Roncesvalles, Spain

I tried to imagine the worst

and today’s walk was far more difficult than I ever thought it could be! 58,910 steps, 23.7 miles (horizontal), 4,933 calories burned, 525 staircases climbed.

When locals said the trail was steep I thought the trail would be steep, not slide-down-on-your-butt STEEP. But the views as we crossed the Pyrenees were gorgeous and we met many pilgrims, a number from California, Canada, Brazil (on bikes), Australia, Germany and Denmark.

The albergue hostel is “interesting”. Mixed sex ( around 36) sharing bunk beds in a building with 2 toilets and 2 showers. Getting laundry dry has been a problem and we’ll see about the snoring tonight.

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