Hi Paul- Thanks, this looks like an exciting event and I'm looking forward to participating in at least 25 miles of it. I'm trying to pursuade a few other people to walk a portion and should know in a few days if they will. I've been on three 10+ mile hikes since March 1st, and plan on an 18 mile hike this weekend. I only found out about this event recently, but hope to be prepared for a 50 mile hike by the end of November.
Hey Paul thanks for the message. This looks like a really cool event. No way I can walk all 50 miles but I can do 20 so will prob meet you in union or newark to do the second leg. Thanks for organizing this, I will let some other folks know about the walk.
I'm trying to connect with other walkers from Jersey City...I'd like to organize a group of walkers and a practice walk or 2...there's still time. Any help to spread the word would be appreciated. I've sent comments to the JC people...no replies to date.
Thanks for putting together this highly ambitious and slightly crazy challenge - it will be an adventure.
I plan to take Amtrack to the Metropark station on Sat, May 22, and spend the night at the Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave. South. The hotel claims to be only 2.5 blocks from the station and their rate seems quite good: $98. I'm not familiar with the area, so my question is: does my plan sound reasonable to you?
Thanks, Paul. Much as I am a technogeek at heart, I think I'm going to
stick to a low-tech approach for this: simply call a few friends (like Mike Oliva)
that I know will be walking the trail that day and ask where they are.
I will time it to join them.
I'm speaking as a non-Twitter user so forgive me for my ignorance.
The problem with Twitter - to my understanding - is exactly what I
mentioned below: not everyone (in fact, only a minority)
of people can access the Web from their cellphone. And Tweets
can only be seen if you log into Twitter via a Web browser, correct? What I'm suggesting is basically the opposite of Twitter - you enter a message once and it
is broadcast to a list of subscribers as a flurry of TEXT messages.
Does Twitter have this capability?
The lowest common denominator for most people is text messaging. Not everyone has mobile Web. So Twitter is probably not practical. Question: are there any 'text message reflector' services available that effectively allow one to e-mail a text message and then have it broadcast to a number of mobile phones? I guess technically one could set up an e-mail reflector list where the subscribers submitted their respective Verizon/at&t/Sprint text message numbers. Then one would simply have to send a text message to the e-mail reflector. That's a brute force method. Wonder if there are any third-party Web services that basically add this text broadcast capability to Twitter?
Just a thought...
Hi P. Kiczek ...yes that also sounds good to me...why don't you decide whatever is easier to do....Question about this gift thing...is this a way of donating money?? Not sure who it is going to but I guess this is for the event?.....let me know...Can we take any creatures on the walk? Ethel can probably walk better than me....but it may be too much of a hassle to take her.
Curious (and excuse me if you've covered this elsewhere on your Website):
do you anticipate that the group will try to stay together? Would there be any way
to communicate (via cellphone) to time my 'appearance' on the route to meet up with the group?
Just a few days ago, I noticed, maybe for the first time, the sounds of the Great Canal Walk. For most of the 40 miles and 15 hours that day there was an absence of sound in this body of water as still as glass on that calm day....