February 10, 2017


The mating call of the bobolink filled the air as Jay recorded his cd of Birding by Ear Eastern/Central (Peterson Field Guides) onto his smart phone.   Gear covered the bed, as once again I unpacked my pack.  I had to slough at least three more pounds.  What could I possibly live without???

I weighed my gaiters as I thought.  Only four ounces, but realistically, how often would they be worn?  Ruthlessly, I banished them.  Only 2 pounds 12 ounces to go…

Recruiting Followers

In a place where the Appalachian Trail is simply known as “The Trail”, Jay and I gave a presentation.  The senior center (where my parents now reside) was kind enough to let us talk about our upcoming adventure to an audience of about fifty.  Many had been avid hikers, and the questions we fielded were specific and insightful.  We hope we will live up to their enthusiastic proclamations of allegiance!  img_20170209_150343722

Author: Sarah and Jay Bigelow

Hi! We live in the Carson Valley in Nevada near Lake Tahoe. Sarah is a retired elementary school teacher, and Jay is a retired fish biologist. We are in our 50's, and have been married for 30 years.

One thought on “Staging”

  1. I wish we could have attended your talk. And I hope you found your extra 2 pounds, 12 ounces to shed — I admire your packing aspirations, and you’ll undoubtedly be thankful that you shed the extra weight from your pack! Just keep the warm stuff. 😉

    Happy trails, Sarah and Jay!!! 🙂 xoxo


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