in three lodges located in a resort village located about halfway up Stratton. All lectures, exhibitions, vendors, evening programs, socials and lunch & dinner meals will be found in one building, the Base Lodge, from where the lift goes up Stratton.
Black Bear, Lift Line & Long Trail Lodges will provide double occupancy accommodations and a continental breakfast. Black Bear and Long Trail Lodges are air conditioned, While Lift Line Lodge is not air conditioned, our experience in Vermont is that early summer may bring hot days but the elevation provides cool relief at night. The accommodations in Lift Line will provide an economical sleeping option.