Today was a day off for two reasons: 1) mental health day, and 2) hunt for morel mushrooms. Got started about 7, not long after there was enough light in the woods to see well. Started downhill, towards a small stream. I'll usually find them around loamy stream beds, and this was one of my spots I've scored at before. I'm pretty sure this is a dead/dormant Turkey tail mushroom, trametes versicolor. I didn't bother time with it, but normally see them in the fall & winter. They make a decent tea, which I'll post elsewhere. Some of the critters I saw while scanning the forest floor. The salamander was pretty cool. Eastern mud salamander perhaps? I'm not the expert. I couldn't remember if it was frogs or salamanders you lick for a buzz, so I tried. Definitely isn't salamanders you lick. Old car in the creek that was probably 2 miles from the nearest road. Forest penis? Some kind of odd looking fungus. I'll try to ID it later. Near a different stream I stopped to refill one of my bottles. It was mid 70s which ain't bad at all, but the humidity was kicking my butt. Top it off with the Katadyn the zap it with the Steripen for good measure. Came up from the creeks and wandered through some tulip poplar groves. I have no idea what these orange and black centipedes are properly called, but they were EVERYWHERE! Obligatory knife porn. LT Wright Outback that I was hoping to use to carve up a decent hiking staff. I was really hoping for beech, but didn't see any lying around that was long enough. Didn't see any morels, which was a bit surprising, although it's still a bit early in the season here. Hopefully I can try again in a week.