Ian Hochstead
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Ian Hochstead commented on Paul Kiczek's event Tour of Brooklyn 2016 - Walk to Coney Island
"SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY:  There will be no weekend D train service in Brooklyn on 10/29 and 10/30.  Use the N, Q or F instead."
Oct 26, 2016
Ian Hochstead commented on Paul Kiczek's event Tour of Brooklyn 2016 - Walk to Coney Island
"It is about a 30 minute ride on the N train from 34th Street - Herald Square (Manhattan) to 36th Street - 4th Avenue (Brooklyn), the subway station closest to the start of the walk.  Be advised that general direction of the walk is away from…"
Oct 26, 2016
Ian Hochstead commented on Paul Kiczek's event Speaker Series: NJ Session Trek Nepal, Discover Yourself
"I am already registered for the Thu June 2 presentation at REI Soho!"
May 23, 2016
Ian Hochstead commented on Paul Kiczek's event NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2016
"The "Big Walk" is very similar to the Great Saunter, however "the Big Walk" goes through more suburban and less urban areas.  So, although there are several  intermediate train stations where one can start later or stop…"
May 20, 2016
Ian Hochstead commented on Paul Kiczek's event NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2016
"I think Google Maps mislead you, I will be coming from South Brooklyn and expect to leave around 3:45 am.  The NJTransit train from Penn Station (Manhattan, 34th Street) to Metropark Station (in Iselin) leaves at 5:10 am."
May 18, 2016
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Another event...

Although it isn't a Freewalkers walk, nor a actually even a walk, I did want to invite yous to join me at Cheesequake State Park in NJ from Sunday 6/26 to Saturday 7/2 on an American Hiking Society volunteer vacation doing hiking trail maintenance. More information is available below http://volunteervacations.americanhiking.org/events/cheesequake-state-park/…See More
May 4, 2016
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Another event...

Although it isn't a Freewalkers walk, nor a actually even a walk, I did want to invite yous to join me at Cheesequake State Park in NJ from Sunday 6/26 to Saturday 7/2 on an American Hiking Society volunteer vacation doing hiking trail maintenance. More information is available below http://volunteervacations.americanhiking.org/events/cheesequake-state-park/…See More
May 2, 2016
Ian Hochstead commented on Paul Kiczek's event NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2015
"The most challenging walking event in the NYC area that I am aware of! "
Apr 15, 2015
Ian Hochstead commented on Paul Kiczek's event Pittsburgh "City of Bridges" Walk
"Although I have frequently participated in Shorewalkers' "Great Manhattan Bridge Walk", I have, so far, only walked one of Pittsburgh's many bridges."
Apr 15, 2015
Ian Hochstead commented on Robert Quinlan's event Raritan Valley 20-mile "Whistle Stop" Walk
"If I am understanding the NJ Transit website correctly, NYC (all 4 boroughs) residents can go to Penn Station New York (34th Street in Manhattan) for the 7:07 am North Jersey Coast train to Newark Penn Station (arriving 7:25 am) and then connect to…"
Oct 27, 2014
Ian Hochstead might attend Robert Quinlan's event
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Raritan Valley 20-mile "Whistle Stop" Walk at Cranford Train Station

November 1, 2014 from 8am to 5pm
This event was cancelled 10/31/14 due to weather. Expected to be rescheduled in the future.Join us for an approximate 20-mile walk from Cranford to Somerville, New Jersey, on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 (last day of "Daylight Savings" Time). We will start at the N.J. Transit Station in Cranford and finish at the N.J. Transit Station in Somerville (Somerset County).  This walk through central New Jersey will closely parallel the "Raritan Valley" Line, which has weekend service from Penn Station in…See More
Oct 27, 2014
Ian Hochstead commented on Paul Kiczek's event Connecticut Coast Walk #2 - South Norwalk to Bridgeport
"For those coming from Grand Central Terminal, what train will we need to take to South Norwalk to join the group?"
Jun 16, 2014
Ian Hochstead might attend Paul Kiczek's event

Connecticut Coast Walk #2 - South Norwalk to Bridgeport at South Norwalk (Start) to Bridgeport

