1. Grab the nearest book. (Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.)
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences along with these instructions.
The nearest non-reference book is the Adirondack Mountain Club's High Peaks Region trail guide. Though I guess this might also be considered a reference book, it will work, whereas the ones I skipped (dictionary, phone book, and the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics) wouldn't have.
"The Pinnacle Ridge leading to Blake and Colvin does not offer any striking 360-degree views, but it is a beautiful series of seldom-visited peaks covered with virgin forests of spruce and balsam underlain with moss-covered rocks. The best views are from Colvin, a peak S of Blake, and the Pinnacle; but there are other narrower views including vistas of the Ausable Lakes, Elk Lake and the moutains beyond. Since 1978, when the AMR sold its higher lands to the State of New York, this entire ridge has been public land; a short connection between the existing trails on the ridge and the Elk Lake-Marcy Trail was contructed to assist public access."