quick run up the mountain

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  1. the_dude

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    took my favorite trail up the mountain. thin as a ribbon, and winding it's way through dense undergrowth.

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    these guys are everywhere. always watching my step to avoid them.

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    the guy who built this hunting cabin was just released after 6 years in prison for burning down his house during a manic episode.

    i've been stopping by it regularly lately to see if he's been in the area.

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    limbed a fallen hemlock for firewood

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    hauling the limbs up the trail for a cliff-side fire

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    i'm never selling my mini. i use it more than any other tool i own.

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    hemlock tea

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    taking in the view before heading down

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    thanks for looking.
     
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    Thats a pretty spot and a cool lizard or newt or whatever it is. Great Photos.
     
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    I dig the GB mini a lot too. That cabin is pretty awesome except the whole just got released from prison guy haha
     
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    nice outing. good to see the forest so thick and green this time of year.
     
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    dude ! where is... your shoes ?
     
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    Thanks. It's a red eft (newt)
     
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    Very cool stuff, i am currently training myself to raise my fitness and endurance levels so i can run up mountains, i live in a high rise tower block and i am using the stairways as my surrogate mountain, each floor has 18 stairs and every 2 days i go up and down 80 floors climbing up in total 208 meters (double the distance if we include climbing down the stairs too) and covering a total distance (just counting going up) of 640 meters, i just finished doing this and i am quite knackered lol, i've still got a hell of a long way to go before i am mountain ready and somehow i don't think i'll ever get to running up the mountains barefoot, loving the salamanda
     
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    'quick run' is a misnomer. it was mostly a fast-paced hike. truth be told, i hate running. despise it, in fact.

    stair running is a great way to get in shape. my high school was three stories, and my basketball team trained on the stairs every day. you'll be mountain ready in no time.

    slightly off-topic, but wasn't it you who mentioned in another thread that this mushroom has medicinal properties?

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    i think those are reishi as seen in another thread from Maine
     
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    They do look similar form to reishi but i've never seen them quite that shade before, lovely looking fungi. Thanks for the confidence boost regarding the stairs it is currently still killing me, my first mountain i plan to climb is 900+ meters elevation ASL starting at 30 ASL over 4 kilometers distance, i keep increasing the amounts of stairs each week, hopefully soon i'll be covering a km of stairs each session
     
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    I just checked with some of my more knowledgeable fungi friends and they confirm 100% your fungi is reishi the variety ganoderma tsugae
     
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    Those could be Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) for sure. They're more red and matte in texture than I usually see it, but you're on the other side of the continent and the species is quite variable in appearance. Reishi is widely used in eastern medicine and supposedly has many medicinal properties.

    If you get some pictures of the underside, maybe take a slice off with your knife and a cross section view and get a photo of that I'll make a positive ID easier. What sort of tree are they growing on, and in what state of life or decay is it ?

    If the bottom side (pore surface) is whitish, trying poking and scratching it with a stick. Reishi mushrooms should bruise to a brownish colour. May take awhile for the colour change to show up.
     
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    eastern hemlock, dead many years but still standing.

    'shrooms sketch me out a bit. a quick google search turned up zero poisonous look alikes, so i might give it a try.

     
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    There are no poisonous conks (genus Ganoderma, Phellinus or Fomitopsis). In fact, of all the polypores (woody shelf fungus that grow directly on wood), only a couple are 'supposedly' toxic. And even at that, none are fatally so. You can try and make Reishi tea of those if you want to and it won't make you sick.

    It might taste like crap though.
     
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    We got those funky newts as well. I bet it's bad luck to step on one so avoid it myself. Plus they're really neat.
     
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    sad turn of events. the fella that built this cabin, and had been living in the woods in town since his release from prison, fell off of a train trestle this past weekend and never made it back out of the river.

    http://wwlp.com/2016/01/07/body-of-a-chester-man-found-frozen-in-the-river/

    a sad reminder to be careful around water in the winter. i cross these trestles frequently, and i suppose this could have easily been me.

     
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    Sorry to hear that. Beats dying locked up though.
     
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    barefoot! love it!
     
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    Just saw this, good looking spot. Makes me want to get a mini.
     
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    I like the GB Mini and my trail running footwear, I'll be keeping both.
     
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    I must have missed this thread. Gorgeous pics! I agree about the mini, hard to beat the fun it offers.
     
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    i've been cutting firewood on his old homestead all year, and have been hiking his trails and using that little cabin. since his release, i'd been expecting at any moment to run into him in the woods. he had his issues, but he was a brilliant woodsman, and i know the forests will feel a little emptier now.

    glad he had a last chance to roam these hills before moving on.

     
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    great photo thx for sharing
     

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