We took a number of late afternoon hikes at the Bass Lake in the first two weeks of October. We were there for our usual fall vacation. The first two days were foggy and rainy because of the rain system the southeast had for two weeks. After that, though, we had some of the most beautiful weather we've ever had there.
October 4, 2015
They were rebuilding the heart ponds last year so it was great to see them this year.
The stream was very full.
October 6, 2015
This was the first year we'd ever seen crayfish in the heart ponds.
There were a lot of wonderful mushrooms after all the rain.
Last weekend, we got lots of rain, which has resulted in lots of mushrooms. We went for a hike at Occoneechee Mountain this morning. I didn't want to try anyone's patience so I didn't take photos of every different type of mushroom (close to a dozen), but here are a few that were very unusual, and a box turtle which had been eating one.
You can get a better view of the partly eaten mushroom in this one: