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  1. Jeanne from Washington

    Autumn Camino Frances Pictures

    It looks like I may delay my camino to the fall months. I was so looking forward to seeing the wildflowers and green fields on the meseta. It can't be helped. So now I was wondering what a late September through mid November Camino Frances looks like. Would you post a favorite picture from...
  2. Jeanne from Washington

    Shoes to relax in

    Hi again. I am hoping to get some recommendations for shoes you use to relax in after you finish walking for the day. I was planning on bringing some Keen sandals, but they are too heavy and just not comfortable. My everyday sandals that I wore last summer would have been perfect. EXCEPT, I...
  3. Jeanne from Washington

    Update on my orthotic/foot pain issue

    Last month I posted about a problem I was having with foot pain and had been prescribed orthotics. The orthotics did not fit into my trailrunners. Someone had asked at the time for a later update. I went through a few sizes of trailrunners and boots trying to get the orthotics to work. Nothing...
  4. Jeanne from Washington


    I'm looking for a recommendation for a poncho. I found out that my new awesome rain jacket and backpack cover are not going to work. We have been having heavy rain here and the backpack cover does not do an adequate job of keeping my backpack dry. Last week I went to REI and I talked to a lady...
  5. Jeanne from Washington

    Small backpack or daypack

    I've been planning on carrying my 36L Osprey Kyte backpack as a daypack while sending a bag forward every day. I decided this is silly and I want to buy a smaller backpack as my backpack to carry. I was looking at the 30L Osprey Tempest as a daypack. The reviews on the REI website don't seem to...
  6. Jeanne from Washington


    A few weeks ago, I started to have foot pain. I'm sure it was from overtraining. Regardless, I went to the podiatrist and she recommended orthotics. I was fitted for orthotics at the specialty store. I brought along both my trailrunners and boots. I've done two training walks in the...
  7. Jeanne from Washington


    Another odd question from this first time pilgrim. Do you take a pillow with you? I'm very concerned about a pillow because I had shoulder surgery last year. I also have neck issues from a car accident years ago that get aggravated easily. I use a feather pillow at home. It doesn't weigh much...
  8. Jeanne from Washington

    What clothes do you wear after shower

    I know this question sounds strange... do you wear the next day's walking clothes after showering for the day? Do you bring a separate outfit to wear around town? Everyone keeps talking about packing light. I have packed/repacked around 6 times in the past 6 months.
  9. Jeanne from Washington

    Training schedules

    I'm training for an April Camino Francis from SJPP to Santiago de Compostela. I've been doing back to back walks increasing the mileage one mile a month. This month I just started walking 10 mile days. I try to walk at least 4 to 5 times a week. My question is what kind of training plan did you...
  10. Jeanne from Washington


    How many miles do you normally get from a pair of trailrunners before you need to replace them? I've been wearing a pair on my treadmill since September, while carrying a backpack, and all of a sudden I'm having foot pain. I'm wondering if it is my shoes that need to be replaced.
  11. Jeanne from Washington

    Orisson question

    Hello, I just received my confirmation reservation for the Orrison refuge for 10 April 2020! I'm so thrilled to have the choice to walk the Napoleon route if it's open. Anyway, for my question, my credit card was charged half the amount for a deposit. Will the other half be paid with my...