Totally Unplanned Morristown Patriot's Tour

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Totally Unplanned Morristown Patriot's Tour

Time: January 19, 2014 from 9am to 2pm
Location: Morristown, NJ
Street: Starts: Morristown Historical Park Visitors Center
City/Town: Tempe Wick Rd., Bernardsville, NJ
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Phone: paul 973-214-1811 / bob (908-797-3764
Event Type: ten mile walk, walk
Organized By: Paul Kiczek and Bob Quinlan
Latest Activity: Jan 21

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ADDED NOTE: There will be a Morristown train station pickup at 8:30 a.m. to get you to the start if you are coming by train. We'll get you back later too.

Somehow this event evolved quickly in the last few days. Its like a surprise FreeWalker raid on an unsuspecting town as might have happened in Revolutionary times.

As many of you know I live in the Morristown NJ area and seems like we're going to do a short (10 to 13 mile) walk through some historic park trails (e.g., Patriot's Path), streets, passed an old village, and through "Motown" - as we modern natives of the area call it. Its a little bit of everything.

This will be a loop walk with lunch in Morristown and a detour to my house on the way back. 

The very informal walk will start at 9:00 a.m. sharp at the Morristown National Historical Park Visitor's Center parking lot. (directions

Here's the planned route for the walk.

As always, everyone is invited! And, its free!

Hope to see you there...

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Comment by Paul Kiczek on January 21, 2014 at 6:30am

Hey Henry!

Saw your name on the list for this one and was hoping to see you there. Don't worry we've got the spring walks around your area coming again this year...just around the corner.

Comment by Henry Murphy on January 21, 2014 at 5:34am

RSVP's yes but missed it!  Hope to catch the repeat.

Comment by Michael L. Dorn on January 15, 2014 at 4:02pm

I'm looking forward to joining in on the "Morristown Raid." however my family down to one car I will be coming in by mass transit. Would someone would be willing to pick me up in Morristown?  NJTransit gets me there at 8:28am.

Comment by Risa olinsky on January 14, 2014 at 12:40pm

Look forward to a repeat of this, maybe in the spring -- so I can join the fun.

Comment by Carol Lewis on January 14, 2014 at 11:21am

Love it!!! Hope it does not rain!

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Diane Glace 40
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Tom  Nisonger 40
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Rick Cordner 28
Daniel Jeffrey 28
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Risa Olinsky 28
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Ilene Silver 14
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Brian Hodge 12
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