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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. Register online. Due to some cancellations, registration deadline extends to 8/28. 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 Reservoir 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 Route 106 roadside parking lot
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 9/9/2017 - Ramapo Valley Family Hike / Level A
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, NJ
Ramapo Valley Reservation is located on the edge of the Highlands Region. Starting from the parking lot, follow the Vista (yellow) Trail to cross the Ramapo River. Pass the Scarlet Oak Pond and ascend to the Hawk Rock. Continue along the Yellow trail and proceed onto the Green trail. Connect to the White trail to go up the Monroe Ridge Overlook. Continue on the Yellow trail to go down to the MacMillan Reservoir then back to the parking lot. Hike leisurely and enjoy the scenery of the NJ Highlands, rivers and valley.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/Jim Mash

Saturday 9/9/2017 - Ramapo Valley 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, NJ
Ramapo Valley Reservation is located on the edge of the Highlands Region with beautiful views of the NJ highlands, rivers and valley. Starting from the parking lot to follow the Yellow Trail to go uphill to the Hawk Rock. Change to the Green Trail to Bear Swamp Lake. After lunch, take the Red/Silver Trail to the MacMillan Reservoir . Connect to the Yellow Vista Loop Trail back to the parking. For a bonus of extra views, visit the Ilgenstein Rock near the Bear Swamp Lake and the Ridge Overlook near the Reservoir.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: James Yu/Iris Lee/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 9/16/2017 - 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: Nancy Liang/Bon Chiu

Saturday 9/23/2017 - Sag Harbor to Orient Point Day Biking, 45 miles
North Fork, Long Island, NY.
One Day Biking, 45 miles round trip between Sag Harbor, Shelter Island, and the Orient Point State Park in North Fork, Long Island, NY.
Meeting Time/Place: Be prepared for 7am departure from Queens.
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan

Saturday 9/23/2017 - Tuxedo Park to Lake Sebago loop hike / levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY.
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 lakes of Skenonto and Sebago. After lunch, follow the Tuxedo Mtn Ivy Trail to visit the legendary caves and boulders of the Claudius Smith Den. Adventurous hikers can extend their hike and enjoy better views on the Blue Disc and the RD trails in the morning.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM Tuxedo Park Commuter parking lot
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)

Saturday 9/30/2017 - 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 River and the sight of the tantalizing cliffs.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the State Line Lookout parking lot
Leaders: Joe Chou

Saturday 9/30/2017 - 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 9/30/2017 - 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: Cherry Lau/Nancy Liang


Saturday 10/7/2017 - Storm King Mountain 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:
Chwen (Jun) Best/Nancy Liang

Saturday 10/7/2017 - Biking & Camping in Central Hudson Valley, Oct. 7 & 8
Taconic State Park - Copake Falls area, NY
Two day biking and camping, 25 and 50 miles. Biking on retired railroad trail and country road in beautiful Central Hudson Valley. Ben Lee; 917-710-1263, Steve Chan; 917-216-1730.
Meeting Time/Place: To be arranged by leaders
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan

Saturday 10/7/2017 - Storm King Mountain Family Hike / Level A
Storm King Mountain State Park
Storm King Mountain is a dominating feature overlooking the Hudson River on its west bank. The intertwining network of trails offer many scenic views over the River and the Hudson Highlands. Although some sections of the trail might be steep, taking a slow ascend on the mountain offer many stops for the scenery and picture taking. Starting from the 9W (North) trailhead parking lot, take the Butter Hill Trail (orange) to go up Storm King Mountain. Loop through the many viewpoints on the Stillman Trail. Return to the parking lot by the relatively flat white trail along the hill side.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 10/14/2017 - 8 Miles Day Hike /Level C
Minnewaska State Park, 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 New Paltz or 7:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Chung Leung/Carol Lee

Saturday 10/14/2017 - 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 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: Joe Chou

Saturday 10/21/2017 - 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: Ada Jow/Iris Lee

