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Friday 1/1/2021 - New Year Inspiration Day Hike & Cookout/ Option to backpack
Silvermine Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
Looking forward to the year 2021. Starting from the parking, hike along the north shore of Silvermine Lake and then up the Black Mtn. Enjoy the expansive views at the lookout points. Hike through the stream and swamps to Brien Shelter. Return to the parking along the western shore of the Lake. Cookout picnic at the pavilion. If interested, bring a snow board to slide down the old ski slope behind the pavilion. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and drive home. Backpackers will hike to locate a secluded spot in the mountain to set up camp for the night. Enjoy the night sky and have a good dream. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Nancy Liang

Saturday 1/2/2021 - Lake Askoti- Island Pond Hike, 7-9 mile, Levels B & C
Lake Askoti, Harriman State Park, NY
Take the A-SB (red triangle) trail to Time Square. Go up the Hogencamp Mountain and visit the lookout points on R-D and Lichen trails. Continue to visit the famous rock formation of Lemon Squeezer. Go west on the AT trail to the north shore of Island Pond. Change to a service road to a secluded spot, south of Island pond. Retrace back on the service road and follow the scenic Dunning (yellow) trail back to the parking. Avid hikers can extend the hike to visit the lookout points on Black Rock Mountain before heading back to the parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Bounnhou Sayarath

Saturday 1/2/2021 - 7 & 11 miles Day Hike / Levels C & D
Dunderberg Mountain - Bear Mountain State Park
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. The longer route: from the Timp, take Timp-Torne Trail (blue), pass West Mountain, turn left on S-BM trail (yellow), then turn left on R-D (red), then join the shorter route. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Sunday 1/3/2021 - Manitoga/ Canada Hill/ AT Trail Hike, 7 - 10 mile, Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Manitoga was the woodland garden of designer Russel Wright and is a National Historic Landmark for preservation. Start from the parking lot, tour the beautiful landscape and walk towards Curry Pond. Catch the AT trail and hike southwards to Canada Hill. Turn around and head north on the AT trail to Sugarloaf Hill. Enjoy the view of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the riverfront park of Glenclyffe. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/9/2021 - Kakiat Park - Raccoon Brook Hills, 8-10 Mile Hike / Level B & C
Pine Meadow Lake, Harriman State Park
Starting from Kakiat Park, go up Cobus Mtn. and follow the Kakiat trail to Raccoon Brook Hills. Go on top of the hills to have a good view of the valley. Change back to Kakiat Trail and proceed to Pine Meadow Brook. Visit the cascade at the Ga-Nus-Quah Rock. Follow the brook upstream to the north shore of Pine Meadow Lake. Leave the lake and use the crossover trail to the S-BM Trail. Follow the trail downhill and connect to the Kakiat Trail back to parking lot. Avid hikers extend the route on Raccoon Brook Hills to the Seven Hills where there are many lookout points with expansive views year round. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Cherry Lau

Saturday 1/9/2021 - 7 &11 Miles Day Hike / Level C & D
High Point State Park, NJ
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 turn left onto AT (Whit). 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 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. Longer route: from parking lot, take blue trail, turn left on Iris Trail (red), then turn right on AT, pass Dutch Shoe Rock then join the shorter route. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Joe Chou/Ary Wu

Sunday 1/10/2021 - Sterling Lake-Fire Tower-Bare Rock Loop, 6 - 9 miles, Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
Starting from the Lautenberg Visitor Center, tour the Lakeville Ironwork Furnace. Walk along the south shore of Sterling Lake to the Fire Tower trailhead. Go up the hill to the Fire Tower. Hike along the Sterling Ridge to have a good view of the Sterling Lake and the surrounding mountains. Change to the (orange) trail to visit the Bare Rock lookout point where there is an expansive view of Greenwood Lake. Retrace the (orange) trail going downhill back to Sterling Lake and the Visitor Center. *Limit to 20 people and no carpool arrangements.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/16/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training Enrollment, 10-18 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
Enrollment to a 3 months weekly long distance hike training program. The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session. The hiking distance increases as the training proceeds and the hikers monitor their own progress. The training program ends with the Gin's 26 mile hike in April. New enrollment will be limited once the training has begun. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/16/2021 - Ramapo Valley Ilgenstein Rock Hike / Level C
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Mahwah, NJ
From the parking lot, take Schuber rail (orange) to pass MacMillan Reservoir and turn right onto Red-Silver Trail to Bear Swamp Lake. Turn left on Shore Trail (blue), then Cannonball Trail (red) and Crossover trail (white) to reach Ilgenstein Rock. After lunch, continue with Hoeferlin Memorial Trail (yellow) then turn left on Shore Trail (blue) and cut over to Halifax Trail (green), passing Hawk Rock and turn left on Silver Trail (silver) back to the parking lot. Limit to 30 people and members have priority. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang

