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Thank you for your donation to American Lung Association in honor of Gin Goon

In honor of our founder Mr. Gin Goon, CMCNY members raised $7,062 of donations to the American Lung Association. On June 29, the donations were presented to the American Lung Association at its Mid-town headquarter. Mr. Gin Goon founded CMCNY in 1984 to promote outdoor activities as a healthy life style. His dedication had built CMCNY from a few members to a non-profit organization of over a hundred members. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2003 shortly after cancer was diagnosed in his lungs. We honor him by fundraising to the American Lung Association every year in May. ALA is very appreciative on our effort and thanks everyone for the heartily donations to support the work of ALA on improving lung health and preventing lung diseases.

Sunday 8/14/2022 - Hudson Palisades Cliffs and Shore Trail Hike, 6 - 11 miles, Level B&C
Palisades Interstate Park, NY/ NJ
Starting from the State Line Lookout, follow the Long Path to enter New York. Walk to some vintage points on the cliff to get a close look at the rock formation of the vertical cliff rising several hundred feet above the river. Change to the Shore trail to descend to the Hudson River shore to see the Peanut Leap Fall. The shore trail then enters New Jersey again to the section of Giant Stairs which is filled with fallen boulders from the cliff. Some rock scrambling is needed to pass this section. The trail becomes flat again all the way to Alpine Boat Basin. Take the Closter Dock Trail up the mountain to Long Path. Follow Long Path for more cliff view points and continue back to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/20/2022 - Pyramid Mountain & Reservoirs, 7-10 miles / 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: 8:00AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: YuShan Li/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/20/2022 - Schunemunk Mountain Hike, 8 - 10 Miles, Level B & C
Schunemunk Mountain State Park, NY
The trail over Schunemunk Mountain offers a series of fine lookouts and a varied terrain. The Storm King Art Center can be seen from the ridge. Enjoy the special vegetation and rock formations on the ridges. The Megaliths is a must visit lunch spot. Expect some steep up hills and descents.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Davy Mak -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 8/21/2022 - Otter Hole to Ball Mountain Loop Hike, 6 - 9 Mile / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Start from the Otter Hole trailhead. Follow the blue, then white trails to Chikahoki Falls. Climb up Carris Hill to Yoo-Hoo Point. Yell Yoo-Hoo so people at High Point can hear you. Continue on the blue trail to connect to the Otter Hole (green) trail back to the trailhead. Visit all the viewpoints along the way. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/27/2022 - Black Rock Forest Exploration Hike, 8 & 10 miles / Level B & C
Black Rock State Forest, NY
The Black Rock Forest is famous for its reservoirs, ponds and the ridges. The easier hike takes advantage of the carriage roads. The more difficult hike follows the trails on the ridges and visits all the view points at Mt. Misery, Hill of Pines, Rattlesnake Hill and Eagle Cliff. However no one will miss the views atop the Black Rock Summit. *No carpool arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Steve Huang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/27/2022 - West Mountain to Timp Torne Hike, 6 & 8 miles / Level B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting at the Anthony Wayne Parking Area, follow the White trail, then the FAWN (red) trail and then the Timp-Torne (blue) trail to meet the AT trail at West Mountain. Enjoy the many lookout points along the ridge. Level B hikers will follow Yellow to return to parking lot after lunch at the shelter. The level C hikers will venture out to the Timp for lunch, then return by 1777 Red back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bon Chiu/YuShan Li -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 8/28/2022 - Horse Pond Mountain and Monksville Reservoir Hike, 8 & 10 miles / Level B & C
Long Pond Ironworks State Park, NJ
The Monksville Reservoir was built in 1987 by damming on the Wanaque River in West Milford, NJ. The hike starts at the South Boat Launch parking area. Follow the Monks Trail to Monks Mountain for a southern view of the reservoir. Go around the northern bay of the reservoir to visit the remains of the Long Pond Furnaces. Change to the Highland Trail to go up Horse Pond Mountain. At the summit, the full view of the horse shoe shaped reservoir can be seen. Descend from the summit and walk on the Monksville Dam to return to the parking. *no carpool arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Friday 9/2/2022 - 9/2 - 9/5 Labor Day Adirondacks Family Hiking/Camping, (Full)
Heart Lake/ High Peaks Region, Adirondacks, NY
Registration is full. New registration will add on waiting list. Camp at Heart Lake where many of the trails to the high peaks begin. Mount Marcy (5,344 ft.) is the highest peak in New York State. Mt. Algonquin, Mt. Colden, Mt. Haystacks and other 46ers are all nearby. A 1.5 miles short hike up to Mt. Jo gives you a panoramic view of the Adirondacks mountains. Swimming and canoeing are available on the lake. Campground provides flush toilets and hot showers. Bring your camping equipment and arrangement your own transportation. Limit to 40 people, members only Fees: Adults $35, Children (under 12) $20
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 9/3/2022 - Poplopin Torne/Bear Mt 6 & 8 Miles / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park
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 
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: -- Click to sign on the activity

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Whatsnew

  • 6/29/2022 - CMC Annual donation to American Lung Association, photo by Chung Leung
  • 6/12/2022 - CMC Annual meeting (Group photo and new board photo)
  • 2021 - Activity Moments, photos by Chung Leung
  • 9/28/2019 - CMC Semi-Annual Trail Maintenance, photos by Kwok-Chi Ng
  • 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
  • 3/24/2019 - 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:

    CMCNY
    PO BOX 295
    New York, NY 10163

    Questions & Suggestions.

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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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