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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

Saturday 12/29/2018 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / levels B & C
The Three reservoirs and the Breakneck Mtn Loop
From the Rte 106 parking lot, take the S-BM (yellow) for about half a mile, then branch off on the left to a unmarked trail to the first reservoir. Go along the dam then follow the service road to the second reservoir and third reservoir. At end of the reservoir, make a left turn on the S-BM (yellow) going south, connect to TMI (red) heading north, and follow the Breakneck Mountain (white) trail back to S-BM. Follow the S-BM to the Big Hill shelter and back to the Rte 106 parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM Route 106 trail head parking
Leaders: Amy Tien/MeiSheng Liu


Saturday 1/5/2019 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes, Levels B & C
Russian Bear / Pine Meadow Lake
Starting from Seven Hills Trail (blue), then change to the HTS Trail (orange), and hike to Russian Bear. Continue on HTS, then change to the Raccoon Hills Trail (black) to go down to Pine Meadow Lake for lunch. Return along the river on the Pine Meadow Trail.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders:
Chung Leung/Iris Lee

Saturday 1/12/2019 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti to Surebridge Mtn Hike + Option for Cookout Lunch
From Lake Askoti, take A-SB trail to Time Square, then follow the Long Path going toward Surebridge Mountain to an obscure shelter for lunch. People who love outdoor cooking can bring their own stoves to cook Shabu Shabu or their favorite lunch. Please indicate on your registration if you prepare for a cookout. After lunch, follow the AT and then the RD trails back to the parking lot. The hiking distance can be extended or shortened. Please make your preference known to the trip leaders and they will arrange the best hiking route for you.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Bon Chiu/Cherry Lau/Nancy Liang

Saturday 1/12/2019 - Surebridge Mtn Family Hike / Level A
Surebridge Mountain Family Hike + Option for Cookout Lunch
The winter scenery on Lake Askoti is very pretty. Spend a few minutes there before starting to hike to Time Square at Hogencamp Mountain. Then follow an old mine road to an obscure shelter. The area used to have many mining activities and offer many special sceneries in the winter time. For lunch, you can bring your own stove and food to cook a hot lunch. If you prefer to cook, please indicate on your registration. The leader can provide advice and help on outdoor cooking. After lunch, follow the AT and service road to hike leisurely back to the the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/19/2019 - 6 & 8 Mile Ramapo Mountain 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. Dress in layers.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Joe Chou/Ary Wu

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





Saturday 5/25/2019 - 5/25- 5/27/2019, Memorial Day Family Camping
Thompsons Lake Campground-Thacher State Park, NY
The Thompsons Lake Campground is nestled in the mountains near Albany, NY. It is conveniently located within Thacher State Park which is famous for its hiking trails meandering through waterfalls and limestone cliff-face with the panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys, the Adirondack and Green Mountains. This campground offers wooded campsites and is comprised of a sandy beach, mixed hardwood and conifer forests, limestone outcroppings, open fields, flush toilet and shower facilities . Recreational opportunities include a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a playing field, swingsets, carry-in boat access, rental row boats, fishing, biking, and nature trails. Bring your own camping equipments and arrange your own transportation. Participants are limited to 50 and spaces will be confirmed until fees are paid. Fees (include BBQ): Members $22, Non-members $28, Children (under 12 yrs) $6
Meeting Time/Place: contact leaders for details
Leaders:
Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung






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