I have lived in the U.P. minus my time in the service for almost 25 years now and though I have looked every spring I have yet to find a morel in the U.P. I have talked with people who have found them, seen the dang mushrooms they say they picked up here but other than one pathetic beefsteak three years ago have yet to come across an honest to god wild mushroom (edible kind) in the eastern U.P. Yet every spring I wander about thinking maybe this year. I can go below the bridge, Wolverine, Indian River area and find them without much trouble but the same kind of areas up here provide Nada, zilch, nothing.