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  1. Eve Alexandra

    The 3 Phases of a Camino. Your Thoughts? Are there More?

    I'm calling it hope...that's my story and I'm sticking to it lol
  2. Eve Alexandra

    A new take on shoes

    Those are so cute! My tevas are supposed to arrive Friday. I'll report back. :)
  3. Eve Alexandra

    A new take on shoes

    I've got new tevas on order to try (turns out buying directly from them you can get more sizes than with REI and other vendors). Ecco is next on my list to try if they don't work. I try really hard to avoid buying men's hiking sandals if I can because they never fit right. I have a wide foot but...
  4. Eve Alexandra

    Pilgrims' Office of SJPDP opening date

    Yesssssss!!! This totally made my day.
  5. Eve Alexandra

    A new take on shoes

    Finding wide shoes is so hard. I’ve tried men’s shoes several times but they don’t fit right in the ankle and I end up with my foot sliding forward. It’s so annoying that men’s shoes come in such varied size ranges but women’s shoes are limited.
  6. Eve Alexandra

    A new take on shoes

    I swear by Xero shoes (replacing the insole for a little bit more padding) for my trail runners. Altras killed my toes on my camino (impossible to get a decent lace lock). I have xero z trail sandals and wear them at home but I need a thicker sole for long distance hiking. I don't like feeling...
  7. Eve Alexandra

    A new take on shoes

    I have hobbit feet too. It’s taken me years to find one trail runner that doesn’t give me blisters and I’m *still on the hunt for hiking sandals. I swear, finding the right long distance walking/hiking shoes is like finding a unicorn! 😆
  8. Eve Alexandra

    (Finally) Through Ohio on the Buckeye Trail

    Thanks so much! Saving this info and going to check out your blog too. I'm hoping to get to Spain by Spring of next year, as nothing is quite like the camino, but one of the many things this pandemic has shown me is that I need to be more aware of options close to home.
  9. Eve Alexandra

    (Finally) Through Ohio on the Buckeye Trail

    I've looked at the Buckeye trail, the Katy and the C&O plus the GAP trail since my camino got canceled in 2020. I even joined some groups for the C&O and the GAP, but they are all dominated by bikers, and I heard over and over that accommodations would be harder to arrange with walking distances...
  10. Eve Alexandra

    COVID Cancellation Blues sympathy thread

    I was supposed to walk tomorrow. I canceled my plane ticket on Tuesday. And now, instead of a lovely 4 week mom-cation, my 4 children ( who are still school age) will be home from school for 4 weeks, and my husband just may get sequestered at work since he works in keeping the grid functional...
  11. Eve Alexandra

    Pilgrims Office of SJPP

    Thank you.
  12. Eve Alexandra

    Pilgrims Office of SJPP

    Is anyone in SJPP or know anyone there? Not trying to start a covid discussion since there are other threads for that. I'm just wondering if there are still pilgrims starting out every day? Or if its a ghost town in terms of new pilgrims arriving?
  13. Eve Alexandra

    Poll How heavy is your backpack?

    Bahahahahahaha! I've been to Astorga. This is my second camino. :) I've made a few more investment pieces that are lower in weight this time, but when I look at other people's lists, I'm kind of stunned at how little some of their items weigh. I don't hike often enough to own the zpacks line...
  14. Eve Alexandra

    Poll How heavy is your backpack?

    I'd be interested in seeing your packing list? I'm finalizing for an end of winter camino, and I'm at a base weight of 11% of my ideal body weight.
  15. Eve Alexandra

    women if your hair tangles easily...

    Hi there. The Lush bar I took in 17 was a disaster. It ruined my hair and took months to recover. I've been testing out alternative bars as I'm heading back this Spring. I have had good luck with this brand, so far. https://hellohibar.com/ I have wavy hairy that dries out easily. I use some...
  16. Eve Alexandra

    WHOOP WHOOP! Bought my tickets for March

    Since I saw your earlier comment I've been online working out bookings. So far, so good, in case anyone else is looking. It hasn't been ideal, but there are still beds available. Thank you so so much for giving me a head's up!
  17. Eve Alexandra

    WHOOP WHOOP! Bought my tickets for March

    Ugh. I guess I better get my schedule nailed down then so I know where to book. I had it all planned out but its only been 24 hours since my dates changed. I think I'll be near Astorga. Is that a decent place to be for Easter? And do people still walk on Easter Sunday and check in ,or do they...
  18. Eve Alexandra

    WHOOP WHOOP! Bought my tickets for March

    I'm going back in mid March and will be on the camino Frances during holy week. I'd be grateful for any advice on how to manage that. I'm worried there will be nothing open and no food...
  19. Eve Alexandra

    Packing list suggestions for late February through April

    I've walked in mid March and I'm going back in mid March again. Thin layers, as others have said. And I recommend a rain jacket and rain pants instead of a poncho. Your pants may have to double as snow pants (this worked fine for me with just wool leggings under them in O Ceb with 6 inches of...
  20. Eve Alexandra

    My 3.9kg Packing List (and opinions/thoughts on each item)

    stashing credit/debit card in the bra side holes...this is BRILLIANT! Thanks for the tip! :)
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