Spring Ahead Walk 2014 - Trenton to Princeton

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Spring Ahead Walk 2014 - Trenton to Princeton

Time: March 23, 2014 from 8am to 12:30pm
Location: D&R Canal Towpath - 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 23

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Event Description

NEW: This year (2014) basic information sheet for the walk, including info on transportation - Click here
Weather forecast:
for 3/23 (as of 3/18) - Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

A 12-mile walk from city to country. (Formerly called Practice Walk#1) This is 1/2 day warm up for the 40-mile Great Canal Walk (http://TR2NB40.org - 4/5/12). Covers the first leg (1/3) and follows the same East Coast Greenway / D&R Canal towpath. A casual walk to size up the trail and get back into your walking groove.

This is scheduled as a 4.5 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.

This is a good alternative for walkers that cannot walk the entire 40-miles on 4/5. 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 Alexander 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 arriving at 7:46. Or, parking is available at the Princeton Junction train station which is less than 2 miles from where our walk ends.

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Comment by Wilma c. Vargas on March 13, 2014 at 8:05pm

I will bring a friend.

Comment by Paul Kiczek on March 9, 2014 at 8:12am

Dan, thought about the name of this walk last night. It wasn't that I was trying to fool anyone about switching the clocks ahead. It just seemed like the right name to keep people thinking about Spring. Hope you had a good time. Next year I'll make a point of not confusing the title with the idea of the time switch.

Comment by Daniel Jeffrey on March 9, 2014 at 7:39am

How embarrassing, I don't know how I managed to confuse the dates and hope I didn't confuse anyone else.  I was waiting at the turning basin before I realized what I'd done.  I considered just doing the walk on my own again in the other direction but I've noticed that I tend to get confused in Trenton and have an obligatory family lunch so I think I'll just do a short practice for the practice walk -- I haven't really done any walking since I destroyed myself on a makeup Princeton to New Brunswick walk after having joined the Freewalkers for the Between Walk.

Comment by Paul Kiczek on February 17, 2014 at 11:13am

Michael,

We'll miss you and Denise for this one but you both can make it up easily on 4/5. Have fun.

Comment by Michael F De Voe on February 17, 2014 at 10:35am

Looking forward to some Spring walking but we'll be out of the country for this one. Certain to make the next one though ... cheers everyone!

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Ian Hochstead 50
Kelly Koley 50
Malaravan Mani 50
Glenn Markulin 50
Albert Walker 50
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LeAnn Holland 46
Will Holland 46
Robert Quinlan 45
Paul Kiczek 45
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Nancy Jonap 24
Cory Storch 24
Ken Kurland 17
Risa Olinsky 16
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Why choose this as our goal? Why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.

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Why choose doing as little as possible as our goal? Why take a long nap? Why, 35 days ago, insist on flying first class across the Atlantic? Why does Texas play Rice?

We choose to look at the moon. We choose to utter platitudes in this decade and do few other things, not because they are hard, but because they are easy, because that goal will serve to attract votes, because true challenges are those that we are unwilling to address, ones which we are willing to pass onto others, and ones which we intend to ignore.

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