Thursday, October 26, 2006

King Boletes and Men on Horseback

We went to the coast and got about 8 pounds of King Boletes!

In the scan we think we have a Tricholoma flavovirens.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Honey Mushrooms Came to Me

Honey mushroom growing in my lawn. It has white spores and the cap is viscid when wet. Some stalks have veils. I can not find any wood that it is growing on.

I got verification that these are Honey Mushrooms from Michael W. Beug whom I "discovered" thanks to his wonderful mycology website at Evergreen University.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Pretty Mystery Mushroom

The cap is slightly sticky and bell shaped. The gills seem to be free and the stem may have had a ball and socket type attachment, it broke away easily. I found this growing on dead wood in a mixed coniferous and hardwood forest. It was solitary. I think it's a Pholiota

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Mount Ellinor

Finally got to go hiking again. I felt pretty strong going up Ellinor but a bit weak going down. I normally feel week going up and strong going down. Normally I hike down something about twice as fast as I hike up something.

No views to the West from the top for me today, the clouds chased me up the mountain. I had the summit to myself for about 10 minutes then a friendly manic showed up. He was in a good mood and very talkative but he quieted down and did not bother me at all when I told him I was going to sit and have lunch. Maybe he was only a hyphening.

At one point I passed a woman who was hiking up the trail with a burping and farting and spitting and saying AHHHHH too loudly after a drink of water type of man.

As I passed her she said to me
"You're doing it the right way".

I assume she meant that by hiking solo I was doing it the right way.

No mushrooms, it's just too dry. I "hiked" the .5 mile lower loop of the Hoodsport trail on the way home from Ellinor but it's too dry there too.

My digital camera is broken and going in for repair so I have no pictures for this hike. It's a Cannon Powershot a520 and those were poorly made. A lot of people have the same problems with them that I have had. No more Canon camera's for me. Maybe I should have learned my lesson with the Canon printer that I used to own.

Three camp robber birds were begging me for food on the summit but I had nothing to give them. All three of them followed me down from the summit for about a mile before they gave up on me. As usual there was a begging chipmunk on the summit and as usual it would not eat what I offered it. I can't figure out just what it is that these chipmunks want. I did not see any goats on the summit today.