THANK YOU for your donation to American Lung Association in honor of Gin Goon
The fundraising campaign was concluded in early June. We have received donations totalling over $5,400 plus another $500 from corporation matching donation. The donation was presented to the American Lung Association on June 21 at the regional office in Mid-town.
Gin Goon was the late founder of CMCNY. He was a mountaineering and hiking expert. His patience and selfless personality had motivated many of us to become outdoor enthusiasts. He had lived a healthy life and had no bad habits of smoking or drinking. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2003 shortly after cancer was diagnosed in his lungs. Since then, in every year CMCNY organizes the 26 miles Gin's Hike to fundraise for American Lung Association in honor of him. The American Lung Association is very appreciative on our effort in the fundraising and promoting respiratory health year after year.
Thank you again for your continuing support and generous donations.
Saturday 8/25/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop
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. C Level hikers may hike on the unmarked Woodtown Road to reach TMI, turn right to reach (W) and turn right on (W) --> S-BM back to the parking area.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/HY Lee -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 8/25/2018 - Three Reservoirs to Breakneck Pond Family Hike / Level A
Harriman State Park, NY
The hike explores the reservoirs and lakes in the valley surrounded by the Cranberry Mtn, Ladentown Mtn and Jackie Jones. The hike will be on a relaxed pace to enjoy the scenery and the cool breeze on the lakes and reservoirs. Starting at parking lot off Rte 106, visit the Orak Ruin. Then follow the service road to visit the reservoirs. Climb over the Breakneck Ridge to hike down to the Breakneck Pond. After lunch, visit Big Hill shelter and the fire tower. Then follow the paved road back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 9/1/2018 - Lake Askoti North, 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
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: -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 9/1/2018 - Labor Day Family Camping (3 days, 9/1 - 9/3)
Bass River State Forest, NJ
Lake Absegami, a 67-acre lake provides a serene setting for boating, canoeing and star gazing. A trail through the Absegami Natural Area wanders through a pine/oak woods and a small Atlantic white cedar bog. Campground facilities include flush toilets, showers, picnic tables and fire rings. Prepare your own camping equipment and gear. Limit to 50 people. Members have priority. Register online and all fees paid before 8/20. Fees (Include 1st night BBQ); $22 member, $25 non-member, $6 child under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 9/8/2018 - Dunderberg Mountain Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Dunderberg Mountain, Harriman State Park
This is an exploratory hike to re-discover the remains of the unfinished Dunderberg Spiral Railway built in 1889. Trestles, tunnels and graded routes are still visible. Start from the parking lot at 9W/202, follow the blue trail to trace the route of the Railway. Continue to the Timp. Change to the red R-D Trail to Bald Mountain and Cornell Mine. Follow the R-D trail to the viewpoint on top of Jones Point. There is the view of Indian Point Power Plant across the Hudson River. Come down on a steep grade to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Route 9W/ 202 roadside trailhead parking
Leaders: Bon Chiu/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity
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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
How to sign on the Activity?
- 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.