At a glance, the Camino de Santiago looks a lot like Idaho. It's flanked by dramatic hillsides and lazily crosses rolling golden wheat fields. Hikers and cyclists bob along its dusty trail.
The Camino is a 500-mile track running across northern Spain. An avenue of religious pilgrimage since Medieval times, today it's also a destination for secular tourists, including best friends from Boise Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, who will be hiking the Camino
from Sunday, June 1, to Saturday, July 12. The catch? Gray will be pushing Skeesuck's wheelchair from St. Jean Pied de Port, France, all the way to Cabo de Finisterre, Spain.
To raise funds for the trip, Skeesuck and Gray are holding a benefit concert
Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. at The Bouquet, featuring performances by Fires in France
, A Sea of Glass
and Michael Gray
Admission is a minimum $10 donation at the door.