Why we created CFG:

The  Camino saved each of us in some way and now we want to give back.  Not that it needs us.

The Camino routes have been there for 1000 years and will be there for another 1000.

Bill Austin (1961-2022)

Bill hiked four Caminos and completed his first "water camino" on the Baja Haha Sailing Rally Nov. 2021. Rest in peace our friend.

  • 2014 – Frances
  • 2017 – Norte
  • 2017 – Primitivo
  • 2019 – Via Francigena

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Shaylyn Austin

I completed my first pilgrimage in 2019 – 1,000 kilometers of the Via Francigena from Lausanne, Switzerland to Rome.

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Susan DePue

Susan hiked the Camino Frances in 2018. Other accomplishements:

  • San Diego marathon for the Leukemia Society.
  • 3-Day, 60-mile walk Santa Barbara to Malibu for Breast Cancer Awareness.
  • Organized the Nashville Walk for Women. 96 women and 1 man walked 13.1 miles and raised $45,000 for a local non-profit.

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Kelly Gilfillan

Kelly Gilfillan hiked the Camino Frances, May 1 – June 8, 2018 and the Camino Portugese Costa April 1 - 16, 2022.
Also hiked:

  • Appalachian Trail New Hampshire and North Carolina
  • National parks in Scotland and England
  • Finesterra and Muxia
  • 8 half marathons: Nashville (4), San Francisco, New Orleans(3)

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Lindsay Teychenne

As well as completing two Caminos in 2018, Lindsay is a veteran of many of Australia’s iconic long distance walking trails. Notably these include :

  • the Larapinta Trail (275km) in the Central Australian desert,
  • The Great South West Walk (250km) – (twice) in Victoria,
  • The Great North Walk (250km) in New South Wales
  • Bibbulmun Track (1000km) (4 times) in Western Australia.

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