Saturday 1/16/2021 - 8 miles Day Hike -- Levels C
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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Sunday 1/17/2021 - Norvin Green/ Weis Nature Center 6 - 9 Mile Hikes, Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
From Weis Center, go up Ball Mtn. to the Vista point. Come downhill to Roomy Mine and view the cascades along the Blue Mine Brook. Continue on the Highland Trail to visit High Point which is famous for its rock ledges, pitch pines and panoramic view. Branch off to visit the lookout points at Carris Hill. Return to Weis Center by the service road. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the trails on Buck Mtn. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/23/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training: Exploration, Level D
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
This is a training for map reading and path finding skills. Hikers are given a map and a suggested route to explore the area. Trails and markers in the area have been changed but the map was not updated. Hikers will be trained to observe what have changed. Hikers are asked to identify the real locations of the landmarks and lookout points. The CMCNY 26-mile Hikers will be there acting as mentors to help. *Registration is limited to members of the Training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/23/2021 - 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan

Saturday 1/23/2021 - 8 or 14 miles Day Hike - Level C / D
Anthony's Nose - Hudson Highlands State Park
From the parking, connect to the AT (white) trail in Bear Mtn. State Park. >> Follow the AT (white) trail to cross Bear Mtn. Bridge; >> Continue on the AT (white) trail for about 0.75 mile after the bridge, locate the trailhead of the Camp Smith (blue) Trail. >> Follow the (blue) trail to Anthony's Nose; >> Take the time to enjoy the views on the lookout points along the trail. >> The (blue) trail ends at the Toll House Visitor Center. Follow the same way back to Bear Mtn Bridge, Bear Mountain Inn, and Hessian Lake. Level D hikers: From Hessian Lake, follow the AT (white) trail up Bear Mtn. Follow the Major Welch (red) trail down to Hessian Lake. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu

Sunday 1/24/2021 - Ramapo Valley Ilgenstein Rock Hike / Level B&C
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Mahwah, NJ
From the parking lot, take the bridge across the Ramapo River. Go around the Scarlet Pond. Go up the mountain to Hawk Rock and Cactus Ledge. Go downhill to reach Ridge Overlook where there is a gorgeous view of the valley. Hike down the hill to MacMillan Reservoir. Go through the swamp to reach Bear Swamp Lake. Climb up the hill to Ilgentstein Rock. After enjoying the panorama view, go downhill to the Cannonball Lake. Follow the Swamp Brook downhill then follow the Yellow Silver Trail to return to the parking. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/30/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training - Enrollment session / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Water Tower Loop
Open enrollment to a 3 months weekly long distance hike training program. The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. The hikers are required to hike with their own partners at least 8 hours to their best ability in each session. The hiking distance will increase as the training progresses. The training program ends with the Gin's 26 mile hike in April. Enrollment will be limited once the training has begun. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/30/2021 - 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 1/30/2021 - 13 Miles Day Hike - Level D
Turkey Hill / Silver Mine Lake/ Appalachian Trail - Harriman State Park
From Turkey Hill Pond Parking lot on Route 6, take Long Path south, turn left on Menomine Trail (yellow), pass Silver Mine Lake to William Brien Memorial Shelter, turn left on Appalachian Trail (white), pass Palisades Parkway. Turn left on Timp Torne Trail (Blue), turn left on 1777W Trail (red), then turn left on Popolopen Gorge trail (PG) (red) then Long Path back to parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu

Sunday 1/31/2021 - Kakiat Mtn - Pine Meadow Lake Hike, 7 - 10 mile, Levels B&C
Pine Meadow Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
From Kakiat Park, take the Mountain Trail (Orange) - steep and rocky - which ascends the escarpment to a panoramic viewpoint where the Manhattan skyline is visible. Continue on Kakiat Trail (White), then followed by Suffern-Bear Mt. Trail (Yellow), Cronklins Crossing (White) and Pine Meadow Trail (Red) to the lakeside lunch spot. After lunch, either take the service road (Torne Valley Road) or Raccoon Brook Hills (Black-on-White) to connect to Kakiat Trail (White). Turn left onto Kakiat Trail and hike back to the parking lot. *Limit to 20 people; No carpool arrangements.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Kakiat County Park parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung


Saturday 2/6/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training - Enrollment session / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Water Tower Loop
Open enrollment to a 3 months weekly long distance hike training program. The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. The hikers are required to hike with their own partners at least 8 hours to their best ability in each session. The hiking distance will increase as the training progresses. The training program ends with the Gin's 26 mile hike in April. Enrollment will be limited once the training has begun. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Ling Zhou

Saturday 2/6/2021 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Storm King Mountains, 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. 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou

Sunday 2/7/2021 - Manitoga/ Canada Hill/ AT Trail Hike, 7 - 10 mile, Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Manitoga was the woodland garden of designer Russel Wright and is a National Historic Landmark for preservation. Start from the parking lot, tour the beautiful landscape and walk towards Curry Pond. Catch the AT trail and hike southwards to Canada Hill. Turn around and head north on the AT trail to Sugarloaf Hill. Enjoy the view of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the riverfront park of Glenclyffe. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 2/13/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Water Tower Loop
The Long Distance Hike Training is into the 4th session. New enrollment will not be accepted unless exempted by the training coordinator. The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. The hikers are required to hike with their own partners at least 9 hours to their best ability in each session. The hiking distance will increase as the training progresses. The training program ends with the Gin's 26 mile hike in April. Enrollment will be limited once the training has begun. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: James Yu2/Chung Leung

Saturday 2/13/2021 - Sterling Lake/ Fire Tower/ Bare Rock Hike, Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
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 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Sunday 2/14/2021 - Tuxedo Park to Lake Skenonto Winter Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Tuxedo Park, hike up Pine Hill to Claudius Smith Den. Then follow the Blue Disc Trail to visit the curtain of icicles hanging from the cliffs at Elbow Brush. Return to the TMI trail and go east towards Lake Sebago. Enjoy the winter scenery in the forests. Hike north to Lake Skenonto to see the frozen lake. Follow the Victory trail to visit the Black Ash Swamp. Dress warm and hike leisurely to enjoy the snow covered trees and mountains. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 2/20/2021 - Johnsontown Circle to Lake Skenonto winter Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From JTC, follow Blue Disc Trail to climb up Dater Mtn. Visit the curtain of icicles hanging from the cliff at Elbow Brush. Climb up Claudius Smith Den to enjoy the winter view of Blauvelt Mountain. Continue on Blue Disc trail, then take the Victory Trail to the frozen 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang

Saturday 2/20/2021 - Schunemunk Mountain 7 & 9 Mile Hike/ Levels B & C
Schunemunk Mountain State Park, 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 2/20/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Big Hill Shelter Loop
The Long Distance Hike Training is adopting a new training route, the Tuxedo Park to Big Hill Shelter loop. Hikers are expected to be able to hike independently and find their way to their targets with a map. The route covers over 18 miles with a few thousand feet of elevation gain. The hikers are expected to hike at least 9 hours. Registration is limited to the members of the training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Sunday 2/21/2021 - Long Pond Ironworks/ Norvin Green 6 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Long Pond Ironworks State Park, NJ
Starting from CR511 roadside parking, follow the Hewitt Butler trail to visit the view points on top of Long Hill. Change to other trails to visit Overlook Rocks and Lake Sonoma. Walk on the trails of the Norvin Green State Forest with many streams and ponds. Find a route back to go up Horse Pond Mountain for a good view of the Monksville Reservoir. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 2/27/2021 - West Mountain and Doodletown Hike, Level C
Harriman & Bear Mountain State Park
From the Bear mountain State Park offsite parking lot, take the S-BM trail and Fawn trail to meet the AT trail. Follow the AT trail to hike along the ridge of West Mountain. There are views of the surrounding mountains, the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. After a break at the shelter, follow the S-BM trail downhill. Change to the 1777W trail to visit the old mining town of Doodletown. Continue to follow the 1777E trail back to the parking. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Bear Mountain State Park offsite Parking
Leaders: Steve Huang/Nancy Liang

Saturday 2/27/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Big Hill Shelter Loop
With the strength built up during the weeks of training in deep snow, the hikers are expected to hike a longer distance. The Long Distance Hike Training is adopting a new training route, the Tuxedo Park to Big Hill Shelter loop. Hikers are expected to be able to hike independently and find their way to their targets with a map. The route covers over 20 miles with a few thousand feet of elevation gain. The hikers are expected to hike at least 9 hours. Registration is limited to the members of the training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 2/27/2021 - Silvermine Lake/ Stockbridge Mountain Hike / Level B & C
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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou

Saturday 2/27/2021 - Appalachian Trail and 1779 Trail loop -- 13 & 10 Mile Hike, Level D & C
Harriman & Bear Mountain State Park
From Bear mountain Inn, take Appalachian Trail (white) south bound, pass Bear Mountain, West Mountain, and Palisades Parkway, turn right on 1779 Trail, pass Seven Lakes Drive and Route 6 to Fort Montgomery, then take Twin Forts Trail (Blue) and AT back to Bear Mountain Inn, can have a side trip to Popolopen (The Torne). *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Bear Mountain Inn Parking Lot
Leaders: Tony Shu

Sunday 2/28/2021 - Manitoga/ Canada Hill/ AT Trail Hike, 7 - 10 mile, Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Manitoga was the woodland garden of designer Russel Wright and is a National Historic Landmark for preservation. Start from the parking lot, tour the beautiful landscape and walk towards Curry Pond. Catch the AT trail and hike southwards to Canada Hill. Turn around and head north on the AT trail to Sugarloaf Hill. Enjoy the view of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the riverfront park of Glenclyffe. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung


Saturday 3/6/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Big Hill Shelter Loop
With the strength built up during the weeks of training in deep snow, the hikers are expected to hike a longer distance. The Long Distance Hike Training is adopting a new training route, the Tuxedo Park to Big Hill Shelter loop. Hikers are expected to be able to hike independently and find their way to their targets with a map. The route covers over 20 miles with a few thousand feet of elevation gain. The hikers are expected to hike at least 9 hours. Registration is limited to the members of the training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at trail head
Leaders:
Chung Leung

Saturday 3/6/2021 - Munsee-Eagle Mountain Hike / Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The Munsee-Eagle Trail that skirts Eagle Mountain is combined with the Red Back Trail (magenta) and Hutchinson Trail (yellow "H" on red) to form a 7-mile loop hike. The trails wind across stone and wooden bridges through valleys and meadows with a multitude of habitats. The mountain top overlooks Tuxedo Lake and dots with glacial erratics and dramatic cliffs. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center Hikers' Parking
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 3/6/2021 - New Weis Center/ High Point/ Carris Hill loop Hike / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Starting from the Weis Center Parking Lot, follow the trail to visit Ball Mountain and Roomy Mine. Hike up to the Wyanokie High Point for a panorama view of the lakes and mountains. Come down the mountain to Yoo-Hoo Point. Yell Yoo-Hoo so people at High Point can hear you. Continue to go downhill to visit the lookout points on Carris Hill. Change to a service road and the Otter Hole (green) trail and hike leisurely back to the parking. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang

Sunday 3/7/2021 - Bear Mountain and Doodletown Hike, Level B & C
Harriman & Bear Mountain State Park
The Bear mountain State Park offsite parking lot overlooks Hudson River and Iona Island. Take the footpath to Hessian Lake. Follow the recently constructed AT trail up Bear Mountain. Enjoy the views at the multiple lookout points along the path. Continue on the AT trail going downhill. Connect to the 1777 Trail to old mining town of Doodletown. There remains a beautiful stream and reservoir. Continue to follow the 1777E trail back to the parking. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Bear Mountain State Park offsite Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 3/13/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Big Hill Shelter Loop
With the strength built up during the weeks of training in deep snow, the hikers are expected to hike a longer distance. The Long Distance Hike Training is adopting a new training route, the Tuxedo Park to Big Hill Shelter loop. Hikers are expected to be able to hike independently and find their way to their targets with a map. The route covers over 20 miles with a few thousand feet of elevation gain. The hikers are expected to hike at least 9 hours. Registration is limited to the members of the training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 3/13/2021 - Black Rock Forest Exploration Hike, 8 - 11 mile/ Levels B & C
Black Rock Forest Consortium, 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. *limit to 20 people, no carpool arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan

Saturday 3/13/2021 - Cranberry Hill to Silvermine Lake Hike, 7 - 9 miles / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau

