Congratulations 2012 Lenape34 Walkers!
Congratulations to all 40 or so walkers that took part in the 3rd annual LENAPE34: The Origins Walk on Columbus Day, October 8, 2012. Many consider this the toughest event of our entire calendar due to its terrain, amount of daylight, weather, and various areas it covers. But we had actually a record number of 11 that finished either at Newark Penn or Broad St Station. An impressive FreeWalkers feat!
We traversed a mind-boggling 4 reservations, 3 public utility access routes, 15 parks and over a dozen towns. It was a 34-mile trek through woods, neighborhoods, and urban settings in the tradition of modern-day explorers. The walk started in Millburn and ended in Newark for those that could make it all the way. For others, there was plenty to experience and enjoy in this challenging event.
NOTE: Jay Leslie's GPS showed 5145 feet of cumulative ascent for the entire length last year.
Read about the LENAPE34 2011 and other related events
- Read about the LENAPE34 October 10, 2011 Event
- Read about the South Mountain Practice Walk Sep 25, 2011
- Read about the LENAPE34 October 11, 2010 Event
Lenape Trail Overview
The Lenape Trail was first established over 30 years ago by Al Kent, a retired trail coordinator who wanted to connect as many natural resources and points of interest in Essex County as he could, traversing towns, parks, woodlands, and residential areas along the way. Our walk along the trail takes you from the peak of South Mountain to urban Newark. The Lenape Trail is currently going through a revitalization effort largely due to Steve Marano and the NYNJ Trail Conference efforts. Steve also is involved in an effort to finalize the 130-mile Liberty Water Gap Trail across New Jersey.
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