Henry Murphy
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  • Princeton Junction, NJ
  • United States

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Henry Murphy commented on Paul Kiczek's event Spring Ahead Walk 2015 - Trenton to Princeton
"Hope to make it.  Will get back to you mid-week next week.  If I can make it, I can provide some car support again, like last time, if you would like it."
Mar 8, 2015
Henry Murphy commented on Paul Kiczek's event TR2NB40 - Great Canal Walk - 2014
"Stuck working!  Hope to make the next one.   Don't have too much fun without me!"
Apr 4, 2014
Daniel Jeffrey and Henry Murphy are now friends
Mar 23, 2014
Henry Murphy might attend Robert Quinlan's event

Duke Farms Winter Ramble at Duke Farms Orientation Center (start & finish)

February 1, 2014 from 9:15am to 2:30pm
Several members of NJ Freewalkers will meet at Duke Farms on Saturday, February 1, 2014, for an approximate 15-mile walk through the 2742 acre estate.  This is one of the largest privately-owned open spaces in New Jersey and is open to the public year-round.  The property has 18 miles of walking and bicycling trails, woodlands, meadows, horticultural exhibits and lakes.  Best of all- the grounds are closed to vehicular traffic.  We will meet inside the Duke Farms Orientation Center at 9:15…See More
Jan 27, 2014
Henry Murphy commented on Paul Kiczek's event Totally Unplanned Morristown Patriot's Tour
"RSVP's yes but missed it!  Hope to catch the repeat."
Jan 21, 2014
Henry Murphy is attending Paul Kiczek's event

Spring Ahead Walk 2014 - Trenton to Princeton at D&R Canal Towpath - East Coast Greenway

March 23, 2014 from 8am to 12:30pm
NEW: This year (2014) basic information sheet for the walk, including info on transportation - Click hereWeather 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…See More
Jan 21, 2014
Henry Murphy is attending Paul Kiczek's event

Totally Unplanned Morristown Patriot's Tour at Morristown, NJ

January 19, 2014 from 9am to 2pm
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,…See More
Jan 18, 2014
Henry Murphy commented on William Radkovich's blog post Caution - Walking in the city alone
"Glad you are OK.  I think a group, even of as few as two, is much safer, too.  I plan to do the Trenton to Princeton and Trenton to New Brunswick and maybe one or two others.  Perhaps we will meet.  Cheers."
Nov 28, 2013
Henry Murphy joined Paul Kiczek's group

Local Walking Group Partnerships

This group is formed to help create a liaison with local or special interest walking groups.Our intention is to collaborate and cross-support each other in terms of FreeWalkers promoting local activities and sharing information, while advocating for Freewalker events.SoMa On Foot - South Orange and Maplewood walking group organized by Risa Olinsky.See More
Sep 3, 2013
Henry Murphy updated their profile
May 8, 2013
Henry Murphy commented on Paul Kiczek's photo

Start of Tween Walk 2013

"Hello to the many friends we made on the Trenton Princeton and Trenton New Brunswick walk.  Sorry we faced conflicts on this one but are planning to join the crew again when we can.  Henry & Eileen"
May 2, 2013
Henry Murphy left a comment for Glenn Markulin
"Thanks, Glen.  Eileen and I really enjoyed meeting and walking with you and trading stories of Vermont.  We look forward to doing it again.  We are still uncertain about tomorrow. "
Apr 19, 2013
Henry Murphy is now friends with Charles and Glenn Markulin
Apr 19, 2013
Glenn Markulin left a comment for Henry Murphy
"It was nice meeting you and Eileen. You two are amazing walkers. I finished at 8:00pm which was almost 2 hours less than last year yet you guys were even earlier. I'm glad I met Divina and we had each other to keep our spirits up because those…"
Apr 19, 2013
Henry Murphy's album was featured
Apr 15, 2013
Divina M Arpino left a comment for Henry Murphy
"Hi Henry - Thank you for your comment.  You guys were on fire until the end!!!   No idea how you do it, but keep it up.    Hopefully we will reconnect at the next walks. D."
Apr 11, 2013

