Collection location: Mount San Jacinto State Park, California, USA [Click for map]
Who: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)
Elevation about 8700ft on 10,000ft Southern California mountain. North and West facing slopes. Snow had mostly melted and some ground was still frozen. High of 46 degrees F. during day and mid 20’s F. at night. Mixed conifer forest of Jeffrey Pine, Pacific Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Sugar Pine, White Fir and Incense Cedar.
This fungus was spread over large areas 10′×30′, 20′×20′ over a couple of hiking miles. It was very friable, breaking at the slightest touch, but was covered by light forest debris which did not seem to cause it to break. It did not at all feel like a “spider web,” as it really had no “stickiness” or ability to hold itself together. Rangers claim not to have noticed it before.
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Created: 2013-04-12 01:12:40 SAST (+0200)
Last modified: 2013-04-12 01:12:43 SAST (+0200)
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