Goofing around out back....

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  1. x39

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    The "Forest Bathing" thread in General Discussion got me out the door this afternoon for a bit of goofing around in the woods. It's been overcast all day with rain forecast. I did a quick check of the wx and found I had a weather window. I'm in that little spot in the southern part of the image...
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    Skies looked ominous heading out...

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    About two miles out after walking through mostly field, I arrived at the area I wanted to hang out in. Old logging road heading in...

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    Looking to the sides, beautiful spruce/fir/birch woods with a carpet of moss...

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    I really love these isolated stands of birch...

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    Ground score!
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    There's quite a bit of chaga in this area. I've been watching this tree for some years now...

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    I harvested a conch off this tree about five years ago....

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    Continued......
     
  2. x39

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    And another larger one off this one. Looks like they are replenishing nicely...

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    Kind of an odd little clearing in the woods. I've always liked this spot and was going to hang out here a while, but the still humid air in the woods was bringing the mosquitoes out in pretty good shape, so I decided to get out in the open.
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    Interesting tree along the way...

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    I found a comfy rock with a ice view and had a seat. I like places where there's no hum except the insects. This is one. No epic views in the classic sense, but if you like watching the atmosphere intersect with the earth, it will do...
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    Refreshment and a snack. Things could be worse....
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    It seemed like no time at all the beer and the berries were gone. Perhaps they were defective... maybe there's a warranty....

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    Part of all this was breaking in a new pair of Bean Cresta Hikers. I've been doing two milers in them for a few weeks now, six today, and they seem to be shaking hands with my feet... I think... :30:

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    Another ground score...




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    I largely beat the rain other than a few intermittent sprinkles. The chaga made me think of my late brother. Funny where your mind wanders when you wander in the woods. In the immortal words of Porky Pig, "That's all folks!" :36: Thanks for tagging along!
     
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    Good beer seems to have a high level of evaporation.
     
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    Very nice @x39 . Always love seeing your pictures. :)
     
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    I enjoyed that, thanks.
     
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    Nice outing. Simple and refreshing to the soul.

    And, sadly, there's no warranty on time. It's a consumable. So enjoy it while you can, 'cause once it's used up you can't buy a new bag of it.
     
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    I enjoyed your report, and photos. Great place, and way to spend a “rainy” day.
     
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    Looked like a solid win to me!

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Looked like a solid day out to me! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    A fine post young fellar, thank you. joe
     
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    Very nice. That’s a fine place you have to wander in.
     
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    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I dimly recall that many years ago, people did that to saplings for a trail marker. I think it was Native Americans but it could have been white men.
     
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    So @x39 do you feel cleansed now that you have taken a "bath"?
    ;)

    Looks like an enjoyable walk, thanks for sharing!
     
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    Oh yeah man, all sparkly and fresh!
     
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    Looks like a fantastic walk! Thanks for bringing us along!
     
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    Thanks for letting tag along!
    Nice score by the way.
     
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    Thanks for taking us along. Is that one of those LL Bean Continental Rucksacks? If so how do you like it?
     
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    Yes it is. I like it pretty well for just kind of bumming around. I prefer a pack with a bit more structure for any kind of a serious hike. That said, the Continental is ruggedly made and comfortable with a moderate load. This one is kind of an in-between model, as they changed the original design to this, then shorty after changed it again. The one thing I kind of dislike is that it's very hard to reach a water bottle in a side pocket with the pack on, but that's minor.
     
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    I read that somewhere as well.

    Nice outing! Looks like you had an enjoyable "bath", and I bet the tub didn't get cold and your skin wrinkly...
     
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    Nice outing. Dirt time, a good beer, and fresh blue berries. That's a great way to spend time.
     
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    I love a good jaunt and reading up on them is as close as I'll get today.

    Lucky finds, thanks for sharing!
     
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    Great day and some great scores to!
     
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    Nice pictures! Thanks for sharing your walkabout. I recently discovered Voodoo Ranger IPA at my favorite chili bar - pretty tasty stuff.
     
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    That was the first I ever had. Probably won't be the last... LOL!
     
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    Nice outing! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Awesome photos! I love the looks of the forest in some of your first few photos. Definitely has a different feel to it than the hardwood stands here in the mountains of Northern PA. I could spend a week or two just bumming around up there for sure!!!
     
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    Great outing! I don't think I have ever seen as much Chaga as in your photo, great find.
     
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    It's a good area for chaga. Here's a piece I harvested back there a few years back...

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    Wow, pretty amazing!
     
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    Thanks for letting us in,,,
     
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    I'm glad you got out to wander about. It's good to let the mind blow free in the breeze once in a while.

    I dig the beaver skull. Cool find. Did you keep it?

    Thanks for sharing your outing.
     
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    I sure did. I have a collection of skulls I've found through the years.
     
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    Nice! Me too!
     
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    great jaunt; I like the aspen stands I come across as well. Nice bunch of burch bark and chaga!
     
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