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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.

Saturday 8/7/2021 - Elk Pen - Through AT RD and Nurian to Valley of Boulder-9 mile Level C
Harriman State Park, NY
From Elk Pen Parking lot, take AT (white) to Lemon Squeeze. stay on AT and change to the Long Path south, A-SB and Lichen. Continue from Lichen to Ramapo-Dunderberg RD (red) hike to the Nurian White. Then follow Nurian (white) passing Valley of Boulder to Stahahe Brook red stripe trail (red). Continue to Arden Surebridge red triangle (red) to AT and back to Elk Pen Parking. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/7/2021 - Kakiat Mtn - Pine Meadow Lake Hike and Cookout Picnic
Kakiat County Park, NY
From Kakiat Park, walk along the Ramapo River then take the Kakiat Trail (White) to go over the Cobus Mtn. Then followed the S-BM Trail (Yellow) and Cronklins Crossing (White) to Pine Meadow Lake. Tour the Lake then either take the service road (Torne Valley Road) or Raccoon Brook Hills (Black-on-White) to connect back to the Kakiat (white) Trail. Descend by the Mountain (orange) trail to Kakiat Park. Option to have the cookout picnic and share the outdoor food preparation techniques. No carpool arrangements.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Kakiat County Park parking lot
Leaders: Vincent Yu/Jessica Liu/Danielle Liang -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 8/8/2021 - Sam's Point & Ice Caves Hike / Level B&C
Minnewaska State Park Reserve, NY
Sam's Point is a massive cliff in the southernmost section of the Shawangunks Mountain range. The plateau-like mountainscape and the variety of vegetation offer spectacular views for all seasons. The hike will visit the Ice caves, the Lake Maratanza, Verkeerder Kill Falls and High Point. Summer is also the best season for blueberry picking. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/14/2021 - Pyramid Mountain & Turkey Mountain 7- 9 Mile Day 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 follow the trip leader and take your time to visit these interesting places. For faster hikers, they can extend the hike to Turkey Mountain and visit the reservoirs. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Ling Zhou -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/14/2021 - Appalachian Trail and 1779 Trail loop Hike; 16 miles/ Level D
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
From Bear mountain Inn, take Appalachian Trail (white) south bound, pass Bear Mountain, West Mountain, and Palisades Parkway, turn right on 1779 Trail (blue), pass Seven Lakes Drive and Route 6 to Fort Montgomery then back to Bear Mountain Inn, can have a side trip to Popolopen Torne. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Tony Shu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/14/2021 - 8/14-8/15 Biking & Camping at Rudd Pond Campgrounds, Taconic State Park
Taconic State Park
Saturday, Aug 14: Biking on the Newly Connected HVRT-Harlem Valley Rail Trail, continuous from Wassaic to Copake Fall 25 miles one way & up to 50 miles round trip ! Saturday night: Camping at Rudd Pond Campgrounds,Taconic State Park Facilities include flush toilets and hot shower. Sunday, Aug 15: Biking in the Vicinity of Millerton & Copake Falls; optional: Sunday night camping included at no extra cost ! Members only fees: $15; no carpool; please prepare you own camping equipment Other activities available: hiking, fishing, swimming, horse riding, wineries tour etc. Meeting time and place: contact leaders for details. bentplee@yahoo.com
Meeting Time/Place: contact leaders for details.
Leaders: Ben Lee/Kenny Lip -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/21/2021 - 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: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Amanda Hwang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/21/2021 - Cranberry Hill / Silvermine Lake Hike, 7 & 11 miles / Level B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the Turkey Hill parking area off Route 6, hike along LP to the south. Visit the Cave Shelter, Stockbridge Shelter and Hippo Rock. Change to the Menomine Trail (Yellow) to Lake Nawahunta. B level hikers take the service road instead to Lake Nawahunta. Continue on the Menomine Trail to the Brien Memorial Shelter. Switch to AT eastward to Black Mtn. Change to the 1779 trail toward the Long Mtn Circle. Pass the traffic Circle and continue to Turkey Hill Lake. Then take the PG (red) Trail & LP (Aqua) trail back to the parking lot. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Steve Huang -- Click to sign on the activity

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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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