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peregrina2000

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Some forum members may have seen @t2andreo's post about @Dave's long walk from East Coast to West Coast, USA. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/episode-31-john-rebekah.65453/#post-805836

Since there are so many US forum members, we thought that some would enjoy the chance to offer Dave a bed for a night as he makes his way across the continent.

I have run this by Ivar and the mods, and we think it is a great idea. Dave is going to post his general itinerary on this thread, the expected dates, and any other little details he cares to add.

If you want to participate, feel free to talk about it on the thread, but please do not include any personal information in your forum post. All specifics should be left to PMs between you and Dave directly.

And just to add a bit of context, if you are a longtime forum member you probably know that @Dave is author of some camino guidebooks, and has offered a lot of advice on the forum over the years. I am particularly indebted to him for all the help he gave me in my quest to find coastal alternatives on the Norte, where the asphalt can be pretty punishing.

Stay tuned for more details. It's always fun to meet forum members in person, but this would be particularly special, I think.

Buen camino, Laurie
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
What a pity that I am not living in the USA! Would love to host him! @Dave Do you have a Facebook page, blog or similar? If yes, I could make this more widely known via social media to help you find a bed!

BC SY
 

Dave

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 2002; most recent: Via Podiensis 2015
Hi everyone,

Thank you Tom and Laurie for thinking of and spearheading this. It's very kind.

So yeah, I'm walking across the US this year, following the American Discovery Trail, with some modifications. The ADT goes coast-to-coast between Delaware and California, splitting in the midwest between Cincinnati and Denver to offer a "southern" and "northern" approach. Between August and mid-October, I walked the southern route. The plan had been to follow the ADT coast-to-coast beginning in late-February, following the northern route through the midwest this time, but I'm modifying that a bit. I'll follow the ADT as far as Nebraska and then I'll veer off to follow the historic Oregon Trail back home to Portland and then on to the Oregon Coast.

That might sound confusing, so here's a much clearer map that you can look at. The blue is what I've done. The red (American Discovery Trail) and green (Oregon Trail) is what I will do.

In terms of timing, here's a very rough snapshot based on the romantic hope that all goes smoothly:
  • Late-Feb - March: Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio
  • April: Indiana, Illinois, Iowa
  • May: Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming
  • June: Wyoming, Idaho (and a teeny bit of Utah)
  • July: Idaho, Oregon
  • August: Finish in Oregon
I'm posting a bunch of stuff as I go. Main links are:
I wrote around 60,000 words on the first leg of the trip. Here are a few posts from that pile that I think are solid examples of the experience thus far:
Anyway, please get in touch (through PMs) if you live anywhere near the route. Would love to connect with pilgrims along the way!

Dave
 

Mike Savage

So many friends to meet . . . so little time
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés,Inglés
Muxia/Finisterre
Português Coastal
Português Central
Sanabrés
Sadly you will be 135 mile North of me. I wish you all the best and also a free bed and hospitality if you come through Salt Lake City Utah.

Mike
 

martyseville

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
a/a
Hi everyone,

Thank you Tom and Laurie for thinking of and spearheading this. It's very kind.

So yeah, I'm walking across the US this year, following the American Discovery Trail, with some modifications. The ADT goes coast-to-coast between Delaware and California, splitting in the midwest between Cincinnati and Denver to offer a "southern" and "northern" approach. Between August and mid-October, I walked the southern route. The plan had been to follow the ADT coast-to-coast beginning in late-February, following the northern route through the midwest this time, but I'm modifying that a bit. I'll follow the ADT as far as Nebraska and then I'll veer off to follow the historic Oregon Trail back home to Portland and then on to the Oregon Coast.

That might sound confusing, so here's a much clearer map that you can look at. The blue is what I've done. The red (American Discovery Trail) and green (Oregon Trail) is what I will do.

In terms of timing, here's a very rough snapshot based on the romantic hope that all goes smoothly:
  • Late-Feb - March: Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio
  • April: Indiana, Illinois, Iowa
  • May: Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming
  • June: Wyoming, Idaho (and a teeny bit of Utah)
  • July: Idaho, Oregon
  • August: Finish in Oregon
I'm posting a bunch of stuff as I go. Main links are:
I wrote around 60,000 words on the first leg of the trip. Here are a few posts from that pile that I think are solid examples of the experience thus far:
Anyway, please get in touch (through PMs) if you live anywhere near the route. Would love to connect with pilgrims along the way!