Saturday 10/21/2017 - Mount Taurus Family Hike/ Level A
Little Stony Point, Cold Springs, NY
This is an easier alternative to enjoy the view of the Breakneck Mountains and the fall foliage. The starting point is about 2 miles south of the trailhead of the regular Breakneck Mountain hike on Route 9D. The hike follows the Washburn Trail (white) to climb slowly up Mount Taurus. Switch to the Notch trail (blue) to reach the northern section of the Breakneck Ridge. After lunch, follow the service road along the Breakneck Brook back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 10/21/2017 - Ringwood SP - Mt.Defiance - Hawk Rock Loop hike / Level E
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, NJ
Ringwood State Park - Mt. Defiance and Hawk Rock loop Take Schuber trail (orange) and pass MacMillan Reservoir, turn right to Red-Silver trail to Bear Swamp lake, turn left on Shore Trail (blue), then Cannonball trail (red) and Crossover trail (white), pass Ilgenstein Rock and Butler Mine, turn right on Ringwood-Ramapo trail (red), pass Mt. Defiance (1040 ft.) and Cupsaw Mountain shelter, change to Crossover trail (white), cross Morris Road and NJ Botanical Garden, switch to Halifax trail (green), pass Halifax Ruins and Hawk Rock, switch to Silver trail and parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 10/28/2017 - West Mountain to Bear Mountain Loop Hikes / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
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: 9:00AM Anthony Wayne Rec. Area
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Bon Chiu


Saturday 11/4/2017 - 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:
Cindy Choi/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 11/11/2017 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Jackie Jones Mountain/ Three Reservoirs
Climb up Jackie Jones Mountain in the first mile. Enjoy the easy downhill slope and 2 mile of leisure walk visiting 3 reservoirs. Part of the trip will be on unmarked trail, so hikers must follow leaders.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)

Saturday 11/11/2017 - Field Training
To Be Determined

Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 7:45 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Chung Leung/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 11/18/2017 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Silvermine Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Silvermine Lake Picnic Area, follow the yellow trail to Brien Memorial Shelter. Then change to the RD (red) trail going west bound. Follow the trip leader to hop off to the now unmarked old RD trail to the Picnic area at Tiorati Circle. After lunch, connect to the Long Path (green) going north. Visit the viewpoints on top of the Stockbridge range, the Hippo Rock then the Cave Shelter. Find the way to connect back to the Menomine (yellow) trail and return to Silvermine Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Silvermine Lake Parking lot
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/Amy Tien

Saturday 11/18/2017 - Silvermine Lake to Stockbridge Mountain Family Hike / level A
Silvermine Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Silvermine Lake Picnic Area, follow the yellow trail and walk along the lake to Bockey Swamp Brook. Walk off trail through the forest to reach Seven Lake Drive. Follow the road to Lake Nawahunta. Change to the yellow trail to walk uphill to Stockbridge Mountain. Visit the Hippo Rock, Stockbridge and Cave shelters. Find the way back on the yellow trail and walk downhill back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Silvermine Lake Parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 11/25/2017 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Russian Bear/Pine Meadow Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
Start from the 7 Lakes Drive visitor center, follow the blue trail, then orange trail to Russian Bear. After enjoying the view of the Ramapo valley, then go down to Pine Meadow Lake. Take a walk around the lake for the winter view and return to the visitor center through the white trail along the Stony Brook.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head or 7:15 AM at designated carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng/Ada Jow


Saturday 12/2/2017 - 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: 8:30 AM at the trailhead or 7:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders:
Steve Huang/Cherry Lau

Saturday 12/9/2017 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
The Timp
Follow the Timp-Torne Trail (blue) to climb up the Timp. Enjoy many lookout points along the ridge. After lunch, take RD red through Bald Mtn & Cornell Mine back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Joe Chou/Weiwei Zhang

Saturday 12/9/2017 - West Mountain family hike / Level A
West Mountain, Harriman State Park
Starting from the trailhead, follow the Fawn trail about half a mile to the West Mountain. Visit the many viewpoints along the mountain ridge. On a clear day, the Manhattan skyline can be visible. Return by the flat cross country ski trails to the parking lot. Hike with a released pace and frequent stops to enjoy the scenery.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 12/16/2017 - Johnsontown Circle / Lake Skenonto Loop Hikes / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Start on the Blue Disc Trail from Johnsontown Circle, go along the mountain ridges to Parker Cabin Mt. Return by the Yellow Triangle Trail to visit Lake Skenonto and Lake Sebago.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chris Ma/Nancy Liang

Saturday 12/16/2017 - Whitehorse Mt., Eagle Cliff, Black Rock loop -- 14 Mile Day Hike / Level D
Blackrock Forest
Take Highlands Trail, pass Whitehorse Mt., and Mt. Misery, then change to Scenic Trail (white). take a detour to Eagle Cliff, take Compartment trail to Split Rock, then at Two Gates, take Stillman trail (yellow) south and then Black Rock Hollow trail (white) and Reservoir trail (blue) north and Duggan trail (red) back to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at trailhead parking lot on Reservoir Road
Leaders: Tony Shu










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