Organic Gold for Forbes Magazine
12 images Created 6 Nov 2008
Wandering between the Pine trees of the Pacific Northwest each fall are thousands of migrants, mostly from Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, searching for the prized Matsutake Mushroom. Depending on the crop, the mushrooms can yield a picker thousands of dollars a day. Secrecy and paranoia persist among the fungi hunters who return to the same area every year to cash in.