October 2010 Blog Posts (17)


Lynn, Ian, and Maurice, who finished the hailish Lenape 34, also completed the Great Bridgewalk, 10/30/10. better weather. 2 states, 4 boroughs, 16 bridges that connect to Manhattan.

Added by maurice teahan on October 31, 2010 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Great Bridgewalk

Lynn, Ian, and Maurice, who survived the hailish Lenape 34, also finished the challenging Bridgewalk on 10/30/10. Weather conditions were slighter more pleasant. 2 states, 4 boroughs, and 16 bridges that touch Manhattan.

Added by maurice teahan on October 31, 2010 at 6:33am — No Comments

16 Days till 140 miles...

Ok, so all the BS is behind me and my hiking buddy is on-board! November 12th 2010 at 6AM I'm off...

Added by James Savas on October 27, 2010 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Slight postponement! :\

Ok, so had something unexpected come up - not related to physical issues, and have to postpone a little... Expecting to be early November... Will update soon!

Added by James Savas on October 20, 2010 at 10:17pm — 1 Comment

Urban advdenture. The Great Bridgewalk, 10/30/10. From the Geoeorger Washington Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge, 16 bridges that touch Manhattan, 12 hours,option to take bus/subway.Info at Shorewalkers…

Urban advdenture. The Great Bridgewalk, 10/30/10. From the Geoeorger Washington Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge, 16 bridges that touch Manhattan, 12 hours,option to take bus/subway.Info at Shorewalkers.org, meetup.com/shorewalkers.

Added by maurice teahan on October 20, 2010 at 9:21pm — No Comments

3 days till go time!

Walked Palisade Ave (about 150' up hill) to the GWB! Beautiful walk but a little sore. feeling good.

Added by James Savas on October 19, 2010 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Lenape trail

Hi everyone,

I would like to invite anyone that is interested to the Nutley museum this Thursday evening. We will be having two speakers. The first is a local artist and the second one will be Steve Marano who will speak about the Lenape trail.

For those who are not familiar with Steve, he is the one who spearheaded the drive to reblaze the Lenape trail in honor of the gentleman who originally did it over 30 years ago. Steve has worked diligently getting county and local… Continue

Added by John Demmer on October 18, 2010 at 5:50pm — No Comments

5 Days till WALK!

Ok, just drove my entire hiking route from Catskills - Home... Looks doable albeit ambitious. A little precarious for about 15-20 miles around West Point... Not a very friendly patch of road; nice and steep and not too much of a shoulder :\ Nonetheless jogged a couple miles today and feeling good! Tuesday up to and across the GWB!!!

Added by James Savas on October 17, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments

My 22 mi or so

Of course, I cheated a little. I took a shortcut in Mills Reservation and laid down for a full 20 minutes waiting fro the group I left. What took you so long, Gary, et al?

I expected to drop off in Eagle Rock Res and walk home to downtown Montclair, but felt good enough to go almost to Brookdale Park.

Legs hurt on Tuesday, but fine since.

Thanks to all who planned and checked the route. ( Including me.)

Added by Robert Fouchaux on October 15, 2010 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

Getting body ready...

Got my Vitamin Shoppe order in and ready for supplement-mania; Quercetin, Hylablend, Chondrointin, C, E, protein, etc., etc.

Added by James Savas on October 13, 2010 at 8:52pm — No Comments


Wow, that was some trip yesterday! This was my first organized walk ever (outside of cub scouts with my son) and what a walk it was. From the first steps I knew it was going to be challenging especially when we started off at the base of what seemed like a mountain to me. I walked for the most part with my new friend from Nutley, lynn but along the whole way we were able to meet and speak with so many great people. I had never been to so many of the places that we were at and there was so much… Continue

Added by John Demmer on October 12, 2010 at 7:14pm — 4 Comments

What a great hike!

The Lenape 34 hike was a blast. Had a great day, at least until the rains came at 7:30 pm. Mike Patterson and I made it all the way to Penn Station Newark, arriving there at 8:00 pm, a bit damp but in great spirits. Thanks to all who contributed just by being part of the group.

Added by Jim Gregoire on October 12, 2010 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

Not aching too badly

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?

Added by Doug Arbesfeld on October 12, 2010 at 6:53am — 4 Comments


I am sorry I cannot participate tomorrow after all. I was called for a job, have to be there at 5:30am and it's all day. Looking forward to next time!

Added by Dagmar Hobson on October 10, 2010 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Preparing for Catskills 2010

Ok, 12 Days to Go.

Got into 8 miles yesterday. Found out at 2 hours all those little aches turned on nice and hard but somewhere closer to 3 hours body chilled out and fealt much better - good news NO tightness/sorness today!. Next target 12 miles!!!

Added by James Savas on October 10, 2010 at 9:50am — No Comments

Target: Catskills 2010

15 days till START! Tested myself out with a 6-mile walk 2 days ago. Frankly waiting for it to hurt or to feel winded but it never happened - feeling pretty confident thus far...

Added by James Savas on October 7, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Brookdale Park to Newark - 3rd Practice Walk

This was the third practice walk before the Columbus Day LENAPE34. During the 12-mile walk we went through some of the most densely populated towns in New Jersey. But we also passed through some of the most beautiful parks in…


Added by Paul Kiczek on October 4, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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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.

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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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.
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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!
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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

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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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