I tried a creek bed on the Parkway last week to no avail. I'm going to check a few spots this week, including the Biltmore Estate trails, which are rife with poplar groves. I think that may be an untapped hunting site. I'll keep you posted.
I will be in the Gatlinburg area this weekend. Can anyone provide any tips on types of areas to hunt for the blacks in the mountains. I find them in KY in areas of poplar/hickory typically on N and E facing slopes and on ridge tops. That warm rain last night should have them popping.
I know of a few burn sites from the Shope Creek fire last year, but I have heard mixed reports about the east coast and burn site morels. I'm no expert on burn sites, so if someone knows more, I'd love if they chimed in.
Katamount, I was thinking about taking a hike on Saturday, temperatures willing. I got some of the rain that heyu is talking about, and I'm going to check my immediate surroundings until then! I'm sure I'll proudly post a picture if I find anything before then!
ricard76 - I would be looking for the south facing slopes currently, especially since it has been so cold. Towards the end of the season you would look for the north slopes, as they are cooler.
Good luck everyone, I think we are really close to "the time"
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