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Welcome the Colorful Fall Foliage!

In Lunar Calendar, Autumn arrives early this year. With months of dry weather, the mountains and forests are starting to change colors. CMCNY is scheduling more hikes for this special season. Come out and join our hikes to appreciate the colors of Nature. Those who like to explore and are not afraid of heights get the most reward.

Saturday 10/8/2022 - Minnewaska State Park Hike / Level A & C
Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz, NY
Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged terrain. The hike takes you around Lake Minnewaska and the Awosting Falls. Walk along the carriage road to the sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views. *No Carpool Arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung/Sharon Yen -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/15/2022 - Russian Bear/Pine Meadow Lake 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Harriman State Park, NY
Start from the 7 Lakes Drive Reeves visitor center, follow the blue trail, then orange trail to Russian Bear. After enjoying the view of the Ramapo valley, then go down to Pine Meadow Lake. Take a walk around the lake for the view and return to the visitor center through the white trail along the Stony Brook.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/15/2022 - Diamond Mountain and Four Lakes Hike, 5 - 11 miles/ B & C levels
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Sebago Boat Launch parking, take the 7-Hills trail to the lookout points on Diamond Mtn. Hike towards Pine Meadow lake and visit the Ga-Nus-Quah Rock and the cascades on the river. Go around Pine Meadow Lake and hike to Lake Wanoksink. Change to the TMI trail to Lake Sabego. Walk on the western shore of the lake to Lake Skenonto. Enjoy the views of the lakes and return to the parking lot on Lake Sebago. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the nearby mountains. *No carpool arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Sebago Boat Launch
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 10/16/2022 - Mount Defiance & Five Ponds Hike, 6 & 8 miles / Levels B & C
Ringwood State Park, NJ
The hike starts on going up Mount Defiance. There are rocky vistas to view the surrounding Ramapo Mountains. Come down the mountain to tour the streams and woodlands. Take a leisure walk through the newly constructed Five Ponds Trail loop to see the beautiful ponds. Avid hikers can venture out to Ilgenstein Rock and the Bear Swamp Lake. *No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/22/2022 - Minnewaska State Park Hike / Level A & C
Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz, NY
Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged terrain. The hike takes you around Lake Minnewaska and the Awosting Falls. Walk along the carriage road to the sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Iris Lee/YuShan Li/Carina Li/John Li -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 10/23/2022 - Devil Path 12 miles Hiking Level E
Catskill Area·NY
Devil Path Eastern section: Length 12.20 mi; Elevation Gain: 4603 ft Average Hiking time: 10 hours The Eastern section of the Devil's Path is made up of Plateau, Sugarloaf, Twin, and Indian Head. Each summit is a straight climb up and down, then back up to as much as 3,900 ft. There are some sparse sections of level ground, but most is a steep descent uphill or steep slide downhill and Some rock climbing, to scale protruding rocks and to shimmy yourself through chutes. You will be getting a complete full body workout on this trail. This hiking trip is for experience hikers only. Due to the difficulty of the trail, this registration can take max to 12 people. and 26 miles hikers has first priority to register.
Meeting Time/Place:
Leaders: Ling Zhou -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 10/23/2022 - Sterling Lake-Fire Tower-Bare Rock Loop, 6 - 9 miles, Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
Starting from the Lautenberg Visitor Center, tour the Lakeville Ironwork Furnace. Walk along the south shore of Sterling Lake to the Fire Tower trailhead. Go up the hill to the Fire Tower. Hike along the Sterling Ridge to have a good view of the Sterling Lake and the surrounding mountains. Change to the (orange) trail to visit the Bare Rock lookout point where there is an expansive view of Greenwood Lake. Retrace the (orange) trail going downhill back to Sterling Lake and the Visitor Center. *no carpool arrangements.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

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Whatsnew

  • 6/29/2022 - CMC Annual donation to American Lung Association, photo by Chung Leung
  • 6/12/2022 - CMC Annual meeting (Group photo and new board photo)
  • 2021 - Activity Moments, photos by Chung Leung
  • 9/28/2019 - CMC Semi-Annual Trail Maintenance, photos by Kwok-Chi Ng
  • 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
  • 3/24/2019 - 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:

    CMCNY
    PO BOX 295
    New York, NY 10163

    Questions & Suggestions.

    How to sign on the Activity?

    - Via On-line Registration:

    - Via e-mail: Members or non-members to email trip leaders by clicking on the names of trip leaders of a specific activity.

    Note: Registration is closed at 6PM on Thursday.

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    Trip Leaders:  Please download Trip Registration / Liability Release Form and Trip Report Form here:

    - Trip Registration Form

    - Trip Report Form




    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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