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Michael Reiterman

 

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Michael Reiterman is an avid traveler. Having spent more than a decade traveling the world, Reiterman has developed an appreciation for the outdoors and other cultures.

Michael Reiterman has enjoyed hiking and backpacking since he was young. Michael has walked the Wicklow Way, a long-distance self-guided walking trail in Ireland. The Wicklow Way, the western-most section of the E8 footpath that extends across Europe, runs 127 kilometers from Dublin through the Wicklow uplands to finish in the small village of Clonegal. Reiterman also did an independent research project on the Medieval pilgrimage route Camino de Santiago. Michael walked 750 km through the hills and deserts of northern Spain, staying in a system of free refugios for pilgrims, meeting other travelers, and visiting famous cathedrals. When Reiterman reached the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, he attended the Pilgrim’s Mass and received an official certificate of pilgrimage from the Catholic Church. Michael Reiterman went on another memorable hiking trip in Patagonia, where he spent a week hiking around the Grey Glacier in the Torres del Paine National Park, located in the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region of southern Chile.

During college, Reiterman trained in Zen meditation with the Northwest Zen community and the Seattle University Eco Sangha. This training culminated in a two-week trip to Japan with other members of the Eco Sangha, in which the group visited the most revered temples and monasteries and participated in a week-long meditation at an ancient monastery formerly closed to foreigners. Following this trip, Michael Reiterman traveled extensively in Asia and studied briefly at a monastery in northern Thailand. Michael also spent significant time in Europe and Turkey during his graduate education and in South America before entering law school.

Recent Blogs

The Best Hiking Locations in France

The Best Hiking Locations in France

France is known for its beauty. This country has plenty of history, and beautiful buildings survive from almost every era of it. France also has some of the most diverse landscapes in Europe, with warm sunny beaches in the south in addition to Alpine environments farther north. This makes for great hiking. There are plenty of great hikes in all regions of the country, and many of them showcase France’s history, too.