Chinese Mountain Club of New York

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CONGRATULATIONS: Thirty two (32) hikers completed the gruelling 26 miles Gin's Hike on April 22, 2017. Among them Nine (9) were their first attempt; six (6) were seniors of 62+ and one completed the hike in less than 10 hours. These long distance hikers have been training for the past 3 months to challenge themselves in the strenuous hike to start the fundraising campaign for American Lung Association in honor of Gin Goon.
Gin Goon was the late founder of CMCNY. He was a mountaineering and hiking expert. His patience and selfless personality had motivated many of us to become outdoor enthusiasts. Unfortunately, cancer had developed in his lungs in 2003 and he passed away in October the same year. Although we miss him, his legacy lives on in the organization. We honor him every year with the Gin's Hike and the fundraising to American Lung Association.
Thank you everyone who joined the hikes on 4/22/17 to cheer the 26-mile hikers and made a donation. Your encouragement on the trail and support have helped the Gin's hikers to achieve extraordinary results. The fundraising to American Lung Association in honor of Gin Goon continues through the month of May. Every outdoor activity in May will be dedicated to the campaign. Bring your friends and join us for these exciting events.
Donations will best be made by check or money order payable to "AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION". You can bring the donation to the trip leaders on your next hike or mail to CMCNY, PO Box 295, New York, NY 10163. Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law. Thank you in advance for your continual support and generous donations.

Saturday 6/24/2017 - 7 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels C & D
West Mountain to Bear Mountain Loop
Starting from the Anthony Wayne Rec. Area at exit 17 of Palisades Interstate Parkway, hike up West Mtn via the Timp Torne (Blue) Trail. Then change to the AT (White) trail to go up Bear Mtn to the Perkins Tower. Come down the mountain via Major Welch Trail (Red) to the Hessian Lake for lunch, follow the yellow trail to West Mtn and back to the parking lot. The shorter hike follows various short cuts to avoid the hills.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/James Yu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/24/2017 - Fort Montgomery and Bear Mountain Family Hike / Level A
Fort Montgomery and Bear Mountain
This is a family outing suitable for all ages. Starting from Fort Montgomery, follow the blue marker to Bear Mtn Bridge. Then change to follow the AT Trail to Perkins Tower. Come down Bear Mtn via the Major Welch (red) Trail to Hessian Lake for a picnic. For a more leisurely walk, there is a path around the lake, the zoo, the mineral museum and Fort Montgomery Historical Site.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Fort Montgomery trailhead
Leaders: Annie Yeung/Helen Huang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 7/1/2017 - Kakiat Park to Pine Meadow Lake 6 Mile Day Hike / Level B
Kakiat Park, NY
Starting from Kakiak Park, take the Mountain (orange) trail uphill to the S-BM (yellow) trail. Hike along the S-BM to visit the Grandpa and Grandma Rocks, the Egg and the Stone Memorial Shelter. From the Shelter, take the unmarked service road to the Pine Meadow (red) trail and follow the trail to Pine Meadow Lake. After lunch at the lake, follow the unmarked road to connect to the Kakiat (white) trail back to the park.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/MeiSheng Liu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 7/1/2017 - Independence Day Camping (7/1 - 7/4)
Franconia Notch State Park, New Hempshire
Camp in the Lafayette Campground. There are the beautiful Franconia Ridge, the fallen Old Man of the Mountain, bike paths, the famous Flume, cascades and easy hike trails nearby. People who like hiking can hike Mt. Washington, the Presidential Range and the nearby mountain ranges. Camping fee is $40 per person, free for children under 17. Limit to 40 people and members only. Hikers, who only join the day hikes without the camping, should specify "Hiking Only" on their registrations. Campsites are filled as of 6/8/17. Further registration will be placed in the waiting list.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 7/8/2017 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Johnsontown Circle to Lake Skenonto Loop
From JTC, follow Blue Disc Trail to climb up Dater Mtn, Pound Mtn to Claudius Smith Den. Then take the Victory Trail to Lake Skenonto. After lunch, go along the bank of Lake Sebago to the Triangle (Yellow)Trail. Follow the Triangle and then the White Bar Trails back to JCT. The B level hikers will pick the easier routes but no one will miss the views of the summer lakes.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/Iris Lee -- Click to sign on the activity

May 2017
June 2017
July 2017

  • 5/27/2017 - A Memorable Camping Trip: Frances Slocum SP by Jordan Chang (10 yr old)
  • 5/27/2017 - Fun Activities at Camping: Frances Slocum SP 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

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    PO BOX 295
    New York, NY 10163

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