Sunday 3/14/2021 - Manitoga/ Canada Hill/ AT Trail Hike, 7 - 10 mile, Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Manitoga was the woodland garden of designer Russel Wright and is a National Historic Landmark for preservation. Start from the parking lot, tour the beautiful landscape and walk towards Curry Pond. Catch the AT trail and hike southwards to Canada Hill. Turn around and head north on the AT trail to Sugarloaf Hill. Enjoy the view of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the riverfront park of Glenclyffe. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 3/20/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Pingyp Mountain Loop
With the training in past weeks, the hikers are expected to hike a longer distance and are familiar with the trails in the area. The Long Distance Hike Training is adopting a new training route, the Tuxedo Park to Pingyp Mountain loop. Hikers are expected to be able to hike independently and find their way to their targets with a map. The route covers over 20 miles with a few thousand feet of elevation gain. The hikers are expected to hike at least 9 hours. Registration is limited to the members of the training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 3/20/2021 - Manaticut Point to Horse Pond Mtn Loop / Levels B & C
Long Pond Ironworks & Norvin Green State Parks, NJ
Starting from Crescent Drive roadside parking, follow the trails to Manaticut Point for a view of the mountains in the south. Come downhill to Lake Sanoma. Follow the yellow trail to Overlook Rock and continue to visit the lookout points on Long Hill. Then arrive at the Horse Pond Mountain for a gorgeous view of Monksville Reservoir. Head back to the parking by the Harrison Mountain trails or easier paths through the swamps. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang

Saturday 3/20/2021 - Pyramid Mountain Hike, 7 - 9 mile / 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: James Yu

Sunday 3/21/2021 - Black Rock Forest Exploration Hike, 8 - 11 mile/ Levels B & C
Black Rock Forest Consortium, 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. *limit to 20 people, no carpool arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 3/27/2021 - Breakneck Mountain, 6 - 8 Mile Hikes/ Levels B & 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. **Limit to 20 people, No carpools available**
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Carol Lee/Kwok-Chi Ng

Saturday 3/27/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Pingyp Mountain Loop
With the training in past weeks, the hikers are expected to hike a longer distance and are familiar with the trails in the area. The Long Distance Hike Training is adopting a new training route, the Tuxedo Park to Pingyp Mountain loop. Hikers are expected to be able to hike independently and find their way to their targets with a map. The route covers over 20 miles with a few thousand feet of elevation gain. The hikers are expected to hike at least 9 hours. Registration is limited to the members of the training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 3/27/2021 - Claudia Smith Den & the Lakes Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from JTC, 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 JTC. Spend the time to rest at every mountain and lake viewpoints. *Limit to 20 people and No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 3/27/2021 - Appalachian Trail, Red Cross, and A-SB loop,18 Mile Hike, Level E
Harriman State Park, NY
From Elk Pen, take Appalachian Trail (white) north bound, pass Lemon Squeezer and pass Seven Lakes drive to William Brien Memorial Shelter. Turn right on Menomine trail (yellow), and turn right on Red Cross Trail (red). Turn right on Arden-SureBridge Trail (red) back to Elk Pen. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Tony Shu

Sunday 3/28/2021 - Mount Defiance & Five Ponds Hike / Levels B & C
Ringwood State Park, NJ
The hike starts on going up Mount Defiance. There are rocky vistas to view the surrounding Ramapo Mountains. Come down the mountain to tour the streams and woodlands. Take a leisure walk through the newly constructed Five Ponds Trail loop to see the beautiful ponds. Avid hikers can venture out to Ilgenstein Rock and the Bear Swamp Lake. *Limit to 20 people and No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung


Saturday 4/3/2021 - Silvermine Lake - Stockbridge Mountain Loop Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the Silvermine Lake picnic area, take the Menomine (Yellow) trail to Lake Nawahunta. Then continue to the Cave Shelter. Turn left on the Long Path to the Stockbridge Shelter. Visit Hippo Rock and follow the Stockbridge mountain range to Arden Valley Road. Follow the road to Lake Tiorati for lunch. After lunch, take the RD trail to the Brien Memorial Shelter and switch to the yellow trail back to the parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Sharon Yan

Saturday 4/3/2021 - West Mountain and Doodletown Hike, Level C
Harriman & Bear Mountain State Park
From the Bear mountain State Park offsite parking lot, take the S-BM trail and Fawn trail to meet the AT trail. Follow the AT trail to hike along the ridge of West Mountain. There are views of the surrounding mountains, the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. After a break at the shelter, follow the S-BM trail downhill. Change to the 1777W trail to visit the old mining town of Doodletown. Continue to follow the 1777E trail back to the parking. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Bear Mountain State Park offsite Parking
Leaders: Steve Huang

