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Saturday 1/6/2018 - 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: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Tony Shu

Saturday 1/6/2018 - 16 Mile Ramapo Mountain Day Hike / Level E
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
Start from the trailhead parking lot on Skyline Drive, take Hoeferlin Trail (Yellow) south, hike around the Ramapo Lake, change to Cannonball Trail (Red) north, pass Skyline Drive and merge with Hoeferlin Trail (Yellow) and take Hoeferlin Trail north, pass Erskine Lookout, at Ilgenstein Rock take White trail south, then Cannonball Trail (Red) south, then yellow trail, pass Midvale Mountain Road and Millstones, turn right on Todd Trail (White) to parking lot. (This session is a practice on map reading & finding the trails in hiking.)
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: James Yu

Saturday 1/6/2018 - Ramapo Mountain Family Hike / Level A
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
Walk along the hiking trails to Ramapo Lake. Feel the soft snow under the feet and observe the winter scenery in the forest. Ramapo Lake in winter is extremely tranquil with trees lining the shore. Circle the lake and hike up to the vantage point of the stone tower overlooking Ramapo Valley. To enjoy a winter hike , you must dress warm and wear waterprool boots. Hats and gloves are a must. Contact leader for any question on winter hiking.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/13/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
North Hill / Diamond Mountain
Starting from the 7 Lakes Dr Visitor Center, follow the Reeves Brook trail (white) to North Hill. Then change to the Raccoon Brook Hills trail (black) to Pine Meadow Lake for lunch. After lunch, locate the Yellow trail off the red trail to go up Diamond Mtn. Follow the HTS (orange) to down hill to the brook. Follow the Red trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Daniel Do

Saturday 1/13/2018 - 2 Days Winter Backpacking on the AT
Wawayanda State Park, NJ
Starting from park office, hike to the shelter on AT. Continue on AT to reach the Pinwheel Vista or further. Explore the way back to the shelter. Day 2, hike along AT eastward to Bearfort Mountain and return. Limit to members only.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/20/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile 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/Ada Jow

Saturday 1/27/2018 - 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 the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Steve Huang

Sunday 1/28/2018 - 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 2/3/2018 - 18 Mile Day Hike (Long Distance Hike training session #1) / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Time Square Loop
From the parking lot, follow the R-D (red dot) trail to Time Square (about 7.5 miles). Change to LP going west toward Lemon Squeezer. Turn to the White Bar trail going south. Connect to the TMI (red) trail back to Tuxedo Park. Follow your own pace to finish no later than 5:00 pm. If not reaching Time Square by 12 noon, short cut must be taken to return. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders:
Cherry Lau

Saturday 2/3/2018 - 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: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Joe Chou/Carol Lee

Saturday 2/3/2018 - Dater Mountain Family Hike / Level A
Tuxedo Park - Dater Mountain Loop
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 continue to the White Bar (W) trail. Follow White bar northwards then branch off to a service road to the rolling hills of Pound Mountain. Change to the Blue Disc (B) trail to Claudius Smith Den, a beautiful rock formation with many interesting legends. Dress warm and wear waterproof footwear for winter hiking. Hike will be adjusted according to trail conditions and participants' interest.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 2/10/2018 - 16 Mile Day Hike (Long Distance Hike Training #2) / Level E
Ramapo Mountain, NJ
This session is a practice on map reading & trail exploration. Find your own partner and hike independently. Start from the trailhead parking lot on Skyline Drive; take Hoeferlin Trail (Yellow) south; hike around the Ramapo Lake; change to Cannonball Trail (Red) north; pass Skyline Drive and merge with Hoeferlin Trail (Yellow). Take Hoeferlin Trail north to go pass Erskine Lookout. At Ilgenstein Rock take White trail south, then Cannonball Trail (Red) south, then yellow trail, pass Midvale Mountain Road and Millstones, turn right on Todd Trail (White) to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Trailhead road side parking
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 2/10/2018 - 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: Cindy Choi/Daniel Do

