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walking in september and october

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I've walked the camino twice in June and July, and no thank you, never again! but I'm planning to walk again this year in September and October.

Obviously I need to be prepared for lots of rain in Galicia, but what kind of extremes of temperature can I expect? As hot as the meseta central in July? As cold as Manjarin in a rainy July morning (a few degrees above freezing--brrrr)?

In the summer, I walked with a polar fleece blanket in lieu of a sleeping bag. Will I need to take a real sleeping bag with me this time?

And finally, will there be fewer albergues open at this time of year?

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judy

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Weather in October

Hi Leslie, I have done the first and last 100 miles of the Camino. Both times were in October. The Galician end saw me wringing wet - don't think St James intended me to arrive dry anywhere. When it is raining so much, it is difficult to dry everything out overnight. But having said that I wouldn't have changed it for anything. It was not cold... 15 - 20 degrees.
The first part from Roncesvalles - Estella was mixed... sun/rain/hail/wind etc but again, not cold. I have a fairly basic sleeping bag from Millets and I was as warm as toast. :)
Basically, I think you have to be prepared for anything but, I certainly was not cold.
Good Luck
Judy
 

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