My cousin mentioned to a Park Ranger that I'd walked across Spain (meaning she figured I could handle a week of backpacking in the Canyonlands). The ranger looked at me and said "you did the Camino"?
Yay! He and his wife had also. And low and behold his wife was also a ranger. He had me look her up while leaving the park.
That was my first encounter, other than at the exhibit of running into other pilgrims.
Hopefully the first of many.