I don't think I've visited this thread before. Shame on me. Some spectacular photos. HTMB's bicycle a classic!
I'm kind of questioning Kerouac's last entry. Is it a lichen, fungus, moss? I know I'm being nitpicky. Just curious... I think it may be an epiphyte or type of bracken, some of which are parasitic and grow on specific host trees. I say this because we have several here. Some are fern allies.