I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~John Muir, 1913, in L.M. Wolfe, ed., John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938
One of Hubby’s and my favorite places to canoe and hike is at Big Meadow Lake. It is peaceful and an awesome home for all sorts of wildlife…deer, moose, cougar, bear, ducks, eagles and more. Although power boats are allowed, we’ve rarely been disturbed by them when paddling.
A hike is great any day, but this particular rainy October day (You don’t mind a bit of reminiscing do you?), we hiked and came across many varieties of mushrooms. I don’t know the names of any, but that doesn’t make the enjoyment of them any less. Here’s a sampling from that hike: