Sauk River Trail 2013


Images from my Canon G15  camera.    WA locations   ....October Travels.... Old  Sauk River Trail, near Darrington, WA   Oct 10, 2013

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Whitehorse Mountain, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Whitehorse Mountain, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013The coudy sky view, straight up. <br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Fran pauses (at my request) as we started our walk.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013I think she's having fun out here.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013One of the reasons we enjoy this place.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Many different mushrooms along the way.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013The walk revealed many mushrooms, typical on this trail.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013 The Sauk River, beside our walk on this trail.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Fancy "conks" on an old stump.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013A view upriver. Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Ron's turn to be in a picture. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Bird's Nest lichen? Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Another very ribbed mushroom.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Colorful "conks" on dead wood.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Finding mushrooms was fun on this walk.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013 A swift water stretch add sounds to our walk.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013I was clean shaven for a change today.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013A grand mushroom... anyone know its name?<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Another colorful mushroom. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013We saw many examples of this mushroom...<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013I finally managed a flash fill shot to balance the bright <br />water with the shady tree. Our walk on the Old Sauk <br />trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013A quieter stretch of the river. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013I like to get pictures of the bridges we cross along trails.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013 Nice light in the forested trail. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Looks like this fungi is edible, by slugs maybe.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013A common sight, "springboard slots" in giant tree stumps, <br />where woodcutters stood to cut down trees...<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013I thought these were bamboo, but Fran told me "horsetail"....<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Another fungal example someone could name for me!<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013I think of these berries as snake eyes, due to the speckled <br />appearance as they mature. Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Conks fill the holes in this old tree trunk. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Fran patiently waits for the sluggish photographer.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013 These soft colorful textures are everywhere along this trail. <br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013These tiny mushrooms are hard to see, <br />growing out of the dead wood. Our walk <br />on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Mossy tree stumps are common along this trail.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013More lichen fungal growth. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Fran holds bright red berries. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Nice reflections in a pond. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Bare-faced happiness shows through. Our walk on <br />the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Fran does the swan pose....<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013 A bumpy snag..... Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013We walked past many mossy arches on our walk <br />on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Fran stands beside on of the cedars on our walk <br />on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Another "nice light" spot on our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013That's a pine needle, not a worm! Our walk on <br />the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Female Merganzers seen on our walk along <br />the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Merganzers, in the Sauk River. Our walk on <br />the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Merganzer ducks swimming in the Sauk River.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013 The river views were fun to see. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Something (slugs) have neen taking bites <br />out of these mushrooms. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Fran gives me a sly grin... Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013This soft green textured mass is a great <br />ground cover along the trail. Our walk on <br />the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Trees are often blown down along exposed banks <br />of the river. Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Can't help enjoying the views of the Sauk river.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Fran spotted the Merganzers again Our walk on <br />the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013There they sit, two female Merganzers. Our walk on <br />the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013 Amazing bright fungal growths on dead wood. Our walk <br />on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013More bright fungal growths. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Maybe someone can tell us the name of this fungal growth?<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Top view of an interesting mushroom. <br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near <br />Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Underside view of an interesting mushroom. <br />Can anyone suggest its name?<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near <br />Darrington, WA 10/10/2013The macro shots along this walk were challenging.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013A more common "conk" appearance....<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013These tiny mushrooms are so delicate and <br />attractive up close. Our walk on the Old Sauk <br />trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013 Mossy limbs are everywhere along this trail.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013I'll bet the name of this has "staghorn" in it! Our walk <br />on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Nature makes a nice frame. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Fran is such a patient companion, as I dawdle <br />over trifles I want to capture in my camera. Our <br />walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Ferns grow on the sides of trees here (see prior picture).<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Clusters of mushrooms seem to thrive.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013A slug is eating here! Our walk on the Old Sauk <br />trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013An orange fungus is doing well on this tree bark. Our walk <br />on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013 The miniature world has tiny life forms <br />in these mushrooms. Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013Cutest little thngs.... Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013A vertical parade of mushrooms.... Our walk on <br />the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013A bridge to picture again.... Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013The clear stream under the bridge....<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near <br />Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Another swarm of small mushroooms in an <br />old tree trunk. Our walk on the Old Sauk <br />trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Gime me a name for these outstanding mushrooms?<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013No scarcity of these upstanding mushrooms.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013 A parting view of the Sauk River as we head back to the car.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013I think these are "British Soldiers"...<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, <br />near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013As usual, Fran is way ahead of the photographer. <br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013A herd of tiny mushrooms... Our walk on the <br />Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013Birds make these holes, searching for grubs I think.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013The sign is near the start of the trail, where <br />vandals probably don't see it! Our walk on <br />the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA <br />10/10/2013This is the actual start of the trail, as we arrive at the parking lot.<br />Our walk on the Old Sauk trail, near Darrington, WA 10/10/2013


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