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Saturday 5/5/2018 - ALA Fundraising: Sterling Forest Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Sterling Forest - Fire Tower to Bare Rock Loop
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then Red Trial to reach the Fire Tower. After Fire Tower, continue on Blue Trail to Red Trail and onto the newly opened Orange Trail to Bare Rock. After lunch at Bare Rock, back on Orange Trail to Blue Trail and return to Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Cherry Lau/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 5/5/2018 - ALA Fundraising: Sterling Forest Family Hikes / Level A
Sterling Forest - Sterling Lake Loop
Start from the Visitor Center, walk to the Lakeville Ironworks. Learn about the pioneer mining history in the early 1700. Follow the yellow trail to go around the beautiful Sterling Lake. Very often, you will find families of little ducklings feeding themselves on the lake. There are many viewpoints on the lake for a break. The Visitor Center is full of exhibits for learning about animals, plants, geology and nature.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Sunday 5/6/2018 - Recruitment/ Training for Dragon Boat Race
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
CMCNY is entering the Dragon Boat Race at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in August 11 - 12. Formal training will start in June. The Recruitment/ training session provides details on the training program and the race.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: James Yu/Steve Huang

Saturday 5/12/2018 - ALA Fundraising: Schunemunk Mountain Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Schunemunk Mountain
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: 9:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Bon Chiu

Saturday 5/12/2018 - ALA Fundraising: Overnight Biking / Camping, 5/12-13
Montauk, Long Island
Saturday: Biking South Fork; 40-50 miles between Sag Harbor and Montauk. Camping at Hither Hills or Wildwood State Park. Sunday: Biking North Fork; 45 miles between Sag Harbor and Orient Point.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan

Saturday 5/19/2018 - ALA Fundraising: Storm King Mountain Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Storm King Mountain, NY
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. For the longer hike, change to the blue Howell Trail to loop around North Point with a view that looks like a Scandinavian fjord. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 5/19/2018 - ALA Fundraising: Storm King Mountain Family Hike / Level A
Storm King Mountain, NY
The Storm King Mountain rises above west bank of the Hudson River. It offers unsurpassed views of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley. The network of trails is dotted with viewpoints. Although many of the trails are quite steep, views of the Hudson Highlands and River reward hikers beyond the effort to get to a viewpoint. The hike will be done leisurely with many rests for picture taking.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/Frank Yao

Saturday 5/26/2018 - Memorial Day Family Camping (3 days, 5/26 - 5/28)
Tobyhanna State Park, PA
** Memorial Day Family Camping (3 days, 5/26 - 5/28) has been filled. Future registrations will be placed on the waiting list. We will notify you if spaces become available ** Tobyhanna State Park is located in the scenic northeastern Pennsylvania. The park includes the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake which is good for fishing and boating. Tobyhanna is derived from an American Indian word meaning "a stream whose banks are fringed with alder". Campground facilities include flush toilets, showers, picnic tables and fire rings. Prepare your own camping equipment and gear. Limit to 60 people. Members have priority. Register online and all fees paid before 5/12. Fees (Include 1st night BBQ); $25 member, $30 non-member, $6 child under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung/Carol Lee

Saturday 5/26/2018 - ALA Fundraising: Lake Askoti West Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti - Lemon Squeezer Loop
Follow ASB all the way to the huge boulders of Lemon Squeezer. Get the experience of squeezing between the boulders. Return by the White Bar, Dunning and the Long Path. Level C hikers extend the hike to Island Pond and Valley of Boulders. Enjoy the summer scenery.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cindy Choi/Gordon Moy


Saturday 6/2/2018 - Spring 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 Alpine Boat Basin parking lot
Leaders:
Shui-Kei Ng/James Yu/Daniel Do

Saturday 6/2/2018 - Dater Mountain Family Hike / Level A
Harriman State Park
Follow the Kakiat (W) trail to Dater Mountain. Visit the viewpoints overlooking the 7 Lakes Drive in the valley. Return to Kakiat (W) trail and change to the Blue Disc Trail hiking on Mountain Ridge. Look for the interesting rock formation of Elbow Brush. Continue on the Blue Disc (B) trail to reach Claudius Smith Den, a beautiful rock formation with many interesting legends. Bring plenty of water. Walk slowly to observe the traces of wild lives and enjoy the view.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 6/9/2018 - Stony Brook to Diamond Mountain Family Hike / Level A
Pine Meadow Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Visitor center, follow the Stony Brook heading towards Lake Sebago. Then switch to the TMI Trail to go up the Diamond Mountain ridge. There are expansive views of the lakes and surrounding mountains along the ridge. The hike will be on a relaxed pace to enjoy the scenery and wild lives. On descending from the mountain, follow the white trail along the Pine Meadow Brook to go back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM Reeves Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 6/9/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Pine Meadow Lake / 7 Hills Trail
From the Reeves Visitor Center, take the Pine Meadow (red) Trail going south-west. Then switch to the 7 Hill Trail (blue) on the left. 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. Have lunch on the ridge between North Hill and Chipmunk Mtn. When the blue trail meets the Pine Meadow (red) trail, continue on the 7 Hills (blue) trail up the Diamond Mtn. Change to yellow trail on the right to Pine Meadow (red) trail again. Make a right on the red trail and follow it back to the parking lot. C Level hikers can make side trips to the Rampapo. Torne, further up on Diamond Mtn Tower and the Pine Meadow Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Daniel Do/Amy Tien

