The Trail Less Technical

On a recent hike in Colorado I came upon this funny sign which, for whatever reason, reminded me of Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken. That night I could not help but re- write on a cocktail napkin as I sat, glad that I had in fact had taken The Trail Less Technical.

Two trails diverged in a scenic wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as could
To where it bent down steeper rock

Then took the other much more fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was flatter and gave me less wear
Though as for the passing there
Had worn them both about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how my knee did ache
I doubted the other I would ever take

Somewhere that night sipping a beer,
Without much pain and enjoying a steak
I took the trail “less technical”
Realizing the wise choice that I did make.


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