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Saturday 4/1/2017 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 9) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station, TMI Loop
From Tuxedo Park Train Station, take RD (red) to Time Square. Take A-SB (red) to Lake Askoti and change to the Long Path and hike to the Big Hill Shelter. Then follow SBM (yellow), Breakneck Mountain Trail (white) to TMI (red). Follow TMI back to the Tuxedo Park Train Station. Short cut can be made near Big Hill Shelter to follow the service road to 7 Lakes Drive. Use your own pace and mark your time covering each section. Put in at least 8 hours of hiking. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Train Station Commuter Parking
Leaders:
Amy Tien

Saturday 4/1/2017 - 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: Ada Jow/Bonnie Sayarath

Saturday 4/8/2017 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 10) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station, TMI Loop
From Tuxedo Park Train Station, take RD (red) to Time Square. Change to the Long Path and hike to the Big Hill Shelter. Then follow SBM (yellow), Breakneck Mountain Trail (white) to TMI (red). Follow TMI back to the Tuxedo Park Train Station. An extended route will take A-SB at Time Square to connect to Red Cross, turn right to Beech (blue), and turn left to Long Path to Bill Hill Shelter. Either take the service road near Big Hill Shelter to 7 Lakes Drive, or follow SBM (yellow), Breakneck Mountain Trail (white) to TMI and follow TMI back to the Tuxedo Park Train Station. Option to start from Lake Askoti and follow the Pingyp Mtn loop to return to Tuxedo Park. Require to specify this option at registration.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Flora Gu

Saturday 4/8/2017 - 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: Ella Chen/Joe Chou

Saturday 4/15/2017 - 24 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 11) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station Loop
Follow the similar trail as the actual 26 mile hike. Hikers set their own checkpoints and strategy on this trial run and take discretion to shorten the hike.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Feng Chen

Saturday 4/15/2017 - 6 & 9 Miles Day Hikes/ B & C Levels
Elk Pen -- Bald Rock Shelter Loop
Starting from Elk Pen, follow the ASB (red) to the service road. Make a right on the road to Boston Mine. Change to the Nurian (White) trail to Black Rocks. Then follow the RD trail to the Bold Rock Shelter for lunch. After lunch, continue on the RD Trail. Change to the Lichen (blue) trail, then A-SB, AT trails and then LP to Island Pond. Continue AT to Elk Pen.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead
Leaders: Kelly Ke/Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)

Saturday 4/22/2017 - --- Fund Raising Hikes for the American Lung Association (ALA) ---
Harriman State Park, NY
*** If rains, it'll be on Sunday, 4/23/2017 *** CMCNY will sponsor $20 donation to ALA for each person finishing the Gin's 26-mile hike. Additional donation will be collected during the hikes and forwarded to ALA as a pool in memory of Gin Goon. Donation will best be made by checks payable directly to American Lung Association.
Meeting Time/Place:
Leaders:

Saturday 4/22/2017 - ALA Fundraising: Gin's 26 Mile Day Hike / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
Our annual 26-miles day hike, in memory of Gin Goon, the co-founder of CMCNY who passed away in Oct. 2003. This hike has been renamed to Gin's 26 Miles Day Hike to honor him. Gin started 26 miles day hike and has became his signature trip for many years. The hike is strenuous with different terrain conditions. For experienced hikers. ** Members only ** Contact leaders for additional information.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung/Tony Shu

Saturday 4/22/2017 - ALA Fundraising: 18 Mile Day Hike / Level E
Tuxedo Park / Big Hill Shelter Loop
This is a shorter version of 26-mile hike. We start at the same place in Tuxedo Park, hike 15 miles and try to finish just ahead of 26-mile marathoners to welcome them back. We welcome everyone to join. Prepare for a good pace hike.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking
Leaders: Daniel Do/Cindy Choi/Gordon Moy

Saturday 4/22/2017 - ALA Fundraising: 6 Mile Day Hike / Level B
Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop
This is a short hike to support the Gin's Hike. 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. Meet the 26 mile hikers on the way and cheer them up.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at the carpool pickup locations.
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/Joe Chou/MeiSheng Liu/Janny Tan

Saturday 4/29/2017 - ALA Fundraising: 15 Mile Day Hike/ Level E
Breakneck Ridge to Fishkill Ridge Exploration
Follow the Breakneck Ridge Trail to traverse the mountain ridge to Sunset Point. Continue and connect to the Wilkinson Memorial Trail (yellow) heading north to explore the Scofield Ridge. Make a loop around the reservoir to go up South Beacon Mtn and connect back to the yellow trail going south. Continue on the yellow trail back to the parking. Good navigation and hiking skills are required.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Breakneck Point Parking Lot
Leaders: Amy Tien

