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Waking Up from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Starting in June, New York and New Jersey are gradually opening up after the shut down during the COVID-19 Pandemic. On recovering from the pandemic, we encourage everyone to go outdoors to get inspiration from the Nature. Stretch our legs and breath in fresh air. However we are cautious that the pandemic is not completely gone yet. We will follow the guidelines from the authorities for the restricted use of the park facilities and hiking trails. We will NOT have organized hikes as before. CMCNY will post some recommendated hikes for people to sign up. CMCNY will provide information for those who have signed up, to come to the hikes on their own. Everyone is reminded that social distancing is still a MUST on the hiking trail.

Saturday 4/17/2021 - Terrace Pond/ Bearfort Mountain Hike, Level B & C
Abram Hewitt State Forest, NJ
This is the time to see the blossoming of the rhododendron flower. Terrace Pond is an aquatic gem that lies at an altitude of 1,380 feet located in the Abram Hewitt State Forest near West Milford, NJ. Terrace Pond is surrounded by steep cliffs of puddingstone conglomerate, with nearby blueberry swamps and impressive stands of rhododendron. The expansive views on top of the mountain ridges worth the effort of some steep climbs. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/MeiSheng Liu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 4/17/2021 - Beacon Mountain and Fishkill Ridge loop Hike/12 Miles/ Levels E
Hudson Highlands State Park
From trailhead, follow the Casino trail (Red), pass North Beacon Mountain, turn left on Breakneck Ridge trail (White), pass South Beacon Mountain and a fire tower, turn left on Wilkinson Memorial trail (Yellow), then turn left on Fishkill Ridge trail (White), then turn left on a connection trail with yellow blaze, turn right on Casino trail (Red) back to parking lot.
Note: Due to the current pandemic situation, no carpool will be arranged and no leaders will be arranged to lead the hike. Wear a mask or practice social distance, stay at least 6 feet away from other hikers.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Tony Shu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 4/17/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training / Level F
Tuxedo Park - Pingyp Mountain Loop
With the training in past weeks, the hikers are expected to hike a longer distance and are familiar with the trails in the area. The Long Distance Hike Training is adopting a new training route, the Tuxedo Park to Pingyp Mountain loop. Hikers are expected to be able to hike independently and find their way to their targets with a map. The route covers over 20 miles with a few thousand feet of elevation gain. The hikers are expected to hike at least 10 hours. Registration is limited to the members of the training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 4/18/2021 - Horse Pond Mountain and Monksville Reservoir Hike
Long Pond Ironworks State Park, NJ
The Monksville Reservoir was built in 1987 by damming on the Wanaque River in West Milford, NJ. The hike starts at the South Boat Launch parking area. Follow the Monks Trail to Monks Mountain for a southern view of the reservoir. Go around the northern bay of the reservoir to visit the remains of the Long Pond Furnaces. Change to the Highland Trail to go up Horse Pond Mountain. At the summit, the full view of the horse shoe shaped reservoir can be seen. Descend from the summit and walk on the Monksville Dam to return to the parking. *Limit to 20 people and no carpool arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM South Boat Launch Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 4/24/2021 - Gin's 26-Mile Day Hike Challenge / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
The annual Gin's 26-mile day hike is resuming in 2021. This challenging hike is named in honor of Gin Goon, a founder of CMCNY. He passed away in Oct. 2003. The hike is strenuous with many ups and downs covering many difficult terrains for over 26 miles. Long distance hikers have been training hard for the past months for their strength, hiking skills, endurance and patience. This hike will be a testimony for their hard work and accomplishment.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00AM Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 4/24/2021 - ALA Fundraising: 6 Mile Day Hike / Level B
Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop
