Chinese Mountain Club of New York

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Fundraising for American Lung Association in honor of Gin Goon

Spring is a time of renewal, rejuvenation and hope. Inspired by the spirit of the season, Chinese Mountain Club of New York (CMCNY) will be launching the 2018 fundraising campaign for American Lung Association (ALA) in honor of our late Co-founder Mr. Gin Goon, who lost his life to lung cancer in 2003. The fundraising event will be kicked off by the Gin's Hike on 04/28/2018, along with two support hikes, medium and short distances. The long distance hikers, who have been training for the Gin's Hike in the last three months, will challenge their hiking skills and physical endurance by trying to complete the treacherous 26 miles in one day. Medium and short distance hikers will have opportunities to render their support and encouragement to the long distance hikers along the way. You can support this fundraising campaign by joining the support hikes and/or making a financial contribution to American Lung Association. The donation will best be made by a check payable to AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION. You can either mail your donation to CMCNY, P.O. Box 295, New York, NY 10163, or simply give it to any of the trip leaders. The donations will be collected at CMCNY activities throughout the month of May and remitted to ALA at the conclusion of this fundraising campaign.

Saturday 6/30/2018 - Breakneck Mountain Day Hike/ Level C
Breakneck Mountain, Cold Springs, NY
One of the most famous hiking spots on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Hudson along the ridge. The trails are rocky for the first half mile and some rock scrambling are required. An easier climb can start from the Washburn trailhead.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/30/2018 - Independence Day Family Camping (3 days, 6/30 - 7/2)
Rudd Pond Campground, Taconic State Park, NY
We have made special arrangement for people who need to work 7/2 (Monday). They can stay as late as they prefer on Sunday. For this special occasion, CMC offers children under 12 years old to camp free. Taconic State Park is located along 16 miles of the Taconic Mountain Range, sharing a border with Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Rudd Pond campground offers many activities including swimming, picnicking, hiking, biking, boating and fishing. Bring your bike, enjoy biking with the children on the famous Harlem Valley Rail Trail nearby. Hikers enjoy the awesome scenery in the nearby mountains and the Bash Bish Fall. Prepare your own camping gears. Limit to 60 people. Members have priority. Register online and all fees paid before 6/22. Fees (Include 1st night BBQ); $20 member, $25 non-member, FREE for children under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 7/7/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Johnsontown Circle to Lake Skenonto Loop
From JTC, follow Blue Disc Trail to climb up Dater Mtn, Pound Mtn to Claudius Smith Den. Then take the Victory Trail to Lake Skenonto. After lunch, go along the bank of Lake Sebago to the Triangle (Yellow)Trail. Follow the Triangle and then the White Bar Trails back to JCT. The B level hikers will pick the easier routes but no one will miss the views of the summer lakes.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/George Rogers -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 7/14/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti North, Harriman State Park
Starting from Lake Askoti, follow the A-SB (red triangle ) Trail to Time Square. Change to the RED (red dot) Trail to intersect the AT Trail. Turn westwards on the AT Trail and cut into the service road to connect to the Long Path. Go southwards on the Long Path and connect back to AT Trail at Lemon Squeezer. Change to the A-SB Trail and walk leisurely back to the parking lot. For a bonus, hike around Island Pond and head back to the parking lot by taking the Dunning (yellow) Trail, followed by the Long Path.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead
Leaders: Daniel Do/Shui-Kei Ng -- Click to sign on the activity

May 2018
June 2018
July 2018

  • 5/27/2017 - A Memorable Camping Trip: Frances Slocum SP by Jordan Chang (10 yr old)
  • 5/27/2017 - Fun Activities at Camping: Frances Slocum SP by Vincent Chang (8 yr old)
  • 5/23/2017 - 一个无证者的朝圣之路 D51, article by Ar Shuo
  • 4/4/2017 - 一个无证者的朝圣路 D06 , article by Ar Shuo
  • 3/31/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣路走一遭 D2, article by Ar Shou
  • 3/30/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣路走一遭 D1, article by Ar Shou
  • 1/15/2017 Embracing Nature and Friendships: Patagonia Adventure 2016. Video by Steve & Lily Huang
  • 11/13/2016 CMCNY AT thru-hikers' Celebration Party, photos by Hong Huang
  • 2015 October - Thunder River -- One of the Top Ten Backpacking Destinations, article by Chi Chan
    2015 January - Climbing Mount Washington, article by Helen Huang
    2014 October - Presidential Range Traverse In One Day, article by Helen Huang
    08/01/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Precipice Trail (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    07/31/2014 - CMCNY Baxter Peak (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    07/27/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Sea Kayaking, video by Harry Chen
    07/27 to 08/03/2014 - CMCNY Maine Trip Photo Review, video by Harry Chen
    07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Adventuous Voyage, video by Harry Chen
    07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Fair Ladies, video by Harry Chen
    06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    01/25/2015 - CMCNY's Annual Meeting, photos by Sandy Lau
    08/09/2014 - Black Rock Forest, NY, photos by Rose Liu
    05/10/2014 - Bear Mountain, NY, video by YongShuo Li
    2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 1), article by James Wang
    2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 2), article by James Wang
    2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 3), article by James Wang
    2014 May - Climbing Mount Shasta in California (in 2013), article by Helen Huang
    2014 Spring - Mystery Canyon And Its Redbud Tree, article by Chi Chan
    01/19/2014 - Spring Festival Party /Annual Meeting, photos by George Li

    CMCNY Mailing Address:

    PO BOX 295
    New York, NY 10163

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    Our day hikes are rated from Level A to Level F. Level A being the earliest;  Lever D and above are for experience hikers only. Please contact leader if you are uncertain about what level of hiking activity should you participate. Click here to see CMCNY Hiking Rating System.

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