Saturday 4/29/2017 - ALA Fundraising: 8 Miles 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: Ella Chen/Chung Leung

Sunday 4/30/2017 - ALA Fundraising: 30 Miles Day Biking/ Level C
Bayville to Oyster Bay, LI
Starting from the IU Willet MS, bike on country roads to Oyster Bay. Visit Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt Memorial Sanctuary, Planting Fields Arboretum and many gorgeous estates on the way. Expect some busy traffics and hills on the road.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Daniel Do


Saturday 5/6/2017 - ALA Fundraising: 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:
Chwen (Jun) Best/Chung Leung

Saturday 5/13/2017 - ALA Fundraising: 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Storm King Mountain
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: Joe Chou/Leo Ngan/Frank Yao

Saturday 5/13/2017 - ALA Fundraising: 2 Day Biking / Camping Trip
Hither Hills State Park, Montauk, LI
Two days, 5/13 & 5/14. Day 1: Set up camps at Hither Hills State Park and 50 plus miles biking between Montauk Lighthouse and Say Harbor. Also available; Partial loop about 40 miles or less. Day 2: 35 miles biking through Mattituck, Greenpoint, and Orient Point, North Fork. May visit a winery.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan

Saturday 5/20/2017 - 22 Mile Day Hike / Level E
Suffern - Bear Mountain (S-BM) Trail Through Hike
Starting from the trailhead of the S-BM (yellow) at Bear Mountain, follow the trail to the end at Suffern. This is a North-South back bone of Harriman State Park. For experienced hikers only. Shuttle cars will be arranged to drive all hikers to Bear Mountain trailhead.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00 AM at Suffern Train Station parking lot.
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Tony Shu

Saturday 5/20/2017 - 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

Saturday 5/27/2017 - Memorial Day Family Camping (3 days, 5/27 - 5/29)
Frances Slocum State Park, PA
Francis Slocum State Park is located in northeastern Pennsylvania. The horseshoe shaped, 165-acre lake is popular for boating and fishing, and is a home to many species of birds, fish, and wildlife. 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. Fee (Include 1st night BBQ); $22 member, $28 non-member, $6 child under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Steve Huang/Chung Leung

Saturday 5/27/2017 - 7 miles Day Hike/ Level B
Seven Hills Trail, Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Visitor center, take the Pine Meadow (red) Trail going south-west. Then switch to the 7 Hills 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM Reeves Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/MeiSheng Liu


Saturday 6/3/2017 - 7 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / 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:
Carol Lee/Nancy Liang

Saturday 6/3/2017 - Palisades cliff and Hudson shore Family Hike / Level A
Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ
Starting from the State Line Lookout, visit the historic Women's Federation Monument. Follow the Long path along the cliff top heading south to visit breathtaking overlooks. Go down to the Alpine Picnic area and hike along the shore of the Hudson River. Enjoy the cool breeze on the Hudson and the sight of the tantalizing cliffs.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM State Line Lookout parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Sunday 6/4/2017 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historical 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Chung Leung/George Rogers

Saturday 6/10/2017 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Sterling Forest - NY
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then follow the Red Trail to reach the Fire Tower. Descend from Fire Tower on Blue Trail. Connect to Red Trail and then follow 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: Bonnie Sayarath/Joe Chou

Saturday 6/10/2017 - Sterling Forest Family Hike / Level A
Sterling Forest -- NY
Starting with the Blue trail at the Visitor Center, change to the Orange trail to reach the Sterling Ridge. Enjoy the numerous viewpoints along the ridge. Gradually descend along the ridge to the Sterling Valley. Hike along the valley to the shore of Sterling Lake on the Yellow trail. Reconnect to the Blue trail and hike leisurely back to the Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Sterling Forest visitor parking
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 6/17/2017 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
High Point State Park, NJ
High Point State Park occupies the highest point within NJ and has a natural landscape of unusual beauty. Starting from parking lot on Rt. 23 south of the Park Office, take Blue for a short distance, turn right onto Iris (Red) and then left onto AT (White). After 3/4 mile, turn right onto Blue Dot toward Sawmill Lake. From Sawmill lake service road, go to Mashipacong (Yellow) toward east and cross Rt. 23. Get onto Brown/Yellow, then Kuser Road along Lake Marcia and onto the Monument (Red/Green). After a loop on Monument Trail will reach the Monument. Stay at the Monument for a short break, then get onto AT south toward Iris (Red), and Blue back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM at the parking lot on Route 23
Leaders: Chung Leung/Bon Chiu

Saturday 6/17/2017 - 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 6/11/2017. (Adventure Sports address: 398 Seven Bridges Road (Route 209), East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Adventure Sports,
Leaders: Leo Sun/Steve Huang

