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Camino de Crestone
An unforgettable interspiritual pilgrimage
Dear Camino Registrant, Greetings from Crestone!  And welcome to the Camino de Crestone, the world's first interfaith pilgrimage. Your payment has been received, and your selection of date(s) has been noted. You will be sent updates as your selected date gains pilgrims, seven (7) being the minimum     for any week's scheduled pilgrimage to be actualized, which means six others and yourself. If you have friends and associates whom might want to make this 26-mile walk over seven days,      their participation will help guarantee your elected date. The Camino de Crestone is a unique educational opportunity geared toward promoting personal and    global peace through many approaches to the unity of all life, as testified by physics, scriptures and    the adepts and great mystics throughout human history. Please be advised    * To pack frugally with clothing that is fast-drying, with a light-weight sleeping bag       and air mattress, and as few small-size incidentals as you can manage—\for you have to carry        everything that you choose to bring.     * To prepare for Colorado's potentially varied weathers, layering being the best tact.  And, while          Colorado enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, a mountain shower is always a possibility,       although around here people pray for rain all the time, as we get less than ten inches annually.    * To ease into the altitude here, Crestone being at 8000' above sea level, especially if you hale from       either coast.  It usually takes three days of acclimatization before walking.   A few reminders:  Sleeping bag and air mattress can be rented here.  So also a tent, if you wish to carry one. Unless you wish to buy a Camino T-shirt, you'll need no funds, as that your $800 tuition has taken care of all your meals and overnights, as well as all presentations. You will, however, be putting down a $10 deposit for an MP3 player + earbuds. The timetable noted in the mapbook you will be given needs to be followed, as well as the Camino signage, for the trail is precise and each day well-scripted. You will be walking with a group, have forward and rear group leaders, as well as a buddy. Sleeping arrangements vary—\sometimes a bedm sometimes a floor, which is where your sleeping mattress will be most useful. After a meal, the group will at times need to perform the service of cleaning up. Please know that silence is recommended and that you can walk in silence at any time, should you wish. Journaling is also encouraged, and the feedback form you're asked to attend to daily will provide invaluable help to the Camino. If you have questions, don't hesitate to call 719-937-7689 or 719-937-7697. Buen Camino! Rodney Volkmar and William Howell, Founder Camino Administrator Sanctuary House: Non-profit supporter of the Camino de Crestone