I echo many of the statements above.
- Norte is longer.
- Norte (without question) is more physically difficult.
- Norte is more expensive.
- Norte has fewer Pilrgrims.
Take your time, plot out your daily kilometers (miles), volunteer at several albergues/hostels and use them as your rest...
I did the entire Norte in July/August 2018 and used Booking.com the entire way and booked the entire trip in advance. This just fit my comfort level to know I would not have to "Scramble" at the last minute to find somewhere to stay in a foreign country with limited Spanish speaking abilities...
Yes, it can be done, depending on your level of fitness. I would also caution this time of year can be cold and wet. Taking all of this into consideration you'd be looking at a looong day on the trail. Between the two locations you'd also have a considerable gain and loss in elevation.
Amazing story. Thanks!
I've often thought about the topic of which sex is "stronger" and usually when I get to the idea of trying to carry a baby for 9 months in my stomach (or thereabouts) I usually come up with my answer.
Hats off to women!
I would lean more towards the poncho as it does not cling close to the body, (It breathes) covers your pack, has an integrated hood (No neck exposure), can be shaken dry, does not retain water, easy to fold up (Bundle) and provides some simultaneous mid body coverage as well.
I did the CDN this...
This past summer while on the Norte I was touring a beautiful old church (unknown exactly where) and found graffiti crudely engraved into the interior walls near a baptismal area of the church. While leaving I mentioned my findings to one of the priest assigned to the church. When I did he said...