This trip may have to be an annual thing because yeah, just go ahead and watch the clip.
As a reminder to myself, August 2018 will go down as one of the rainiest months ever. The forecast for this weekend made it seem like some South Pacific monsoon season was gonna drown the east coast out of existence, like the apocalypse was here and it was wet, thunderstorms the likes of which you've never seen before... I mean, you'll see what the storms did to our favorite swimming hole. (So you understand this situation, here's the video of this same watering hole just 30 days before.) But Outerthere fam goes out rain or shine and this day was no different. Except, it was bright and sunny all day. Perfect for a scary afternoon swim, followed by a lazy picnic in the sun to dry off. Yeah. Go figure.
"Thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening me"... ⛈ Since Saturday, weather forecasts and viral videos of car dealer cars floating away in flash floods had been scaring the pants outta people. 17 people signed up for this past Sunday's trip. The night before, to keep everyone motivated, I even sent out a stat that surprised even me, that out of 150 #Outerthere trips, we got thunderstorms on only 3 of them (coincidentally all on the same trail in Harriman State Park 🤔). But despite that amazing stat, only 8 came out and got nuthin' but blue skies and fresh tans. ☀️ The morale of this story is that, when @alberrios invites you to come out, and you really, really want to go, just come out, even if the weatherman, your friends, or your horoscope tells you otherwise. And just wait until you see the video 🙌🏼 🙏🏼 I want to give a shout out to those 8 who did come out. Thank you for making it another epic day!! #hiking #hikers #whatyoumissed
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IN MY HEAD, I LOOKED LIKE AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST #WHATYOUMISSED 🏊🏼♂️ ...AND FOR THE RECORD, NO #THUNDERSTORMS ON SUNDAY IN NJ. GFY WEATHER FORECASTERS, YA AIN'T SCARING ME AND MY SQUAD. WE GO RAIN OR SHINE! S/O TO @outerthere FAM WHO CAME OUT! BUT PSA, AVOID #SWIMMING IN CLASS 4 RAPIDS LIKE IT'S YOUR POOL BC THAT SH_T IS DANGEROUS YO #HIKE AND #DIVE SAFE, FAM.
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Let’s go sunset paddling!
Canoeing, camping and chillin’. Life is good.