Hiked to the summit of Spruce Hill via the trails of Savoy Mountain State Forest. My big regret was not wearing a more waterproof hiking boot as the trails frequently get muddy with occasional stretches of full-on standing water. The hike up took this rookie about two hours on the North Pond Trail, part of the Blackburnian Loop and then up the Lost Pond trail by a really cool little beaver pond. The hike is mostly thick woods, but you do traverse a couple of clearings for power lines. Beware as halfway up the Lost Pond Trail, you can easily veer off to what seems to be a continuation of the trail (poor trail markings here). The view from the top is gorgeous, looking out at the Hoosac Valley below, with Greylock right across the valley. Took the Busby trail for the return hike, much shorter, wider and clearly marked, took maybe 40 minutes. This trail takes you past a cellar hole of a former farmhouse.
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