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Best friends complete incredible 500-mile pilgrimage

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The Way of St. James or “Camino” is a 500 mile journey across northern Spain. It began as a Roman trade route until it became a Christian pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the supposed burial grounds of the apostle James. Today, thousands of people from all over the world gather on the Camino for many reasons. It is an opportunity to challenge yourself physically, mentally, spiritually, and contemplate life while traveling with strangers from every culture on this planet.

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray will start from St. Jean Pied de Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to Roncesvalles (15 miles) on the Spanish side and then another 485 miles on to Santiago de Compostela through the major cities of Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos and Léon.

Typically, the French Way or “Camino Francés” usually takes 4 weeks, allowing for one or two rest days on the way. However, because we are traveling by wheelchair, we are planning for approximately 5-6 weeks to complete the journey. We will be leaving late May 2014 and returning early July 2014.

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