I thought mushroom hunting was a gentle activity. Avoid eating the nasty ones and and it’s all about wandering about in the woods (preferably with the dogs), picking mushrooms, and later cooking up wild mushroom dinners at home. Well, Salvelinas sent in a link to this article about mushroom hunting in Italy. It seems 18 people have died in 10 days. That’s just crazy. Think I’m making this up? Here’s another article about the carnage. It seems the biggest problem is sliding off the mountain at night.