John B. Yeon State Park

October 28, 2007: John B. Yeon State Park, Multnomah County, Oregon: Even though it was Sunday and the crowds would be out because it was a beautiful sunny day Chris and I decided to drive into the Columbia River Gorge and visit the John B. Yeon State Park. It was …

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Jawbone Flats, Opal Creek Wilderness

October 26, 2007: Jawbone Flats, Opal Creek Wilderness, Marion County, OR: Marvin and I hiked the three miles to Jawbone Flats, walking the access road along the Little North Fork of the Santiam River. The Opal Creek area was once the center of controversy between the logging industry and preservationists. …

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Oregon Mycological Society

October 21, 2007: Portland OR: Forestry Center: From Noon to Five today… the Mycological Society exhibits fungi (See the tab “About Fungi”) at the Forestry Building in Washington Park… it is an exceptional display. Not only do you see many, many species of fungi but you can rub shoulders with …

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Mushroom Hunting at Wildwood

 October 6, 2007, Wildwood, Multnomah County, OR: Marvin is taking a class in mushroom identification and today featured a field trip to Wildwood Recreation Site, off highway 26, near the community Welches. He invited me to join the group and with permission of the instructor I tagged along. Marvin and …

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Penstemon davidsonii

October 6, 2007: Marvin and I decided we would drive over Lolo Pass and look at the autumn leaves. the road to Lolo Pass exits the north side of US 26 at milepost 42, just across the highway from the ZigZag District Ranger Station. The leaves were gorgeous… brilliant reds, …

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