Chinese Mountain Club of New York

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Spring is a time of renewal, rejuvenation and hope. A season for fresh possibilities, expanded horizons and new commitments. Inspired by the spirit of the season, Chinese Mountain Club of New York (CMCNY) will be launching its 2017 fundraising campaign for American Lung Association (ALA) in honor of our late Co-founder Mr. Gin Goon, who lost his life to lung cancer in 2003. The fundraising event will be kicked off by the Gin's Hike on 04/22/2017, along with two support hikes, medium and short distances. The long distance hikers, who have been in training for the Gin's Hike over the past three months, will challenge their hiking skills and physical endurance by trying to complete the treacherous 26 miles in one day. Medium and short distance hikers will have opportunities to render their support and encouragement to the long distance hikers along the way. You can support this fundraising campaign by joining the support hikes and/or making a financial contribution to American Lung Association. The donation will best be made by a check payable to AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION. You can either mail your donation to
CMCNY, P.O. Box 295, New York, NY 10163, or simply give it to any of the trip leaders. CMCNY will pool all the donations and remit them to ALA at the conclusion of this fundraising campaign at the end of May. Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Saturday 4/29/2017 - 20 Mile Day Hike/ Level E
Tuxedo Park - Ramapo Torne - Big Hill Loop
From Tuxedo Park, follow the Kakiat Trail (white) to reach the visitor center at 7 Lakes Drive. Change to the 7-Hill Trail (blue) to reach the Ramapo Torne. Continue with the 7-Hill Trail (blue) to Diamond Mtn. Then connect to S-BM Trail (yellow) via the Kakiat Trail (white). Follow the S-BM (yellow) heading northeastward to visit the three reservoirs on the service road. Connect to the Long Path to reach Big Hill Shelter. Follow the homerun stretch of S-BM, Breakneck Mtn, TMI and R-D trails back to Tuxedo Park. The route visits many viewpoints. Good navigation and hiking skills are required.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Amy Tien -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 4/29/2017 - 8 Miles Day Hike/ Level C
Breakneck Mountain, Cold Springs, NY
One of the most famous hiking spots on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Hudson along the ridge. The trails are rocky for the first half mile and some rock scrambling are required. An easier climb can start from the Washburn trailhead.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ella Chen/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 4/30/2017 - 30 Miles Day Biking/ Level C
Bayville to Oyster Bay, LI
Starting from the IU Willet MS, 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 busy traffics and hills on the road.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Daniel Do -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/6/2017 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/13/2017 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Storm King Mountain
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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Joe Chou/Leo Ngan -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/13/2017 - 2 Day Biking / Camping Trip
Hither Hills State Park, Montauk, LI
Two days, 5/13 & 5/14. Day 1: Set up camps at Hither Hills State Park and 50 plus miles biking between Montauk Lighthouse and Say Harbor. Also available; Partial loop about 40 miles or less. Day 2: 35 miles biking through Mattituck, Greenpoint, and Orient Point, North Fork. May visit a winery.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan -- Click to sign on the activity

March 2017
April 2017
May 2017

  • 4/5/2017 - 一个无证者的朝圣之路 D07, article by Ar Shuo
  • 4/4/2017 - 一个无证者的朝圣路 D06 , article by Ar Shuo
  • 4/3/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣之路走一遭 D05, article by Ar Shuo
  • 4/2/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣之路走一遭 D04 , article by Ar Shou
  • 4/1/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣之路走一遭 D03, article by Ar Shou
  • 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

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    Note: Registration is closed at 6PM on Thursday.

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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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