American Pilgrims Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
Hike in the Sam Houston National Forest
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
We’ll meet at trailhead #3. The trailhead parking lot is 9.3 miles north of the intersection of FM149 and SH105 (in Montgomery) and on the west side of the road. The loop is 8 miles long and is fairly easy hiking. There are some deadfall trees to scramble over. None are too difficult. Bring mosquito repellent, plenty of water and some food since the hike will probably take about 3 hours.
After the hike (around 1:00 p.m.), we’ll meet up at Phil's Roadhouse, on the west side of FM149, just south of the FM149 and SH105 intersection.
No need to RSVP. Hope to see you on the 18th!
For more information you can go to the Lone Star Hiking Trail Club website.( www.lonestartrail.org)
Go the Map section and to the first map which is the Wilderness map. We will start the hike at trailhead #3 on the west side of FM149. We will go west on the black line from the trailhead and continue to follow the black line until we get the the red line which is the North Wilderness Trail. We will take that trail back to trailhead #3.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
American Pilgrims NYC Pilgrims Chapter
Buen Camino Potluck Picnic & BBQ
Saturday, May 18, 2013
In the upcoming months, a couple of our NYC Pilgrims will be embarking on their individual Camino journeys. To wish them a ¡Buen Camino!, come join your fellow NYC Pilgrims for a potluck style BBQ/Picnic.
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park
To obtain the latest details and RSVP for the event, visit the chapter’s event planning calendar on MeetUp. Or contact the chapter coordinators at NYCPilgrimsChapter@americanpilgrims.com.
American Pilgrims Portlandia Chapter
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
We will be doing our stroll along the Columbia Slough in North Portland. It will be approximately 4 miles round trip and take just under 2 hours to complete. The trail is on a quiet, paved route, with gentle slopes and stunning views of wildlife (birders bring your binoculars!) along the Columbia Slough. We’ll walk to PIR before turning around and returning the way we came.
Directions: Head WEST on N Columbia Blvd. Turn RIGHT at 5100 N Columbia Blvd, then LEFT onto N Columbia Ct. for on street parking. The meeting point will be at a public art piece, featuring birds near the intersection of Columbia Blvd and Columbia Ct. There is quite a bit of construction in the area, but we'll try to be there early with appropriate Camino clothing so you can find us. Afterwards, we will meet at Kenton Station (8303 N Denver) for no-host drinks and snacks. We’ll walk, talk and probably laugh some. Come try out your new gear and/or get advice from seasoned pilgrims on what to wear and what to take.
This is a rain or shine event with no RSVP required - just show up! Questions? Contact the Portlandia chapter at PortlandiaChapter@americanpilgrims.com. Yes, we have walked this route before (last February), but will be doing it again for our walk in May. Please come and join us.
American Pilgrims Old Pueblo Chapter Chapter
Chapter Monthly Meeting
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the Old Pueblo Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino for our monthly Chapter meeting. The meeting will be held in the Education Center of Total Wine & More in the Park Place Mall. This month our guest speakers will be Chapter Members Tom and Emmeline Hill. Tom and Em provide direct on-the-street medical care to Tucson’s homeless; they will discuss self help topics that will include treatment of foot injuries and blisters; ankle and leg injuries; bed bug bites and how to recognize and treat heat related illnesses.
There will be a “Scallop Shell Ceremony” for Pilgrims who will be leaving for the Camino during the months of May and June. If you have upcoming plans for the Camino, please include the approximate date of your departure in your response to this meeting. And as before, we have arranged for a wine tasting at the end of the meeting.
Total Wine & More
Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite 448
Tucson, AZ 85711
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to OldPuebloChapter@americanpilgrims.com to let us know if you plan to attend and how many family/friends (if any) you will be bringing with you.
BOULDER CREEK, CALIFORNIA
American Pilgrims Northern California Chapter
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
This hike to Berry Creek Falls in Big Basin Redwoods State Park will be a strenuous six-hour walk with an elevation change of approximately 2000 feet (think of a full Camino day to O'Cebreiro). Pilgrims will enjoy scenic views of redwoods, waterfalls and ocean as well as the changing flora and fauna as we pass through regions of different geological origin.
