Saturday, March 28, 2009

Where I Forage

Above is a radar topographical image (courtesy of NASA/JPL) of the region where I forage for mushrooms. Fort Valley runs diagonally from the bottom left to the top right across the middle of the image.

Passage Creek is the drainage basin for Fort Valley. "The Fort" is bordered by the roughly parallel ridges of Massanutten Mountain. The North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River can be seen meandering along the base of Massanutten Mountain on either side. Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains are in the bottom right corner.

Luray, Edinburg and Woodstock, Virginia are towns found in the region pictured. Interstate 81 runs through Shenandoah Valley, on the left side of the image. Most of Massanutten Mountain is forest, and is a good place to find mushrooms.

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