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Don Stevenson proves you're never too old to walk!

Published January 09, 2016 by


Adventurer of the Week: Auburn’s Don Stevenson, who is driven to walk,  starts a 1,000-mile walk on his 80th birthday.


The retired pastor, Marine and truck driver estimates he’s walked about 60,000 miles since 1998, each step to raise money and awareness for a cause. Many of his 21 long-distance walks have been dedicated to a friend.


“Knowing that I’m doing it for someone else gives me a great feeling,” the Auburn man said. “It sounds selfish, but it is really rewarding to know that I’m helping others.” Read more

Posted in The Olympian




Walk Japan's 750-mile Buddhist pilgrimage to visit 88 Temples.

Published January 02, 2016 by


For centuries, religious pilgrims, and latterly thrill-seekers and those wanting to “find themselves”, have undertaken a month-long trek across northern Spain, along the Camino de Santiago.


Few, if any, of the 200,000 or so people who complete the walk each year will realise that it is now being used as a blueprint to market and promote others around the world. About 500,000 mostly Japanese Pilgrims walk the Way of the 88 Temples, a 750-mile path through the island of Shikoku’s Buddhist past.

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Posted in the Independant




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Walking can be a dangerous sport.  Walkers should always be suitably equipped, including carrying and knowing how to use a map and compass.