Doug Arbesfeld
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The LENAPE34 Columbus Day 2011 Walk at Millburn to Newark Along the Lenape Trail

October 10, 2011 from 7am to 8:30pm
This 34 mile walk starts at the train station in Millburn, NJ and follows an old marked trail called the "Lenape Trail" in beautiful South Mountain, Eagle Rock and Mills Reservations. It includes suburban towns such as Montclair, West Orange, Verona, Bloomfield, Nutley, and Belleville, and ends in urban Newark.This is the second annual LENAPE34 which turned out to be very challenging…See More
Sep 11, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld commented on Paul Kiczek's event BAY2OCEAN30: The Endless Summer Walk
"I so want to do this walk, but have a prior engagement, if anything changes, I will be there!"
Aug 10, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld left a comment for Renata Luisi
"Renata, We walked together for a bit on the New Brunswick to MetroPark walk and you shared some great information with me about bike tour companies.  I have a question or two about some of the tour companies.  If you get this message can…"
May 5, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld commented on Paul Kiczek's blog post Log for TR2NB40 - 4/9/11 - Great Canal Walk - Trenton to New Brunswick
"Great walk yesterday.  Thanks Paul Question about the 100 mile challenge. Does any 100 miles qualify?  For example, if someone doesn't want to do the walks (like the Tween) on streets and prefres nature paths like the D&R, can…"
Apr 17, 2011
Paul Kiczek commented on Doug Arbesfeld's blog post Photo Album from yesterday
"Doug its now featured. Thanks"
Apr 10, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld's album was featured

Doug's Great Canal Walk

April 9, 2011 - I walked 28 miles on the D&R Canal Towpath/East Coast Greenway from Alexander Rd., Princeton to New Brunswick Station.
Apr 10, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld posted an album

Doug's Great Canal Walk

April 9, 2011 - I walked 28 miles on the D&R Canal Towpath/East Coast Greenway from Alexander Rd., Princeton to New Brunswick Station.
Apr 10, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld posted photos
Apr 10, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld posted photos
Apr 10, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld posted a blog post

Photo Album from yesterday

Paul, I'm in the process of creating an album called Doug's Great Canal Walk.  It wuould be great if you could post it to the front page.Thanks,DougSee More
Apr 10, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld commented on Andrew Kay's photo
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"Blackwells Mills - I took my lunch break here during the Great Canal Walk.  Great photo."
Apr 10, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld commented on Doug Arbesfeld's blog post Is the cross jersey website MyLog function fixed yet?
"Paul, Thanks for organizing this Great Walk.  Even though I wasn't with the group, I felt the spirit and had a fantastic time walking from Alexander Rd., Princeton to New Brunswick.  See you at the tween. Doug"
Apr 10, 2011
Paul Kiczek commented on Doug Arbesfeld's blog post Is the cross jersey website MyLog function fixed yet?
"Doug, Congrats on your walk yesterday again. I made it into New Brunswick and Harvest Moon around 9:30 pm. Late but feeling pretty good. On the mileage, yes whatever you entered should be viewable and you can not enter new stuff and see and edit…"
Apr 10, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld posted a blog post

Is the cross jersey website MyLog function fixed yet?

PaulNot to be a pest since I've written about this before, but I've logged a walk, but can't see it anywhere on the site.Is it fixed?  Should I re-enter the data? See More
Apr 4, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld commented on Doug Arbesfeld's blog post How many miles?
"OK"
Mar 23, 2011
Doug Arbesfeld commented on Paul Kiczek's blog post Log for Practice Walk#1 - Trenton to Princeton - 3/20/11
"Paul, I can't see it, no biggie. I don't see a "Results" tab, I may be looking in wrong place. When you have a chance if you can tell me precisely where my entries end up that would be great."
Mar 23, 2011

Profile Information

How did you learn about the FreeWalkers
News article
What is the farthest distance (in miles) you have ever walked?
26.2 miles with 40 lb pack
What is your interest in joining the FreeWalkers?
Exercise/Fitness, Personal Challenge
What events might you be interested in participating?
NJ2NY50 (50 mile walk), LENAPE34 (34 mile walk), Walking Tours (under 10 miles - historical/cultural/etc.), Practice Walks (shorter preview segments of longer walks)

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Photo Album from yesterday

Posted on April 10, 2011 at 11:15am 1 Comment

Paul, I'm in the process of creating an album called Doug's Great Canal Walk.  It wuould be great if you could post it to the front page.

Thanks,

Doug

Is the cross jersey website MyLog function fixed yet?

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 8:40am 2 Comments

Paul

Not to be a pest since I've written about this before, but I've logged a walk, but can't see it anywhere on the site.

Is it fixed?  Should I re-enter the data?

 

How many miles?

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 9:25am 2 Comments

Did we do 13 miles or 12?

Not aching too badly

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 6:53am 4 Comments

Yesterday's event was fantastic. I made it about 28 miles, bailed at Clara Maas Hospital, right near Branch Brook Park in Newark. I met some great people, saw some great sites and had a blast. When's the next walk?

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At 10:49am on October 14, 2010, Ian Hochstead said…
I went ALL THE WAY to Penn Station in Newark!
At 1:53pm on October 12, 2010, Peter Avelar said…
Hey Doug,

Same here!

You made it further than I did. The storm required my group to call it early in Nutley. We were just north of Hendricks Field and Belleville Park but the weather conditions and the fact that only two of us were willing to push on in the dark resulted in all of us calling for rides home. Had a blast!
At 12:23pm on October 12, 2010, Paul Kiczek said…
Doug, appreciate your interest. That is the next thing I'm going to do as we move on from here. I'd like to get more people involved now that we sort of have community and format. I'll be back to you in the coming weeks.
At 9:57am on September 30, 2010, Paul Kiczek said…
Doug,
Welcome to the FreeWalkers.
I look forward to walking with you in the near future.
Paul
 
 
 

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