I very nearly stepped on it - with it's covering of fir needles and such. It was on a faint path going into the woods from the road. I didn't see it at first. When I did, I couldn't believe my eyes, so I cleaned off the forest debris and took some pictures.
I put my hand next to it to give an idea of how huge this beautiful fungus really is.
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