Moments versus Miles

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sometimes it’s hard to decide what to focus on with a blog of the AT.  Talk about the other hikers?  Keep a log of miles and campsites?  Try to find moments to savor through each day?  Today, I found a moment.

I’m walking through fog, wisps of wet mist threading between tree branches.  One optimistic young tree has catkins dangling from twig tips.  Droplets of mist reflect the pearly luminescence of morning light filtering through clouds.

Some moments are full of peace, some moments are a little more thrilling.  We found a merry-go-round at Hickory Flats Cemetery, administered by the New Bethel Baptist Church.  My pack and I had a quick ride.

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One more moment for the day – swinging from vines, of course!

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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.

7 thoughts on “Moments versus Miles”

  1. Sarah you seem to be finding those special moments on the trail that are bringing you lots of joy. I’ve been on that merry-go-round before. It brings you back to your childhood. Tucker and I say happy trails to you both. Hope you are enjoying Top of GA…Virginia (Winkle)

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  2. Thanks for the pictures. Glad you could find your way through the fog. Safe travels! Love from Mom and Dad.

    On Feb 24, 2017 8:40 PM, “Sarah and Jay on the Appalachian Trail” wrote:

    > Sarah and Jay Bigelow posted: “Sunday, February 19, 2017 Sometimes it’s > hard to decide what to focus on with a blog of the AT. Talk about the > other hikers? Keep a log of miles and campsites? Try to find moments to > savor through each day? Today, I found a moment. I’m walking throu” >

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  3. Don’t all cemeteries have merry-go-rounds!! You have such a wonderfully playful imagination!! Like riding big frogs on the TRT!! Hmmmm guess I can’t add a picture!!

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