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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 10/24/2020 - 6 - 9 Mile Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Schunemunk Mountain, NY
The trail over Schunemunk Mountain offers a series of fine lookouts and a varied terrain. The Storm King Art Center can be seen from the ridge. Enjoy the special vegetation and rock formations on the ridges. The Megaliths is a must visit lunch spot. Expect some steep up hills and descents. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Cecilia Mui/Nancy Liang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/24/2020 - 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels C
Stonetown Circular
Starting at the parking lot at Stonetown Road, climb up Little Windbeam, Windbeam, Bear and Board Mountains, a total of 6 peaks. However the views on the surrounding reservoirs and The waters of reservoirs, lakes and even the silhouette of the Manhattan skyline from a distance offer a great reward. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at trailhead
Leaders: Bon Chiu -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 10/25/2020 - Semi-annual Trail Maintenance / Level B
Shore Path, Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ
Trail maintenance of the Shore Path trail along the Hudson River in New Jersey; pick up trash, trim protruding branches, etc. Trip leaders will provide tools. Light refreshments will be offered at the end of the activity. This is a very important event for the club as it is our duty to serve our community and conserve the nature for the future.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders: James Yu/Chung Leung/Frank Yao/Shui-Kei Ng -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/31/2020 - Storm King Mountain Day Hikes / Levels B
Storm King Mountain, NY
From the Route 9W (North) trailhead parking lot, ascend Storm King Mt. on the Butter Hill Trail (orange). Then follow the yellow Stillman Trail through many scenic viewpoints overlooking the Hudson River. For the longer hike, change to the blue Howell Trail to loop around North Point with a view that looks like a Scandinavian fjord. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/31/2020 - 15 Miles Day hike/ Level D
Norvin Green State Forest & Stonetown Circular, NJ
Starting from parking lot, take the Highlands Trail south to High Point, then change to Wyanokie Circular trail (red) to Camp Wyanokie, then take Camp Wyanokie trail (yellow) and cross West Brook Road. Take pink trail then Hewitt Butler trail (blue) north , switch to Yellow trail then Lake Sonoma Trail (orange), connect to Stonetown Circular tail (red) north, cross Stonetown Road, Board Mountain, Bear Mountain, Windbeam Mountain, Little Windbeam Mountain back to parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 7:00AM at West Brook Road trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 11/7/2020 - 6 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From the Trailhead, follow the Hoeferlin Memorial Trail to Ramapo Lake. Climb Le Grande Hill for the view. Change to the Cannon Ball Trail to the west shore of Ramapo Lake. Then follow the white trail up the hill to visit ruins and the Stone Tower. Continue on the Cannon Ball Trail to Matapan Rock. Visit the Millstone Hill and follow the Yellow trail back to the parking lot. Bring your own snacks, lunch and water. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 11/7/2020 - 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels C
Schunemunk Mountain, NY
The trail over Schunemunk Mountain offers a series of fine lookouts and a varied terrain. The Storm King Art Center can be seen from the ridge. Enjoy the special vegetation and rock formations on the ridges. The Megaliths is a must visit lunch spot. Expect some steep up hills and descents. (This hike was changed from Saturday, 10/27 to Sunday, 10/28 because of rain/storm weather forecast for Saturday) *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Rosa Melgar -- 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:

    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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