Inocybe fastigiata

November 13, 2007: Hamilton Mountain trail: Skamania County, WA: Inocybe fastigiata … am I sure of the species name? No. Most authors declare a microscope will be needed to positively identify all but a few species in this genus and I didn’t go to that extreme. But, it does look …

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Hiking Cape Lookout trail, Tillamook County, OR

November 8, 2007: Hiking Cape Lookout trail, Tillamook County, OR: Have you ever seen the wind blow straight up? You have a chance to see it happen on the Cape Lookout trail. Chris, Lucy (dog) and I were hiking the trail with a strong wind blowing out of the south. …

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Clavaria purpurea

November 5, 2007: Camp Magruder, Tillamook County OR: Clavaria purpurea found growing under salal (Gaultheria shallon) and Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). You couldn’t get any closer to sea level than this location. Marvin and I walked the wetlands trail on the west side of Smith Lake. Trail head is located …

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Munson Creek Falls, Tillamook County, OR

November 5, 2007: Munson Creek Falls, Tillamook County, OR: Depending on which reference you read the falls is either 319 feet or 266 feet but in either case the falls is worth a stop. Marvin and I picked a beautiful sunny November day to make the trip. Finding the road …

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Hamilton Mountain, Skamania County, WA

November 2, 2007, Hamilton Mountain, Skamania County, WA: Margo and I hiked this trail June 2, 1969. She wrote in the margin of our “100 Oregon Hiking Trails” (by Don and Roberta Lowe) “good hike, steep trail, 2 1/2 hours up, 2 hours down”. In those days, before children (BC), …

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