Shitty Walks?

Place: Mt. Tamalpais, Pantoll trailhead For in-depth info, check out Bay Area Hiker Trail chosen: Bootjack – There are many trails to choose from at Pantoll trailhead Time: 11:00am, Thursday Lunch: Cheddar and Swiss cheese sandwich on dutch crunch bread with chipotle and aioli spread, potato salad, water Trail dessert: M and Ms Difficulty: Pretty easy going,…

The Mushroom that Started it All

Clathrus Ruber, aka red basket stinkhorn, red cage mushroom, lattice mushroom, or the freakiest fungi around (for me), was the first wild mushroom I ever really took notice of. It was under a beautifully maintained tree in Golden Gate Park and when I first saw it, I thought it was a baby toy. The kind that…