June 28, 2014 from 8am to 4pm
NOTE: starting time change to 9:15 am.One-day 16-mile walk along the East Coast Greenway and Long Island Sound from South Norwalk to Bridgeport following the East Coast Greenway and coastal trails. Recommended from NYC:Take the Metro North departing @ 8:04 am from Grand Central Station to South Norwalk. (NOTE: There is also a train to Port Chester at 8:07 but we ARE NOT taking that train). We will meet at the South Norwalk station. We anticipate a 7 hour walk. Reminder...bring snacks, water…See More
Jun 16, 2014
Ian Hochstead is attending Paul Kiczek's event
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NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2014 at Metropark, Iselin NJ to Penn Station New York

May 10, 2014 from 6am to 10:30pm
EVENT UPDATE:Check the Google Interactive Map for latest route this year. Basically, we are back to the original. Note: use the PATH alternate ferry service near Exchg Pl - last ferry is 10:00 p.m.Itinerary for 2014Weather: Overcast 60 to start, mid-70s afternoon, periods of rain (rain jacket, foldable umbrella?)Start - arrive around 5:45 - sign in, numbers, photo, coffee+, briefing, handout. NYC train due in at 5:58 (we will wait for train),…See More
Feb 12, 2014
Ian Hochstead and Satchel are now friends
Feb 10, 2014
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LENAPE34: The Origins Walk - 2013 at Millburn to Newark Along the Lenape Trail

October 14, 2013 from 7am to 8:30pm
This Columbus Day 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 third annual LENAPE34 which turned out to be very challenging yet popular with the FreeWalkers last year. The…See More
Oct 13, 2013

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Another event...

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 5:53pm 0 Comments

Although it isn't a Freewalkers walk, nor a actually even a walk, I did want to invite yous to join me at Cheesequake State Park in NJ from Sunday 6/26 to Saturday 7/2 on an American Hiking Society volunteer vacation doing hiking trail maintenance. More information is available below …

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At 1:17pm on October 24, 2011, Paul Kiczek said…

Ian,

I just updated the cross-jersey challenge miles (http://crossjerseywalk.org). You had a few entries and I just wanted to be sure I've got the right mileage. I posted you at 56 miles. Is that correct? Let me know if should be different.

Paul

At 2:09pm on October 14, 2010, Doug Arbesfeld said…
Excellent! Yee hah!
At 8:37pm on October 13, 2010, Lynn Midoloo said…
Hey Ian
Hows those blisters? Im still waiting for Maurice to post photos and send bridge walk info. Thanks for the team effort, it really pulled us through.
Lynn
At 11:10pm on May 21, 2010, Ian Hochstead said…
Sorry about my laziness, but I'd have to leave my apt at 4 am to make it to Metropark!
I'm going to sleep an extra hour, leave my apt at 5 am and start (only) in Rahway.
At 3:42pm on May 17, 2010, Paul Kiczek said…
Ian,
Welcome to NJ2NY50 Walkers.
I see you're not committing to a particular goal. No problem.
There are many opportunities to continue or drop off if you wish.
I look forward to walking with you.
Paul
 
 
 

Recent Events

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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Photos here

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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Photos here

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.

Jack Shi's Excellent Adventure

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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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See survey results here

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
See the survey results here.

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.
Read the entire story here
See photos here

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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.
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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.
See photos here

Sailung Nepal Trek


October 3-16, 2016 - Two weeks trekking te foothills of the Himalayas. Sydney Frymire of Trek of Your Life (TOYL), a FreeWalker and experienced hiker and traveler organizes trips to Nepal which include a bit of volunteerism and plenty of incredible sights.
See photos here

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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Endless Summer Walk


September 24, 2016 - Once again we tried our best to hold on to summer and made a 30-mile trek along the bayshore and oceanside from Matawan to Sandy Hook to Asbury Park. Great conditions again this year for a beautiful walk and one of our most popular.
See photos here

Tour of Boston

September 17, 2016 - Fran Price, our FreeWalker leader in Boston, put together a great tour of the highlights of Boston. We walked from South Boston to Copley Square, mostly following the water and the historic trail.
See photos here

Providence - Boston Expedition

Providence to Boston July 23 to July 29 - Loredana, Ken and Nancy have finished thier 110 mile week-long expedition on the ECGA.

Read Loredana's story on why she walks the expedition each year.

See Loredana's 7-day Photo Journal

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