Saturday 6/16/2018 - 16 Mile Canoeing/Kayaking Trip / Level B & C
Delaware Water Gap, PA/NJ
Adventure Sports on the Delaware River! This is a 16-mile canoeing/kayaking trip from Bushkill to Delaware Water Gap. Paddling time is about 6 hours. 2 people per canoe or tandem kayak, and one person per solo kayak. Canoe is $40 per person and kayak is $44 per person. Children 2-17 years, traveling as a 3rd of 4th person in a canoe is $10. Registration before 6/11/2018. (Adventure Sports address: 398 Seven Bridges Road (Route 209), East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.) Leader : Leo Sun, hsuhueisun@yahoo.com
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Adventure Sports,
Leaders: Leo Sun/Chung Leung

Saturday 6/16/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile Day hikes/ Levels B & C
Claudia Smith Den & the Lakes, Harriman State Park
Starting from JCT, follow Blue Disc to the famous Claudia Smith Den. Crossover to TMI to the Dutch Doctor shelter. Take the Triangle (yellow) trail and follow the bank of Lake Sebago to the beach. After lunch, take the service road to the Victory (blue) trail to Lake Skenonto. Then follow the white bar back to JCT. Spend the time to rest at every mountain and lake viewpoints.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Johnsontown Circle
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Leo Ngan

Saturday 6/23/2018 - Ramapo Mountain Family Hike / Level A
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
Walk along the hiking trails to Ramapo Lake. Ramapo Lake is extremely tranquil with reflection of the trees and blue sky. Circle the lake and hike up the Wanaque Ridge overlooking the Wanaque valley. Hike along the Orange trail to the vantage point of the stone tower overlooking Ramapo Valley. The hike will be on a relaxed pace to explore the history and the natural beauty of this forest.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 6/23/2018 - 6 & 8 miles Day Hike/ B & C levels
Kittatinny Mountain, Delaware Water Gap, NJ
Hike up Mount Tammany to view the gorgeous geology of the water gap. Then follow the flat fire road on the ridge to Sunfish Pond. Return by the AT trail. Easy hikers can descend from Mt. Tammany to visit the Dunnfield Creek before meeting the AT to end the hike.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bon Chiu/Nancy Liang

Saturday 6/30/2018 - Breakneck Mountain Day Hike/ Level C
Breakneck Mountain, Cold Springs, NY
One of the most famous hiking spots on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Hudson along the ridge. The trails are rocky for the first half mile and some rock scrambling are required. An easier climb can start from the Washburn trailhead.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 6/30/2018 - Independence Day Family Camping (3 days, 6/30 - 7/2)
Rudd Pond Campground, Taconic State Park, NY
We have made special arrangement for people who need to work 7/2 (Monday). They can stay as late as they prefer on Sunday. For this special occasion, CMC offers children under 12 years old to camp free. Taconic State Park is located along 16 miles of the Taconic Mountain Range, sharing a border with Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Rudd Pond campground offers many activities including swimming, picnicking, hiking, biking, boating and fishing. Bring your bike, enjoy biking with the children on the famous Harlem Valley Rail Trail nearby. Hikers enjoy the awesome scenery in the nearby mountains and the Bash Bish Fall. Prepare your own camping gears. Limit to 60 people. Members have priority. Register online and all fees paid before 6/22. Fees (Include 1st night BBQ); $20 member, $25 non-member, FREE for children under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung


Saturday 7/7/2018 - 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/George Rogers

Saturday 7/14/2018 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Elk Pen to Lemon Squeezer Loop, Harriman State Park
Starting from Elk Pen parking lot, get on the (R), Stahahe Brook Trail, then change to (W), Nurian toward (Y), Dunning and hike up to the (R), RD. Follow RD to (B), Lichen, and from Lichen to A-SB toward Lemon Squeezer for lunch. After lunch, follow AT back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 7/21/2018 - 9 Mile Day Hike/ Level C
Seven Hills Trail, Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, take the Pine Meadow Trail (R) going south-west. Then switch to the 7 Hills Trail (B) on the left and hike the entire length of the (B) Trail to the end by Lake Sebago. 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. At Lake Sebago, hike a short unmarked trail by the Lake and along 7 Lakes Drive. Will stop at a beach on the Lake. when reach TMI (R), turn left onto (R) and after a short distance, switch to Orange Trail (O) and then onto Stony Brook Trail (Y) to Pine Meadow Trail (R) again and back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 7/28/2018 - 6 & 8 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. Being your own snacks, lunch and water. Dress in layers.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM Skyline Drive Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Tony Shu/Amy Tien


