What Should I Bring? • Change of clothes (comfy and with short dry time) • Excellent ear plugs • Eyemask • Flashlight • Good socks (best are wool socks) • Hat with wide brim • Small Pillow & Towel • Sleeping bag (to 40 degrees) • Soap, shampoo & detergent • Sunscreen • Sweater & jacket (dress in layers) • Toilet paper • Watch • Water bottle(s) • Comfortable walking shoes (no open toes) Note: Make sure to put your name and contact information on your luggage, sleeping bag and pad.
The Camino de Crestone LLC
Camino de Crestone
An unforgettable interspiritual pilgrimage
FAQs: • How long is the pilgrimage?     About 27 miles over eight days and seven-nights, beginning on Sunday afternoon and ending at 3 pm on a Saturday. • What is the distance per day?     You will be walking from one to three miles a day.  Is there a fee for the Camino de Crestone? Yes, the fee covers everything -- an all-inclusive package (once you are at the starting location in Crestone). covering, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, educational presentations, and overnight stays. Total cost is $1,000 for 2020. • Do I have to have hiking experience?     No.  If you have walking challenges you can be transported by van for a fee. • Will I be walking alone or with a group?     You will be walking with a small group of other pilgrims plus your guide. along with your Guide. You can also choose to be a bit reclusive anytime by choosing to walk alone or by wearing an “In Silence” badge. This small group dynamic is perfect for intimate discussions and the development of deep new friendships. Sharing these experiences with others over the course of the week is part of the magic! • Is this a spiritual or religious pilgrimage, and is there a difference?     Whether or not a person considers him/herself religious, everyone has a spiritual dimension.  Religion is the urge to belong to Life itself.  Religions are pathways of return to that eternal belonging.  Spirit is the breath of Life in us, and spirituality implies the appreciation and pursuit of being more fully open to the alive intelligence present with us in every moment, the same intelligence that holds up galaxies and unfolds roses. • What if I’m an agnostic or atheist?     Everyone is invited, for the Camino de Crestone will certainly bear gifts for anyone who is interested in such an adventure. • Will any of the spiritual centers try to convert me?     Not at all.  • What if I have special dietary needs?     We will do our best to meet your specific needs. Please discuss them first with the Registrar before signing up for the Camino. Serious food allergies and other serious nutritional concerns may be difficult to adapt to fully. Please be clear on your registration and specific as to your requirements. • Can I bring a pet?     At this time, we cannot accommodate the added demands of pets on this journey in which you will be visiting over a dozen spiritual centers and locations. • What can I expect in the way of the Accommodations?     The Camino de Crestone is offered at a noticeably low tuition, so that those wishing to experience     this inter-faith pilgrimage will take advantage of the opportunity. Dormitory style is the most common overnight accommodation. Those who wish a private or shared room are free to speak to the administrator about such a possibility, though there will be an increased cost. • What about possible illness on the Camino de Crestone?     We have several doctors open to receiving any pilgrim requiring medical attention. However, if you have serious health concerns this Camino is not for you. Please note that fees for physicians are not included in your payment for the Camino de Crestone.  Please make sure to bring your necessary prescribed medications.  If you cannot walk due to injury, the group leader will phone our fine EMT services and help will come to you quickly. • What about the weather in Crestone?     Be prepared for nights in the 40s and days in the 70s-80s.  At 8000', the sun sometimes feels hotter than at sea level or even at 5000'. Always dress in layers. • Will I have to acclimate to the altitude?     Yes, Crestone is 8000’ above sea level and you are advised to come 1-3 days early in order to adjust to the altitude. Guidelines:  If you live in lowlands, plan to arrive three days early before you start walking.     If you live in altitudes from 2000'-4000', come two days early.     If you live in altitudes from 4000'-6000', come at least a day early.    You can spend a night in Denver or Albuquerque, if you fly in. Each route has hot springs as an option [Joyful Journey, south of Denver (info@joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com / 719-256-4328) and Ojo Caliente (http://www.ojospa.com / 800-222-9162) north of Albuquerque and Santa Fe which could make for a delightful adventure prior to arriving in Crestone. We ask you to take the above advice seriously. Altitude sickness can include flue like symptoms and severe headaches. Always drink lots of water as you acclimate to the altitude. You will then be sure to enjoy every minute of this wonderful internal and external pilgrimage. Buen Camino!
