I was at the cabin this weekend...just got home a few hours ago. I did not find any ginseng, but it wasn't for lack of looking. I believe it has dried up by now but maybe there just is none there. I did have a look at that patch of black cohosh...what was flowering plants is black as tar and dried completely up. There was some younger stuff there that had not flowered and the leaves were a little green but starting to turn yellow.
I did find maybe some rattlesnake fern??? and several Adam and Eve orchids:
Cant wait for spring now so I can go looking again!!!!