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Looks like mushroom season is happening after all, despite a dry fall/winter/spring. Thank you, monsoons! These are Suillus kiababensis growing under Ponderosa Pines, with which they have a mycorrhizal relationship.

And the underside, showing the pores at the bottom of the spore tubes. 

Spore print (only took a few hours…these suckers were seriously sporulating). Shows the characteristic cinnamon-brown color of the spores en masse.

Spores at 1000x magnification.