Instead of driving out to New Hampshire, the Cedar St friends decided to hike closer to home and visited the Middlesex Fells reservation. We drove out to a roadside parking spot near Melrose, MA, and disembarked for the rock circuit trail. I used the Jeep to pull up on a berm to keep some distance from the other cars. It was funny to get out of the Jeep since we were up at a 30 degree angle. It was an enjoyable trek and we climbed a variety of rocky outcroppings. I was able to snap a few photos of the Boston skyline while up there. I noticed the Encore hotel and casino facing us in the distance. It was a good reminder to get out more often. The air was fresh and crisp even though we wore our face masks when crossing the paths of other hikers. Fall is definitely here now.