Walking History (4)

Walking in the Arctic

Walking in the Arctic: My Trip in a Nutshell

By Adriane Berg

When you think of the Arctic Circle you may not imagine an ideal place to walk. But, it can be in the summer and even more fascinating in the winter (especially with a husky at your side.)

Our trip (my husband and I) took over one month. This description is much compressed and features only the walks. What it proves is that walking can be part of any journey. Whether a dedicated trek or intermittent day walks, the rewards are infinite.

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I know a lot of doctors who can cure you,” said my co-worker when I told him the distance I was planning to walk.

At 12:30 am on Saturday, September 8, there were nine of us in Easton, PA.  The night before, some of us had slept very little and some not at all.  Perhaps we were all excited but also a bit nervous. After all, what we were about to do was not going to be just a walk around the block. Most of us had never walked 62 miles in one day. In fact, this was maybe the first time that anyone

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Trenton's Shaky Bridge

bridge2.JPG?profile=RESIZE_710xA few yards away from the banks of the Delaware River in Trenton’s Stacy Park is a bridge so short it hardly serves a purpose. But don’t judge the bridge’s merit by its size. It’s the work of John A. Roebling, the civil engineer who built the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. This little New Jersey bridge was built by Roebling as part of a demonstration project in the 19th century and later gifted to Trenton. It’s said that the structure is modeled on his Niagara Falls Bridge. Named lately as the “Shaky B

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Marathon March

20180629_213656.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xIf you think walking 40 or 50 miles is a scary proposition, read about a very strange event inspired by Stephen King's psychological horror novel "The Long Walk." First published in 1979, Long Walk is set in a future dystopian America ruled by an authoritarian. The country holds an annual walking contest in which 100 teens must journey, non-stop and under strict rules, until only one of them is still standing alive to receive the prize. A film of the novel is now in production by New Line Cinema

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