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Tim&Val
08-11-2008, 09:45 PM
We've got more 'shroom pictures! :D I guess that's what nature has to share with us right now!

This trail report is from the Sugarloaves that are located near Newfound Lake, as opposed to those in Twin Mountain.

http://www.barkeater.ws/NH48/images/SugarloavesSouth/20080809/SugarloavesFrames.htm

It wasn't a long walk, but when you spend all your time on your hands and knees with the macro setting of your camera, it can still take a long time to get anywhere. LOL!

If anyone can help with the 2nd to the last picture (the black berry that looks like it's on a blueberry bush), I would much appreciate it.

THANKS!
Valerie

mtruman
08-12-2008, 06:41 AM
I think you guys are now in the lead for the "most 'shroom varieties in one hike" contest Val. Beautiful pictures. I believe that the berries in the next to last pic are elderberries but I'd welcome a confirmation from the more serious botanists here. We've seen these several times in the last couple of years and haven't been 100% sure.

KD Talbot
08-12-2008, 07:36 PM
Great stuff from you two again!

The Eastern Newt or Red Spotted Newt Notophthalmus viridescens If you find it in the woods it is immature and is actually called an Eft. In 1-3 years it becomes a larger, aquatic newt and loses its orange color, turning olive above and yellow below as it now makes its home in a pond or stream.

Great 'shroom shots! It looks like a real nice hike, will have to check it out some day!

KDT

Brad
08-12-2008, 07:55 PM
Val,

There were a set of trails in that area, when I was a kid, that were maintained by Camp Mowglis in East Hebron, NH. That is at the NE corner of Newfound Lake. Mowglis was a boy who grew up in the wolf pack in Rudyard Kipling's "Jungle Book". The camp got permission when it was formed around 1915 to base the whole camp on the stories in the book.

Cabins are named after characters in the book. The small boys are Cubs. The oldest live in the Den. Akelea was the leader of the pack and one cabin has that name. Another is Panther. The weekly council fire is based on the book.

The camp has always been into woodsmanship, trips, crew and maintaining trail. The older boys spend a week near the end of the summer working on trails in the area. They used to make their own trail signs and the picture you have is of one of the old ones. That is the reason for the wolf.

I started going to Camp Mowglis when I was 8 (full 8 week program every year) and moved up to being a counselor and then Waterfront Director. The traditions are wonderful and it is still a top notch camp. That is where I got my love for the outdoors.

Tim&Val
08-12-2008, 08:15 PM
Val,

There were a set of trails in that area, when I was a kid, that were maintained by Camp Mowglis in East Hebron, NH. That is at the NE corner of Newfound Lake. Mowglis was a boy who grew up in the wolf pack in Rudyard Kipling's "Jungle Book". The camp got permission when it was formed around 1915 to base the whole camp on the stories in the book.

Cabins are named after characters in the book. The small boys are Cubs. The oldest live in the Den. Akelea was the leader of the pack and one cabin has that name. Another is Panther. The weekly council fire is based on the book.

The camp has always been into woodsmanship, trips, crew and maintaining trail. The older boys spend a week near the end of the summer working on trails in the area. They used to make their own trail signs and the picture you have is of one of the old ones. That is the reason for the wolf.

I started going to Camp Mowglis when I was 8 (full 8 week program every year) and moved up to being a counselor and then Waterfront Director. The traditions are wonderful and it is still a top notch camp. That is where I got my love for the outdoors.


Brad,
Thanks for the insight! This is really cool! It seems like the camp had a lasting impression on you. That's really wonderful.
Valerie

Brad
08-12-2008, 08:38 PM
Brad,
Thanks for the insight! This is really cool! It seems like the camp had a lasting impression on you. That's really wonderful.
Valerie
It sure did and it still does.