Saturday 2/17/2018 - 18 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 3) / Level E
Tuxedo Park - AT - Lemon Squeezer Loop
From the parking lot, follow the R-D (red dot)trail to Time Square (about 7.5 miles). Continue to AT intersection. Follow AT South to Lemon Squeezer. Change to the White Bar trail going south. Connect to the TMI (red) trail back to Tuxedo Park. Follow your own pace to finish about 5:00 pm. If not reaching AT intersection by 12 noon, short cut must be taken to return. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Bon Chiu

Saturday 2/17/2018 - 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

Saturday 2/24/2018 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 4) / Level F
Tuxedo Park - Water Tower Loop
From the parking lot, follow the R-D (red dot) trail to Time Square (about 7.5 miles). Continue to the water tower. Follow Arden Valley Rd. then LP South. Change to the White Bar trail going south. Connect to the TMI (red) trail back to Tuxedo Park. Follow your own pace to finish about 5:00 pm. If not reaching Water Tower by 12 noon, short cut must be taken to return. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: James Yu

Saturday 2/24/2018 - 6 Mile Day Hike / Level B
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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang


Saturday 3/3/2018 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 5) / Level F
Tuxedo Park - Water Tower Loop
From the parking lot, follow the R-D (red dot) trail to Time Square (about 7.5 miles). Continue to the water tower. Follow Arden Valley Rd. then LP South. Change to the White Bar trail going south. Connect to the TMI (red) trail back to Tuxedo Park. Follow your own pace to finish about 5:00 pm. If not reaching Water Tower by 12 noon, short cut must be taken to return. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders:
Flora Gu

Saturday 3/3/2018 - Black Rock Forest 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 trail head
Leaders: Joe Chou/Ary Wu

Saturday 3/3/2018 - 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 winter scenery.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 3/10/2018 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 6) / 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: Daniel Do

Saturday 3/10/2018 - 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 or 8:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Cindy Choi/Gordon Moy

Saturday 3/17/2018 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 7) / 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: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 3/17/2018 - 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: Steve Huang/Frank Yao

Saturday 3/24/2018 - 18 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 8) / Level F
Lake Askoti, Pingyp Mtn Loop
From Lake Askoti, take Red Cross Trail to pass the Palisades Pkwy. Then change to S-BM (yellow) to go up Pingy Mtn. Continue the S-BM trail to Big Hill Shelter. This is a section of the actual 26 mile hike route. Then follow Long Path back to Lake Askoti. An extended route will continue from Big Hill to follow TMI. Then take 7 Lakes Drive or other short cuts back to Lake Askoti.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Lake Askoti Parking Lot
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 3/24/2018 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
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 trailhead
Leaders: Ada Jow/Leo Ngan

Saturday 3/31/2018 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 9) / Level F
Tuxedo Park - TMI Loop with option to Pingyp Mountain
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. Option to start from Lake Askoti to hike the Pingyp Mountain section and return to Tuxedo Park.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Train Station Commuter Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 3/31/2018 - 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: Ada Jow/Joe Chou


Saturday 4/7/2018 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 10) / Level F
Tuxedo Park - TMI Loop, Option to hike Pingyp Mountain
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:
Bon Chiu

Saturday 4/7/2018 - Ramapo Mountain Family Hike / Level A
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
Walk along the hiking trails to Ramapo Lake. Feel the soft snow under the feet and observe the winter scenery in the forest. Ramapo Lake in winter is extremely tranquil with trees lining the shore. Circle the lake and hike up to the vantage point of the stone tower overlooking Ramapo Valley. To enjoy a winter hike , you must dress warm and wear waterprool boots. Hats and gloves are a must. Contact leader for any question on winter hiking.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang

Saturday 4/7/2018 - 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: Chung Leung

Saturday 4/14/2018 - 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: Amy Tien

Saturday 4/14/2018 - 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: Joe Chou/Ary Wu

Saturday 4/21/2018 - 24 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 12) / 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: Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 4/21/2018 - 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: Ada Jow/Leo Ngan

Saturday 4/28/2018 - 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 4/28/2018 - 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: Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 4/28/2018 - 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
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou/Hong Huang


Saturday 5/5/2018 - 6 & 8 Mile 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

Saturday 5/5/2018 - 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 - Schunemunk Mountain 6 & 9 Mile 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 - 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 - 6 & 8 Mile 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 - 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
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

Saturday 5/26/2018 - 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: Cindy Choi


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

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








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