I went for a hike with a fellow foraging enthusiast earlier today, hoping to find the last of the wineberries (alas, all gone), and also on the lookout for chanterelle mushrooms. According to local mushroom enthusiasts, chanterelle season has begun around here. Back home in the Pacific Northwest chanterelles come on later in the fall, but I guess things are on a different schedule here.
Anyway, we came across a little stand of mushrooms that were the right color and the right general shape. I had just finished saying how nothing looks like a chanterelle except a chanterelle, but these mushrooms kinda blew that theory. They were sort of like chanterelles, but with thinner stems, and the gills were true, as opposed to the false gills chanterelles have. So I sent this picture to the experts at MAWDC, and it turns out these are probably gerronema strombodes. The internet tells me these are not edible! Maybe not super poisonous, but definitely not chanterelles. Alas.