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Camino de Santiago – A Presentation about this amazing trek…
Come join us for an adventure packed presentation by Anna and David Landis…
David and Anna, who now live just across the mountains from us, lived and worked in various parts of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Through their own hikes (and biking) on the various Camino routes as well as numerous treks throughout the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Spain they became consultants for hiking trail projects and authors of a number of guidebooks for the area (authors of the Camino Guidebook & more).
David and Anna will share with us the history of the Camino de Santiago as an ancient pilgrimage, it’s modern resurgence as a long-distance walking path, share stories of their own experiences on the Camino and describe the logistics of undertaking this journey yourself.
There are a number of Camino routes, but the most popular route from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz in France travels nearly 500 miles to Santiago Spain. Like many long trails, some walk the Camino in its entirety in one trip and others choose to simply hike a section of it.
Don’t miss this fun filled evening – we’ll hear of Anna & David’s many adventures, have a great question and answer session, tell a few stories of our own and share food and drink with our hiking friends…!
6:00 – frosty beverages, snacks and meet & greet…
6:30 to 8:00 – presentation followed by questions and perhaps you’ll be off to plan your own adventure…?
As a new arrival to Charlottesville we are excited to take part in a community with such a great history and appreciation for the outdoors. We offer the finest selection of clothing and equipage for the active outdoor lifestyle. We also feel it important to give back to the resources and we do so gladly. Join us in support of local land conservation and learn how organizations like Piedmont Environmental Council care for Virginia’s resources from the mountains to the coast. Experience the unique natural wonders of The Shenandoah National Park ,and how The Shenandoah National Park Trust invests in programs and initiatives that help to ensure that Shenandoah National Park remains a crown jewel of the National Park Service.
Led by manager, Tim Glover, our friendly, experienced staff works long hours, so you can stop by at a time that’s convenient for you. We spend our free time using the very same products that we sell, so someone in the store is sure to have tested what you’re looking to buy. We’ll give you the inside scoop on the pros and cons of each product – including things you won’t find on the tag, like which carabiner is easiest to clip on a crux move or which water purifier works the quickest.
The outdoors is our passion, and we love to share it with whoever is interested. For people who are new at outdoor sports, we have an ever-growing GetHiking! meet up group, kayak lessons, and other informational and active outdoor events. Come into the store at 1125 Emmet St N and we are sure to find you a fabulous, healthy new hobby, or get you geared up for an old favorite!