Profile Information

How did you learn about the FreeWalkers
Recommended by someone
What is the farthest distance (in miles) you have ever walked?
30 miles many times before joining this group. On Saturday, April 7, 2013 I did 40 miles with the Freewalkers TR2NB40. On May 4, 2013 I did the 50 mile "Rock the Ridge".
What is your interest in joining the FreeWalkers?
Exercise/Fitness, Social Networking, Pro-Pedestrian Issues
What events might you be interested in participating?
NJ2NY50 (50 mile walk), LENAPE34 (34 mile walk), TR2NB40 (40 mile walk), Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge (100 miles/1 yr), Practice Walks (shorter preview segments of longer walks)

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Saturday March 20 2011

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 5:12pm 0 Comments

SUMMARY:  Great Time!  My thanks to Paul for his organization and talking to me on the phone, even though we never connected! 


AND my thanks to the two good looking gentlemen I met in the Princeton Turning Basin Park on Alexander Road who encouraged me to tag along. 


Afraid my bum knee would not hold up, but anxious to walk the Trenton piece of the trail, I drove down to Carnegie Rd (south of Mrs. G's), parked, and hobbled along south, departing at 8am.  At…


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At 9:19am on April 19, 2013, Glenn Markulin said…

It was nice meeting you and Eileen. You two are amazing walkers. I finished at 8:00pm which was almost 2 hours less than last year yet you guys were even earlier. I'm glad I met Divina and we had each other to keep our spirits up because those last 10 miles were a killer. Hope to see you on the next walk.


At 7:55pm on April 11, 2013, Divina M Arpino said…

Hi Henry -

Thank you for your comment.  You guys were on fire until the end!!!   No idea how you do it, but keep it up.    Hopefully we will reconnect at the next walks.


At 11:08am on April 7, 2013, David M. Ascher said…

Great walking with you.  We finished at New Brunswick train station at 9 pm and I felt pretty good.

At 3:47pm on March 21, 2011, Paul Reiss said…
Hello Henry - I'm glad your knee held up and I hope to see you on another practice walk.  I'm a little sore today but kept up a good pace yesterday.   I can't imagine walking 40 miles though. - Kr., Paul

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Roebling Ramble 

June 17, 2017 - This event combined the history of the Roebling family (built the Brooklyn Bridge and many others) and their rise and fall and the town they created that represented an immigrant's dream 100-years ago.

Our 34 FreeWalkers continued another 13 miles to Trenton to experience a unique festival called Art All Night which offered a huge stage to experience live visual and audio art along with caravan of food trucks for 24-hours straight. The entire day was a unique and interesting experience in history and art.

Hudson River Loop 

June 10, 2017 - It turned out to be a great day for a great event. Our largest event yet with 125 participants. Many making it all the way to the end of 30-miles. If there was any particular challenge it was the heat building up but with some breeze to help as it reached the mid-80s.

This year to accommodate more challengers we expanded the support providing improved signage and a support stop near the GWB. Our thanks to the Hudson River Walkway Conservancy, East Coast Greenway, Shorewalkers and Metrotrails for helping make this a huge success for FreeWalkers and our United Walking effort.

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The Big Walk 2017

May 20, 2017 - Rain at the crack of dawn did nothing to stop 40+ FreeWalkers' at this 8th annual premier long distance event. Fortunately, the weather cooperated, mostly, and we had 11 finish the maximum 50-miles.

The walk from Metropark station to Penn Station NYC is a diverse challenge with many obstacles which draw the best of our long distance walkers.

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Between Walk 2017

April 15, 2017 - With a good temps but overcast skies 23. FreeWalkers walked the 12 miles from New Brunswick to Metropark station. This year's events included a new free bagel stop at Ruthie's in Highland Park and a great personal tour of the newly renovated Thomas Edison Center in Menlo Park.

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Great Canal Walk 2017

April 8, 2017 - It was a beautiful day for a walk with a taste of spring. FourWalkers walked the 40 miles from Trenton and 29 walkers favored the shorter, yet challenging 28 miles from Princeton to New Brunswick.