What Should I Bring? • Change of clothes (comfy and with short dry time) • Excellent ear plugs • Eyemask • Flashlight • Good socks (best are wool socks) • Hat with wide brim • Small Pillow & Towel • Sleeping bag (to 40 degrees) • Soap, shampoo & detergent • Sunscreen • Sweater & jacket (dress in layers) • Toilet paper • Watch • Water bottle(s) • Comfortable walking shoes (no open toes) Note: Make sure to put your name and contact information on your luggage, sleeping bag and pad.
Camino de Crestone
An unforgettable interspiritual pilgrimage
FAQs: • How long is the pilgrimage?     About 27 miles over eight days and seven-nights, beginning on Sunday afternoon and ending at 3 pm on a Saturday. • What is the distance per day?     You will be walking from one to three miles a day.  Is there a fee for the Camino de Crestone? Yes, the fee covers everything -- an all-inclusive package (once you are at the starting location in Crestone). covering, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, educational presentations, and overnight stays. Total cost is $1,000 for 2020. • Do I have to have hiking experience?     No.  If you have walking challenges you can be transported by van for a fee. • Will I be walking alone or with a group?     You will be walking with a small group of other pilgrims plus your guide. along with your Guide. You can also choose to be a bit reclusive anytime by choosing to walk alone or by wearing an “In Silence” badge. This small group dynamic is perfect for intimate discussions and the development of deep new friendships. Sharing these experiences with others over the course of the week is part of the magic! • Is this a spiritual or religious pilgrimage, and is there a difference?     Whether or not a person considers him/herself religious, everyone has a spiritual dimension.  Religion is the urge to belong to Life itself.  Religions are pathways of return to that eternal belonging.  Spirit is the breath of Life in us, and spirituality implies the appreciation and pursuit of being more fully open to the alive intelligence present with us in every moment, the same intelligence that holds up galaxies and unfolds roses. • What if I’m an agnostic or atheist?     Everyone is invited, for the Camino de Crestone will certainly bear gifts for anyone who is interested in such an adventure. • Will any of the spiritual centers try to convert me?     Not at all.  • What if I have special dietary needs?     We will do our best to meet your specific needs. Please discuss them first with the Registrar before signing up for the Camino. Serious food allergies and other serious nutritional concerns may be difficult to adapt to fully. Please be clear on your registration and specific as to your requirements. • Can I bring a pet?     At this time, we cannot accommodate the added demands of pets on this journey in which you will be visiting over a dozen spiritual centers and locations. • What can I expect in the way of the Accommodations?     The Camino de Crestone is offered at a noticeably low tuition, so that those wishing to experience     this inter-faith pilgrimage will take advantage of the opportunity. Dormitory style is the most common overnight accommodation. Those who wish a private or shared room are free to speak to the administrator about such a possibility, though there will be an increased cost. • What about possible illness on the Camino de Crestone?     We have several doctors open to receiving any pilgrim requiring medical attention. However, if you have serious health concerns this Camino is not for you. Please note that fees for physicians are not included in your payment for the Camino de Crestone.  Please make sure to bring your necessary prescribed medications.  If you cannot walk due to injury, the group leader will phone our fine EMT services and help will come to you quickly. • What about the weather in Crestone?     Be prepared for nights in the 40s and days in the 70s-80s.  At 8000', the sun sometimes feels hotter than at sea level or even at 5000'. Always dress in layers. • Will I have to acclimate to the altitude?     Yes, Crestone is 8000’ above sea level and you are advised to come 1-3 days early in order to adjust to the altitude. Guidelines:  If you live in lowlands, plan to arrive three days early before you start walking.     If you live in altitudes from 2000'-4000', come two days early.     If you live in altitudes from 4000'-6000', come at least a day early.    You can spend a night in Denver or Albuquerque, if you fly in. Each route has hot springs as an option [Joyful Journey, south of Denver (info@joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com / 719-256-4328) and Ojo Caliente (http://www.ojospa.com / 800-222-9162) north of Albuquerque and Santa Fe which could make for a delightful adventure prior to arriving in Crestone. We ask you to take the above advice seriously. Altitude sickness can include flue like symptoms and severe headaches. Always drink lots of water as you acclimate to the altitude. You will then be sure to enjoy every minute of this wonderful internal and external pilgrimage. Buen Camino!