Pheasant's Back or Dryad's Saddle mushroom. True to its name it looked like the back of a pheasant or a saddle a wood nymph might use. While I have seen very small version of this in this area I had never seen one quite this large.
Not only is walking good for the health and the soul but it can make one hungry. Suddenly I was craving mushrooms.
There will be mushrooms for dinner tonight and an Oregon Pinot Noir. Since there was no way to reach the ones in the picture I stopped by a local market and came home with a large handful of morels. Dinner will be very good tonight.