Field Trip Report
East side of Sandias
Saturday, 5 May 2007
Field Trip lasted from 08:00 to 11:30.
We visited the lower Tree Spring
Trail and the upper portion of the Oso Corredor Trail.
Elevation range was 2600-2650 m (8500-8700 ft).
The area we visited is in the upper left.
The ground was fairly dry and snow-free. There were a few small
snowbanks in shaded spots.
The day was cold and windy, and there were numerous light snow flurries.
There were no snowbank fungi, and it's probably about time to give up
on finding any. We may still try higher up on the mountain during the
next few weeks.
We found dried-up Auricularia, one Peziza specimen, and
scattered specimens of another ascomycete.
Days like this remind us of why it's important to pack warm clothes and
rain gear when heading into the mountains.
David, Terri, &
Field Trip Description
2007 Hikes, Field Trips, & Condition Reports