I went up to Lake Almanor yesterday and hunted up and down the forests on the west side. Didn't find one Morel but did find a few Boletes right down near the Lake. The snow plants were coming up all over (as were the people!) By the time I left, campers, hikers, kids & dogs were pouring into the area only to find all the campgrounds closed! Anyway, I drove up and around Mt. Lassen and at my first stop was lucky enough to find 6 nice Morels and one Puffball. They just got snow there 3 days ago! It's a weird year but I'm still keeping a positive attitude for now. Happy Shroomin'...