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Old Sep 30, 2014, 10:01 PM   #1
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Roan Mountain recently held their annual Fall Naturalist Rally, and I had the pleasure of leading a few hikes for them. Came early to check out the trails, and found a typical high country foggy dawn.
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Here are a few more views of the early morning light.
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Old Sep 30, 2014, 10:03 PM   #3
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And some sunshine burning through the fog...
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Thick fog in the lowlands made the peaks look like islands in a misty sea.
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This Dusky Salamander was certainly designed for damp soggy places. He sure looks pleased with the morning mist!
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Early morning light really brings out the textures of the rocky places.
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And all that moisture is perfect for many mountain plants. Here are some Roan Mt Goldenrods around a small pool.
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And here's a rather unusual little orchid. Still working to confirm the identification, but it looks like a rare species of Lady's Tresses - Spiranthes ochroleuca. These were thought to be extirpated in our region, but a local botanist recently found a population at Unaka Mt. These Roan Mt plants look a lot like them, but it will take a better botanist than me to confirm this... (Hope to have time this weekend to check out the Unaka Mt population).
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But it doesn't take an expert to know that soggy forests are perfect for mushrooms! The photo of the smaller, younger one was an experiment - using an old Asahi Pentax close-up lens on the DA 21.
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Hope you enjoyed the foggy mountain glimpses, and that you'll share your critique and suggestions!
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