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EVENT: Maggie's Mission Walk on California's Camino

Posted by Adventure 16 | 08.10.2016

Join Maggie Espinosa, author and recent El Camino Real Mission Walker as she gives insider tips on how to tackle the trail, places to stay, route planning, needed gear, physical demands, the infrastructure, and connecting with other mission walkers :
Tuesday, August 23: A16 Solana Beach Store, 7pm
Wednesday, August 24: A16 San Diego Store, 7pm
 

 
Recently, Maggie Espinosa embarked on an 800-mile walk to visit California’s 21 missions from San Diego to Sonoma along the El Camino Real. She divided the peregrination into 10 months, taking four days each month to cover 80 miles, with Amtrak as her chauffeur to and fro. Prior to launch, she sent an e-mail inviting friends and family to join her on any segment of the excursion. Many replied yes. What ensued was the journey of a lifetime to become the 11th person to complete this sojourn.
 

During the exhausting 20+ mile days, life stories were regaled, jaw-dropping sunsets were witnessed, and 1,000s of laughs were exchanged. This was the blueprint for each month’s walk. Along the way sore bodies were expected. What wasn’t expected was the kindness of strangers. The California Mission Walkers, a group of El Camino Real enthusiasts, followed Espinosa’s escapades on Facebook. Having never met any members, she was astonished when affiliates graciously opened their homes to she and her co-walkers, personifying the cohesiveness of the mission trail walkers. 
 

 

Join Espinosa as she gives insider tips on how to tackle the trail, places to stay, route planning, needed gear, physical demands, the infrastructure, and connecting with other mission walkers. She’s written a book titled On a Mission, which is a compilation of her daily walks and photos taken along the way. She’ll be selling the guide for $10, and is happy to sign a copy for you. 
 
Don’t miss this informative presentation and the chance to ask questions about how you can experience California’s Camino — the CALmino.  

PRESENTATION:

Tuesday, August 23: A16 Solana Beach Store, 7pm
Wednesday, August 24: A16 San Diego Store, 7pm
 
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Espinosa’s years as a travel journalist have taken her all over the world. She's danced with tribe members in the Venezuelan rainforest, slumbered in Japanese Ryokans, and resided in the Virgin Islands. She finds athletic challenges appealing. Before the mission walk Espinosa summited Mt. Whitney via the mountaineers route, and hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim.