It's time again for our one-day 34-mile trek through the wilds of Essex County. This will be our eighth annual event taking place on Monday, October 9, 2017 (the official Columbus Day). It's always a great time of the year for a long walk but this one is special and demanding. However, there are options to walk many areas and segments that anyone can do.
It’s a good thing that we are biologically programmed to forget painful experiences. But what about exhausting or uncomfortable ones? You conveniently forget how much work goes into a tough walk. Or, at least that was my thought as the three of us finally finished out LENAPE34 walk, fully exhausted, at North Broad Street Station in Newark after 10:00 p.m. – 15 hours of nearly non-stop walking. Five other walkers had already made the entire journey at least an hour before.