side of slime fungus
The variety of these life forms in the Yukon and Northern British Columbia Forests was eye opening. I’m neither an expert, nor a collector. I just love wandering in the bush staring down at my feet. Later I try to research what I’ve seen. Some are extremely interesting. The orange lichen with the little black dots was about 1/3 hand size. Above that the yellow and green colours of the lichen were eye-opening. The pink dots are called fairy barf! Really! I call the big white one a bottle cap mushroom, and the lower red ones are obviously boob mushrooms (although I think they are Mycena haemoptus). On a slightly related salacious theme, the small mossy picture shows numerous little erect mushrooms….thousands of them.
This was early to mid September. Early autumn. Ran across a couple looking for ‘shrooms, ie. psilocybin or psychedelic mushrooms. I have no idea if I saw any or not. I think they thought I was lying.
Mid September first snow
Folding from mountain building
Beautiful drive…just amazing
Northern Lights at Liard Hot Springs. Not a good pic cause it was handheld, and I was freezing. See, I got out of bed around 1 AM and looked outside. Then I ran outside wearing, well, very little. Not awake enough to grab tripod and other necessaries. Stayed outside 20 minutes, shivering but totally into those Lights. You can never see them often enough.
In northern British Columbia, the Alaska Highway is route 97. It traverses the Northern Rockies which are, almost entirely, true wilderness.Wildlife everywhere..we saw Dahl’s sheep, caribou, bear, bison and mule deer. One of the most amazing roadtrips in the world. The Rockies section starts at Watson Lake, Yukon and ends at Fort Nelson, BC.
Gila Verde Cliff Dwellings lasted only 25 years in the 1200’s. These were people of the Mogollon civilization. The structures were built from rocks way down in the river valley. Carried up by the women. Farm fields were on the top of the cliffs. 6 big caves are present. This is a steep ladder down from the 5th cave.
Matador is a small town in North Texas near the Oklahoma border. This truck sits near Bob’s Oil Well, a preserved filling station from the fifties with a pseudo oil derrick partly seen upper right.
view from top of cable car. Spectacular.