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This was the only patch of lichen that looked like this along the trail to Mt. Townsend. Could it be Cladonia squamosa or Dragon Cladonia? It was a 6" diameter patch, growing at about 6000' on a sunny exposure among many other mosses and lichens.
In the Vagos Dunes Forestry Perimeter.
The Lecanorales are an order of mostly lichen-forming fungi belonging to the class Lecanoromycetes in the division Ascomycota. The order contains 26 families, 269 genera, and 5695 species.