Lyle and I took park in a Berkshire Knapsackers and Taconic Crest Hiking Clubs co-joined hike starting in Hancock thru DCR ‘s Bates Memorial Forest to BNRC’s Hollow Fields in Richmond to Perry’s Peak and then the Richmond Overlook aka Scotty’s Overlook and back to the Taconic Crest Trail Parking area on Route 20 in Hancock. Over 1500’ of elevation gain and 7+ miles viewing the future BNRC trail network to expand Hollow Fields and the future work by DCR at Bates Memorial Forest! All Western Mass outdoor recreation groups love working together to promote and expand our open spaces for all to enjoy! #hikethehilltowns #westernmasshilltownhikers