Saturday 4/3/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Pingyp Mountain Loop
With the training in past weeks, the hikers are expected to hike a longer distance and are familiar with the trails in the area. The Long Distance Hike Training is adopting a new training route, the Tuxedo Park to Pingyp Mountain loop. Hikers are expected to be able to hike independently and find their way to their targets with a map. The route covers over 20 miles with a few thousand feet of elevation gain. The hikers are expected to hike at least 9 hours. Registration is limited to the members of the training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Sunday 4/4/2021 - Terrace Pond/ Bearfort Mountain Hike, Level B & C
Abram Hewitt State Forest, NJ
Terrace Pond is an aquatic gem that lies at an altitude of 1,380 feet located in the Abram Hewitt State Forest near West Milford, NJ. Terrace Pond is surrounded by steep cliffs of puddingstone conglomerate, with nearby blueberry swamps and impressive stands of rhododendron. The expansive views on top of the mountain ridges worth the effort of some steep climbs. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Hiking Terrace Pond Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 4/10/2021 - Elk Pen -- Bald Rock Shelter Loop Hike/ B & C Levels
Harriman State Park, NY
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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Elk Pen Parking Lot
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou

Saturday 4/10/2021 - Schunemunk Mountain 7 & 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Schunemunk Mountain State Park, 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 4/10/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training / Level F
Tuxedo Park - Pingyp Mountain Loop
With the training in past weeks, the hikers are expected to hike a longer distance and are familiar with the trails in the area. The Long Distance Hike Training is adopting a new training route, the Tuxedo Park to Pingyp Mountain loop. Hikers are expected to be able to hike independently and find their way to their targets with a map. The route covers over 20 miles with a few thousand feet of elevation gain. The hikers are expected to hike at least 10 hours. Registration is limited to the members of the training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 4/10/2021 - Lake Askoti to Pingyp Mountain, Mini Gin's Hike/ 17 miles, Level D
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Lake Askoti, follow the Red Cross trail to cross the Palisades Parkway to meet the S-BM (yellow) trail. Take the S-BM up to Pingyp Mountain. Scale down the steep and rocky section of Scutt Memorial. Continue to Pound Swamp Mountain, Irish Mountain and Jackie Jones Mountain to reach Big Hill Shelter. Change to the Long Path trail back to the parking. Prepare for many up hills. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Lake Askoti Parking Lot
Leaders: Nancy Liang

Sunday 4/11/2021 - Mount Defiance & Five Ponds Hike / Levels B & C
Ringwood State Park, NJ
The hike starts on going up Mount Defiance. There are rocky vistas to view the surrounding Ramapo Mountains. Come down the mountain to tour the streams and woodlands. Take a leisure walk through the newly constructed Five Ponds Trail loop to see the beautiful ponds. Avid hikers can venture out to Ilgenstein Rock and the Bear Swamp Lake. *Limit to 20 people and No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung/Rosa Melgar