Dave
great.
But some of those months in the States listed can have horrible weather!

Late Feb, March, April ohio, Illinois,Indiana... can have snow , ice and horrible winds and rain. Or be spring like.

Eastern Idaho can be very hot in August. Actually extremely hot!

too bad can’t break it up into walking certain states during Certain months. But that would stretch the walk into a few years?

wear a Camino De Santiago shirt or patch.
 

Paladina

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles et al (2018), Mozarabe and more (2019)
Is this not a case for following the example of touring cyclists by setting up a dedicated service on the lines of Warmshowers (hospitality by cyclists for cyclists)? In my experience as host and guest, there is as much pleasure in giving as receiving a warm welcome. Walkers would doubtless also appreciate such hospitality on those sections of the Camino where albergues are few and far between.
 

TaijiPilgrim

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2011), Camino Frances (2015), Camino Ingles (2017), Camino Muxia (2017), LePuy(2019)
If you change your mind Dave and start in Boston, we are 90 miles west of Boston in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and would love to host you as you pass through our very scenic area!
And here is another invitation of hospitality from just north of Boston.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Camino Frances SJPP / 2014 Camino Portugues / 2015 Camino Ingles / 2015 Hospitalero Training
2016 (fall) Camino Sanabre / Hospitalero?
Some forum members may have seen @t2andreo's post about @Dave's long walk from East Coast to West Coast, USA. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/episode-31-john-rebekah.65453/#post-805836

Since there are so many US forum members, we thought that some would enjoy the chance to offer Dave a bed for a night as he makes his way across the continent.

I have run this by Ivar and the mods, and we think it is a great idea. Dave is going to post his general itinerary on this thread, the expected dates, and any other little details he cares to add.

If you want to participate, feel free to talk about it on the thread, but please do not include any personal information in your forum post. All specifics should be left to PMs between you and Dave directly.

And just to add a bit of context, if you are a longtime forum member you probably know that @Dave is author of some camino guidebooks, and has offered a lot of advice on the forum over the years. I am particularly indebted to him for all the help he gave me in my quest to find coastal alternatives on the Norte, where the asphalt can be pretty punishing.

Stay tuned for more details. It's always fun to meet forum members in person, but this would be particularly special, I think.

Buen camino, Laurie
Tell Dave his room is ready in Salt Lake City, Utah
 

Chris Gi

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Did April through June 2018 from Pamplona to Santiago. 2020 May or end of September.
Some forum members may have seen @t2andreo's post about @Dave's long walk from East Coast to West Coast, USA. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/episode-31-john-rebekah.65453/#post-805836

Since there are so many US forum members, we thought that some would enjoy the chance to offer Dave a bed for a night as he makes his way across the continent.

I have run this by Ivar and the mods, and we think it is a great idea. Dave is going to post his general itinerary on this thread, the expected dates, and any other little details he cares to add.

If you want to participate, feel free to talk about it on the thread, but please do not include any personal information in your forum post. All specifics should be left to PMs between you and Dave directly.

And just to add a bit of context, if you are a longtime forum member you probably know that @Dave is author of some camino guidebooks, and has offered a lot of advice on the forum over the years. I am particularly indebted to him for all the help he gave me in my quest to find coastal alternatives on the Norte, where the asphalt can be pretty punishing.

Stay tuned for more details. It's always fun to meet forum members in person, but this would be particularly special, I think.

Buen camino, Laurie
San Diego has a 🛌 bed 😊
 

Bill Krueger

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2016)
Camino Portugues (June-2018)
best of luck, Dave...sorry I cannot help as we are in San Francisco!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Spring 2016: Camino Frances, Finisterre and Muxia
April 2019: Frances, Salvador, Primitivo
And if you decide to detour to the Great Lakes, I'm in Erie PA! Would love to host you.
Blessings on your journey! I will follow...
 

