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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:
Leo Ngan/James Yu

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/Iris Lee

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: Amy Tien/Ada Jow

Saturday 9/22/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti � Lemon Squeezer Loop
From Lake Askoti, take Long Path to Time Square, then change to RD to go to the Fingerboard Shelter. After lunch take AT Trail to Lemon squeezer. Then follow the AS-B (red triangle) back to Lake Askoti. The C level hikers can take the yellow and RD to Time Square for an additional mile. In the afternoon, go around Island Pond then back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead
Leaders: Joe Chou/Ary Wu

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. Starts at 2 PM and hike about 2 miles to the location on a mountain ridge. Specify joining night hiking or camp out for the night when register. Event details and meeting location will be provided by the trip leaders
Meeting Time/Place: 2:00 PM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Bon Chiu

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 9/29/2018 - 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 10/6/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile 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:
Steve Huang/Ling Zhou

Saturday 10/13/2018 - 6 & 9 Miles Day Hikes/ Levels B and C
Stonetown Circular
Starting at the parking lot at Stonetown Road, climb up Little Windbeam, Windbeam, Bear and Board Mountains, a total of 6 peaks. However the views on the surrounding reservoirs and The waters of reservoirs, lakes and even the silhouette of the Manhattan skyline from a distance offer a great reward.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Cindy Choi/Gordon Moy

Saturday 10/20/2018 - 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 10/20/2018 - 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

Sunday 10/28/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Schunemunk Mountain, 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. (This hike was changed from Saturday, 10/27 to Sunday, 10/28 because of rain/storm weather forecast for Saturday)
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Chung Leung


Saturday 11/3/2018 - 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:
Chung Leung/Bon Chiu

Saturday 11/3/2018 - 15 Mile Day Hike / Level E
Breakneck Ridge / Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Lots of elevation gain. This is in the southern section of the Hudson Highlands State Park. Starting from the trailhead of LS (blue) at Fishkill Road, left turn to SR (red), left turn to NV (green), right turn to UC (yellow), right turn to BR (white), left turn to BB (red), right turn to WM (yellow), right turn to NT (blue), left turn to NV (green) and left turn to LS (blue) to back to the trailhead. For experienced hikers only.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at the SM trailhead at Fishkill Road
Leaders: Leo Sun

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

Saturday 11/10/2018 - 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/Paul Kwan

Saturday 11/17/2018 - 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. Bring your own snacks, lunch and water.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 11/24/2018 - 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: Amy Tien/Daniel Do


Saturday 12/1/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Level B & C
West Mountain, Harriman State Park
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. the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Trailhead
Leaders:
Tony Shu/Frank Yao

Saturday 12/8/2018 - 6 & 8 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Cindy Choi/Gordon Moy

Saturday 12/15/2018 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Tuxedo Park / Lake Skenonto Loop
Starting from Tuxedo& Park, hike up the Ramapo Dunderberg Trail to enjoy the view overlooking the surrounding hills and valleys Then change to the flat Victory and Triangle trails to the Skenonto and Sebago lakes. After lunch, follow the Tuxedo Mtn Ivy Trail to visit the legendary caves and boulders of the Claudius Smith Den.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Ada Jow/Leo Ngan

Saturday 12/22/2018 - Silvermine Lake Day Hike / Levels B & 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 Tiorati. 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. A more leisurely hike will skip Brien Memorial Shelter and cut onto the AT trail. There are many good lunch spots on top of Stockbridge Mountains.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 12/29/2018 - Winter Backpacking 2/3 nights in Green Mountains/ Level C & D
Coolidge State Forest, Vermont
This is an exploration hike to see the winter scenery in the mountains and forests near Killington, VT. It offers an opportunity to practice our winter hiking skills. The hike will be on the AT / Long Trail along the ridge of Green Mountains. Hiking distances will be adjusted to the weather and trail conditions. Camp or stay in shelters for the night. Take side trips to the Pico Peak, Snowden Peak, Killington Peak, Shrewsbury Peak and other points of interest. The trip is for members only and limit to 15 people. Registration deadline is 12/20/18.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leader for detail
Leaders: Chung Leung


Sunday 1/27/2019 - Annual Meeting / Spring Festival Party
St. James Episcopal Church, Elmhurst, NY
The CMCNY Annual Meeting is an experience sharing and get together party for all members and their friends. It will be held at the St. James Episcopal Church, 84-07 Broadway, ELmhurst, NY. The event features a buffet dinner, slide show on our exotic expeditions, board member election, raffle, games and preview of upcoming activities. Reservation is required. Fees: Free for members and children under 11, $8 for Non-members.
Meeting Time/Place: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, St. James Church in Elmhurst, Queens.
Leaders:
Steve Huang/Carol Lee/Chung Leung








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