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steveNY

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Camino(s) past & future
plan to walk Nov (2016)
#1
I made the leap, bought the tickets, and now I'm ready to do my Camino. I leave from NY May 20th and will start on the 22nd from St. Jean.

I'm as prepared as can be, but I didn't do no reservations at Albuge or others. Is that going to be a problem for me?

I'm prior service member so I done some long marches carrying heavy packs. So, I plan to define lightweight for my Camino :)

I also would like to spend as many nights sleeping outdoors. I plan to bring lightweight hammack. Any thoughts or advice on it? How are mosquitos this time of year along the way?
 

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nycwalking

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Camino(s) past & future
CF: (2001, 2002, 2004, 2014). Hospitalera: 2002, Ponferrada. 2004, Rabanal del Camino.
#2
You might want to reserve at Roncesvalles. And, if you break SJPP-Roncesvalles in two days then reserve at Orrison.

Buen camino
 

Suzanne S.

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Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Camino Frances/Muxia/Fisterre (2017) Caminho Portuguese/Fisterre
(2019) Camino del Norte
#3
However you choose to do it, have a great Camino!
 

wanderfrau

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May 2018
#4
Hi Steve, it will be my first camino as well starting from SJPP on May 14th. I have been watching the weather and it can still get cold in the Pyrenees. Maybe not hammock weather unless you bring a quilt. From what I learned on the forum it seems advisable to make a reservation for Orisson if you stop there and Roncesvalles maybe even SJPP. Buen Camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Northern Route - 2016
Santiago to Finestiere and Muxia - 2017
Frances Route - May 2018
Camino Ingles
#5
I am on the Camino.
You definitely need a reservation for Orisson and I would advise you reserve Roncesvalles too.
 

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Anniesantiago

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Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 will be Camino #14.
#6
When I walked my first time, many years ago, I considered taking my Clark Jungle Hammock.
What I found was no place to hang in most villages and between. Few forests.
Depending on its weight, I'd leave it home. Plus the fact that wanderfrau mentioned - it is very cold right now. You'd definitely need an underquilt.

Regarding reservations, I would definitely make reservations in SJPP, Orisson, and Roncesvalles.
 

Black and the Red

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Camino(s) past & future
French way (June 2018) with Finisterra. Camino Dragonte being considered en route.
#7
I am on the Camino.
You definitely need a reservation for Orisson and I would advise you reserve Roncesvalles too.
hi Lucy, I'm planning on getting to the Pilgrim Office in St Jean at opening time (or before, to queue) and heading out straight away. I'm a brisk up hill walker if I need to be and plan to be ahead-of-the-crowd en route to Roncesvalles. Would you say I would still need to reserve a place in Roncesvalles?
 

Anniesantiago

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Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 will be Camino #14.
#8
You should be fine if you arrive early.
 

TomAptos

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2016, Camino Portugues 2017, Via St Francis (Italy) 2018
#10
I made the leap, bought the tickets, and now I'm ready to do my Camino. I leave from NY May 20th and will start on the 22nd from St. Jean.

I'm as prepared as can be, but I didn't do no reservations at Albuge or others. Is that going to be a problem for me?

I'm prior service member so I done some long marches carrying heavy packs. So, I plan to define lightweight for my Camino :)

I also would like to spend as many nights sleeping outdoors. I plan to bring lightweight hammack. Any thoughts or advice on it? How are mosquitos this time of year along the way?
Orisson is worth making a reservation. This was one of our best nights on the Camino and the steep climb out of St. Jean makes this a perfect (short) first day stop. At dinner all of the guests introduced themselves to the group. These were hikers we saw over and over for the next five weeks. Great evening.
 

Suzanne S.

Active Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Camino Frances/Muxia/Fisterre (2017) Caminho Portuguese/Fisterre
(2019) Camino del Norte
#11
Ditto @TomAptos! A great cohort was developed when I stayed there. Some of us are still friends!
 

NanaEL

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Plan on walking the Camino Frances May 2019, God willing
#12
How far in advance is it necessary to make a reservation at Orisson for early May (not this year!)
 

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