2017 NEMF Samuel Ristich Foray
41st Annual Foray of the
Northeast Mycological Federation
When I click on the REGISTRATION link I don't get the Registration Form.
On the REGISTRATION page click on the Registration Form and Letter links in the body of text below the header.
Do the Commuters have access to the Dining Room in Black Bear Lodge for Breakfast?
Commuters will get their buffet Breakfast in the Grizzly Dining Room of the Base Lodge.
My wife isn't really interested in mushrooms. If she doesn't participate in the Foray activities is she required to pay a registration fee?
The bulk of the registration fee is to pay room and meals at the Stratton Resort. So yes, she should pay for her stay at the resort.
I am planning on registering for a single room, is it possible to stay in Black Bear Lodge? What is the rate there?
While we are trying to house singles in Long Trail Lodge (one bed per room) to maximize our occupancy in Black Bear, you can stay in Black Bear for the single occupancy rate.
Do the double occupancy rooms have two beds?
All double occupancy rooms offered in Black Bear and Lift Line Lodges each have two queen size beds.
As I am Canadian, I wish to pay the registration fee by PayPal. What is the email address to send money?
My friend and I would like triple occupancy accommodations but we don't have a third. Can you match us up with someone?
Yes, just register for triple accommodation and we will find a match.
Is it possible to get to Stratton by train?
No train to Stratton but you could get to Albany-Rennselear Station where we may able to get you in a carpool.
Is it possible to register as a couple in one of the single occupancy rooms?
The double occupancy rooms in Black Bear Lodge are costing us less than the single occupancy rooms in Long Trail Lodge where they are in suites. We arranged for these suites so that we would have their kitchens available for mycophagy prep. So, the upshot is that we are putting couples in Black Bear not Long Trail. The only exceptions are for couples working on mycophagy. If you are volunteering for mycophagy, let me know and I'll pass that on to Joe Brandt who is handling mycophagy. You should, in that case, register as two persons, $420.00 each. Meals are included in the registration fee.
How is the temperature in the non-air-conditioned rooms that time year? Are there fans?
Our experience in Vermont during late July has varied over the years. While days can be hot, nights at that elevation tend to be cooler than daytime temps. If you taking the un-air-conditioned option you should definitely bring a fan, you may need it.
My husband and I would like to register for the foray but our summer plans are still unsettled. If we register now, but then find we are unable to make the foray, can we get a refund?
Yes, you can get a refund but there is a $30.00 cancellation charge for cancellations before 6/25/17. After that date, (when we have to make a firm commitment to the resort) refunds will depend upon our contractual obligations.