Saturday 8/4/2018 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Bear Mountain / Anthony Wayne Rec. Area Loop
From the AWRA, take the Fawn Trail to connect to the AT Trail. Follow the AT Trail to the top of Bear Mt. where you have a panoramic view of the mountains and the Hudson River. Come down the Mountain to Hessian Lake. Leisurely follow the S-BM (yellow) and the historic 1777 trails back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders:
Joe Chou/Ary Wu

Saturday 8/4/2018 - Anthony Wayne to Bear Mountain Family Hike
Bear Mountain State Park
From the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area Parking, take the Fawn Trail to the 1777 Revolutionary Route. Connect to the S-BM (yellow) trail to the beautiful Hessian Lake. Walk around the lake and tour the museums at Fort Clinton, Fort Montgomery and the zoo. On return, walk the shorter AT trail or the S-BM (yellow) to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 8/11/2018 - Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Flushing Meadows Park, Queens NY
Bring your family to join the 28th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Highlights of the festival are the dragon boat races of the NYC Regular Open, corporate youth, charity race, Non-Profit Organization's Invitational and sponsors challenges. There are stage performances and demonstrations of traditional Chinese arts, martial arts, Dragon dance, musical and other performances. CMCNY is joining community groups OCA and UA3 to enter the boat races. Visit our booth to have some snacks and cheer our team to win. Races will start around 9 AM and continue throughout the day. Come to the event by public transportation since parking is by permit only in the park.
Meeting Time/Place: Throughout the day at Flushing Meadows Park, Queens NY
Leaders: Nancy Liang

Saturday 8/11/2018 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Bon Chiu

Saturday 8/18/2018 - 7 Miles Day Hike / Level C
Silvermine Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the Silvermine Lake picnic area, follow the yellow trail to the Brien Memorial Shelter.Then change to RD. Cross over to the Long Path near Lake Torati. Follow the Long Path to visit the Hippo Rock and the Cave shelter. Return by the Yellow Menomine trail back to Silvermine Lake Picnic area.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Steve Huang/Carol Lee

Saturday 8/18/2018 - Silvermine Lake to Cave Shelter Family Hike / Level A
Silvermine Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the picnic area parking, follow the yellow trail along the shore of the Silvermine Lake to see the summer lake scenery. After reaching Brien Memorial Shelter, take a short cut to visit Lake Nawahunta. Follow the Menomine (yellow) trail to go uphill to Hippo Rock. Enjoy the views along the Stockbridge Mountain. Visit the Cave Shelter and find the way to connect back to the Yellow Menomine trail to return to the parking lot
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Silvermine Lake Picnic Area
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 8/18/2018 - East Hudson 15 miles Day Hike/ Level E
Clarence Fahnestock State Park, NY
This is in the northwest section of Clarence Fahnestock State Park. Starting from the trailhead of the SM (White) by Hubbard Lodge, right turn to Fahnestock FS (blue), right turn to Perkins PT (yellow), left turn to Cabot CA (white), left turn to Charcoal Burners CB (red), continue to Wiccopee WI (blue), left turn to School Mountain SM (white), right turn to East Mountain EM (red), and right turn to SM (white) to back to the trailhead. For experienced hikers only.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Hubbard Lodge Trailhead
Leaders: Leo Sun

Saturday 8/25/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop
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. Follow the unmarked trail to TMI. Then catch the Breakneck Mtn trail and the S-BM trail back to the parking lot. C Level hikers may hike on the unmarked Woodtown Road to reach TMI, turn right to reach (W) and turn right on (W) --> S-BM back to the parking area.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/HY Lee

Saturday 8/25/2018 - Three Reservoirs to Breakneck Pond Family Hike / Level A
Harriman State Park, NY
The hike explores the reservoirs and lakes in the valley surrounded by the Cranberry Mtn, Ladentown Mtn and Jackie Jones. The hike will be on a relaxed pace to enjoy the scenery and the cool breeze on the lakes and reservoirs. Starting at parking lot off Rte 106, visit the Orak Ruin. Then follow the service road to visit the reservoirs. Climb over the Breakneck Ridge to hike down to the Breakneck Pond. After lunch, visit Big Hill shelter and the fire tower. Then follow the paved road back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung


Saturday 9/1/2018 - Lake Askoti North, 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park
Starting from Lake Askoti, follow the A-SB (red triangle ) Trail to Time Square. Change to the RED (red dot) Trail to intersect the AT Trail. Turn westwards on the AT Trail and cut into the service road to connect to the Long Path. Go southwards on the Long Path and connect back to AT Trail at Lemon Squeezer. Change to the A-SB Trail and walk leisurely back to the parking lot. For a bonus, hike around Island Pond and head back to the parking lot by taking the Dunning (yellow) Trail, followed by the Long Path.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead
Leaders:


Saturday 9/1/2018 - Labor Day Family Camping (3 days, 9/1 - 9/3)
Bass River State Forest, NJ
Lake Absegami, a 67-acre lake provides a serene setting for boating, canoeing and star gazing. A trail through the Absegami Natural Area wanders through a pine/oak woods and a small Atlantic white cedar bog. Campground facilities include flush toilets, showers, picnic tables and fire rings. Prepare your own camping equipment and gear. Limit to 50 people. Members have priority. Register online and all fees paid before 8/20. Fees (Include 1st night BBQ); $22 member, $25 non-member, $6 child under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung

Saturday 9/8/2018 - Dunderberg Mountain Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Dunderberg Mountain, Harriman State Park
This is an exploratory hike to re-discover the remains of the unfinished Dunderberg Spiral Railway built in 1889. Trestles, tunnels and graded routes are still visible. Start from the parking lot at 9W/202, follow the blue trail to trace the route of the Railway. Continue to the Timp. Change to the red R-D Trail to Bald Mountain and Cornell Mine. Follow the R-D trail to the viewpoint on top of Jones Point. There is the view of Indian Point Power Plant across the Hudson River. Come down on a steep grade to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Route 9W/ 202 roadside trailhead parking
Leaders: Bon Chiu/Chung Leung

Saturday 9/15/2018 - 7 & 11 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Cranberry Hill / Lake Nawahunta / Silvermine Lake Loop
Starting from the parking area off Route 6 of Cranberry Hill, 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. After lunch at Silvermine Lake, continue with 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 then the Anthony Wayne Trail back to the parking lot. B level hikers follow the 7 Lakes Drive along the Queensboro Brook and then Anthony Wayne Trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 7:45 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders:

Saturday 9/22/2018 - 1 day or 2 days Lower Hudson Valley Bike Tour
Dutchess County, New York
Day 1: 20-40 Mile Biking on Rail Trail. Rail trails are recreational paths paved over abandoned railroads. They are relatively flat with no vehicular traffic. The bike tour starts off at the beginning of the Dutchess Rail Trail (13 miles) and continue on the Highland Rail Trail (5 miles). Ride the bike on the Walkway over the Hudson (2 miles) to have a stunning aerial view of the Hudson River. The 40 miles round trip can be shorten at any point along the way. Optional Day 2: Camp overnight at Margaret Norrie State Park. Start off with a easy ride to the shore of Hudson River in the morning. Visit the famous Vanderbilt Mansion. Ride through the old towns and farms of Dutchess County.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan

Saturday 9/22/2018 - Moon Festival Night Outing/ Level C
Harriman State Park, NY
From the trailhead, hike up to the top of a hill for a good lookout location for the sky. Cook out in the wild for dinner. Relax and enjoy the full moon and the breezy evening. Option to do a night hike back to the parking or camp out for the night.
Meeting Time/Place: 4:00 PM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Nancy Liang

Saturday 9/29/2018 - 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: James Yu/Chung Leung/Shui-Kei Ng


Saturday 10/13/2018 - 8 Miles Day Hike / Level C
Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz, 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 the Trailhead parking lot
Leaders:
Cherry Lau/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 10/13/2018 - Minnewaska State Park Family Hike / Level A
Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz, NY
Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged terrain. The hike takes you around Lake Minnewaska and the Awosting Falls. Walk along the carriage road to the sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 10/20/2018 - Stonetown Circular and Hewitt Butler loop Hike (18 miles / Level E )
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Follow Highlands trail north, pass Windbeam Mountain, Bear mountain, Board Mountain, cross Stonetown Road, turn left on Hewitt Butler trail (blue), cross West Brook Road to Camp Wyanokie trail (yellow), then Wyanokie Circular trail (red), pass High Point, then take Highlands trail back to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00AM at West Brook Road trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu


Saturday 11/10/2018 - Northwestern Clarence Fahnestock State Park day hike (15 miles / Level E)
Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, NY
From AT trailhead parking lot on Route 301, Take AT (white) north, turn left on Fahnestock Trail (Blue) for 6 miles, turn right on School Mountain Road (white) for 4 miles, turn right on Wiccopee Trail (blue) for 1.8 miles, link to Charcoal Burners Trail (red) for 1.5 miles, get back to Fahnestock Trail (Blue) and AT back to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at AT trailhead on Route 301
Leaders:
Tony Shu







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