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New Camino docu on YT by a Triple Crown hiker

Phoenix

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Premieres this evening at 6:30 pm central (US).

The maker, a "Triple Crowner," walked Camino last fall with her sister.

Camino de Santiago Documentary: DOS CHICAS

EDIT for clarity: A Triple Crown hiker is a person who has hiked the three major long-distance trails in the U.S. (the Appalachian Trail-AT, the Pacific Crest Trail-PCT, and the Continental Divide Trail-CDT).
 
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Camino Chrissy

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Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
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I happened to see this video a couple of weeks ago and thought it very well done. I can recommend it, as well.
 

Phoenix

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That was fun. Love seeing the Camino through another's eyes and to see transformation over the course of the journey. Brings back lots of memories, which are even more special as we face current circumstances.

Having lived in Alabama for 12 yrs of my life, it was fun to hear the southern accent again.
 

Phoenix

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Excuse my ignorance, but what is a triple crowner ?
A person who has hiked the three major long-distance trails in the U.S. (the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail). Current estimates show that only 600 people in the world have completed the Triple Crown. One thing I appreciated about the documentary was her attitude. Having achieved such an accomplishment, she could have acted like the Camino was a piece of cake. Rather, she took the Camino for what it is (a very long walk for most people) and enjoyed the journey.

Here's one map. In all, the trails add up to just under 8,000 miles (appx 12,770 km).
 
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is a triple crowner ?
One who has hiked the 3 north/south long distance trails along the major US mountain ranges. They are the Appalachian Trail (AT), Continental Divide Trail (CDT, the Rocky Mountains) and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT, Sierra Nevada and Cascades).

 

GraemeHall

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Ah ok...thanks for the explanation. I suppose many countries have their hiking lingo, most of which won't relate to concepts of pilgrimage. I've now watched the first few sections (to Zubiri - lots of memory jogging scenery). I look forward to what one poster described as 'transformation'.
Buen camino.
 

anthikes

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Her videos are very good and this is reflected by the fact she has 1/4 million subscribers!

Her channel emphasis is more on hiking and camping usually ( Americans call this backpacking) as you do on the Triple crown hikes. She is scheduled to hike the 3000km Te Araroa next NZ summer, but of course her plans might be on hold now.
 

tpmchugh

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Not at all. See posts #7 & #8 in this thread.
Thank you. From what little I have seen so far, she does not seem like other PCT etc hikers I have met. No rubbing it in that they find the camino an insignificant little walk that they are only doing to add to their collection. What amazed me in the past that they tell me how easy it is when they are young people talking to a 70 year old, never considering the age difference. So far, I am enjoying her story. There have been three youtube storys I have watched recently that were thoroughly enjoyable and all by girls. Lyndsey Hikes and Illgetthere are the other two
 

Camino Chrissy

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Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
There have been three youtube storys I have watched recently that were thoroughly enjoyable and all by girls. Lyndsey Hikes and Illgetthere are the other two
Thanks...I will be checking out the other two you have listed. It's good to have some recommendations and positive reviews from forum members as there are so many Camino related videos popping up all the time.
 
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Thank you. From what little I have seen so far, she does not seem like other PCT etc hikers I have met. No rubbing it in that they find the camino an insignificant little walk that they are only doing to add to their collection.
I've thru-hiked the PCT (and the Colorado Trail, which is only a 486 long trail), and I hope I don't ever come off like that, to anyone.

Backpacking and Pilgrimage Walking are united by commonalities of some equipment, clothing and technique, but aside from there is not a lot that the two share with their different dynamics and mindsets. Sort of like a person who would try to compare city driving with Formula One racing. :)
 

dougfitz

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Thank you. From what little I have seen so far, she does not seem like other PCT etc hikers I have met. No rubbing it in that they find the camino an insignificant little walk that they are only doing to add to their collection.
I have watched her earlier short YouTube videos on the Camino, and now Dos Chicas. This was one of the things that stood out for me - she respected the Camino.

It was perhaps unfortunate that I also watched Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago over the Easter weekend. These are chalk and cheese. If you like the reality show format, you might like this, but I find it rather strained and superficial. What might have been seen as deep and meaningful moments appeared more concocted that sincere - celebrities struggling to provide a newsworthy 30 second sound bite for the camera.

Both are worthwhile if you want to relive your own moments along the CF. Quite different production qualities, but both capture some beautiful Camino imagery.
 

RJM

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Pretty good video.
I hope the Camino remains slang free and doesn't mimic the AT with terms like trail magic or the use of trail names...ugh.
 

