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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 11/28/2020 - 6 - 9 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bounnhou Sayarath -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 11/28/2020 - Three Reservoirs/ Breakneck Mtn Loop, 6 - 8 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
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. At the end of the 3rd Reservoir, make a right on S-BM (yellow) trail going uphill. Hike the whole Breakneck Mtn (white) trail. Left turn on TMI (red) trail and then the service road to the Big Hill Shelter. Follow the paved road back to the parking. Relaxed hikers can take various shortcuts but do not miss the views at Big Hill Shelter. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Rte 106 roadside Trailhead Parking
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 12/5/2020 - Long Pond Ironworks/ Norvin Green 6 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Long Pond Ironworks State Park, NJ
Starting from CR511 roadside parking, follow the Hewitt Butler trail to visit the view points on top of Long Hill. Change to other trails to visit Overlook Rocks and Lake Sonoma. Walk on the trails of the Norvin Green State Forest with many streams and ponds. Find a route back to go up Horse Pond Mountain for a good view of the Monksville Reservoir. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou/Steve Huang/Nancy Liang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 12/5/2020 - Kakiat Park - 7 Hills Trail Hike, 14 mile / Level D
Harriman State Park, NY
From Kakiat Park, take the Mountain (orange) Trail and then Kakiat (white) trail to Raccoon Brook Hills. Hike along the ridge to visit Russian Bear on the H-T-S (orange) trail. Then switch to the 7 Hills Trail (blue) on the right. There are seven ups and downs along the trail. Some of them are quite steep. However you will be amazed on the expansive views on each climb. It is worth the workout. After crossing Pine Meadow Brook, continue on the 7 Hills (blue) trail up the Diamond Mtn. After visiting the viewpoints, descend the hill to Pine Meadow Lake. Use the Pine Meadow (red), Conklins Crossing (white), S-BM (yellow) and finally Kakiat (white) trails to come back to the parking lot. *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

Sunday 12/6/2020 - Popolopen Torne/ Fort Montgomery Hike, 6 - 8 mile / Levels B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting from Fort Montgomery, follow the Blue trail to Popolopen Torne. Some rock scrambling is required but the panoramic view at the Torne is rewarding. Return by taking the Red trail along the Hell Hole Creek to Hessian Lake at Bear Mtn. and Fort Clinton. **limit to 20 people, No carpool arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 12/12/2020 - 6 - 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Bearfort Mountains, Hewitt, NJ
Take the Orange trail to Surprise Lake, then follow blue and AT to the Grand View. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Greenwood Lake. After lunch, follow the yellow to connect to the white trail back to the parking lot. The B level hike will follow the yellow short cut to the white trail without going to the Grand View. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cecilia Mui -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 12/12/2020 - Wildcat Mountain - Indian Hill Loop Hike, 6 - 9 mile, levels B & C
Sterling Forest, NY
The Wildcat Mountain and the Indian Hill offer many south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley, Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park. The hilltop are dotted with scattered large rocks left behind from the glacial period. The loop trail starts from the parking lot at Route 17A. Follow the Wildcat Mountain (WC) and Indian Hill (IH) trails to the Appalachian Trail (AT white). Turn right on AT and enter Harriman State Park. Take the service road near Elk Pen to Lake Stahahe. Walk along the shore of the lake to Route 106. Turn right on Route 106 and walk back to the parking lot. A shorter version is to follow the WC trail to Indian Hill. Hike a complete loop on Indian Hill and retrace on the WC trail back to the parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Steve Huang -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 12/13/2020 - Pyramid Mountain 6 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, NJ
This is a natural preserve in the heart of the suburban Morris County, NJ. About 18,000 years ago, the Wisconsin Glacier deposited a number of extraordinary boulders and created beautiful landscapes with numerous swamps and streams in the area. Those in turn, help nourish the amazing array of wildflowers, birds and wild animals in this densely forested park. The area contains a maze of trails with many hidden viewpoints like the Tripod Rock, Bear Rock and to just naming a few. Therefore take your time to visit these interesting places. For faster hikers, they can extend the hike to Turkey Mountain and visit the reservoirs. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Chung Leung -- 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:

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    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 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.





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