Trek Logistics

I wanted to share some of the logistical things we’ve needed to work out to plan this during a COVID-19 shut down.  When I hatched this idea, I was taking a walk and realized: β€˜Where would I be able to stop for bathroom breaks with everything closed? And what about where to sleep?’ 
A friend gave us the idea of having my husband, Bill, rent an RV. He could then stay a few miles ahead. This would help with safety but also to take care of where I would sleep and wee!  I could refill water and refuel with food without the need for a backpack. 

When Bill contacted Cruise America and told them what we were doing, they graciously gave us a discount on the mileage costs

Thank you, Cruise America!

I’d also like express my sincere thanks to my new friends on FB -the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA). 

They have given me so many really useful tips as I take on my first long distance walk! Thank you!

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Training walks May 4-8th

Training walks this week will be walking to and from work since I have to work the whole week and won’t have a lot of extra time.

β€œIt’s a beautiful morning in Glendale!”

I am so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for this event! It keeps me pumped up and motivated. Thank you all!

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Overview and Itinerary of Dr. Monica’s walk to help the zoo and aquarium animals:

Saturday May 9
Plan A: LA Zoo to Long Beach Aquarium in one day (30 miles)

“I made it!!!! 28 miles –67,408 steps in 13 hours and 38 minutes!!”

Dr. Monica, May 9th

Sunday May 10th
Long Beach to
Huntington Beach

I made it!!!!! 14 miles– 33,127 steps in 7 hours 45 min!

Dr Monica, May 10th

Monday May 11th
Huntington Beach to
Turtle Rock, Irvine

Turtle Rock, Irvine

I made it!!!!! 14.2 miles — 34878 steps steps in about 9 hours 20 min!

Dr. Monica, May 11th

Tuesday May 12th
Turtle Rock to
San Juan Capistrano

I made it!!!!! 18 miles in 10 hours!

Dr. Monica, May 12th

Wednesday May 13th
San Juan Capistrano
to San Onofre

I made it!!!!! 15.1 miles in 8 hours 25 minutes!

Dr. Monica, May 13th

Thursday May 14
San Onofre to Carlsbad

(ONLY PARTIALLY through Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base)

I made it to Carlsbad!!!
15.5 miles in 11 hours.

Dr. Monica, May 14th

Friday May 15
Carlsbad to Escondido

I made it to Escondido!!
16.4 miles in 9 hours 30 minutes

Dr. Monica, May 15th

Saturday May 16
Escondido to San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I made it to the Safari Park!
7.9 miles in 3 hours 48 minutes

Dr. Monica, May 16th

Dr. Monica would like nothing more than to help
ALL the animals world-wide! So she has officially registered docwalks4animals as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity whose mission is to support wildlife and environmental conservation projects.

“If you routinely give something to charity each year, I hope you will consider adding to your list of supported charities. We are brand new, but I put together what I consider a very talented and dynamic board of directors, who bring diverse talents to our organization and, with your help, I am confident we can do great things for our planet.”
–Dr. Monica Metzdorf

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