My first morel experience actually didn't happen till i was in my college years. Me and Amanita were trout fishing in western maryland and were walking down a trail along the riverbottom full of old poplars. I don't recall what made us go over to one of them and look but there were 3 or 4 small grey's growing in a row along the root line. "these must be those mushrooms that are called morels that people say are so good." don't remember how many trout we caught that day but the one thing i do remember is that wonderfull taste we both experenced that has got us both hooked from that day on.