Spring Ahead Walk 2014 - Trenton to Princeton

Event Details

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

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

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.

Event recap from 2012 >>


 

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Spring Ahead Walk 2014 - Trenton to Princeton to add comments!

Join FreeWalkers

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!

Attending (27)

Might attend (4)

Not Attending (6)

Recent Events

Tour of Brooklyn 2014 & Year End Party

On November 16, 2014 about 35 FreeWalkers followed our native Brooklynite, Renata Luisi and walked from Penn Station to Willaimsburg topping off the 2014 season with a rousing visit to the Radegast Beer Hall.

Jay Carrean 10
John Cesena 10
Terri Dassing 10
Tom Glynn 10
Craig Hamilton 10
LeAnn Holland 10
Will Holland 10
Paul Kiczek 10
Hayley Landes 10
Tom Landes 10
Renata Luisi 10
Tom Nisonger 10
Nakis Pericleous 10
Susan Walcott 10
Al Walker 5
P.K. Caporrino NA
Ann Marie Caruso NA
Brigitta Graf NA
Hans Peter Graf NA
Barbara Herbert NA
Mary Jounivensat NA
Judy Lang NA
Mary Lee NA
Miao (Lena) Li NA
Su Lui NA
Esther M NA
Don Nalupta NA
Caitlin Pappas NA
George Pappas NA
Michael Phillip Pellagatti NA
Kumar V NA
Eva NA

The Battle of Short Hills Walk

On October 18, 2014 about 29 FreeWalkers followed a Revolutionary War historic battle march into the Watchung mountains as well as experience other historical sites along the way.

Name Miles
Tom Glynn 20
Paul Kiczek 20
Renata Luisi 20
Tom Nisonger 20
Ilene Silver 20
Tryfonos Pericleous 18
Glenn Markulin 15
David Ascher 14
Martha Egbert 14
Peter Castro 13
Ana Della Sala 13
Yohana Osario 13
Jenn Popper 13
Michael Popper 13
Renee Scott 13
judith williamson 13
Dennis Quinn 12
maureen moynihan 10
Ewa Cichosz 9
Shan Rajapakse 9
Amy Hebard 6
Jim McRobert 6
Caitlin Pappas NA
George Pappas NA
Kumar V NA

The Origins Walk: Lenape34

On Monday, October 13, 2014,our 5th annual 34-mile trek through the wilds of Essex County will took place - a tough event to finish.

Al Walker 34
Scott M. Bryant 34
Risa Olinsky 30
Judi Fox-Hernandez 30
Catherine kirkland 30
Robert Quinlan 30
Paul Kiczek 30
Renata Luisi 16
Roger Vellekamp 14
Pedro Castro 13
Ana Della Sala 13
Cory Storch 13
Gennie Mayo 12
Coralyn Gorlicki 9
Joyce Faggins 9
Yohana Osorio 5
Pedro Castro 5
Tom Landes NA
Tom Nisonger NA
Fran Becker NA
Adriane Berg NA
Ilene Silver NA

The Endless Summer Walk

Over 32 FreeWalkers extended their 2014 summer by walking our 4th annual Jersey shore event on September 27th.

David Ascher
30
James Boyer
30
Philip Grossman
30
Paul Kiczek
30
Renata Luisi
30
Glenn Markulin
30
Risa Olinsky
30
Robert Quinlan
30
William Radkovich
30
Renee A. Scott
30
Ilene Silver
30
Rick Vegh
30
Stephanie DeGeorge
23
Ana Della Sala
23
Gennie Mayo
23
Jon Brodsky
20
Nancy Jonap
19
Lourdes Alcano
15
Thomas Landes
14
Haley Landes
14
Cory Storch
14
Marie Ebert
10
Karen Flynn
10
Peter Castro
4
Yohana Osorio
4
Adriane Berg
NA
Laura DeMeo
NA
Linda Lang
NA
Diane Lavelle
NA
Tom Nisonger
NA
Michelle Smolock
NA
Miriam Sumner
NA

Philly Freedom Walk

Our 20-mile walking tour of Philadelphia brought together over 30 FreeWalkers (7/18/14).

Name
Miles
David Ascher
20
Camille Cooper
20
Linda Jensen
20
Renata Luisi
20
Craig Nunn
20
Heather Otrando
20
Robert Quinlan
20
Renee Scott
20
Cory Storch
20
K. Gale Waibel
20
Klaus Waibel
20
Albert Walker
20
Nancy Jonap
19
Ilene Silver
19
Risa Olinsky
18
Paul Kiczek
16
Rachel Conrad
15
Emily Hodge
12
Brian Hodge
12
Joseph McDonnell
12
Heidi Furman
NA
Brian Glusman
NA
Tom Glynn
NA
Barbara Krivda
NA
Ken Kurland
NA
Miao Li
NA
Lelah Marie
NA
Bonnie Recore
NA
Bruce Steinberg
NA

Connecticut Coastal Walks

Name
CT1
miles
CT2
miles
CT3
miles
Laurie Beekhuysen
25
James Boyer
25
Camille Cooper
20
16
25
Loredana Delucchi
20
16
25
Nyamah Dunbar
16
Philip Grossman
20
25
Diane Ezer
16
Ian Hochstead
16
Nancy Jonap
20
16
25
Ken Kurland
20
16
25
Miao Li
25
Renata Luisi
20
16
25
Anna Marynowska
20
Vige Millington
20
Maureen Moynihan
20
Tom Nisonger
20
16
25
Craig Nunn
20
16
Heather Otrando
20
Ron Palochko
25
Hilary Parton
16
Bob Quinlan
16
25
Ilene Silver
16
25
Marcus Simons
20
Bruce Steinberg
20
Maurice Tehan
16

Hudson Loop

With over 65 attending, and most finishing the 30 miles, this walk between NJ and NY is always a big favorite. June 7, 2014.

Teresa Akersten
30
Divina Arpino
30
David Ascher
30
Jackie Dockery
30
Anne Fimia
30
Judi Fox
30
Sally Hodge
30
Dianne Lavelle
30
Renata Luisi
30
Jaclyn Mina
30
Kevin Moran
30
Elizabeth Morrissey
30
Risa olinsky
30
ron palochko
30
Robert Quinlan
30
Roberto Romero
30
Ilene  Silver
30
Albert  Walker
30
Jon Brodsky
28
p.k. caporrino
28
Ian Eilbacher
28
Philip Grossman
28
Viraj Kamatmhamai
28
Preet Kaur
28
Paul Kiczek
28
Maureen Moynihan
28
Renee Scott
28
Gale Waibel
28
Klaus Waibel
28
Siobhan Wright
28
Marc Elfenbein
27
Timothy Advani
26
Ana Della Sala
25
Nancy Jonap
25
gennie mayo
25
Cory Storch
25
adriane  berg
24
Loredana Delucchi
20
Alice Habinak
20
Tim Habinak
20
Freddy Samboy
20
Tom Laresch
19
David  Eilbacher
17
Brian  Hodge
16
Maurice Tehan
15
Alex Rodriguez
10
Edward  Eilbacher
7
Yon Lee
2
Mary Comiskey
NA
Laura Demco
NA
Ian Hochstead
NA
Linda Jensen
NA
Cathy Kirkland
NA
Siva Kumar
NA
Ken Kurland
NA
Tom Landes
NA
Haobo Li
NA
Lena Li
NA
Penelope Mckeage
NA
Tom Nisonger
NA
Bonnie Recore
NA
Angad Singh
NA
Lihua Zheng
NA

In Their Footsteps

These FreeWalkers have demonstrated our spirit of determination, adventure and community and help set the standard for the rest of us. Awards were presented at the June 22nd Celebration Event. Click here to learn their personal story and what it means to be a FreeWalker.

Words to Walk By

Why We Walk

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.

-From President Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice University

Why We Don't (Walk)

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.

From FreeWalker, Art McDonald, Rock Hill, SC

Read Art's inspiring essay "On Walking RFK's 50"

Walking History


It's New! Yet Old School!

Learn about the rich history of walking. Did you know that "pedestrianism" was the first popular sport to take America and England by storm. And it was a superstar in his day that made it happen. Read about one of the most popular athletes of his time - but forgotten until now - Weston the Walkist.

Advertise Here!

Distant Thoughts

A Winter's Walking Challenge

40 hearty FreeWalkers faced a cold and dreary February for 17 hours to re-kindle the Kennedy can-do spirit.

The Sounds of a Long Walk

Just a few days ago, I noticed, maybe for the first time, the sounds of the Great Canal Walk. For most of the 40 miles and 15 hours that day there was an absence of sound in this body of water as still as glass on that calm day....

<more>

© 2014   Created by Paul Kiczek.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service