Alan is amazing. He's incredibly generous with his knowledge and his time. Over the course of our walk he identified countless mushrooms effortlessly and provided additional information on each fungus often spanning all facets of biology. He knew where to go. He was flexible and accommodated our questions and interests. He has an interesting backstory. He made the whole group more comfortable and safe with mushroom hunting, something most people are taught to be fearful of. He's highly regarded within his community and his knowledge is manifold. If you have any interest in mushrooms at all I definitely recommend this experience.