I need to take a break from chronicling our hike, until after I finish the tour I am on. This weekend, Tom Rozum and I are playing in Tucson, AZ, and on Monday we fly out to Raleigh, NC, for the International Bluegrass Music Convention. There, we’l be joined by Kathy Kallick, with Patrick Sauber and Ira Gitlin, to play songs from Kathy’s and my new CD, “Laurie & Kathy Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray.” Then, on Friday, it’s back to San Francisco, and a weekend with the Right Hands at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. Whew! I need to tear my mind away from the high country. I will resume the blog on October 6. Stay tuned!