Pómniv was conceived by Ilia Carson-Letelier after training for the Camino Santiago by walking half the "Mission Walk" in 2015 (430 miles from Sonoma to San Luis Obispo). After completing the Frances route of the Camino Santiago the following year (500 miles) she decided that CA needed it's own "pilgrimage". Completing the remaining 9 missions during the fall and winter of 2016/17 gave her a better understanding of the importance of this project.
Pómniv is a unique travel experience for all ages and physical abilities. Our checkpoint network points out food and lodging to make the journey a possibility for everyone! Trail signage at every turn and about every 3 miles (except very long stretches when you only have to go straight ahead) makes navigation on the ground easy while future digital applications, like games and maps, enhance the overall experience.
All you have to do is show up! No heavy backpack or food preparation required. Just enjoy the experience!
Donations & sponsors
Pómniv is a donation based project. As of now there are no sponsors so, if your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pómniv is a labor of LOVE and good will towards human kind. If you have the time and desire to help there is plenty to do! Please contact email@example.com.
Members are called Pómnivors. Information can be found by clicking "Pomnivors" at the top of the website.
Pómniv supporters (In alphabetical order):
Samira Almendras - graciously, and at no cost, spent many hours designing the Pómniv logo, building the website, teaching Ilia how to use Google Docs, and helping in many other ways!!
Ruth & Bill Fisher
Lin and Vince Galea
St Elmo Village
Organizations and individuals who have given advice and/or support to the Pómniv Project
Mission San Francisco Robert Pickett, Supervisor
Mission San Rafael Helen Bernardoni, Supervisor
Mission San José Dolores Ferenz, Supervisor
Mission Santa Clara John Ottoboni, Director Santa Clara University
Mission Soledad Carlene Bell, Board President
Mission San Antonio Frankie Grau, Gift Shop Manager & Joan Steele, Administrator
Mission San Miguel Ben Martin, General Manager
Mission La Purisma Iris Rickard, Supervisor
Mission Santa Inés Father Matt Elshoff
Mission San Buenaventura Father Tom Elewaut
Mission San Fernando Kevin Seney, Business Manager
Mission San Gabriel Al Sanchez, Business Manager
Mission San Juan Capistrano Mechelle Lawrence, Supervisor
Mission San Luis Rey Christie, Walking Tour Coordinator
Mission San Diego Janet Bartel, Docent Program Coordinator
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Naomi Torres, Superintendent
Santa Barbara Coalition of Government Kent Epperson
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