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England 2018 – London, Stonehenge and the Dale Way

England 2018 – London, Stonehenge and the Dale Way

My next adventure with the Colorado Mountain Club is to England!  Hopefully I don’t get left behind at Stonehenge (which almost happened the last time I was there)! To follow along with my trip Click here to TrackMyTour! https://trackmytour.com/V6j6t  (the address is case sensitive if you are typing it in)

Scotland 2018 – Edinburgh & the Great Glen Way

Scotland 2018 – Edinburgh & the Great Glen Way

My track my tour for this trip is https://trackmytour.com/ndX4m. Since the trip is over — you’ll have to scroll back thru the slides if you want to follow along in chronological order. This was a great trip and I can highly recommend the barge company we used Caledonian Discovery, Ltd.  The crew and food were amazing!  You can find them on Facebook and checkout their video it is a really accurate description of what the experience is like. For some background information on…

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Shell Ceremony

Shell Ceremony

The Scallop Shell is the traditional symbol of a pilgrim on the Way of St James.  The Colorado Front Range Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino held a Scallop Shell Ceremony for about 60 people who are planning to do their first Camino this year. Here I am getting my shell! Here’s the whole happy group — it was a lovely ceremony.   Pilgrims’ Blessing (Modified from the Codex Calixtinus) Guard these who make a pilgrimage to Compostela. May…

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Why am I Walking the Camino?

Why am I Walking the Camino?

The question everyone asks when they hear I’m doing the Camino — is why? Great question — but I don’t have a great answer — all I can say is that it called out to me. In 2014, when Wally was doing his epic bike ride from Key West Florida to Homer Alaska (~7,600 miles) people kept asking me “Wally is doing this big trip — what are you going to do when he gets back?”  At the time I had…

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My Gear Camino

My Gear Camino

What to bring for a 40-day walk across Spain?  Excellent question… All the guide books emphasize not bringing too much stuff.  The basic guideline is no more than 10% of your body weight — my goal was to stay at, or below 20 lbs with water (which weighs 2.2 lbs per liter). To aid me in figuring out what to bring I found this great free app called GearGrams that lets you build a list of your gear with its weight…

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