It looks like you had another good day. Congratulations and I hope you do get in a couple more hunts. I went to one of my lower altitude patches in the mountains and just about everything was yellow and on the ground. It's over down low and the frost may end it at high altitudes as well. I think it will get below freezing above 4000ft. I haven't dug one root this season but I finished the day off by planting two big fat red berries that I found on a couple of small plants I've enjoyed everyone else's pictures and comments. Thanks to all who have shared.
TN if I remember correctly I am just a little bit north west from where you are. I haven't gotten to go but 3 times so far thisom season but made it out to a little patch friday morning and was surprised. I only dug a little over 5 oz. but left a lot of smaller ones for years to come. Every plant I found still had plenty of green left on it, only a few were turning yellow. I didn't find any that were completely turned yet. Most all of the ones lower on the hills were barely starting to get a light tint of yellow on the very edge of the leaves. Up higher on the hills the leaves were about 1/3 to 1/2 yellow. We've not had hardly any rain at all recently but after the temps getting down in the 30's last night, I don't think it will hang around much longer. Good luck and hope you dig a bag full. I'll just be happy to get a 1/2 lb dry before it's gone.
I went on a short hunt this evening on a fellows property that goes to my Church.
His place had been logged (select cut) not all that long ago and was mostly grown up in briars and thick stuff. Hard hunting.
We did manage to find 3 - 3 prongs... and a couple 2 prongs.
Only 2 were diggers... one of the 3's only had 3 leaves on one set and I leave those. It did have a couple berries and I planted them.
We ended up taking home 1 root each.
Could have been worse... at least we did find a few.
ONE more root for the pile.
GI - it's funny how you are still finding some green and here where I live on both ends of the county (east and west wise) they are all in the ending stages of yellow to very pale yellow. All we found this evening were very pale yellow.
I am going to give it another try on Saturday.
PS... below is a pic of that really nice 4 prong I found 7-8 days ago. It was nice and green when I harvested it and had a big wad of berries.
Since then I have had it sitting on the bar counter in the kitchen... and all week it has been slowly turning yellow. Nice shade of yellow now with some streaks of green left in the leaf centers.