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

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Choosing Our Stones for La Cruz de Ferro

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We're about to head out for a 15 mile hike.  Instead of ascending a peak, however, we'll walk over hills and small roads.  We're hiking mountains on two other days this week, so I thought we'd do a more casual (albeit long) walk closer to towns and shops this morning.   This will be the first time both Alex and Sage will carry the same weight they'll carry on the Camino.

A few days ago, we chose our stones for La Cruz de Ferro.  La Cruz de Ferro is an iron cross located on the Camino Frances between the towns of Foncebadón and Manjarín.  Pilgrims leave a stone from their hometown at the foot of the cross.

Why do pilgrims leave a stone at La Cruz de Ferro?  The girls and I explain the reasoning in the video below.

Off we go now!  Time to shoulder our packs and enjoy the fresh air.