Saturday 4/17/2021 - Terrace Pond/ Bearfort Mountain Hike, Level B & C
Abram Hewitt State Forest, NJ
This is the time to see the blossoming of the rhododendron flower. Terrace Pond is an aquatic gem that lies at an altitude of 1,380 feet located in the Abram Hewitt State Forest near West Milford, NJ. Terrace Pond is surrounded by steep cliffs of puddingstone conglomerate, with nearby blueberry swamps and impressive stands of rhododendron. The expansive views on top of the mountain ridges worth the effort of some steep climbs. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 4/17/2021 - Beacon Mountain and Fishkill Ridge loop Hike/12 Miles/ Levels E
Hudson Highlands State Park
From trailhead, follow the Casino trail (Red), pass North Beacon Mountain, turn left on Breakneck Ridge trail (White), pass South Beacon Mountain and a fire tower, turn left on Wilkinson Memorial trail (Yellow), then turn left on Fishkill Ridge trail (White), then turn left on a connection trail with yellow blaze, turn right on Casino trail (Red) back to parking lot.
Note: Due to the current pandemic situation, no carpool will be arranged and no leaders will be arranged to lead the hike. Wear a mask or practice social distance, stay at least 6 feet away from other hikers.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 4/17/2021 - Long Distance Hike Training / Level F
Tuxedo Park - Pingyp Mountain Loop
With the training in past weeks, the hikers are expected to hike a longer distance and are familiar with the trails in the area. The Long Distance Hike Training is adopting a new training route, the Tuxedo Park to Pingyp Mountain loop. Hikers are expected to be able to hike independently and find their way to their targets with a map. The route covers over 20 miles with a few thousand feet of elevation gain. The hikers are expected to hike at least 10 hours. Registration is limited to the members of the training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Sunday 4/18/2021 - Horse Pond Mountain and Monksville Reservoir Hike
Long Pond Ironworks State Park, NJ
The Monksville Reservoir was built in 1987 by damming on the Wanaque River in West Milford, NJ. The hike starts at the South Boat Launch parking area. Follow the Monks Trail to Monks Mountain for a southern view of the reservoir. Go around the northern bay of the reservoir to visit the remains of the Long Pond Furnaces. Change to the Highland Trail to go up Horse Pond Mountain. At the summit, the full view of the horse shoe shaped reservoir can be seen. Descend from the summit and walk on the Monksville Dam to return to the parking. *Limit to 20 people and no carpool arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM South Boat Launch Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 4/24/2021 - Gin's 26-Mile Day Hike Challenge / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
The annual Gin's 26-mile day hike is resuming in 2021. This challenging hike is named in honor of Gin Goon, a founder of CMCNY. He passed away in Oct. 2003. The hike is strenuous with many ups and downs covering many difficult terrains for over 26 miles. Long distance hikers have been training hard for the past months for their strength, hiking skills, endurance and patience. This hike will be a testimony for their hard work and accomplishment.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00AM Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 4/24/2021 - 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Cecilia Mui

Saturday 4/24/2021 - Gin's 26-Mile medium range support Hike, level D
Lake Askoti to Big Hill Shelter Loop
Cheer up the Gin's 26-mile Hikers along their path. Starting from Lake Askoti, hike to Time Square. Hike along the R-D trail to meet the Hikers at Hogancamp Mtn.,Bold Rocks Shelter, Black Rock Mtn., Tom Jones Mtn. and Parker Cabin Mtn. Change to the TMI Trail at Claudius Smith Den. Lunch at Lake Sebago. Hike to Big Hill Shelter cheering the faster hikers along the way for the final leg of their tough hike. Return to Lake Askoti from Big Hill Shelter via Long Path. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Nancy Liang

Sunday 4/25/2021 - Munsee-Eagle Mountain Hike / Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The Munsee-Eagle Trail that skirts Eagle Mountain is combined with the Red Back Trail (magenta) and Hutchinson Trail (yellow "H" on red) to form a 7-mile loop hike. The trails wind across stone and wooden bridges through valleys and meadows with a multitude of habitats. The mountain top overlooks Tuxedo Lake and dots with glacial erratics and dramatic cliffs. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center Hikers' Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung


Saturday 5/1/2021 - Stonetown Circular & Hewitt Butler loop Hike,18 Miles/ Level E
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Starting from the trailhead parking lot on West Brook road, take the Highlands Trail north, then Stonetown Circular trail (red triangle), pass Windbeam Mt., Bear Mt. and Board Mt. and cross Stonetown road. After Harrison Mt, stay on Highland Trail (white), pass Horse Pond Mt, turn left to Hewitt Butler trail (blue) south, pass Long Hill, West Brook Mt., Manaticut Point then reach the West Brook Road. Follow the road west and connect to Camp Wyanokie trail (yellow) to Camp Wyanokie/Boy Scout Lake. Switch to Wyanokie Circular trail (red), then merge with Highland trail (white) north, then meet West Brook road and pass the Little Windbeam Mt., turn left on Stonetown Circular trail (red triangle) to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Rosa Melgar

Saturday 5/1/2021 - Kakiat Park - Raccoon Brook Hills, 8-10 Mile Hike / Level B & C
Pine Meadow Lake, Harriman State Park
Starting from Kakiat Park, go up Cobus Mtn. and follow the Kakiat trail to Raccoon Brook Hills. Go on top of the hills to have a good view of the valley. Change back to Kakiat Trail and proceed to Pine Meadow Brook. Visit the cascade at the Ga-Nus-Quah Rock. Follow the brook upstream to the north shore of Pine Meadow Lake. Leave the lake and use the crossover trail to the S-BM Trail. Follow the trail downhill and connect to the Kakiat Trail back to parking lot. Avid hikers extend the route on Raccoon Brook Hills to the Seven Hills where there are many lookout points with expansive views year round. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 5/8/2021 - Eagle Cliff & Black Rock Forest Hike/ 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 5/8/2021 - Lake Askoti - Island Pond Loop Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Take the A-SB (red triangle) trail to Lemon Squeezer. Then change to the AT trail to Island Pond. Enjoy the early spring view of the lake. Change to the Island Pond service road going south to meet the Nurian (white) trail. Take a left turn on Nurian trail to Black Rock. Follow the RD along the ridge to Time Square. Take the time to enjoy the many view points on the ridge. From Time Square, follow the Long Path back to the parking at Lake Askoti. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Lake Skennatati/ Lake Askoti Parking Lot
Leaders: Bon Chiu

