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When fresh the fruitbodies are sooft and fleshy to fibrous, but later become tougher and harder. They are also called Chicken of the Woods and when young the growing edge is soft and edible, but once the caps mature they become tough and chalky.
Forms large clusters of overlapping yellow shelves on living conifers, logs, stumps, snags and poles.
This wonderful fungus was spotted along the lower elevations of the Skyline Divide Trail in Mt Baker Wilderness, Washington, US, one of the best day hikes I have been on. Thanks, Jean!!