The trail was very wet in spots but it was good practice for my ocean beach trail hikes .
While I didn't find and Chaga, I did find some Horsehoof fungus right where I would expect to find it.
Now that you are curious as to what I want it for, there is a very soft layer between the hard outside skin and the spongy interior of the fungus which makes excellent tinder. It is called "amadou". Amadou can also be used to carry an ember for a long time, it makes an excellent strop for knife sharpening, and first nations people used to fashion clothing out of it. I think I need a little practice harvesting it as the best mine will ever be for is as tinder.
|False Tinder/Horsehoof Fungus (fomes fomentarius)|