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Leave It Better Than You Find It ~ Enjoy, Do Not Destroy

March 17, 2018

I've been fortunate recently. Despite weekly snow events and nor'easters, I have gotten at least one good hiking day each week. In fact, over the past month or so, I have gotten unseasonably warm, clear, sunny days. The newest nor'easter, this one named Skyler, didn't seem as bad as the two previous storms. However, I know the city is far different from the mountains when it comes to snow accumulation. 

The 2-day group hike I had planned for the Popolopen Torne Trail & Bear Mountain and the Ice Caves in the Shawangunk Mountains had to be cancelled due to the storm. So, on Wednesday, I decided to hike locally and chose the 7 mile Horse Pond Mountain Loop in Hewitt, NJ; I was drawn to its steep elevation changes and minor views. I didn't consider the obscure trail's condition...

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