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Announcement

2016 Fundraising Campaign for American Lung Association in memory of CMCNY founder, Mr. Gin Goon, has been completed at end of May. Thanks to your generous support, $5,540 was raised this year. All donations were remitted to the ALA northeast regional office on June 15.

Your donations will help ALA in working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

CMCNY appreciates your generous donations and continued support. Again, thank you all very much.



Saturday 10/1/2016 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level 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. Change to the blue Howell Trail to loop around North Point with a view that looks like a Scandinavian ford. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ada Jow/Chwen (Jun) Best/Bonnie Sayarath -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/1/2016 - Valley Forge/ Philadelphia Biking Tour (2 days 10/1 - 10/2)
Valley Forge - Schuylkill River - Philadelphia, PA
Starting from the Visitor Center of the Valley Forge National Historical Park, follow the Encampment Tour to see the scenic views of the park and to visit the many historic monuments. On exiting the park, ride along the Schuylkill River towards Phoenixville. Check in a campground or motel for the night. Lodging expenses will be shared. Start the second day on the Schuylkill River and bike towards Philadelphia. Tour the city on bike.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for detail
Leaders: Nancy Liang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/8/2016 - 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: Shui Kei Ng/Bert Santos/Harry Chen -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/8/2016 - Palisades cliff and Hudson shore 6 miles Hike / Level A
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 and the sight of the tantalizing cliffs.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM State Line Lookout parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/15/2016 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Minneswaska State Park, NY
Come to enjoy the fall foliage. The ridges around Gertrude's Nose have some of the most beautiful views in Minnewaska State Park. Start from the parking lot, walk along the Gertrude's nose trail. Lunch at Gertrude Nose, the highest point. After lunch, we will return on the Millbrook Mt., Path.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at New Paltz
Leaders: Shui Kei Ng/Harry Chen/Steve Huang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/15/2016 - 18 Mile Day Hike / Level D
Minneswaska State Park, NY
Castle Point and Gertrude Nose loops for fast hikers only
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at New Paltz
Leaders: Tony Shu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/22/2016 - Delaware River Canoeing / Camping Trip, 20 Miles
Delaware Water Gap, PA/NJ
This is the peak foliage weekend in Delaware Water Gap. We will experience the colorful river by canoeing and camping. From Dingman's Ferry access to Smithfield total 20 miles down the river and camp overnight by the river campsite. Paddling time is about 3-4 hours in a day. Paddling can be extended upon popular demand. Boat rental is about $80 per person for 2 days including the boat transport. Each canoe is for two people (recommend finding your own canoeing partner) and kayak is for one. Bring your own camping equipment. Some prior canoeing/kayaking experience required. Please register early.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Chamberlain Canoes Delaware Water Gap
Leaders: Feng Chen -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/22/2016 - 6 and 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest
Start from the Otter Hole trailhead. Follow Blue, then white to Chikahoki Falls. Climb up Carris Hill, then Yoo-Hoo Points and High Points. Visit all the lookout points and return to the trailhead.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Leo Ngan/James Yu/Joe Chou -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/22/2016 - 10-23, 2-Day-1-Night Backpacking
Catskill Overlook Mtn.
Saturday 10/22-23/2016, Enjoy one of the most beautiful foliage sceneries in NY State and appreciate the view of surrounding Catskill mountains from one of the five remaining fire towers in Catskills. The trip, about two hours driving from NYC, involves 5-mile level-B hiking with 1,500 ft. elevation gain to the highest peak of 3,140 ft., and overnight camping at either Echo Lake Shelter or Devil’s Kitchen Shelter. The trip is limited to 9 people with proper light-weight backpacking gears (Tent, 20-degree Down Sleeping Bag and RValue3 Sleeping Pad are essential.) The registration is on first come first serve basis and priority for CMCNY members. Please register the trip before 10/15/2016. Catskill Overlook Mtn. Backpacking Trip (10/22/16 - 10/23/16) has been filled. We place you on the waiting list and will notify you by email if spaces become available.
Meeting Time/Place: 10:00 AM at Meads Parking Lot Trailhead
Leaders: Harry Chen/Kwok-Chi Ng -- Click to sign on the activity

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Whatsnew
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
2013 September - Forbidding Canyon Excursion, article by Chi Chan
2013 July - 10 Days Trip to Washington State, photos by Wendy Zhou
08/24/2013 - Bearfort Mountain, NJ, photos by Rose Liu
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 1, article by James Wang
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 2, article by James Wang
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 3, article by James Wang
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part1 - Renmants of the Ancient Past, article by Chi Chan
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part2 - Mt. Wheeler's Climb, article by Chi Chan
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part3 - Ghost Ranch, article by Chi Chan
2013 May - Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, photos by Cici Hu
2013 Jan - 6 Days Snow Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, photos by Cici Hu
07/20/2013 - Summer Get-together BBQ, Rockland Lake State Park, NY, photos by Ellen Guan
06/15/2013 - Hook Mountain, Rockland, NY, photos by Rose Liu
06/01/2013 - Spring Trail Maintenance (Shore Path), photos by Rose Liu
05/18/2013 - Norvin Green State Forest hike, photos by Rose Liu
05/04/2013 - Gin's 26 Miles Hike, article by Chung Leung
03/23/2013 - Black Rock Forest hike, photos by Rose Liu
03/23/2013 - Black Rock Forest hike, photos by Ellen Guan
02/02/2013 - Tuxedo park / Lake Sebago Loop hike, photos by Rose Liu
11/2012 - Into The Escalante, article by Chi Chan
09/2012 - Touring Alaska by RV, article by Feng Chen
08/2012 - A Walk in The Woods, article by Chi Chan
07/2012 - 10 Days Trip to Glacier National Park, photos by Wendy Zhou
7/15/2012 - CMCNY Annual BBQ/ Picnic, Franklin Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY, photos by Joe Chan
7/15/2012 - CMCNY Annual BBQ/ Picnic, Franklin Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY, photos by Feng Chen
7/15/2012 - CMCNY Annual BBQ/ Picnic, Franklin Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY, photos by Rose Liu
6/16/2012 - Beginners' Guided Kayaking Tour, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, photos by Feng Chen
6/02/2012 - Semi-annual Trail Maintenance (Shore Path) , Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ, photos by Hong Huang
5/26/2012 - Memorial Day Camping at North-South Lake, Catskill, NY, photos by James Wang
4/21/2012 - The New Era of Gin's 26-mile Hike, article by Chi Chan
4/21/2012 - Mission Completed - A Novice Long Distance Hiker's Training Towards Gin's 26 miles , article by James Wang
5/12/2012 - Splitrock Reservoir Loop, Farny State Park, NJ , photos by Rose Liu
2/25/2012 - Novin Green State Forest, photos by Rose Liu
 

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PO BOX 295
New York, NY 10163

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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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