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For mid-November,
Surprisingly good weather:
Sunny and 55.

Red leaves have fallen;
Oranges and yellows stay—
Pumpkins amid squash.

Three friends in the woods—
Not a crowd, but company.
The words come easy.

We’ve known each other
since high school. A decade. What?
Cue existential crisis.

Adventure club taught
us all we needed to know—
self-sufficiency.

Remember when? Yeah!
The boulder almost hit her.
Lucky, looking back.

So many hikers!
Everyone got the memo—
Forest rendezvous.

Up and down, up and
down; watch out for the washout!
Climb up above it.

Tent, poles, and rain tarp.
Who’s got the Aquamira?
Campfire ramen—yum!

Standing over the
campfire, heads tilted back:
pinpricks of sky fire.

A misty morning;
later, hiking in short sleeves.
Fall’s final hurrah.

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