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No, it would not be offensive. A survey of 200 pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago found that motivations were are follows: Exercise Adventure Peace, solitude, relaxation Spiritual (but not explicitly religious) A lifetime experience A religious pilgrimage (9.6%) To meet people. Source: Top reasons why people walk the Camino As you can see, under 10% ...


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While I've never been to these cabins, I've been climbing and hiking in this area. In the map below I've outlined two route suggestions in purple, which you can vary as you please (and as you go). There's a rather dense network of trails, all marked trails are easy to follow. You'd start on the western side at point "1" at a public parking lot. You follow ...


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There is a fair argument that the general experience of hiking is part of the religious experience of a pilgrimage , for example, solitude, relaxtion , physical exercise and exploring the natural world. So it would seem unreasonable for anybody to take offense that you want to experience those things from a secular rather than religious perspective. The ...


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You can browse the 1:50,000 Topographic Map of New Zealand here: https://data.linz.govt.nz/layer/767-nz-topo50-maps/ You can download it too but: a) you need to register with a valid email address and create a password b) the whole thing is about 10GB and you can only download 2GB at at time Just set a crop around the area you're interested in and you ...



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