'Twas a beautiful day -- 65 degrees, sunny, no wind -- at Cape Falcon.The trail from north parking to Kramer Memorial viewpoint is in great shape; beyond toward Cape Falcon there are some serious muddy spots that will become awful when the rains resume. This popular trail is in need of significant work.
Whoever wrote in the Bible that "there is nothing new under the sun" didn't go hiking in Oregon in the fall!
Lactarius deliciosus is said by one reference book to be "not generally considered deserving of the species name."
This white slime mold is probably Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa. A bit different from the tapioca slime mold we saw last week on the PCT south of Lolo Pass.
Xeromphalina campanella, viewed from below. I don't know what I'd do without flash!
Ramaria araiospora comes up red, and fades to pink then yellow.
This conk doesn't match anything we've found in our several books.
This is Ganoderma oregonense. Our favorite mycology expert explained to us that it usually takes the form of a bracket or shelf fungus (search Google Images for pictures), but occasionally has this oddly distorted form.
At the coast, pressure treated wood is no match for fungus.
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Goin down that way tomorrow all I know about fungus is in late seventy's the little caps in the cow pastures of Tillimook made me pretty goofy. They were not illegal yet and a city a cop was picken right beside us one time. He said they were a awesome pain killer for bad back.
The downhill of the mind is harder than the uphill of the body. - Yuichiro Miura