Healing Miles is the story of Susan’s personal journey; physical problems to overcome and the need to care for a family member while on the trail; at the same time, she finds that the and old friendships, as well as the day-to-day rewards derived from the trail efforts and accomplishments support her journey.
Healing Miles contains valuable practical advice on how to prepare for long distance hike, what to learn and do before the start of the adventure, and to pack like a minimalist to reduce the weight of the pack you'll be shouldering, and also included is an overview of transportation, accommodations and cultural highlights of this region, all along the trail.
While the most popular route of the Camino Santiago remains the Frances, increasingly hikers are looking for less crowded, or alternative routes. In the Healing Miles, readers will travel with the author, Susan Alcorn and her husband Ralph as they walk 700 miles across Northern Spain on two of the most beautiful and historical Camino routes. The Norte and the Primitivo are both beautiful, somewhat more beautiful, and difficult, than the Frances.