Two New Hampshire girls hike the 500-mile Camino de Santiago to raise money for women around the world.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Photo issue

It's been a while since I checked on this blog...imagine my unpleasant surprise when I discovered that there has recently been a snafu within Blogger and the images on this site have gone "poof."  Arg.  The problem is this -- I used BlogPress, an app which recently went belly-up, to post the photos to this specific blog.  When BlogPress died, all the photos died with it.  In the meantime, the iPad I used to take these photos is long I am left searching my back-up drives, author Facebook page, and old presentations to find copies of these photos.

EDIT -- AUGUST 11, 2016

I have found about half of my photos, and I now need to go through this blog, post by post, and reinsert what I can. 

EDIT -- AUGUST 12, 2016

I found ALL our photos, backed up in various places!  I found mine, Alex's, and Sage's...I am so happy!

Reinserting photos will take quite a while.  I began today, August 11, and I will redo one or two blog posts each day, starting from the end and working backward, until the blog is finished.  Therefore, by the end of September, all should be well.  There will actually be more photos when I am finished then there were to begin with.

EDIT -- OCTOBER 10, 2016

All the photos WILL be replaced -- but I need more time.  I have an entire week in November free, and I am devoting that week to putting all the photos back on the blog.  All should be well by Thanksgiving.  I have every picture, but it simply takes forever going through all the photos and putting them all where they life is super-busy so I can't give this the time it needs until that free week in November.

EDIT - NOVEMBER 27, 2016

I am making progress!  I ended up starting at the beginning of our trip.  I should be almost finished by the end of the year.  Each time I have a couple of days without the girls, I add a few more days' worth of photos.  Sorry it's taking so long...I am making slow and steady progress!

FINAL EDIT -- All photos should be back up and working.  If this is not the case, please email me at  Thanks for your patience!

Ultreia, peregrinas!

Friday, March 14, 2014

One Year Later...

Hard to believe it's been a year.

Here's my last blog entry regarding post-Camino reflections.

From here on out, please join us on our main site.

Ultreia, peregrinas!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Life Post-Camino (Eight Months Later...)

We've been back from Spain for eight months.  The Camino continues to influence me...I expect it always will.  Visit our main website to read about my personal Post-Camino Lows, Highs, and Changes.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

John Muir Trail 2014

Our next fundraiser will be for Feeding America.  We plan on hiking the John Muir Trail during the summer of 2014.  Join us as we plan, prepare, and then post our progress -- GIRLS ON THE WAY - JMT 2014.

You can also join us at our main site,

Ultreia, perigrinas!

Monday, May 13, 2013


Our Camino is over.  Kind of.  Though we are no longer in Spain, we walk on.  In mind, body, and spirit, we walk on.  Ultreia.

Thank you for following and supporting our journey.  Our adventures will continue in New Hampshire...and soon they'll continue in other parts of the world (stay tuned).

Please join us over at our main blog, Trish, Alex, and Sage

Buen Camino, peregrinas.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Alex and Sage's Videos, and Walkin' It Off

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Walkin' It Off's Jennifer Miller.  Jenn's an adventurous and inspirational "gypsy mom" who travels the world with her four homeschooled kids.  We are honored to be included in her blog!  Read the interview here.

Alex and Sage took a ton of photos while walking the Camino.  Without any prompting or input from me, they each made video compilations of their footage.  They chose the music and made all the edits, they figured out how to work the applications, they did...well, I as said before, everything.

Here's Alex's video.  This is the first time Alex has ever put together something like this; it turned out quite well.

Here's Sage's.   Hers gives an excellent feel for the terrain we covered and all the different weather events we experienced during our Camino.

I'll be back late Tuesday evening (EST) with announcements regarding our long- and short-term hiking plans, potential future charity fundraisers, and the imminent revamping of our main blog, Trish, Alex, and Sage

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Over $10,000 Raised for Global Fund for Women and GirlVentures!


You folks are responsible for our success.  Yes, the girls and I did the hiking, but we would have done that anyway, with or without a noble cause to spur us onward.

One can't hike for charity unless people actually care about you, your trip, and/or the cause.  It's noble to put forth the effort, but if the endeavor is financially fruitless then nothing much has been accomplished.  Fundraisers depend on people actually giving funds.

That's where you came in.  In spades.  We are so, so grateful.  Thank you.  Can't say it enough.  Thank you.

We raised a total of $5009 for GirlVentures and we raised at least $5050 for Global Fund for Women.  (New Hampshire's Portsmouth Brewery will soon make a donation to Global Fund for Women; I will announce Global Fund for Women's grand total after that check has been received.)

I'd like to publicly thank the following people and organizations for their generous donations of money, time, space, and/or services.  Global Fund for Women and GirlVentures are wonderful nonprofits that champion equal and human rights for girls and women.  By donating, you supported females all over the world.  Again, with all our hearts, thank you.

Aubuchon Hardware Store (Moultonborough)
Jennifer Bauer
Jane Blanchard
Michael Boyle
Samantha Brady
Brooklyn Boulders
Mike Carrafiello
Stephanie Chan
Tim and Valerie Charboneau
Candace Cheatham
Sandy Dimick
Clay Dingman
Don Eidam
Robert and Janice Ellis
Joni Esser
Jessica Fuller
Sarah Garlick
Russell Gilbert
Caroline Griswold
Nancy Griswold
Tracy Haskell
Sandra Heaney
Henry Whipple House Bed and Breakfast
Ellen Hoffman
Pamela Ireland
Eunji Kim
Hyo Kim
Minna Kim
Richard and Susan Kipphut
Kristina Kirkham
Alejandra Krogh-Winkler
Lahouts (Lincoln)
Beth Lampron
Denise Langlois
Laure Latham
Marcy Light
Stephen Maguire
Karen Maineri
Marianne McCall
Erin McKittrick
Christian Meyer
Bridget Mooney
Mount Washington Observatory, The
Mountain Wanderer, The
Mark Newman
Leslie Nicola
Mark Nunan
Lance Pinn
Portsmouth Brewery, The
Melissa Quinn
Mike Robertson
Peter Rombult
Brian Rosenfeld
Michelle Roseto
Margaret Salt
Kelly Scott
Shaws Supermarket (Littleton)
Rick Sladewski
Steve and Carol Smith
Cynthia Spring
Sarah Stewart
Kerri Still
Styx Restaurant, The
Karine Thate
Emily Thompson
Martina Tibell
Elizabeth Trought
Mark and Natalie Truman
Mark Tuckerman
Neal Brian Uy
Gayleen Vanderkamp
Bethany Walker
Jeremy Ward
Don Whitworth
Mara Yale

And...the hundreds of people who bought raffle tickets last November and December!

This was our first time hiking for a cause -- but it will not be our last.

Coming even sooner (as in, tomorrow) -- Alex and Sage's Camino videos.