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    A Big Boo to Stone Stacking

    Having read all of the posts,I am indeed puzzled. With the virus rampaging in Spain and around the world,fretting about stacks on rocks would only seemingly come from a well-fed,comfortable,developed country. I missed the one place on The Aragonne last fall that had a patch od stone-stacking,and...
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    Looking for input on difficulty, stages and your collective wisdom!

    Oh yes,after Lumbier be sure to water up.
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    Looking for input on difficulty, stages and your collective wisdom!

    I walked the Aragone in september of 2019,starting in Lescar and walking over the the palo de pau,ending in Berdun,which has no albergue. So I did not see any of the path before Arres. In Sanguesa the lady at the albergue said to ride the bus 5km to Liedena as the walk was very dangerous,so we...
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    Aragones footwear

    Annie, I agree with you. The military says that 1 pound on your foot equals 5 pounds on your back. Watching people on 2 caminos and many years in the cascades,it would seem that wearing boots are a thing of the past. Maybe 1 out of 50 are wearing boots,and these are usually older people who...
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    Last thoughts on the Aragonés

    Alan. I enjoyed your post. Especially the part about the alternate path you took. I walked from Lescar this september and went over Puerto de Pau down to the Hecho Valley and on to Berdun(which had no restaurant open and no longer has an alberque. I share your feelings about the gite in...
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    Prehistoria along a very old Camino route (first millennium)

    Trail before Sarrance,parajes,crossing road after summit. At the summit that everyone worries about,I would walk along the road,as the shoulder seems plenty wide,and the reccomended way is steep and slippery,as my companion fell several times.
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    My intended stages on the Camino Primitivo (14 days)

    I liked your stages! I am 75 and walked from fonsegrada to castrverde with no problem. I like that you are taking the verde and on to lavacola. This way is well marked and easy to follow all the way to Santiago. I mentioned before that the start from Lugo is pure magic! Buen Camino!
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    Prehistoria along a very old Camino route (first millennium)

    TaraWalks. Thanks for your interest. Check out previous posts for links to guides. There were people in the pyrenees,but once over into Spain,nobody until camping de silva hostal,which was packed. Then nobody until Hecho. A very private walk. I do not know how to send pictures but wish to...
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    Prehistoria along a very old Camino route (first millennium)

    I never heard from Tom,but walked from Lescar to Oviedo over Puerto de Palo. The path in France could have been better marked,but was better in Spain. It was a lonely trip over the mountains,and did not see anyone for three days on the trail.
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    Do I carry a sleeping bag or an ultra light liner bag ?

    I walked in 17 with only a liner. Walked to lugo and took the camino verde.walked in early september and was cold every night. Never saw a blanket until biomorto(for r ent. In oct.,,take a bag. I have one that is small and light. I am on the salvador right now and the low tonight in poladura...
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    My intended stages on the Camino Primitivo (14 days)

    Mel. Good luck and take a sleeping bag. Asturia and Galicia are like Seattle in October. I took only a silk liner and was cold most nights. Only Boimorto had blankets(3 euros). Buen Camino.
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    My intended stages on the Camino Primitivo (14 days)

    Stripey socks, Boimorto is 12 km after Sobrado on the Norte. There is a nice alberque that we stayed in there,which was uncrowded being so close to a busy stop. We walked from Sobrado and took the opportunity to have a nice afternoon nap in a quiet place.
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    My intended stages on the Camino Primitivo (14 days)

    Willydp, I did the hospitalis route,and found it a bit underwhelming. It was easy enough to do and not too long,but I would go the other way if I were to walk this way again. I agree with your idea of just plunking along! Buen Camino!
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