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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, all future events have been indefinitely postponed for the health and safety of all. Accepting imperfect circumstances that are out of your control, being willing to do things the hard way, and knowing that the right mentality will lead to adaptability are all part of being proactive - once this is all over, we'll be back at it, stronger than ever.

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

June 27, 2018

It doesn't happen often, but sometimes the weather, work, or any number of other things may cause me to miss my regular hiking days (either Tuesday or Wednesday). A combination of factors led to me frantically searching for a nearby, somewhat interesting hike that I could complete after I left work on Saturday afternoon. 

I settled on an unusual choice: a relatively simple 2-mile loop through the Rockleigh Woods in Rockleigh, NJ. After getting out of work at 5:00PM, I got home, changed, and grabbed my things before running back out to my car. There was no traffic on the PIP on this overcast, lazy weekend afternoon. The air was getting cool as the sun began its slow crawl toward the horizon. 

The trailhead parking was located in the Rockleigh Municipal Building parking lot and the...

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