Hiking Inn to Inn
Pamplona is the capital of Navarra, a semi-autonimous province, the south being more Castilian, the north, Basque. The Basque are a fiercely independent people. Linguists tell us that the Basque language, Euskara, is one of Europe´s oldest and has no know relationship to any other language. It is as if the basque people were always living on this land. Picasso´s…Continue
Added by Tom Courtney on September 27, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments
The hike from Roncesvalles to Pamplona took two days, climbing and descending the foothills of the Pyrenese. Most of the trail was on mountain paths, ascending to ridges and dropping into the valley of the Rio Arga, which the trail crossed and recrossed. Early in the morning, before dawn, I hiked with the north star to my back and Orion high overhead, passing through the ¨woodlands of the witches,¨ a dense beech forest. During the 16th century, it is said that covens of witches practiced…Continue
I plan to walk from SF Fort Funston to Half Moon Bay, as in the book. I have a few questions.
Was there a lot of walking on sand? If so, what shoes should be worn and were the tides a problem or dangerous?
Also, is there a good place meet up with people at Fort Funston (i.e. a parking lot or building that can be easily found with a car)?