Five scouts, Frank Doherty and I participated in the Great Saunter on Saturday, May 1, 2010, which is hosted annually by a club called Shorewalkers.  This was the 25th anniversary event.  Shorewalkers meets at South Street Seaport and then walks the entire 32 mile circumference of Manhattan passing such sites as Battery Park, Chelsea Piers, USS Intrepid, Riverside Park (and 22 other parks), George Washington Bridge, Inwood Park (where Peter Minuet purchased Manhattan from the Indians), Harlem, Gracie Mansion, the U.N., and the Brooklyn Bridge.  The hike lasted from 7:30 am to 8:15 pm.

Of particular note, new scout Michael Landy (age 10) was the youngest person ever to finish this hike on his own two feet.  I attached the picture of me and Michael, the Bronxville Troop 5 scouts that participated, approximately 14 miles into the hike overlooking the George Washington Bridge.

Michael used this hike towards completion of one of the requirements for the hiking merit badge.

Mr. Landy