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

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. -- Basil King.

Welcome to GIRLS ON THE WAY.

In March 2013, my daughters and I will fly to France and make our way south to the small town of St. John Pied de Port.  From there, we will cross the Pyrenees on foot, enter Spain, and hike approximately 500 miles until we reach the city of Santiago de Compostela.  We will follow the Camino Frances route of "The Way of St. James," or, as it's known in Europe, El Camino de Santiago.

Alex will be ten years old when she embarks upon this journey, and Sage will be almost eight (her birthday is March 24).  The girls are experienced hikers and they're used to dealing with all kinds of weather and terrain.  They each have well over 150 peaks under their belts, and they both adore countrysides and mountains.  Click here to visit our main website and read about our hiking and highpointing adventures.  

Alex and Sage on King Ravine Trail, NH.  June 2012
El Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage; the remains of the apostle St. James are supposedly buried within the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela.  Though we are not religious, we do respect the spirit of the pilgrimage tradition.  Therefore, we have chosen to hike this 500-mile route in the honor of two female-empowering nonprofit organizations.  We hope to raise $10,000 for GirlVentures and Global Fund for Women before we finish walking our Camino in April/May 2013.  That's an ambitious amount of money and we will need a lot of help in raising it!  One way for us to reach out to potential donors is this blog; my hope is that readers will enjoy what they read and show support for our endeavors by giving whatever they can to one or both of these fine organizations.

*Please be sure to donate in honor of "GIRLS ON THE WAY" -- otherwise, we can't track our fundraising progress.*

Donate to GirlVentures

Donate to Global Fund for Women

During the next four months, I'll write of our preparations, excitements, fears, hopes, and fundraising efforts as we ready ourselves for this momentous undertaking.  During March and April, while we're actually walking the Camino, I'll write of our adventures as often as I can.

Please spread the word about this website and what we are doing; the more money we can raise for GirlVentures and Global Fund for Women, the better!