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Gin's 26-Mile Challenge in honor of Gin Goon

Spring is a time of rejuvenation and hope in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by the spirit of the season, Chinese Mountain Club of New York (CMCNY) will be launching the Gin's 26-Mile Hike Challenge in honor of Gin Goon. Gin Goon founded CMCNY in 1986 to introduce outdoor activities to the Asian community. His dedication to the club and selflessly sharing his outdoor experiences had influenced many of us to embrace nature and find reliefs in outdoor activities. Unfortunately, lung cancer took his life in 2003. In memory of his contributions, CMCNY dedicates the activities in May and fundraises for American Lung Association (ALA) in honor of Gin Goon. Gin's 26-Mile Hike Challenge is the kickoff event. CMCNY invites everyone to join the activities in May to honor our founder Gin Goon.

Sunday 5/16/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Indian Hill & Appalachian Trail Hike / Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The Indian Hill is famous for its south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley. In the north, there is the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Starting from the parking, first visit a beautiful pond then Go up Indian Hill. Hike northwards to meet the AT trail. Hike west bound on AT. Pass the Little Dam Lake and come down to the meadow. Hike about a mile back to the parking. Avid hikers can continue with the Sterling loop which offers wildlife viewing and more south facing vistas. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Indian Hill trailhead Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 5/16/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Bayville to Oyster Bay Day Biking, 30 Miles
Long Island, NY
Starting from the IU Willet Middle School in Roselyn Heights, bike on country roads to Oyster Bay. Visit Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt Memorial Sanctuary, Planting Fields Arboretum and many gorgeous estates on the way. Expect some traffic and hills on the road.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Ben Lee -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/22/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Ramapo Valley Ilgenstein Rock Hike/ Level B&C
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Mahwah, NJ
From the parking lot, take Schuber rail (orange) to pass MacMillan Reservoir and turn right onto Red-Silver Trail to Bear Swamp Lake. Turn left on Shore Trail (blue), then Cannonball Trail (red) and Crossover trail (white) to reach Ilgenstein Rock. After lunch, continue with Hoeferlin Memorial Trail (yellow) then turn left on Shore Trail (blue) and cut over to Halifax Trail (green), passing Hawk Rock and turn left on Silver Trail (silver) back to the parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/22/2021 - ALA Fundraising in Honor of Gin Goon: Palisades Cliff and Hudson Shore Hike
Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ
Starting from the State Line Lookout, visit the historic Women's Federation Monument. Follow the Long Path along the cliff top heading south to visit breathtaking overlooks. Go down to the Alpine Picnic area and hike along the shore of the Hudson River. Enjoy the cool breeze on the Hudson River and the sight of the tantalizing cliffs. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the State Line Lookout parking lot
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/22/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: May 22-23: 2 Day Overnight Biking/Camping
Montauk, Long Island,
Saturday: Biking South Fork 40+ Miles between Sag Harbor and Montauk. Camping at Wildwood State Park. Sunday: Biking 40+ Miles between Sag Harbor, through Shelter Island, and Orient Point. Note: we’ll bike on paved road along relatively flat rolling hills with only a few gentle slopes; road or hybrid bikes are OK, mountain bikes not recommended. Contact Trip Leaders for details: Ben Lee 917.710.1263 Steve Chan 917-216-1730 *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: Contact Trip Leaders for details: Ben Lee 917.710.1263
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 5/23/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Turkey Hill Lake to West Mountain Hike
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting from the Turkey Hill Parking, hike to Turkey Hill Lake. Hike on the Popolopen Gorge trail to Queensboro Lake. Pass the highway and ascend on the Timp Torne trail to the West Mountain ridge. There are many breathtaking views on the ridge. Avid hikers can to go further out to The Timp with more views. Descend the mountain on the Appalachian trail. Return to the parking by the 1779 Trail and the Anthony Wayne trail. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Turkey Hill parking on Route 6
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/29/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Memorial Day Family Camping (No Vacancy)
Kenneth Wilson State Park, Catskill, NY
5/29-5/31. With the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Kenneth Wilson campground features large, secluded and wooded campsites. Facilities on site include flush toilet, hot shower, play fields, beaches and boat/canoe rentals. There are plenty of bike routes and hiking trails near by. Please prepare your own camping equipment. ** Members only (Limit 60 people)Fees: $15 adults; $6 children under 12. ***All future registration will be placed in waiting list***
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Bon Chiu/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/29/2021 - ALA Fundraising in Honor of Gin Goon: Storm King Mountain Hike/ Levels B&C
Storm King Mountains, 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. 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/5/2021 - 7 & 9 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Fishkill Ridge, Fishkill, New York
Loop up , up, up and around the protected crests of the conservation area, including Lambs Hill and Bald Hill. The Town of Beacon, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and the Hudson River can be seen from viewpoints along the Overlook Trail and the Fishkill Ridge Trail. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best -- Click to sign on the activity

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    PO BOX 295
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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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