Ok everybody I work a 6 or 7 day work week this time of year and its a 2 and a half hour drive from my home i go when i can but i do work for a living if i miss a few then so be it we usually pick 500 to as many as 2000 in a good year in two states over a 6 week period we follow the bllom in elevation from 500 ft above sea level to about 5000 ft in the mountains wish i had time to go back every few days must be nice to have that much free time.also plenty of moisture in the woods should be a good year.You have to investigate that haul closely. What you have there is a typical yellow morel but in all 3 stages of growth at the same time. The babies are in worse shape than the adults. Better hope for a nice rain to rejuvenate or planning on a lot of those spots drying up. I heavily agree with wade when you find a patch with that much variety you need to go back within 3-4 days. 2 weeks you will be harvesting mushrooms that haven't even popped yet.
Lucky you move down here you wont find them everywhre like up north i used to find them in poeples yards in indiana and illinois they grow everywhere up there here they are very very scattered and hard to findAlmost all of my spots are well within walking distance of my house😎 Any new spots I try to hunt are still within 30 min drive. Location location location