Wash Creek and Trace Ridge Trails, North Mills River Recreation Area
Here are some photos from our recent hike in North Mills River (8/27/2016). It wasn't a great hike for viewing mushrooms, as it had recently been logged (2014) and most of the trail was sunny and dry. Still, we got a few good pictures.
|The Trace Ridge Trail, located in the North Mills River Recreation Area,|
near Asheville, NC
|Much of the recently logged area was dry and sunny.|
Not a great hike for mushrooms, but we did see some
nice late-summer wildflowers.
|I'm not sure what kind of mushroom this is, |
ut I enjoyed finding a slug hanging out underneath it!
|Hi, Mr. Slug!|
|Rattlesnake plantain - scary name, but beautiful leaves|
|I thought this was an interesting-looking mushroom.|
I looked it up in my mushroom field guide, and
it looks like a painted suillus (Suillus pictus).
|A lovely late-summer wildflower, southern harebells|
|Another mushroom. Looks like this one might be |
the same kind that was housing the slug earlier.
|Mushroom gills - I'm not sure what kind this one is.|
|I think this is a golden aster.|
|Your intrepid hikers, Waterfall and Sheltowee, a.k.a. Hubster|