From Bench, With Love

Dear Friends,

We’ve shared some good times, some laughs, some snacks. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you while we’ve sat together, looking over this beautiful valley. Some of you huffed and puffed your way up to the top and I gave you a place to rest your weary legs. You did it, and I was proud of you. I’ve seen marriage proposals and I’ve been part of more selfies than I can count. I was part of early morning rides and evening sunset hikes.

But over the years the weather took a toll on me and broke me down. I’ve been hesitant to admit it but I’ve been unsafe for you, too weak to hold you up and fearful I’ll let you down. So with sadness I must tell you that our time together has come to an end. Dan, my friend from GVLT, took me apart gently, piece by piece, and carried my frame on his back all the way down the mountain. I know they’re working hard to find a replacement for next spring so you can share these special moments with someone you can depend on, someone more stable. It has been an incredible 10 + years with trail lovers from all over the valley, and world. Thanks for the good times.

With love for that view, and you,

The Triple Tree Summit Bench