Vacajoe

Traded in my work boots for hiking ones
Camino(s) past & future
2019 Biarritz-Pamplona-Lourdes
2018 Aragon/Frances/Finis
2018 Operation Sabre
2018 Marin Ramble
The link to the Map post didn’t work for me - did it work for others?
 

Mike Savage

So many friends to meet . . . so little time
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés,Inglés
Muxia/Finisterre
Português Coastal
Português Central
Sanabrés
It worked for me.
 

Harlan Sager

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2015
Camino Portugal 2016 and on to Finisterre
Dave, you will be crossing the snake river near where I grew up. The gateway to Oregon, Nyssa- Home of the bulldogs. Unfortunately I now live in Nevada. Also an Oregonian, I wish you well.
 

owms2323

Credential question
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Frances (2014) Camino Frances (2016) Camino Finisterre/Muxia (2017)
Some forum members may have seen @t2andreo's post about @Dave's long walk from East Coast to West Coast, USA. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/episode-31-john-rebekah.65453/#post-805836

Since there are so many US forum members, we thought that some would enjoy the chance to offer Dave a bed for a night as he makes his way across the continent.

I have run this by Ivar and the mods, and we think it is a great idea. Dave is going to post his general itinerary on this thread, the expected dates, and any other little details he cares to add.

If you want to participate, feel free to talk about it on the thread, but please do not include any personal information in your forum post. All specifics should be left to PMs between you and Dave directly.

And just to add a bit of context, if you are a longtime forum member you probably know that @Dave is author of some camino guidebooks, and has offered a lot of advice on the forum over the years. I am particularly indebted to him for all the help he gave me in my quest to find coastal alternatives on the Norte, where the asphalt can be pretty punishing.

Stay tuned for more details. It's always fun to meet forum members in person, but this would be particularly special, I think.

Buen camino, Laurie
I'm in San Luis Obispo, Ca
 

Dave

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 2002; most recent: Via Podiensis 2015
Weird--I'm not sure why the map is being so fussy. Here's another attempt at the link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yjaq5osTa-2-sSXGllsW8pePQGvTPfkX&usp=sharing

And here's a screen-grab. Not as good, since you can't zoom in, but better than guessing:

1575937688579.png

Again, I've done the blue parts; the red and green are what's to come.

Thanks to everyone offering hospitality--sorry to miss out on so many of you! If anything, I think the message from this thread is that Ivar's next app should be a pilgrims-hosting-pilgrims bed-sharing app.

Marty - Yep, the downside of through-hiking the US is that you're compromising on conditions everywhere. Wet in Delaware/Maryland, snowy in West Virginia, a mud-pit in Ohio, and so on. Hopefully I can beat the wildfires out west.

Sue - It'll be around 4000 miles coast-to-coast. If I followed the ADT completely, it would actually be closer to 4800.

Harlan - Sorry to miss you in Nyssa!
 

Holly West

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
Hi everyone,

Thank you Tom and Laurie for thinking of and spearheading this. It's very kind.

So yeah, I'm walking across the US this year, following the American Discovery Trail, with some modifications. The ADT goes coast-to-coast between Delaware and California, splitting in the midwest between Cincinnati and Denver to offer a "southern" and "northern" approach. Between August and mid-October, I walked the southern route. The plan had been to follow the ADT coast-to-coast beginning in late-February, following the northern route through the midwest this time, but I'm modifying that a bit. I'll follow the ADT as far as Nebraska and then I'll veer off to follow the historic Oregon Trail back home to Portland and then on to the Oregon Coast.

That might sound confusing, so here's a much clearer map that you can look at. The blue is what I've done. The red (American Discovery Trail) and green (Oregon Trail) is what I will do.

In terms of timing, here's a very rough snapshot based on the romantic hope that all goes smoothly:
  • Late-Feb - March: Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio
  • April: Indiana, Illinois, Iowa
  • May: Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming
  • June: Wyoming, Idaho (and a teeny bit of Utah)
  • July: Idaho, Oregon
  • August: Finish in Oregon
I'm posting a bunch of stuff as I go. Main links are:
I wrote around 60,000 words on the first leg of the trip. Here are a few posts from that pile that I think are solid examples of the experience thus far:
Anyway, please get in touch (through PMs) if you live anywhere near the route. Would love to connect with pilgrims along the way!

