Tomorrow starts my scouting for new spots to hunt. My boss has a beautiful camp up in the mountains which has a number of deep revines with all the right companion plants growing there. Last year I found one drainage and dug a half pound dry root, and I haven't even touched this area yet. This is the spot I dug the 63 year old root last year. Hopefully there are several more! Anyone doing any scouting yet?
Man that's a nice one Maya. I haven't ever found anything over fifty. Did you sell it? I haven't been able to do any scouting yet due to my work being so busy and when I do have extra time I'm in my own plantings. I have secured a few new places to hunt that looks real promising but Iv not checked em out so far.
I had a real bad close call yeserday. A friend and I went to try and look on a couple of ledges around where I have found some nice roots before. He got on a ledge about 30-40' above me on a real steap mountain and knocked a big rock down that came right at me fast. Meanwhile another friend had called me and I was talking to him on my cell phone. I saw the 15-20\" square rock flying at me so I turned away trying to duck it. Unbelievable it knocked the phone right out of my hand and sent it fying 20' downhill of me. My buddy thought it hit me but it never touched me and the shocking part was I had the phone up to my ear! It couldn't have been an inch away from hitting my head!!!
When I figured out what happend I went down hill to find my phone. There was gash on the side of the earpiece and my other friend was still on the line! He heard a loud bang and rustling sound and couldn't figure out what happend. I guess it was not my day to die!
We did find 20 or so plants, maybe 10 that were decent 3 stemmers.
That is way too close for comfort. There are some aspects to seng hunting that can be scary or even deadly, but that allure just keeps drawing us back. Yesterday I felt like I was really taking a chance in some of the areas that I walked through because I did not have snake chaps on and there are Rattlers and Copperheads in that section of the mountains.
I'm glad that your safe and it did not come to anything more serious than it did.
I told my wife last night that my goal was to find some large plants but it is extremely hard to find any 4 prongs in this country.