Treasure Hunter’s Fungi (Part One)

On our trip, Treasure Hunter carried the camera. A 400 dollar water-proof, shock-proof camera that he found at the bottom of the Chattahoochee river, I might add.

Of the billions of photos he took, two things (okay, three), pop up the most often: geodetic survey markers, me (<3), and fungi. Lots and lots of fungi.

Treasure Hunter is an intrinsically curious man with an appreciation for uncommon beauty. That’s part of what makes his trail name so apt; he sees intriguing and amazing things that tend to slip the notice of the rest of us.

This is best reflected in his photography. So enjoy this selection of fungi photographed between November and December 2015 along the AT from southern Virginia to Georgia.

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There are literally hundreds more where those came from. Some we identified, some we ate, and some that are just bizarrely beautiful. Just like Treasure Hunter.

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Happy Trails,

Artemis

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6 thoughts on “Treasure Hunter’s Fungi (Part One)

  1. I know some (turkey tails! slippery jack! oysters!) and I love them all. thank you! I LOVE fungi. they have the most variety in size, shape, and color, of anything.

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  2. What incredibly beautiful photos! All of them, including and especially the final one of a gloriously exuberant Treasure Hunter. Artemis, thank you so much for including in your blog these treasures that most of us never get to see.

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  3. Saw the article about you in the paper. We live in Flowery Branch. Looking to hike the AT in 2017. Can we take you to dinner and talk about the trail?
    Cheri

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