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Recent content by LakeMcD

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    Monkey Butt. . . Prevention, Care, and Treatment

    I had the unfortunate experience of this malady on my first camino. In addition to what has been mentioned above, I also found ventilation to be beneficial, anything to reduce the heat down. Go commando !!
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    Absolute Bare Minimum Packing List

    Something to put your passport, credential, credit card and money in. I generally have a small zippered coin pouch a little bigger than a credit card with the funds I need for the day and the rest in a money belt.
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    Prefer to carry weight on my shoulders

    Well said. I whole heartedly agree.
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    Prefer to carry weight on my shoulders

    To be clear I'm not advocating carrying backpacking loads. My backpacking base weight is about 22lbs. The thought of those loads on my shoulders makes me cringe. I live in NW Montana and routinely day hike with 13-20L pack with weight all on the shoulders and I wager that a majority of the...
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    Prefer to carry weight on my shoulders

    What kind of weight were you carrying on your shoulders back then?
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    Prefer to carry weight on my shoulders

    I've always been a proponent of dividing the load of my pack between some ratio shoulders and hips, often changing the ratio throughout the day. We pack rather lightly with a base weight of about 11 pounds. On our last camino my wife had some problems with her hips and felt better carrying the...
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    Ladies Osprey Packs

    My wife has used both the Talon 22 and 33 on our last 3 caminos and they have worked out well for her. One thing of note was that she prefers the guys packs over the gals specific ones. I think it has something to do with her shoulder and neck area ( picture swimmers shoulders and neck). The...
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    Hotel with airport shuttle for early flight from SdC

    We ended up getting a very nice double room ensuite at Hotel Concherios for 48 euros a night and a prompt taxi ride at 5:00 for 21 euros. The staff at the hotel were super friendly and helpful as we had a bit of a snag with our Iberia tickets. Turns out the hotel clerk was also an Iberian agent...
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    Hotel with airport shuttle for early flight from SdC

    Thanks Laurie, I think that’s what we’ll do. We ran into Sandy Brown in Leon on the eve of our San Salvador. Your name came up in conversation as did Dave Whitson. I stand in admiration to the cumulative knowledge that the three of you have amassed offer years from your walks, and always given...
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    Hotel with airport shuttle for early flight from SdC

    Hello everyone, I’m looking for advice on a hotel in Santiago de Compostela that offers free shuttle service to the airport for a 6:30 AM flight. Any ideas would be appreciated. Many Thanks, Gary
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    Icebreaker vs Smartwool socks

    I like hiking in a brand’s light or ultralight running socks (merino blend) with a good amount of padding or foot cushion on the bottom with plenty of breathable panels on the top of the forefoot. Smartwool phd wears out much too quickly. DarnToughs are fantastic. I’m on my second camino (Chemin...
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    Starting on July 11th

    We finished the Santiago yesterday and will begin the Primativo today. The early mountain stages were magnificent. I was a bit surprised at the amount of pavement and proximity to national highway at the second half of the trip but just as we began to wonder if that would be the norm into...
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    Starting on July 11th

    MileHighPair could you provide me with a like to your blog, mucho gracias.
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    Starting on July 11th

    Thank you all for the well wishes. Our plan is to do the Salvador in 6 days; La Robla, Poladura, Pajres, Benduenos, Mieres, Oviedo. Elle sorry about your tendinitis, ouch!! I have had good response to acupuncture for similar injures. It will be good to be back in Spain. We took a break from...
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    Starting on July 11th

    This will be the 5th year in a row of pilgrimage. We start the Salvador on July 11th after hearing so much about it, and will walk the Primitivo again afterwards. Will post when we can. Buen Camino

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