Sunday 6/18/2017 - Fort Lee to Staten Island Bike Tour
Fort Lee to Staten Island
The whole circuit will take 10 hours, 48 miles, but you can get off any time and plan your exit accordingly. Will lunch at the 911 Memorial at NJ side, Please bring your own lunch and drink.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at location to be announced by the leaders
Leaders: Nancy Liang/George Li

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

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


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

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

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

Saturday 7/8/2017 - Tuxedo Park to Lake Skenonto Family Hike/ Level A
Harriman State Park, NY
From Tuxedo Park, follow R-D Trail, then the T-MI trail to visit the famous Claudius Smith Den. Continue on T-MI to the Dutch Doctor shelter. Change to the Triangle (yellow) trail to Lake Sebago. After lunch, continue on the Triangle (Yellow)Trail to Lake Skenonto. Change to the flat Victory (blue) trail to the "Tri-Trail Corner". Connect back on R-D and go downhill back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM Tuxedo Park Commuter parking lot
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Annie Yeung

Saturday 7/15/2017 - 7 & 9 Mile 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: Steve Huang/Joe Chou

Sunday 7/16/2017 - 50 Mile Day Biking / Level C
South/ North County Trailway, Westchester
The South/ North County Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on the former New York Central Railroad. It spans 36 miles from the Bronx border to Baldwin Place. The former stations can be found along the route. The most famous is the Briarcliff Manor Station which is now used as a public library. The route is mostly flat and ideal for training.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for detail
Leaders: George Li/Nancy Liang

Saturday 7/22/2017 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes/ Levels B & C
Black Rock 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Ada Jow

Saturday 7/22/2017 - Black Rock Forest Family Hike / Level A
Black Rock Forest, Cornwall NY
Black Rock Forest is a 3,830-acre privately owned nature preserve in the western Hudson of New York. It is famous for its reservoirs, ponds and the ridges. The family hike takes you through the maze of the carriage roads to the viewpoints. It is a great opportunity to stretch your muscles and enjoy the scenery.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Helen Huang

Saturday 7/29/2017 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Minnewaska State Park, NY
Come to enjoy a summer day in the Minnewaska State Park. 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 New Paltz
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng/Amy Tien

Saturday 7/29/2017 - Bannerman's Castle Guided Kayaking Tour
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
This is an opportunity to get a close-up look at the famous Bannerman's Island Castle. Kayak beneath the mighty Storm King Mountain, crossing the River to Breakneck Ridge where we will head north toward the Island. Then enjoy a leisurely paddle around the region's most prominent landmark while hearing the history behind the castle. Guided tour and kayak rental $60/person. Limit to 25 people. Register before 7/14. A non-refundable deposit of $30/person must be received before 7/27. Deposit check should be made out to "CMCNY".
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM at Kayak Tour Company at Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Leaders: Joe Chan

Saturday 7/29/2017 - 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, rocky 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: 9:00AM Trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung


Saturday 8/5/2017 - 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:
Leo Ngan

Saturday 8/12/2017 - 6 and 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest
Start from the Otter Hole trailhead. Follow Blue, then white to Chikahoki Falls. Climb up Carris Hill, then Yoo-Hoo Points and High Points. Visit all the lookout points and return to the trailhead.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: James Yu/Cindy Choi

Saturday 8/19/2017 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hike/ 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Tony Shu/Wendy Zhou

Saturday 8/26/2017 - 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
Leaders: Chung Leung


Saturday 9/2/2017 - Labor Day Mongaup Pond Family Camping (9/2 - 9/4)
Mongaup Pond State Campground, Catskill, NY
Mongaup Pond is situated on the largest body of water in the Catskill Park. The dense forest environment, large wooded campsites, picnic area, and boat rentals are the attractions for campers. Hiking opportunity is plenty in the Big Indian Wilderness and Willowemoc Wild Forest. The Catskill Fish Hatchery is only 3 miles away. Fish in the area include Brook trout, smallmouth bass and just to name a few. Campground facilities include flush toilets, showers, picnic tables and fire rings. Prepare your own camping gears. Limit to 70 people. Members have priority. Register online and all fees paid before 8/18. Fees(Include 1st night BBQ): $20 member, $25 non-member, $6 child under age of 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders:
Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung

Saturday 9/2/2017 - Jackie Jones Mountain - Three Reservoirs Hike / 6 Miles Level B
Harriman State Park, NY
Climb up Jackie Jones Mountain in the first mile. Enjoy the easy downhill slope and 2 miles of leisure walk visiting 3 reservoirs. Part of the trip will be on unmarked trail, so hikers must follow leaders.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Route 106 roadside parking lot
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/MeiSheng Liu








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