Day 5

Day 5 is dedicated to the animals of this unfathomable body of water I am traveling beside. Like the critters, microbes and mycelium of the earth, they connect, communicate and create, the ocean. These creatures of the sea are every bit as affected and endangered by our fast, unconscious lifestyle as their land-based counterparts. They…

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Please Contact Media: Links

I have contacted Northern California Public Media about this effort, so far without response. If another 10 or 20 Symposium women took the time to fill out the contact form, indicating your desire that this story be covered, I’m sure it would be. Northern California Public Media NBC news The Mendocino Beacon Phone: (707) 964-5642, Fax: (707) 964-0424 419…

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Day 4

Day 4 (16 miles) – Dedicated to deer – pathfinder – abundantly found flattened by our insane pace of travel, as well as sneaking through the trees and grasses. I was even snorted at one from its place hidden in a redwood gully.  Have you ever heard Deer call? The first time I did I…

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Day 3

Day3 (17 miles), is dedicated to our winged kin. The osprey nesting on the Russian River, the glorious pelicans dancing and diving at the delta, the sandpipers and seagulls and the little songbird I could not recognize, dead on today’s path.  Walking the highlands just after sunrise, fog still heavy on the coast below. Heady…

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Day 2

Day 2 is dedicated to Chipmunk, who may or may not have survived my haste to arrive at the beginning of this walk.  I woke up this morning in a redwood forest just outside of Monte Rio, and today reached the Pacific. Okay, I’ve only been walking for two days and on asphalt, at that,…

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Day 1, Thursday, August 18 – 12 miles

Having practiced the art of highway backpacking by walking up and down Hwy 1 for a few days, I have sensibly decided on a longer, slower route to the reconverging Symposium. To all of our surprise, that meant departing from Terri’s house today. It creeps up fast every time.  There was a wonderful send-off party…

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And The Jouney Is On

It has Begun. The wait is over now; this morning, on Thursday, August 18, teacher Dakota She’haman and her walking partner Aurora took off from NCWHS base camp in Graton, CA, for Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, CA.  the temperature was 81 degrees Ferneheite, 0% Chance of rain 40% humidity, and 12 mph wind. They…

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Dakota’s Walk to the Symposium

Hei Sista’s! It’s Dakota with the Walk to Symposium update. We have decided on the coastal route. So far I’m the only walker until Mendocino, where I will be joined by Aurora. It seems that by Laytonville, we will become a teeming abundance of Symposium energy for the last 4, riotous miles. Oh, yes, we will have…

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