Slope isn't necessary, but my best finds have always been on a hillside. I've found spots where morels were 70'+ from a dead elm, usually downhill. I think the root system is more expansive and shallow on a slope.
I find plenty on flat ground but the majority are found on a slope. Its more about time of season and what direction the slope is facing. Early season I stick to south and south east facing slopes and then gradually shift to North and west slopes toward the end.
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