Welcome! We cordially invite you to follow us as we attempt a north-bound thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. We are a retired, married couple in our 50’s. We hail from Gardnerville, Nevada, which is 15 or so miles southeast of Lake Tahoe and about an hour’s drive south of Reno. We are both experienced hikers, but this is Sarah’s first major thru-hike attempt. Jay (aka JayBird) hiked the AT in 2011. Sarah, who was still working, joined him for over 500 miles. Jay also hiked the Pacific Crest Trail during 2012 with Sarah again joining him for several hundred miles. Now that we are both retired, we are anxious to try an entire thru hike together. We intend to begin on February 15.
African proverb: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.