I've been hunting 'seng about 30 years now, and found three big 4 prongs today that reminded me why I climb up and down these steep mountains all the time. I was crossing a holler and going to the next ridge on a steep mountain and had to go through a laurel thicket I would have never imagined there being in ginseng in. It got so thick I had to crawl and just happened to look up and see a big pod of red berries staring at me about 10 yards away. I really had to do a double take to make sure I wasn't seeing things, but after crawling over to them, I ended up finding these three big 4 prongers. After counting the stem scars, all are about 25-28 years old. I've found a few roots in the past as big as these, but never within 3 feet of each other. It was one of those moments I just had to sit there and admire them for 30 minutes before I ever broke soil. I've dug that mountain all my life(since I was 6 years old with my dad) and we've never thought to look in those laurels. I didn't bring home a lot of 'seng today, but the one's that I did I will remember forever. These are trophies for sure! Hope you enjoy the pics and good luck the rest of the season!! My season was made today!!