|Ellen and Melanie on today's trail|
Today four Trailblazers met at one of our familiar hangouts, the Chuckanut trailhead, to hike to Madrone Crest and make a loop to include a trip to visit "the Dude," a tree formation that reminds us of the Big Lebowski. You'll see what I mean later on.
|Up the tree they go|
First, we saw these mushrooms climbing up a tree in formation, looking quite regal as they ascended. We had no idea early on that most of what we would see on today's hike would be dozens of different 'shrooms.
|More pretty buttons on this tree|
We spent lots of time photographing mushrooms, and Melanie had an app on her phone that identified some of them. I don't remember the names of most of them, but we sure appreciated knowing that many of them are not poisonous.
|Madrone Crest, our lunch spot|
|Cute little guys|
|It takes a village|
|Two different kinds|
|"The Dude" complete with doobie|