This is a short hike to support the Gin\'s Hike. Starting at parking lot off Rte 106, at the foothill of the Jackie Jones Mountain, follow the S-BM (yellow) trail for about half a mile. Then turn left to the unmarked road to visit the three reservoirs. Follow the unmarked trail to TMI. Then catch the Breakneck Mtn trail and the S-BM trail back to the parking lot. Meet the 26 mile hikers on the way and cheer them up. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Cecilia Mui -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 4/24/2021 - Gin's 26-Mile medium range support Hike, level D
Lake Askoti to Big Hill Shelter Loop
Cheer up the Gin's 26-mile Hikers along their path. Starting from Lake Askoti, hike to Time Square. Hike along the R-D trail to meet the Hikers at Hogancamp Mtn.,Bold Rocks Shelter, Black Rock Mtn., Tom Jones Mtn. and Parker Cabin Mtn. Change to the TMI Trail at Claudius Smith Den. Lunch at Lake Sebago. Hike to Big Hill Shelter cheering the faster hikers along the way for the final leg of their tough hike. Return to Lake Askoti from Big Hill Shelter via Long Path. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Nancy Liang -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 4/25/2021 - Munsee-Eagle Mountain Hike / Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The Munsee-Eagle Trail that skirts Eagle Mountain is combined with the Red Back Trail (magenta) and Hutchinson Trail (yellow "H" on red) to form a 7-mile loop hike. The trails wind across stone and wooden bridges through valleys and meadows with a multitude of habitats. The mountain top overlooks Tuxedo Lake and dots with glacial erratics and dramatic cliffs. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center Hikers' Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/1/2021 - Stonetown Circular & Hewitt Butler loop Hike,18 Miles/ Level E
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Starting from the trailhead parking lot on West Brook road, take the Highlands Trail north, then Stonetown Circular trail (red triangle), pass Windbeam Mt., Bear Mt. and Board Mt. and cross Stonetown road. After Harrison Mt, stay on Highland Trail (white), pass Horse Pond Mt, turn left to Hewitt Butler trail (blue) south, pass Long Hill, West Brook Mt., Manaticut Point then reach the West Brook Road. Follow the road west and connect to Camp Wyanokie trail (yellow) to Camp Wyanokie/Boy Scout Lake. Switch to Wyanokie Circular trail (red), then merge with Highland trail (white) north, then meet West Brook road and pass the Little Windbeam Mt., turn left on Stonetown Circular trail (red triangle) to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Rosa Melgar -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/1/2021 - Kakiat Park - Raccoon Brook Hills, 8-10 Mile Hike / Level B & C
Pine Meadow Lake, Harriman State Park
Starting from Kakiat Park, go up Cobus Mtn. and follow the Kakiat trail to Raccoon Brook Hills. Go on top of the hills to have a good view of the valley. Change back to Kakiat Trail and proceed to Pine Meadow Brook. Visit the cascade at the Ga-Nus-Quah Rock. Follow the brook upstream to the north shore of Pine Meadow Lake. Leave the lake and use the crossover trail to the S-BM Trail. Follow the trail downhill and connect to the Kakiat Trail back to parking lot. Avid hikers extend the route on Raccoon Brook Hills to the Seven Hills where there are many lookout points with expansive views year round. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: -- Click to sign on the activity

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Whatsnew

  • 4/27/2019 - Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop hike, photos by Rose Liu
  • 4/6/2019 - Storm King Mountain hike, photos by Rose Liu
  • 3/30/2019 - Forestne Meadow Lake / 7 Hills Trail hike, photos by Rose Liu
  • 03/24/2019 - CMCNY 2019 Trip Leader Training Meeting, photos by Hong Huang
  • 1/27/2019 - CMCNY Annual Meeting, photos by Kwok-Chi Ng
  • 1/27/2019 - CMCNY Annual Meeting, photos by Lily Huang
  • 1/19/2019 - Ramapo Mountain State Forest hike, photos by Rose Liu
  • 9/30/2017 - Trail Maintenance and Moon Festival Night Outing, photos by Rose Liu
  • 5/27/2017 - A Memorable Camping Trip: Frances Slocum SP, article by Jordan Chang (10 yr old)
  • 5/27/2017 - Fun Activities at Camping: Frances Slocum SP, article 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:

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    PO BOX 295
    New York, NY 10163

    Questions & Suggestions.

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    - Via On-line Registration:

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    Note: Registration is closed at 6PM on Thursday.

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    - Trip Registration Form

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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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