Phoenix

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Ah ok...thanks for the explanation. I suppose many countries have their hiking lingo, most of which won't relate to concepts of pilgrimage. I've now watched the first few sections (to Zubiri - lots of memory jogging scenery). I look forward to what one poster described as 'transformation'.
Buen camino.
The transformation I referred to was that of the younger sister. At 19 yrs-old, it seemed like she was walking Camino to please her sister, but by the end, she was enjoying the journey and didn't want it to end.
 

RJM

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The transformation I referred to was that of the younger sister. At 19 yrs-old, it seemed like she was walking Camino to please her sister, but by the end, she was enjoying the journey and didn't want it to end.
I noticed that. She seemed a bit annoyed to be walking the Camino.
I could only think, wow. How can anybody be annoyed at 19 years of age at the prospect of walking across beautiful northern Spain for a month, experiencing the food and the culture. I wish I had an opportunity like that when I was that age. I couldn't afford to travel about like that, so I joined the military, lol.
 

dougfitz

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Yeah, there's no "Camino Magic", "the Camino provides", etc. 😅
Nor forum names that say something about us, but not who we are!! Sorry @RJM but I thought it rather ironic that someone with a forum 'moniker' would complain about trail names.
 

RJM

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Nor forum names that say something about us, but not who we are!! Sorry @RJM but I thought it rather ironic that someone with a forum 'moniker' would complain about trail names.
Moniker? Those are my actual initials, lol. I don't have a nickname.
 

Mary Doll

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Thank you. From what little I have seen so far, she does not seem like other PCT etc hikers I have met. No rubbing it in that they find the camino an insignificant little walk that they are only doing to add to their collection. What amazed me in the past that they tell me how easy it is when they are young people talking to a 70 year old, never considering the age difference. So far, I am enjoying her story. There have been three youtube storys I have watched recently that were thoroughly enjoyable and all by girls. Lyndsey Hikes and Illgetthere are the other two
Thanks for the recommendation of Illgetthere. I’ve spent a few hours today watching some of Rachelle’s videos. Really good content.
 

David Tallan

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I happened to see this video a couple of weeks ago and thought it very well done. I can recommend it, as well.
I think this is a different video than the one you saw a few weeks ago. Dixie has three main Camino video offerings:
- A series of vlogs she did when she was walking the Camino
- A video comparing her experience on the Camino with her experience on through hikes (this might be the one you saw a few weeks ago)
- A "feature lenth" (hour and a half) movie that she just premiered edited from the vlogs she made while walking.
 

David Tallan

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Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
Thank you. From what little I have seen so far, she does not seem like other PCT etc hikers I have met. No rubbing it in that they find the camino an insignificant little walk that they are only doing to add to their collection. What amazed me in the past that they tell me how easy it is when they are young people talking to a 70 year old, never considering the age difference. So far, I am enjoying her story. There have been three youtube storys I have watched recently that were thoroughly enjoyable and all by girls. Lyndsey Hikes and Illgetthere are the other two
I've enjoyed those. You may also enjoy watching the youtube stories by Sara Dhooma. Like Dixie, she has also done a lot of through hiking and other hikes around the world, but she definitely has a soft spot for the Camino and has done (and documented) a number of different Caminos. She was a keynote speaker at the Spring meeting of our local Camino community which we managed to get in before the world turned upside down.
 

David Tallan

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Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
Pretty good video.
I hope the Camino remains slang free and doesn't mimic the AT with terms like trail magic or the use of trail names...ugh.
We have our own slang and sayings. "Camino angels" isn't that different from "trail magic". We don't give people trail names, just label them by where they are from. :)
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
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Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I think this is a different video than the one you saw a few weeks ago. Dixie has three main Camino video offerings:
- A series of vlogs she did when she was walking the Camino
- A video comparing her experience on the Camino with her experience on through hikes (this might be the one you saw a few weeks ago)
- A "feature lenth" (hour and a half) movie that she just premiered edited from the vlogs she made while walking.
Yes, I realized later I saw the blog youtube series. I would like to see the movie, too.
 

RJM

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A few times
We have our own slang and sayings. "Camino angels" isn't that different from "trail magic". We don't give people trail names, just label them by where they are from. :)
Honestly, I don't use any of those expressions on the Camino. Just refer to people by their names and such.
Even on the AT I never had a trail name. Just went by my first name. I also did my best to dodge the large crowds and gatherings they have on it, which at times was a challenge in of itself.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I think the use of all of these terms, or none of them, is just a matter of personal opinion and taste. There is no right or wrong...to each their own. This is one of those times when "live and let live" is a no brainer as no one should care either way.
That said, my son hiked half of the AT. He is more an introvert and was given the trail name "Quiet Man" on his first day.😊
 
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