Day 2 in Junction

Today we decided to get back out into nature, though this time with a real hike instead of a car trip. We chose the hike to the Mica mines south of the Monument area we visited yesterday. Alltrails has a good summary of the hike here. Definitely worth a visit.

It was 2.6 miles with gradual ups and downs except for the steeper staircase section below. I’m happy to say that the new knee held up perfectly – not a twinge. My actual cardio stamina, though…that still needs work. But a 2+ miles hike was a real milestone, so to speak.

There’s a LOT of beautiful outdoor activity here in Grand Junction. The National Park, the Colorado River, hundreds of miles of bike and hiking trails. I’m impressed.