St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Chapter, Urban Walk and Autumn Gathering

Nov 18, 2023 10:00AM—4:00PM


Tower Grove East, St. Louis — As the event date approaches, we will email confirmed registrants with the address to Carla and Mark’s home and provide other relevant information and reminders. Central Time

Cost Hike: free; Gathering: potluck dish

Event Contact Amy Horton | Email


St. Louis pilgrims Carla Hegre and Mark Ochanpaugh generously welcome our St. Louis chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino to their Tower Grove East home for an autumn gathering to celebrate the return of STL pilgrims who embarked on a Camino in 2023.

Prior to sharing a potluck meal and pilgrim fellowship at their home, Mark will guide us on a 5-6 mile walk through their Tower Grove East neighborhood and possibly parts of the Compton Heights, Shaw, and Tower Grove South neighborhoods (exact route TBD).

Those planning to join us for the walk should arrive no later than 10:00 AM to assemble in front of Carla and Mark’s home and drop off potluck dishes at the house before the walk. We will then make brief introductions before beginning the walk. We expect the walk to take approximately 2 to 2.5 hours, arriving back at Carla & Mark’s home between 12:30-1:00 PM where we will share a potluck meal and continue our Camino conversations.

Due to space limitations and planning considerations, advance registration for this event is required. Marking “Going” on the Facebook event page or emailing/texting the chapter coordinators is not sufficient.

Tower Grove East is a vibrant south St. Louis City neighborhood steeped in history, grounded in community, and rich in both architecture and flora. The neighborhood is bordered by Shenandoah Avenue to the north, Nebraska Avenue to the east, Gravois Avenue to the south, and south Grand Boulevard to the west. The neighborhood is so named because it partially borders (across Grand Boulevard) the east entrance of Tower Grove Park.

Learn more:

💧 Drinking water
🥾 Appropriate footwear
🦯Hiking poles
🧢 Cap
🎒 Backpack
☔️ Rain gear
🧥Layers😎 Sunglasses
☀️ Sunscreen
🥘 Potluck dish
🥛Beverage to enjoy with meal