Oakland, CA: Northern California Chapter, Camino 101: Packing Presentation

Oct 05, 2019 1:00PM—2:00PM


550 El Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94610

Cost Free

Event Contact Laurie Ferris | Email


Join the Northern California Chapter for a presentation led by Camino veteran Rob Nickerson at the Lakeview Branch of the Oakland Public Library. We’ll continue our educational series with a presentation on packing that includes a gear panel of experienced pilgrims. Whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned veteran, you’re sure to pick up invaluable info, tips and tricks for your next Camino!
Lakeview Library at Lake Merritt, near the columns where we meet for our monthly walks.

As always, we encourage carpools, public transportation, and Lyft or Uber as parking is limited in the area on Saturdays.


Saturday, October 5, 1 – 2 PM (After the monthly Lake Merritt Walk)
Doors open at 12:30 PM for socializing and setup
Sorry, no food is allowed in the library.

Presenter Bio:

Rob Nickerson has walked different parts of the Camino de Santiago seven times. He has covered all the ground from the Roncesvalles in the Spanish Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela (790 kilometers) and walked from Porto in Portugal to Santiago (240 kilometers). He has given a number of presentations to Camino groups locally, nationally, and internationally. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Northern California Chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino. Rob is a retired professor of information systems at San Francisco State University where he taught for 40 years.

Panelists’ Camino Experience:

Bryan Winter
2019 Apr-May Camino Via de la Plata from Sevilla via Sanabres – 40 days
2018 Jun Camino Inglés from Ferrol – 7 days
2018 Jun Camino Portugués Central from Porto – 12 days
2016 Aug Camino Norte-Primitivo from Bayonne-Oviedo-Melide – 35 days
2014 Sep Finisterra-Muxia-Santiago – 5 days
2014 Aug Camino Frances from SJPdP – 31 days

Laurie Ferris
2019 May Camino Invierno from Ponferrada 12 days
2018 May Camino Primitivo from Oviedo – 14 days
2017 May Camino Inglés from Ferrol – 7 days
2016 May Camino Portugués Central from Ponte de Lima – 6 days

Note: For safety reasons, Oakland public libraries close when the inside temperature reaches 87 degrees. In the event of a cancellation, we will send out a notification as soon as possible. You may also check the library website (https://www.oaklandlibrary.org/locations/lakeview-branch) for an update or call the branch at (510) 238-7344.

No RSVP required. If you attend the Lake Merritt walk which usually ends around noon, you will have time to get a quick lunch, enjoy a picnic, move your car, or socialize with other pilgrims before the presentation begins.