Press Release: Camino De Santiago Trek




Vancouver, WA(March 4, 2013) -Vancouver,WA resident Crystal Steinmueller has begun training for a walk; a very long walk. This summer, Crystal will embark on a solo trek over 800km on the Camino de Santiago. The Camino starts in southwest France, and ends in northwest Spain.

Over 1,000 years ago, the Camino de Santiago was originally a pilgrimage for Catholics who wanted to free themselves of their sins. Only the pilgrimage to Santiago, to Rome, and to Jerusalem could accomplish this feat. Crystal will be trekking in honor of her twin sister, who passed away 8 years ago. “I feel I need to live life to the fullest for my twin. We never know when our time will be up”, says Steinmueller.

Crystal will be training her mind and body over the next 3 months before heading to Barcelonai n June. Her goal is to complete the Camino in about 34 days. That will require 15 miles a day, with one day off per week to rest. With nothing more than a small backpack to accompany her, she will be staying at pilgrimage houses along the way.

After she has completed the Camino, she plans to travel south to Morocco, where she will be working with an organization to aid women and their rights. “Helping others has always been a passion of mine”, says Steinmueller, “especially the ones who cannot advocate for themselves”.

Crystal was recently nominated for the George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award here in Clark County, and for the Washington State Jefferson Award. You can follow Crystal and her journey through her nonprofit website, If you would like to meet Crystal, she will be hosting a meet and greet with her nonprofit, 2 Hands 7 Continents, board of directors on March 19 from 5:30-7 at Torque Coffee in Vancouver.


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