Dark Day Fungus and Camptonville Cemetery

After the limited fall rains in 2015, I headed up for some mushroom hunting to see if I could find some fungus in the dark, wet corners of the national forest land. Bullard’s Bar is a lake in Yuba County at the transition between foothill oak terrain and pines that dominate higher up.

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This is a boat launch and camping area, vibrant winter berries

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These mushrooms were growing on a leaf

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Twins

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This is a cottony type veil I have torn open to reveal the gills

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These are likely honey mushrooms, or armillaria mellea, which are edible but at times can be a risky pick

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Inside it was kind of hollow

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Fun little log-huggers

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Turkey tail and witches butter

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Close-up

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Peek-a-Boo

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Burnt mushroom with little tiny neighbors

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What!!! This is a toothed mushroom, a relatively rare find and beautiful Hydnum species

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At the time, like Folsom, this lake was drained down to its lowest level since filling

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This steep boat ramp is usually at the edge of the water

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But the coast has moved down so low

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That you have to look far off to find water

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Or walk all the way down

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Too steep, heading back up

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The dam was so exposed it looked like it had been abandoned

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Nearby a town called Camptonville is small, mountainy and gruffly friendly to outsiders

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I came for the old gold rush era cemetery, which long-time readers will know are a thing I find interesting. This head stone was blank

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But looks like made of marble

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The carving on the stones is quite interesting, a willow on this one

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Obelisks were quite popular in this cemetery

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This was the most elaborate carving around

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But there were also more modern graves, as this is still an active site

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This oak was hundreds of years old, providing shade and a park-like setting for their eternal rest

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So big!

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The views were quite nice

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This was the oldest grave I could find, 1860, and it is hard to imagine all that time

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Next up, snowy sequoias

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