Old-Growth Forest in Cook Forest State Park (Pennsylvania)

This month, I got to spend a day hiking through some incredible stands of old-growth white pine in Cook Forest State Park in the Forest Cathedral area. This is without a doubt the finest forest in the Midwest.

The largest trees range from 250-450 years old and are upwards of 200 feet tall. These are the tallest trees in the Midwest.

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Beautiful & Deadly Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

I have been reading a bunch of books about mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest, and I have found that mushrooms come in literally every color — even teal.

Also, that the most colorful mushrooms are most likely to be poisonous.

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