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Fall Running at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation – Part 5 of 5 [PHOTOS]

Just a few more photos.

This time my son, Tim, joined me on the six mile loop through the woods. He could have run circles around me, an overweight guy with a gimpy ankle and 24 more years of age. But he was polite enough to not do so.

Please see Fall Running at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation – Part 1 of 5 [PHOTOS]
for a few words on Fall running at Mahlon.

Enjoy these photos from November 3, 2017.

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Is that an optical illusion or is my head really twice as large as his?
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A section of the trail was lined with these pretty pink leaves that were enjoyable to run through.
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Closing out these Fall running photos with the most beautiful and tranquil one of them all.

More on Mahlon Dickerson Reservation can be found here:

Fall Running at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation – Part 4 of 5 [PHOTOS]

Please see Fall Running at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation – Part 1 of 5 [PHOTOS]
for a few words on Fall running at Mahlon.

Enjoy these photos from October 28, 2017.

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I do not recommend eating a lot of Sicilian pizza for lunch before running.
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I DO recommend running if you have the kind of physique that shows you like eating a lot of Sicilian pizza… like I have.

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A lot of trees are bare now.

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More on Mahlon Dickerson Reservation can be found here:

Fall Running at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation – Part 3 of 5 [PHOTOS]

Please see Fall Running at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation – Part 1 of 5 [PHOTOS]
for a few words on Fall running at Mahlon.

Enjoy these photos from October 27, 2017. I did my usual 6 mile loop but ran it in the opposite direction for a change.

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Lots and lots of leaves on the trail

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More rocks that are not visible during the summer

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Shadows are getting long. Racing against the sunset again.

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The three mile mark

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I had hoped to get to this pond before the sun set…
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… But I was too late.

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Ducks

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I love this one.
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Don’t leave your garbage in the woods. It really doesn’t fit with the scenery. I carried this two miles out to a garbage can.

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I not sure if it’s me that smells so bad… or something else around here.

More on Mahlon Dickerson Reservation can be found here:

Fall Running at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation – Part 2 of 5 [PHOTOS]

Please see Fall Running at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation – Part 1 of 5 [PHOTOS]
for a few words on Fall running at Mahlon.

Enjoy these photos from October 19, 2017.

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Saffin Pond
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Lots of leaves on the rail trail section

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Since it’s hunting season…
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… I wear my bright orange arrow-resistant shirt.

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Still a lot of green on the trees

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A problem with the Fall is the shortening of daylight hours.

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As the foliage disappears, more rocks and other features of the landscape appear.

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Lake Hopatcong off in the distance
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The glove has been there for months. Now there is a pair of spectacles as well.
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Chasing the setting sun over the last mile of my run

More on Mahlon Dickerson Reservation can be found here:

Fall Running at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation – Part 1 of 5 [PHOTOS]

In 2016, I was crippled during the Fall and missed out on running through the loveliest season of the year. Surgery was performed on my ankle that October (Read: Return to Peroneus Brevis Hill). I still have issues with the ankle. But I’ve been able to run this Fall.

This is the first of five sets of photos from Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in Jefferson Township, NJ, where I do most of my running these days. There’s a nice six mile loop there that provides just the right level of challenge from my current physical condition. By that I mean that my ankle can handle it fairly well. The rest of me has much to be desired when it comes to physical condition. (I write that as I sit outside a cafe in Jersey City with a nice big brownie sitting in front of me.)

Enjoy these photos from October 8, 2017.

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Happy to not be on crutches this year!

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I love this section of trail along the pond.

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An area of wetland that I did not know was only 20 yards from the trail until the undergrowth began to thin out.

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There’s a beaver around these parts.
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Definitely a beaver…
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Fallen leaves are beginning to cover the trail making footing more precarious.

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More on Mahlon Dickerson Reservation can be found here: