Inspired by the beautiful hiking trails at South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, New Jersey, this beautiful tone-poem invokes the picturesque feeling of passing through a magical forest containing only the most majestic of scenery. This idea came from my hiking adventures with my brother, Elliot. Around the fall season of 2017, we traveled to the South Mountain Reservation to hike one of its trails and hopefully stumble upon one of its beautiful waterfalls. I don’t always hike, or like the activity as a matter of a fact, so when Elliot pushed me to go with him, I didn’t really see the meaning of walking through a reservation. But there were things I saw during the hike that I couldn’t imagine seeing without going. It was beautiful, almost mystical. And while we didn’t get to reach any of the waterfalls at the reservation (we got lost on the trail), it did make me look at the beauty of nature in a whole different perspective. Runic Forest is the product of that adventure. Nature and music, both are magical.