Presenters Names: Brian and Michelle Coleman
Presentation Title: Hiking the Camino de Santiago
Presentation Description: From St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Finisterre, Spain, the Coleman’s hiked on average 14 miles a day over 7 weeks to complete all 550 miles of the Camino Frances in the summer of 2017. The El Camino de Santiago is a 1200 year old pilgrimage across Europe culminating in Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of the Apostle St. James. The Coleman’s had days where the temperature topped out at 105º and others where it didn’t even hit 60º with 25 mph winds. They stayed in albergues, hiked over Pyrenees Mountains, wandered through the plains of the Meseta, and met incredible people from all over the world. The Coleman’s will share their journey to inspire you to find your own adventure and encourage you to hike your own Camino!
Presenter Biography: Brian and Michelle Coleman, members of Dayton Hikers since 2009. The Coleman’s lead the annual Every Trail MetroPark Thru-Hiking Challenge. They are avid long distance hikers, backpackers, cyclists, and teachers. They present regularly for Dayton Hikers and they presented “An Outdoor Adventure: How to Plan an Extended Vacation Anywhere” at the 2016 Adventure Summit.