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Tom Brander commented on Paul Kiczek's event LENAPE34: The Origins Walk - 2012
"Not sure if I can make this one, have a wedding the day before o_O"
Sep 14, 2012
Tom Brander might attend Paul Kiczek's event
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LENAPE34: The Origins Walk - 2012 at Millburn to Newark Along the Lenape Trail

October 8, 2012 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…See More
Sep 14, 2012
Paul Kiczek left a comment for Tom Brander
"Tom, It was great walking with you on the recent NJ shore walk. I know you took a bunch of photos/video of the Endless Summer Walk. I was just wondering if you want to upload any to the freewalkers.org. You should be able to create an album and…"
Oct 24, 2011
Tom Brander commented on Paul Kiczek's event BAY2OCEAN30: The Endless Summer Walk
"Just a reminder, anyone who's taking the NJ transit it... all the cool kids are going to be in the last car. You do want to be with the popular crowd, right? I mean, we have like an hour and a half. Angry Birds simply won't last anyone…"
Sep 29, 2011
Tom Brander commented on Paul Kiczek's event BAY2OCEAN30: The Endless Summer Walk
"Last car's the tradition. Besides, all the cool kids sit in the back of the train. Sounds like a plan! I'll call the war banners!"
Aug 23, 2011
Tom Brander commented on Paul Kiczek's event BAY2OCEAN30: The Endless Summer Walk
"Although Maurice helpfully points out that idea is pants-on-head retarded and it would be much easier to catch a train from Penn Station at 6:07am, arriving at Matawan the same time (7:11am). Trains leave from Ashbury Park going back to NYC at…"
Aug 23, 2011
Tom Brander commented on Paul Kiczek's event BAY2OCEAN30: The Endless Summer Walk
"Nancy and other NYC walkers - the only NJ transit train that will arrive in time is the first of the day. 6:25am - 7:11am from Newark/Penn Station. So I'd have to leave at like 4am to get to the Path, then take that all the way to Newark on a…"
Aug 20, 2011
Ian Hochstead and Tom Brander are now friends
Aug 10, 2011
Paul Kiczek left a comment for Tom Brander
"Tom Welcome to the FreeWalkers. I look forward to walking to walking with you. Paul"
Aug 9, 2011
Tom Brander commented on Paul Kiczek's event BAY2OCEAN30: The Endless Summer Walk
"I'm up for a Path meetup. We have to take NJ Transit, right? I don't know anything about that, so if Nancy can suggest a good time to meet (presumably at Newark) so we get there early enough I'm all ears."
Aug 9, 2011
Tom Brander updated their profile photo
Aug 9, 2011
Tom Brander is attending Paul Kiczek's event
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BAY2OCEAN30: The Endless Summer Walk at Starts: Matawan Train Station - Ends: Asbury Park

October 1, 2011 from 7:30am to 6pm
Do you wish summer would never end? Sure, the fall is a beautiful time of the year but there's nothing quite like the freedom of summer. Now, the FreeWalkers are looking to push the boundaries of that season by declaring October 1 to be our last summer day and one that is sure to be a great one for a final summer-like walk.The bay2ocean30 is a unique long distance walk along the interesting and beautiful New Jersey coast. We start at Keyport in the bay area and work out way east to Sandy Hook…See More
Aug 9, 2011
Tom Brander is now a member of FreeWalkers
Aug 9, 2011

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At 3:27pm on October 24, 2011, Paul Kiczek said…

Tom,

It was great walking with you on the recent NJ shore walk.

I know you took a bunch of photos/video of the Endless Summer Walk. I was just wondering if you want to upload any to the freewalkers.org. You should be able to create an album and upload photos or connect to photos/sets in flickr.com if you do that.

I'm just wrapping up some of these events and thought I would ask. Its ok if you prefer not to.

Paul

At 8:33pm on August 9, 2011, Paul Kiczek said…

Tom

Welcome to the FreeWalkers.

I look forward to walking to walking with you.

Paul

 
 
 

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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.

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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.
Read the entire story 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..
See photos here

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.
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.
See photos here

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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