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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on October 4, 2010 at 9:00pm —
I am new to long walking but I am looking forward to Oct 11th. I live in Nutley and am looking to see if anyone else is from here and is available to give me a ride to the starting point. We only have one family car which I want to leave here as my support vehicle in case I need to be picked up. I could take my motorcycle over but then I would have to somehow get it back that night and I think I am going to be pretty tired. I am willing to contribute some gas money to help… Continue
Added by John Demmer on September 30, 2010 at 11:50pm —
We started with good weather in the mid 70s, meeting at the clearly marked Lenape Trail sign in Verona Park. Our small group of eight, which included a dad and his two boys, a husband and wife, and three veteran walkers, was energetic and ready… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on September 28, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Each spring for the past 25 years, scores of people have done a walk around the perimeter of Manhattan as part of the Great Saunter
, started by Cy A. Adler, now 82, who also wrote the 2003 book on the subject, “Walking Manhattan’s Rim,” ...
Hey, that's cool stuff in Manhattan but 32 miles is not "The Big Walk - NJ2NY50" 50 miles, or even the "The Origins Walk - LENAPE34" @ 34 miles is it?…
Added by Paul Kiczek on September 23, 2010 at 2:02pm —
In NYC, Union Square became the latest neighborhood to embrace pedestrian friendliness Wednesday, as city officials hailed the completion of a new pedestrian plaza in the area.
Read more:… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on September 23, 2010 at 11:23am —
Over a dozen of us gathering together at around 9:00 a.m. this past Saturday to explore the first third of the Lenape Trail. Surprisingly, the Locust Grove parking area, which only accommodates about 20 cars was already filled to capacity at 8:30. But the Millburn train station’s parking lot had… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on September 21, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Thanks to Dave Hogenauers and Paul For leading and organizing the test from Millburn to Verona today. I learned a lot and, I hope made some new friends..
Added by Robert Fouchaux on September 18, 2010 at 5:46pm —
Changing Broadway traffic to favor pedestrians rather than cars has transformed the grand avenue in Midtown to a passage as narrow as a sleepy street in Greenwich Village. Traffic now flows around a constricting city artery to the delight of visitors and local businesses. See NY Times Sept 5, 2010… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on September 7, 2010 at 11:00am —
Luckily, I had a few of hours to kill this past Saturday and I was anxious to see more closely what is ahead for our LENAPE34 walk on October 11. So on a whim, I took off to find the start of the trail. Years ago, I had opened a small business office in town so I already knew much about Millburn having spent an inordinate number of hours working and walking its streets. But I knew little about the South Mountain Reservation, except for its unique natural beauty when you rode through… Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on August 31, 2010 at 10:00am —
In a curious incident, an intrepid walking group tested the famous safety net of Essex Fells. In the end all they discovered was a man on his back seeing stars. Where in the world is Essex Fells?
Added by Paul Kiczek on August 26, 2010 at 10:24pm —