Posted on September 9, 2015
Camped near Olompali, schedule changed
Today was a good day of walking, although high temperatures and blisters slowed down our pace. We realized that it would be necessary to adjust the schedule to give us more time for walking between Missions. Thus we’re recalculating dates and distances, and have thrown out most of the previously released dates except for Carmel on the 23rd (the day we expect Sainthood to be officially declared) and Santa Cruz on the 19th. San Rafael is now Thursday at 9:00am, and Mission Dolores in San Francisco will be on Sunday morning. The schedule page will continue to be kept up to date.
A highlight of today was walking along the margin of Olompali State Historic Park (near Novato), named after the large Coast Miwok village which once thrived there. According to Wikipedia, a Coast Miwok man with the Spanish Mission name of Camilo Ynitia was “the only Californian Native American in Northern California to confirm and keep a large Mexican-era land grant in the post—Mexican Cession U.S. era.” We spent some time with the buckeye and oak trees at Olompali. The Petaluma River could be seen in the grassy valley below. After Olompali, Mt Diablo appeared on the horizon, a reminder that we are nearing Ohlone territory. Thanks for reading.