Woodswoman walking : a journey toward solitude
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On September 1, 2013, Joannah Merriman, not at all a hiker, not really an outdoor athlete of any sort, set out to walk the Camino de Santiago from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela. A card-carrying member of AARP, armed with a passport, a camera, a journal, and a deep desire to find solitude for longer than a day or a week, she began an 800 kilometer "walk" along the Camino Frances, alone and with the many other peregrinos who happened to be on the path during that time period. Throughout the six weeks of her personal journey, she discovered that the walk was much more difficult ...