We went on a mucky slippery hike yesterday called Tall Trees. It was delightfully wet and green and beautiful everywhere we looked. I had a great deal of trouble taking pictures and ended up wishing I hadn’t brought my camera at all. But then looking at the few pictures that did work made me glad I tried.
This next fungus was so amazing! We’d just crossed a sloppy wet, fairly sketchy bridge next to a big cedar tree to see what almost looked like a crystal chandelier. Nestled in a large rotten slot in the tree was this two feet long fungus. Incredible!
For a lot of the hike, I had to carefully walk on islands of sticks and rocks or stem across big puddles. Gaiters with waterproof hiking boots were a must. I had gaiters but opted for my lighter hikers thinking they’d be more comfortable this day. My feet were a bit wet even with the extra care.