I can only guess but I left searching the lower altitude of the Mohawk Valley to the higher altitudes South of Utica where the seasons seem to mature later. I would go North but always had more luck South. I seem to have better luck this late on Northern exposures and/ or sheltered cool valleys. The morels are prime right now, wish I could take the week off from work. Plus they are standing proud, sometimes casting shawdows, or at least showing profiles, to weaken their camouflaging tactics. I found some good troops under half dead Apples but been having the most fun in open hardwoods with lots of Ash. I always find it amazing how I can hike for so long and find nothing and then stumble upon a field of dreams. Albeit it has been easier to be persistent this year due to the absence of heat and bugs. Good luck to you, look for the tree not the morel, enjoy the hunt!