Episode18 - Walking California's Missions by The Camino Podcast published on 2016-06-11T02:56:40Z One doesn't have to fly across an ocean to walk a sacred track. All across the USA, routes new and old are emerging that replicate the Camino experience in some form or guide believers and trekkers to significant destinations. This episode focuses on one of the most prominent examples of this trend: the California mission walk. This route follows El Camino Real, the historic itinerary connecting California's 21 Spanish missions that were established in the 18th and 19th centuries. Two through-hikers and guidebook authors, Ron Briery (facebook.com/groups/californiamissionwalkers/) and Stephanie Dodaro (walkingelcaminoreal.com), share their thoughts on the route's history, its current condition, and some stories from the road.