I went back to Seattle via Cayuse Pass. A glorious second day of a perfect weekend with good friends.
From Volcano Run 2009
Lin adding the eggs.
Wayne preparing his famous breakfast burritos.
Looking back toward the fire.
My camp again, in the morning.
Liko's surprise birthday cookies for Wayne.
A heavenly concoction. Seriously the best mushroom soup I have ever eaten.
The lovely Liko helping Wayne prepare the mushroom soup.
That's a glacier, maam.
Me, at the same spot.
Mt. Adams seen from Takhlakh Lake
A comparison between Boletus (bottom) and Russula (top)--a Slippery Jack.
A comparison between Boletus (l) and Russula (r)--a Slippery Jack.
This mushroom was incredibly dense. Probably weighed 2.5 lbs!
"Perhaps the most perfect Bolete I have ever found!"
Wayne with the King of the Boletes!
An idyllic spot.
Olallie Lake. Super nice campground here, with a place to put in a canoe.
Olallie Lake, which I visited on a hike some years ago, approached from a completely different way.
See those teeth!
A toothed mushroom.
How to tell a false chantarelle from a real one. (Real on the right.)
Eva found this edible Brain Mushroom.
Um, I forget.
A lovely day in the woods.
Steve had the foresight to bring a crush-proof container.
Fungal in the Jungle
This yellow "milk" was an identifying characteristic of...some mushroom....
Identifying the various mushrooms we found.
Wayne holds forth.
Tina shows off the Coral Mushroom she found.
Eric, Tina and Eva have a good look.
"If you ate this, you'd be dead in ten hours and wish it were three."
The Amonites (sp?) deadliest mushroom in the PNW.
Another random mushroom.
Does it get any better?
...and more chantrelles...
Eva, Wayne and Eric look over the haul.
Wayne cleaning up some white chantrelles. Russ had an eye for finding them.
It's a Russela. (I think.)