Trip Reporters Put the Fun in Fungus
Mushrooms begin popping up when rain returns to the forest and the variety of colors and shapes can stop hikers in their tracks. Trip reporters have been turning their cameras on these intriguing fungi this fall, giving us all a chance to share in the wonder. Check out some of the fungi found in recent trip reports.
A curious thing happens to hikers in the fall. Their attention turns from sweeping vistas and large landmarks to the magical miniature worlds at their feet. Mushrooms begin popping up when rain returns to the forest and the variety of colors and shapes can stop hikers in their tracks.
Trip reporters have been turning their cameras on these intriguing fungi this fall, giving us all a chance to share in the wonder. These little oddities show up all over Washington. From the forest floor to the bark of trees to mossy beds, mushrooms sprout up in all kinds of places. Check out some of the fungi found in recent trip reports, and keep an eye out on your next hike and file a trip report when you get home to share your finds with your fellow hikers.
The photo collages from Bob and Barb’s hike to Huckleberry Creek show a plethora of colorful and curious fungi.
Trip Reporter OtterTravelMore and family took a short hike at Paradise Valley Conservation Area, and spotted some fresh mushrooms popping through the leaf litter on the side of the trail.
On a hike to Wilderness Peak Loop, trip reporter brad_f photographed a big cluster of umbrella-like mushrooms.
Not only did trip reporter Rubypup find some amazing mushrooms on a hike at Shannon Ridge, but they also wrote a poem about it.
Janette Powell photographed some fiery fall foliage and a collection of cool fungi at Gold Creek Trail.
Trip reporter Muledeer saw a variety of fungus on a trip to Fragrance Lake. From mushrooms under a boardwalk to fungi on trees, this trip report displays a colorful array of oddities.
On the Mailbox Peak-Old Trail, trip reporter Cryanho came across a curious orange fungus popping up along a fallen tree.
Trip reporter siddi found so many mini mushrooms on Tiger Mountain. These photos show mushrooms and moss mingling together.
Trip reporter hikingwithlittledogs came across ducks, caterpillars and, of course, mushrooms at Barnum Point on Camano Island.
Share your Fungus Finds
If you spot any trailside mushrooms on your next hike, snap a photo and share your finds in a trip report.