Tonight, say goodbye to the most interesting man in the woods. Mick Dodge’s weird, wild journey navigating a subsistence lifestyle in the Hoh Rainforest concludes with tonight’s finale.
On “The Harvest,” Mick embarks on an important mission to stock up on food before the impending winter months. His prize: chanterelle, a type of mushroom considered a delicacy. Rich in flavor and well-suited for drying and storing, chanterelles are golden in both color and value, fetching upwards of twenty per pound in the market.
For Mick, the window to harvest this valuable fungi is closing fast, as chanterelles appear in the Pacific Northwest for just two weeks each year. Mick is also forced to compete with mushroom hunters from around the world, who intrude on Mick’s rainforest home to cash in.
As if his hunt for sustenance wasn’t difficult enough, Mick also has to weather the dangerous elements of his forest home. An unfortunate encounter with Devil’s Club, a poisonous plant native to the Pacific Northwest, leaves Mick in pain and scrambling for an antidote. Will he recover in time to gather enough mushrooms and stock up for winter?
Follow Mick’s final journey on the season finale tonight at 10P.
Watch Mick hunt chanterelles below: