To the Person Who Mask-Shamed Me on the Trail
"...on this particular day, I’d left my house without wearing a surgical mask or even sliding a Buff around my neck. Recently, my state’s governor, Jared Polis, had changed Colorado’s COVID-19-flattening rules from shelter in place to the less strict safer at home, and I was feeling carefree. I was also hiking a trail that starts less than 30 yards from my home. The route I planned was a 6.5-mile loop; I run, hike, or bike it five times a week and rarely see another human. And to be honest, I forgot."