View from Kit Carson (14,165') of Crestone Needle on the left and the Great Sands Dunes National Park on the right. Grateful to be not moving after a 12-hour day in the mountains.
Centennial Loop Trail
I ran around North Table Mountain tonight as the sun set over Golden
Life’s a blessing. Thanks for the reminder #colorado
View from "Indepence Pass" on the Top of the Rockies byway (12,095 ft).
...same spot other direction
I ran ~30 miles around Sawtooth Mountain, Thunderbolt Peak, and Mt Audobon yesterday for about 8 and a half hours. It was a lot of walking too, but I'll call it a run. The dream is to run the ups not just the downs and flats. Anyway the more time I spend there, the more I feel like nature literally has infinite love to offer, because no matter what negative feelings I go in with, they eventually (and almost inevitably) dissolve. I remember the fights, but they feel more like silly squabbles that pale in comparison to the connection. The void left by the the negative is replaced by joy and gratitude. I don't understand how it happens or why, but the experience feels true. For my own reference I ate 3 mango Huma energy gels, 2 regular GUs, 2 caffeine GUs totaling 80mg of caffeine, a chocolate chip peanut crunch clif bar, 1L of water, and 2L of scratch water.