One of the most important skills for a tracker is to get into the mind of the quarry, and plot them and yourself into the landscape. It might sound a bit excessive to non trackers, but that includes micro-landscape. Dont think streams, paths and vegetation, think more like insect activity and milimeters of mud.
I have found the last week frustrating, just as the weather baseline settles, it changes again( after-all it is the UK).
As the season turns from Spring to Summer, the vegetation will dense up. It will become much more difficult to get a visual on our quarry, and we will need to use tracking skil