Please bring water, lunch, sunscreen, hiking poles, and a hat and layered clothing. Meeting point can be either at 9:30 at San Lorenzo Valley High parking lot at 7105 Highway 9, Felton for those who want to carpool from there and save on park fees, or at 10:00 for everybody else at the Ranger Station/Visitor Center at the official entrance of Big Basin State Park off HWY 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. For a detailed description of the hike, maps and directions refer to the Big Basin State Park website.
For those who want to make it a weekend trip, there is plenty of lodging available in Boulder Creek (Campgrounds at Big Basin or Henry Cowell State Parks) in Santa Cruz, Capitola or at Costa Noa, North off HWY 1, just South of Pidgeon Point Lighthouse. They offer tent or wood cabins and a campground and restaurant if you want to be off the beaten path and close to the ocean.
Please RSVP to NorCalChapter@americanpilgrims.com by Tuesday, May 21st.
American Pilgrims Boston Chapter
Hike, Hale Reservation
Sunday, June 2, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Hey Boston Pilgrims! We have finalized our next outing. Thanks to Rich and faithful four-legged companion Laurie, we will be exploring Westwood's Hale Reservation. We'll meet at 1:00 pm on Sunday June 2 in the Sen Ki parking lot. This lot is located on High Street (Route 109) in Westwood. If traveling west on Route 109 from Route 128 it is just past the Sunoco Station on the right (1237 High Street) and it is across the street from where Route 109 intersects with Westland Avenue. Rich did the hike last Sunday with some friends and the total distance was 8 miles and it took 3 hours. There's also a bailout option, I believe. Since there's no taberna at the end of this hike, the organizers will bring coolers, so feel free to bring post-hike refreshments- we'll keep 'em cool in there.
For further information contact the chapter coordinators ar BostonChapter@americanpilgrims.com.
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
American Pilgrims Western North Carolina Chapter
Ebb and flow of daily life on the Camino
Monday, June 3, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Intrepid hiker, celebrated author and Asheville resident Bill Walker will talk about the ebb and flow of daily life on the camino , including socialization, nationalities, albergues, and why the camino - which is an old way to travel – is ultimately the wave of the future. Bill’s latest book is entitled “The Best Way: El Camino de Santiago”.
31 Schenck Parkway
Asheville, NC 28803
Free but (when the event appears on the store calendar) a reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat.
American Pilgrims Colorado Front Range Chapter
Training hike, Staunton State Park
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
Staunton State Park is Colorado’s newest state park with the grand opening being only the weekend before our event. We have had a pleasure hike on the High Line Canal in Denver (0.04% gradient) and we’re going to try a true training hike with some gradients more representative of parts of the Camino — although the altitude certainly won’t be!
We’ll be hiking the Mason Creek trail (8,180-9,440 ft over 4.5 miles one-way: 2,490-2,880 m over 7.2 km one-way; 5% gradient).
Click HERE for the event overview sheet. Please download and read. Lots of important information lurking here!
Click HERE for the Staunton State Park website.
Click HERE for the park map. (1.4MB)
In the interest of saving on the entrance fee ($7 per vehicle) and number of cars, you can use this Google spreadsheet to connect with others for carpooling. Although not necessary, you may let us know that you’ll be attending by e-mailing to ColoradoFrontRangeChapter@americanpilgrims.com. Event day contact will be 303-999-5179 although coverage in the mountains may be sketchy.
Music from 13th- and 15th-century Spain
Folger Shakespeare Library
September 27-29, 2013
Affiliated with the world renowned Folger Shakespeare Library, the Folger Consort, one of the pre-eminent early music groups in the U.S., has just announced its 2013-14 schedule, and the first concert in that series is music from Spain at the apogee of medieval pilgrimage to Santiago. The program for the concert includes music by the Galician composer Martin Codax as well as music from various other sources associated with the pilgrimage. The concerts are held in the Tudor-style theatre inside the library building on Capitol Hill, an intimate and atmospheric venue.
Download the Folger Consort 2013-2014 Season of Early Music.