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  1. EL LECHERO

    Leaving in April

    We started hiking April 28th. 2016. And we encountered 80 degree days prior to entering Galicia then it rained almost everyday...mud etc. But there were a few sun breaks and I really enjoyed those times...Made me thankful for the shade when it was sunny and the warmth when it was raining
  2. EL LECHERO

    When does the Napoleon Route open in 2022?

    So getting to St Jean is not a problem that time of year? I have no problem walking the lower route. Advice on clothing etc?
  3. EL LECHERO

    When does the Napoleon Route open in 2022?

    thank you so much! I'll be walking solo and will assess when I arrive in Pamploma
  4. EL LECHERO

    When does the Napoleon Route open in 2022?

    So the Varcarlos route is open all year long? I arrive in Pamploma March 27th. I will look at the weather conditions in the Pyrenees and determine if I will start in Pamploma. How is the lower route at that time of year?
  5. EL LECHERO

    Weather - now that’s a new one eh?!

    We walked april 28th through May 15th.......Yes the first part was hot and dry, we got sunburned walking through the wine country past Astorga. Then after we hit Ocebreiro it rained all the time. We bought 3 dollar ponchos to get us through.
  6. EL LECHERO

    First timer

    Sarah, I envy you not having to have to be back home anytime soon. With that said. I would say don't push yourself too hard. Stop and smell the roses. I was on a time constraint and had to be back to work so I walked 7am to 5pm almost everyday. I wish I was able to stop earlier like at 1 or 2...
  7. EL LECHERO

    Hello all. My Camino planning is a bit early haha

    "Start the Camino as if your are an old man, so that you can finish it like a young one"
  8. EL LECHERO

    Necessary Sundries

    Yes, right behind a wall one time there must have been hundreds of wads of toilet paper. Mainly from women urinating. No feces found. And oh.... the flies.....No cool at all
  9. EL LECHERO

    Indecision and questions about Camino for first time- helpful advice from pilgrims requested!

    I took the train from Madrid to Leon, spent the night then took a bus to Astorga. I averaged 20k/day and made it to Santiago in 10 days. It was so scenic, some parts strenuous, hot at times, rainy many days. My favorite part was up to Sarria, this is where it gets crowded with hiking groups etc...
  10. EL LECHERO

    Necessary Sundries

    What absolute sundries do you need? Last time I walked from Astorga to SdC I had sunscreen, a bar of Dove soap, tooth paste. I hope to walk again next year. What am I missing ?
  11. EL LECHERO

    St. Jean to Burgos

    thanks so much....this gets me so excited to start planning!
  12. EL LECHERO

    St. Jean to Burgos

    I was going to do the Primitivo....but after thinking about why I want to walk the Camino it excites me to start at the very beginning if the Frances, to start with others, be social, hopefully make some friends. My last Camino astorga to SdC, I remember quite vividly the pilgrims we met along...
  13. EL LECHERO

    St. Jean to Burgos

    Hello all, after much thought and deliberation with many of yours advice I’ve decided to walk from St Jean to Burgos next year. Given have 10-12 days to walk and have already walked from Astorga to SDC. This seems most reasonable. I’m mainly writing this for myself to initiate a goal. I hope...
  14. EL LECHERO

    Camino Angel : What to bring from home to give out to fellow pilgrims ?

    I know it wasn't the lightest but I brought a small back of shells I had collected while at Puerto to Penasco. I would hand them out to the locals as well as to Perigrino's. I know not as practical as electrolytes but perhaps they will remember me in a small way.
  15. EL LECHERO

    Hotel recomendations in Leon

    We are starting the Camino in Astorga but need Hotel recomendations in Leon where we will arrive by train from Madrid the day before. Does not need to be fancy. But would be nice centrally located. Thanks Rich and COlleen
  16. EL LECHERO

    Will anyone be near Leon/Astorga May1st?

    Awesome! let us know what hostel you will be staying in. We are a taller couple, My back pack will have the #12 patch on the back.
  17. EL LECHERO

    April /May/June 2016 Peregrinos - Camino Frances

    Rich and Colleen Starting walking May 1st at Astorga! Yeehaw UOTE="DeadFred, post: 342492, member: 15575"]If your starting in April, May or June on the CF and would like to have me add your name and starting place to the calendar below let me know . If your unsure of your start date I...
  18. EL LECHERO

    Will anyone be near Leon/Astorga May1st?

    We start our camino at Astorga. Will anyone be near us so we have a companions? Rich and Colleen
  19. EL LECHERO

    Madrid to Leon

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I went to the Renfe website and looked at the map. It looks like there isn't a direct train to Leon or am I mistaken? Which type of train should we take?
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