I can’t get to this place enough

Great Basin National Park.  And the drive there is killer.  I mean that literally and figuratively, as there are few landscapes so clearly able and ready to kill.  To me, only salt flats exceed it that way.  I love them both, of course.

Me and David Arora are going to have a little chat, human-to-book about all the fungus (see below).  And next outing, even if he doesn’t feel like coming along and I don’t really feel like carrying him, he will be wrestled into the backpack anyway.  If needed, he will bump the birding guides, or at least the heavy one.   In case you prefer a clearer opinion, yes, that is my very favorite mushroom book. And I have read or consulted more  mushroom books than one might expect, being still pretty useless when it comes to mushroom collecting.

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K lives in the US with her man and kiddos, knits, cans, dehydrates, bakes bread, (but doesn't cook regular food, particularly), crochets, spins, gardens, studies for a degree that never seems to end, and um, works. Sometimes she wastes time online. Also -- and family, she's looking at you here -- sometimes she swears and says things you might not agree with. But she still loves you.

Posted on July 28, 2009, in Fambly, The Great Outdoors. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Must rectify the fact that I haven’t been to GBSP. We talk about it but never make the trek. It looks to be a very fascinating place.

  2. knittingunderwater

    What cute fuzzy kids, and pretty fungus! An old friend of mine taught me to look down whilst hiking to look at mushrooms, and it was a wonderful lesson.

  3. i did some research on the pink sticky asparagus-like one. the only thing that i could find that was like it is actually a flower called a “pinedrop” which is kind of fungus-y in its feeding habits. do you think that could be it? (keep in mind that i was doing research based on my memory of your photo as my camera decided to be non-functional that day. we did see them in person, but that was right in the middle of the ant attack so i did not get a very good look at them).

    great basin is indeed an incredible place. thanks for introducing us to it as well!!!

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