Just up the road from our host’s abode is a trail to the Spruce mountain fire lookout in L.R. Jones State Forest. The trail is rocky and wet – this country seems like it would be a giant swamp if the mountains weren’t here to keep the water flowing. The summit is windy, making the old lookout tower sway and creak while it delivers excellent views of the surrounding country.
On way down I enjoy some smaller features of the area like mushrooms, pumpkins, and Scottish highland cows.