Reading and Walking

Walking, Reading, and Reading about Walking

Month: November, 2015

Hiking the Continental Divide Trail

I don’t know much about the Continental Divide Trail, and I’ll probably never hike it, but I enjoyed this blog post about it, from the New York Times.

The author, Barney Scout Mann, discusses the economic impact hikers have on small towns along the way, and it made me think about how the Camino affects the villages it runs through. I’m sure many of the bars we walked past or sat in wouldn’t be able to carry on without the money peregrinos spend. And that’s just the Camino Francés. What about the effect on some of the lesser-travelled routes, like the Via de la Plata? Some day, I hope I find out.

New Map of London Underground Includes Walking Times Between Stations

This is quite something: Transport for London has created a new map that shows how long it takes to walk between stations on the Underground.

Apparently there’s been a big demand for such a thing.

An article about this new map, with a link to it, can be found at



The Woman Who Walked 10,000 Miles (No Exaggeration) in Three Years

This is an incredible story. Check out Elizabeth Weil’s portrait of extreme walker Sarah Marquis.