lunch loops grand junction

Trail Intimacy

“Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone – and finding that that’s ok with them.”
― Alain de Botton

I went for a run and failed. My body was tired. To my bones tired. The attempt was made nonetheless.

I made it some of the way up Pet-e-kes before I was willing to acknowledge the fact my body needed rest. When I did, I turned an started to hike down. If you’ve been reading this, you’ll probably recognize that I’ve been spending a lot of time at Lunch Loop lately, and nearly every time I’m riding up Pet-e-kes. This is my method. I’m practicing this trail. I’m getting to know it better. I’m cleaning it up.

But there is more to it than that. I want a deeper knowledge. And as I turned and hiked down this trail, I began, once again, to recognize how much I miss while riding. Just as much as I miss while driving instead of riding. Speed is fun, but how much you miss!

I now feel far more intimately acquainted with Pet. I saw a lot of him. And it’s interesting and incredible all at once.

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