Dave
You are missing the beautiful state of North Carolina. We would be happy to have you if your path should change.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
I'm waaay off piste, and so I have no accommodation to offer.
But I love what's happening here.
Dave, all blessings on your way...and this is a brilliant idea, and not just for the USA. Sorted by country, worlwide:
I think the message from this thread is that Ivar's next app should be a pilgrims-hosting-pilgrims bed-sharing app.
Ok...so @ivar? What do you think? This isn't the first time it's come up. So maybe an idea whose time has come?
 
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Sue & Dana

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
April 2020
Weird--I'm not sure why the map is being so fussy. Here's another attempt at the link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yjaq5osTa-2-sSXGllsW8pePQGvTPfkX&usp=sharing

And here's a screen-grab. Not as good, since you can't zoom in, but better than guessing:

View attachment 67649

Again, I've done the blue parts; the red and green are what's to come.

Thanks to everyone offering hospitality--sorry to miss out on so many of you! If anything, I think the message from this thread is that Ivar's next app should be a pilgrims-hosting-pilgrims bed-sharing app.

Marty - Yep, the downside of through-hiking the US is that you're compromising on conditions everywhere. Wet in Delaware/Maryland, snowy in West Virginia, a mud-pit in Ohio, and so on. Hopefully I can beat the wildfires out west.

Sue - It'll be around 4000 miles coast-to-coast. If I followed the ADT completely, it would actually be closer to 4800.

Harlan - Sorry to miss you in Nyssa!
Looks like you will be following the Snake and the Gorge through Oregon. If you get lost and find yourself in Central Oregon/Bend, holler. There is a bed and food waiting for you!
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
Your route does not coincide with my state. I wishyou a safe journey!
 
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nathanael

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte Plata
Some forum members may have seen @t2andreo's post about @Dave's long walk from East Coast to West Coast, USA. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/episode-31-john-rebekah.65453/#post-805836

Since there are so many US forum members, we thought that some would enjoy the chance to offer Dave a bed for a night as he makes his way across the continent.

I have run this by Ivar and the mods, and we think it is a great idea. Dave is going to post his general itinerary on this thread, the expected dates, and any other little details he cares to add.

If you want to participate, feel free to talk about it on the thread, but please do not include any personal information in your forum post. All specifics should be left to PMs between you and Dave directly.

And just to add a bit of context, if you are a longtime forum member you probably know that @Dave is author of some camino guidebooks, and has offered a lot of advice on the forum over the years. I am particularly indebted to him for all the help he gave me in my quest to find coastal alternatives on the Norte, where the asphalt can be pretty punishing.

Stay tuned for more details. It's always fun to meet forum members in person, but this would be particularly special, I think.

Buen camino, Laurie
that's very nice hopefully he will have many to offer him accommodation.
 

Rainlover

New Member
My daughter walked the Camino with Dave many years ago, the summer of her junior year in high school. This inspired me to walk it on my own a few years later. When she graduated from college she walked it again as a graduation present. He's an inspiration.

Dave, Isabel from Overlake says hi!

You probably don't need a place to stay in Seattle, but if you do, let me know!
 

Karen Cap

Member
Camino(s) past & future
September2016
Some forum members may have seen @t2andreo's post about @Dave's long walk from East Coast to West Coast, USA. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/episode-31-john-rebekah.65453/#post-805836

Since there are so many US forum members, we thought that some would enjoy the chance to offer Dave a bed for a night as he makes his way across the continent.

I have run this by Ivar and the mods, and we think it is a great idea. Dave is going to post his general itinerary on this thread, the expected dates, and any other little details he cares to add.

If you want to participate, feel free to talk about it on the thread, but please do not include any personal information in your forum post. All specifics should be left to PMs between you and Dave directly.

And just to add a bit of context, if you are a longtime forum member you probably know that @Dave is author of some camino guidebooks, and has offered a lot of advice on the forum over the years. I am particularly indebted to him for all the help he gave me in my quest to find coastal alternatives on the Norte, where the asphalt can be pretty punishing.

Stay tuned for more details. It's always fun to meet forum members in person, but this would be particularly special, I think.

