Practice Walk #1 - Mar 20 - Trenton to Princeton

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Practice Walk #1 - Mar 20 - Trenton to Princeton

Time: March 20, 2011 from 8am to 12pm
Location: D&R Canal - East Coast Greenway
Street: Start - Trenton Transit Center
City/Town: Trenton to Princeton
Website or Map: http://www.tr2nb40.org/conten…
Phone: 973-214-1811
Event Type: walk, hike, freewalkers, east coast greenway, great canal walk, d&r, canal, trenton, princeton
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Mar 1, 2012

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A 12-mile "practice walk" in preparation for the 40-mile Great Canal Walk (http://TR2NB40.org - 4/9/11). Covers the first leg (1/3) and follows the same East Coast Greenway / D&R Canal towpath. This is our first walk of the year. A casual walk to review the trail and get back into a walking groove.

This is scheduled as a 4 hour walk with easy start / finish using trains. At Princeton, options are to go toward town or head to Princeton Junction train station - heading back home. Let us know if you need/or want to offer carpooling.

A good alternative for walkers that cannot walk the entire 40-miles on 4/9. Miles walked can be added to your total for the 100-mile Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge (http://crossjerseywalk.org).

Best mass transportation plan is to park at Alexader Rd and D&R Canal parking lot at 7:00 am and get one of us to shuttle you to Princeton Junction train station to catch the 7:27 to Trenton by 7:46.

For more details click below.

Practice%20Walk%20Mar25-2012.pdf

 

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Comment by Dolores McKeough on March 19, 2011 at 9:53pm
If I can catch the 6:13am train from Penn Station I'll join you. I need practice.
Comment by kathryn ellerton on March 19, 2011 at 12:05pm

Sorry, but I wont be able to join you on Sunday.  I walked 14 mile round trip last weekend to see the Morristown St Patricks Day Parade; and still have blisters on my blisters. 

Have a great walk

 

Comment by Paul Kiczek on March 19, 2011 at 11:12am

Bob,

You van plan sounds good but for now I want to see how the train runs so I'll go to Alexander Rd. at 7 and shuttle and park at the Junction. I'l have room for 3-4 if anyone is interested in taking the train. Paul Riess's van is a good alternative if something changes.

Comment by Bob Rogers on March 19, 2011 at 10:53am

Here's another option of the many possibilities:  I am leaving my car at Alexander Road Turning Basin Park and then Paul Riess and I are driving to Trenton in his van. He can fit a total of 7 passengers (Paul, me, and 5 others), so if anyone wants to park at Alexander Road at 7:30 they can ride with us. Any takers?

 

Maybe with one or two other drivers to Trenton we could bring the whole group and then I would drive the drivers back to Trenton to get their cars.

Comment by Jennifer Cabral on March 18, 2011 at 10:35am
I'll pass it on. Thanks.
Comment by Paul Kiczek on March 18, 2011 at 10:32am

Jennifer,

I responded to your friend Maureen on this. I have no problem with dogs joining in. But I cautioned her that they should be able to handle the distance.

Comment by Jennifer Cabral on March 18, 2011 at 9:12am
A friend is asking if this is a dog-friendly walk?
Comment by Paul Kiczek on March 17, 2011 at 3:15pm

Ok. Looks like we are all on the same page.

I'll recap this and a few things tonight in an email.

Comment by David M. Ascher on March 17, 2011 at 2:55pm
Jennifer's post answered my question regarding location.
Comment by David M. Ascher on March 17, 2011 at 2:53pm
If one drives along Alexander Road should one be able to easily find the D&R parking lot which seems not to be listed here:GPS listing for D&R Canal Parking Lots

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