lichen, tundra

 

“This lichen is too good to pass up!” is not something I imagine many (any?) of you have said.

Unless, maybe you have? Are there fellow lichen-lovers out there?

Anyway, that is exactly what I said as we were hiking in the pouring rain, next to a raging (possibly a slight exaggeration) river, through moose and bear habitat in Denali National Park last week. Maybe not the ideal situation for stopping to take a picture.

But I did it anyway. All for my love of lichen.