Buen camino, Laurie
 

Karen Cap

Member
Camino(s) past & future
September2016
Some forum members may have seen @t2andreo's post about @Dave's long walk from East Coast to West Coast, USA. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/episode-31-john-rebekah.65453/#post-805836

Since there are so many US forum members, we thought that some would enjoy the chance to offer Dave a bed for a night as he makes his way across the continent.

I have run this by Ivar and the mods, and we think it is a great idea. Dave is going to post his general itinerary on this thread, the expected dates, and any other little details he cares to add.

If you want to participate, feel free to talk about it on the thread, but please do not include any personal information in your forum post. All specifics should be left to PMs between you and Dave directly.

And just to add a bit of context, if you are a longtime forum member you probably know that @Dave is author of some camino guidebooks, and has offered a lot of advice on the forum over the years. I am particularly indebted to him for all the help he gave me in my quest to find coastal alternatives on the Norte, where the asphalt can be pretty punishing.

Stay tuned for more details. It's always fun to meet forum members in person, but this would be particularly special, I think.

Buen camino, Laurie
If Dave is near Taos, NM. My husband and I would be delighted to host him.
 

Sosthenes

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese 2020
Hi everyone,

Thank you Tom and Laurie for thinking of and spearheading this. It's very kind.

So yeah, I'm walking across the US this year, following the American Discovery Trail, with some modifications. The ADT goes coast-to-coast between Delaware and California, splitting in the midwest between Cincinnati and Denver to offer a "southern" and "northern" approach. Between August and mid-October, I walked the southern route. The plan had been to follow the ADT coast-to-coast beginning in late-February, following the northern route through the midwest this time, but I'm modifying that a bit. I'll follow the ADT as far as Nebraska and then I'll veer off to follow the historic Oregon Trail back home to Portland and then on to the Oregon Coast.

That might sound confusing, so here's a much clearer map that you can look at. The blue is what I've done. The red (American Discovery Trail) and green (Oregon Trail) is what I will do.

In terms of timing, here's a very rough snapshot based on the romantic hope that all goes smoothly:
  • Late-Feb - March: Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio
  • April: Indiana, Illinois, Iowa
  • May: Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming
  • June: Wyoming, Idaho (and a teeny bit of Utah)
  • July: Idaho, Oregon
  • August: Finish in Oregon
I'm posting a bunch of stuff as I go. Main links are:
I wrote around 60,000 words on the first leg of the trip. Here are a few posts from that pile that I think are solid examples of the experience thus far:
Anyway, please get in touch (through PMs) if you live anywhere near the route. Would love to connect with pilgrims along the way!

Dave
Unfortunately you will be Southof us. We are in mMichigan
 

kelleymac

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
March/April 2015, Late April 2016, Sept/Oct 2017, April 2019.
You're missing some gorgeous country in Western NY- The Fingerlakes Region is filled with waterfalls and wine! And I have a bedroom for you--- you can hear our waterfall from the house in the Summer. Next time take the northern route-- (The US is big!). --

I've got a friend in the panhandle of West Virginia-- do you need a place there?
 

cherrys

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept/Oct (2013), Finisterre/Muxia Oct (2013), Camino Frances and on to Finisterre Sept/Oct (2016)
Some forum members may have seen @t2andreo's post about @Dave's long walk from East Coast to West Coast, USA. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/episode-31-john-rebekah.65453/#post-805836

Since there are so many US forum members, we thought that some would enjoy the chance to offer Dave a bed for a night as he makes his way across the continent.

I have run this by Ivar and the mods, and we think it is a great idea. Dave is going to post his general itinerary on this thread, the expected dates, and any other little details he cares to add.

If you want to participate, feel free to talk about it on the thread, but please do not include any personal information in your forum post. All specifics should be left to PMs between you and Dave directly.

And just to add a bit of context, if you are a longtime forum member you probably know that @Dave is author of some camino guidebooks, and has offered a lot of advice on the forum over the years. I am particularly indebted to him for all the help he gave me in my quest to find coastal alternatives on the Norte, where the asphalt can be pretty punishing.

Stay tuned for more details. It's always fun to meet forum members in person, but this would be particularly special, I think.

Buen camino, Laurie
We live just north of Albany NY so are not on the route, but would be happy to host any other forum members who happen to be up here :)
 

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