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Spring Ahead 2017

March 19, 2017 - Eight FreeWalkers walked the 12-miles from Trenton to Princeton on a day when winter would not let go. Snow covered trail and cold temps slowed down the trek but sun and good spirits were plentiful. 

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Roosevelt Island/Astoria 2017

March 4, 2017 - About 40 braved the mid-teens and walked across town to the tram. We explored the island and the FDR 4 Freedoms Monument and park. Eventually crossing the bridge to Queens for some middle-eastern sights, smells and tastes. Ending it all at the famous Czech Beer Hall. 

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Kennedy 50-Mile Walk 2017

February 4, 2017 - An event for history buffs and hardcore walkers. Our 4th walk along the C&O Canal in Maryland and West Virginia - just like Bobby Kennedy did in 1963. Chilly weather did not dampen the can-do spirit of 50 fellow walkers at our grand annual event.

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TRAINing Walk 2017

January 28, 2017 - It's mid-winter and 75 hearty walkers show up at the Morristown train station. This year we went West to East and ended in a cozy bar called Coda. Special kudos to Madison Honda for their hospitatlity.

See photos here
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Midnight March on Princeton

January 7, 2017 - The Midnight March was our first all-night walking event and first event for the new year. Six brave FreeWalkers played wannabe soldiers and stayed with the troops into battle.at daybreak.
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Holiday Lights in Dyker Heights

December 16, 2016 - About a dozen FreeWalkers braved extreme cold and outmaneuvered rabid fans of the famous Brooklyn neighborhood. Thanks to Nakis Pericleous for leading us to the holiday kingdom.
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South Orange - Maplewood Walk & Year-end Party

December 4, 2016 - There were 35 FreeWalkers walking the grand and historic neighborhoods of South Orange and Maplewood followed by our year-end party and awards. Thanks to Risa Olinsky and David Ascher for a great day for a walk, celebration party and a start of the holiday season..
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Gobble-Gobble for MEND

November 25, 2016 - A crowd of about 40 walked off some turkey and at the same time helped the unfortunate in our communities by supporting MEND of Essex County - a food-bank charity that we support. Gobble-Gobble Walkers were asked to bring food and/or donate to help the hungry.
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Stroll & Roll - Union County

November 6, 2016 - Familes and FreeWalkers enjoyed a great fall day in Echo Lake Park, Mountainside, NJ as we got about 200 participants strolling and rolling. Kids had as much fun as adults enjoying the games, mild temps and colorful leaves on our first-ever family walking event. Thank you sponsors and Risa Olinsky and Yohana Osorio for organizing!
See photos here

Philadelphia Marathon Walk

October 30, 2016 - Charles Upkike led about 20 FreeWalkers along the route of the Philadelphia Marathon, know for its scenery - especially this time of year.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow Walk

October 30, 2016 - Rick Mohovich led about a dozen FreeWalkers around the Tarrytown area in a walk that passed through the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery of Wahington Irving fame.

Tour of Brooklyn - Coney Island

October 29, 2016 - 25 FreeWalkers walked from the New City waterfront to Coney Island on our annual tour of a different section of Brooklyn each year. Always popular and interesting, we enjoyed great weather and scenery as we walked the greenway trail, including under the Verrazano Bridge. Thanks leader Nancy Jonap!
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Autumn on the Delaware Series

October 20-23, 2016 - Four consecutive days, 120 miles. Walking from York PA to Frenchtown. FreeWalkers walked in support of Jim Gregoire, a FreeWalker and man on a mission to walk the entire US East Coast. Charles Updike, FreeWalkers PA Regional director organized this series of walk to keep him company and provide a great reason to visit the Delaware River area.
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Sailung Nepal Trek

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Lenape 34

October 10, 2016 - On Columbus Day each year we brave the wilds of Essex County and travel through five reservations, 8 parks a dozen or so towns as we walk from Millburn to Cedar Grove, Montclair and Newark as we follow the Lenape Trail for 34 miles in our most diverse walk.
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Tour of Boston

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