[pct-l] Camino Killer sentenced

Scott Williams baidarker at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 15:09:59 CDT 2017

Great!  We escorted a number of women through the area in which she was
last seen when we hiked the Camino just after she vanished in 2015.  He had
actually painted Camino arrows (like the white blazes on the AT) leading
folks away from the actual trail, luring others and the victim off path.
We were all greatly relieved when he was arrested.

And by the way, as much as I love our wilderness trails in the US, I loved
the Camino equally.  You trade our wilderness for 3 or 4 Medieval villages,
art, history and cathedrals each day, and the relative solitude of our
trails for walking with the most interesting folks I've ever hiked
alongside; Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Muslims and every stripe of Christian,
agnostic and atheist from all over the planet.  And then there's the
fabulous lamb in the Pyrenees, seafood and pulpo in Galicia, Spanish
tortillas (no relation to a Mexican tortilla), tapas and cappuccinos
whenever you take a break.  Oh, and the free wine fountain, at which you
fill your water bottles with delicious wine, didn't hurt either.  I'd do it
again just as quick as I'd redo the PCT or the CDT!  But there's so many
other trails out there, I probably won't redo any of them for a while.


On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Doug Swam <doug.swam at outlook.com> wrote:

> http://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-crime-idUSKBN1772AP
> [http://s4.reutersmedia.net/resources_v2/images/rcom-default.png]<
> http://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-crime-idUSKBN1772AP>
> Spanish man found guilty of murdering U.S. woman on pilgrim route<
> http://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-crime-idUSKBN1772AP>
> www.reuters.com
> A Spanish man was found guilty on Wednesday of murdering U.S. woman Denise
> Pikka Thiem as she was walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in
> north-west Spain in 2015.
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