Saturday 5/15/2021 - Ramapo Lake / Ilgenstein Rock/ Millstones Loop, 18 miles Level E
Ramapo Mountain State Forest
From the lower parking lot, take the MacEvoy (blue) trail to Ramapo Lake. Change to the Cannon Ball (red) trail to go to Skyline Drive. After the highway, change to the HM (yellow) trail to go to Ilgenstein Rock. Spend time on the rock to enjoy the views. Come down on a (white) trail, then the Cannon Ball (red) trail to Camp Yaw Paw. Change to the yellow trail and hike all the way to Todd Lake. Switch to the Todd (white) trail to return to the parking lot. The hike is a good practice for navigation skills. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 5/15/2021 - 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. ** Limit to 30 people **
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the State Line Outlook parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 5/22/2021 - Ramapo Valley Ilgenstein Rock Hike, 12 miles / Level C
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Mahwah, NJ
From the parking lot, take Schuber rail (orange) to pass MacMillan Reservoir and turn right onto Red-Silver Trail to Bear Swamp Lake. Turn left on Shore Trail (blue), then Cannonball Trail (red) and Crossover trail (white) to reach Ilgenstein Rock. After lunch, continue with Hoeferlin Memorial Trail (yellow) then turn left on Shore Trail (blue) and cut over to Halifax Trail (green), passing Hawk Rock and turn left on Silver Trail (silver) back to the parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang

Saturday 5/22/2021 - 8 Mile Palisades Cliff and Hudson Shore Level B
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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the State Line Lookout parking lot
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 5/29/2021 - Memorial Day Family Camping (No Vacancy)
Kenneth Wilson State Park, Catskill, NY
5/29-5/31. With the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Kenneth Wilson campground features large, secluded and wooded campsites. Facilities on site include flush toilet, hot shower, play fields, beaches and boat/canoe rentals. There are plenty of bike routes and hiking trails near by. Please prepare your own camping equipment. ** Members only (Limit 60 people)Fees: $15 adults; $6 children under 12. ***All future registration will be placed in waiting list***
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Bon Chiu/Chung Leung

Saturday 5/29/2021 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Storm King Mountains, 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. 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:


Saturday 6/5/2021 - 7 & 9 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Fishkill Ridge, Fishkill, New York
Loop up , up, up and around the protected crests of the conservation area, including Lambs Hill and Bald Hill. The Town of Beacon, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and the Hudson River can be seen from viewpoints along the Overlook Trail and the Fishkill Ridge Trail. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 6/12/2021 - 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels 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. Being your own snacks, lunch and water. Dress in layers. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM Skyline Drive Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Bon Chiu

Saturday 6/12/2021 - 7 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B
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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Cherry Lau

Saturday 6/19/2021 - 7 & 11 miles Day Hike / Levels C & D
Dunderberg Mountain - Bear Mountain State Park
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. The longer route: from the Timp, take Timp-Torne Trail (blue), pass West Mountain, turn left on S-BM trail (yellow), then turn left on R-D (red), then join the shorter route. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 6/19/2021 - 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 6/26/2021 - 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau

Saturday 6/26/2021 - Tuxedo Park / Lake Skenonto Loop, 6 - 9 Mile Hikes / 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 Skenonto and Sebago lakes. After lunch, follow the Tuxedo- Mtn-Ivy Trail to visit the legendary caves and boulders of the Claudius Smith Den to return to the parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu


Saturday 7/3/2021 - Fourth of July Family Camping (Limit 60 people)
THOMPSONS LAKE CAMPGROUND at Thacher State Park
7/3-7/5. With the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Thompsons Lake campground features large, secluded and wooded campsites. Facilities on site include flush toilet, hot shower, and play fields. There are plenty of bike routes and hiking trails near by. Please prepare your own camping equipment. ** Members only Fees: $15 adults; $6 children under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders:
Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung







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