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Saturday 8/1/2020 - 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: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM Skyline Drive Trailhead Parking
Leaders:
James Yu/

Saturday 8/8/2020 - 6 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: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the State Line Lookout parking lot
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou

Saturday 8/8/2020 - 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels 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: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Amy Tien

Saturday 8/15/2020 - 6 Mile Day Hikes/ Levels B
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 viewpoints 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, Parking fee apply
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan

Saturday 8/15/2020 - 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 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: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Saturday 8/22/2020 - Lake Askoti West Day Hikes / Levels B
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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: James Yu

Saturday 8/22/2020 - 12 Mile Day Hikes / Levels C
Splitrock Reservoir Loop, Farny State Park, NJ
This loop combines a section of the Four Birds Trail with the Splitrock Trail to circle Splitrock Reservoir. Enjoy views of the reservoir and Misty Pond from Indian Cliffs. It\'s challenging. The relentless minor elevation changes of the Highlands terrain gives you a good workout. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at Split Rock Reservoir parking lot
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 8/29/2020 - 6 Mile Day Hike / Levels B
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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu

Saturday 8/29/2020 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Levels C
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. C Level hikers may hike on the unmarked Woodtown Road to reach TMI, turn right to reach (W) and turn right on (W) --> S-BM back to the parking area. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang


Saturday 9/5/2020 - Labor Day Family Camping 9/5 - 9/7/2020
Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area, NY
(Registration Closed) Taconic State Park-Copake Falls Campground is located on the Taconic Mountain Range bordering MA and CT. The campground offers rustic tent camping but equipped with flush toilet and shower facilities.There are extensive trail system for hiking. The Bash Bish Falls in MA is a must go destination. The Harlem Valley Rail Trail which permits no vehicular traffic is the perfect bike path for the family. Prepare your own camping gears and enjoy your outdoor cooking. Limit to 40 people and members only. Fees: $18 member, $6 children.
Meeting Time/Place: To be announced
Leaders:
Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung

Saturday 9/5/2020 - 9 mile Level C
Elk Pen - Through AT RD and Nurian to Valley of Boulder
From Elk Pen Parking lot , take AT (white) to Lemon Squeeze. stay on AT and change to the Long Path south, A-SB and Lichen. Continue from Lichen to Ramapo-Dunderberg RD (red) hike to the Nurian White. Then follow Nurian (white) passing Valley of Boulder to Stahahe Brook red stripe trail (red). Continue to Arden Surebridge red triangle (red) to AT and back to Elk Pen Parking. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 9/12/2020 - 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: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Saturday 9/12/2020 - Dunderberg Mountain Day Hikes / Levels C
Dunderberg Mountain, Harriman State Park
This is an exploratory hike to re-discover the remains of the unfinished Dunderberg Spiral Railway built in 1889. Trestles, tunnels and graded routes are still visible. 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Route 9W/ 202 roadside trailhead parking
Leaders: Bon Chiu

Saturday 9/19/2020 - 6 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B
Johnsontown Circle to Lake Skenonto Loop
From JTC, follow Blue Disc Trail to climb up Dater Mtn, Pound Mtn to Claudius Smith Den. Continue on Blue Disk, then take the Victory Trail to Lake Skenonto. After lunch, go along the bank of Lake Sebago to the Triangle (Yellow)Trail. Follow the Triangle and then the White Bar Trails back to JCT. The B level hikers will pick the easier routes but no one will miss the views of the lake. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu

Saturday 9/19/2020 - 8 mile/Level C Day Hike
Kakiat Mountain – Pine Meadow Lake Trail Loop
The Kakiat County Park is adjacent to the southeast side of Harriman State Park. The hike starts from the park’s parking lot, after going over a bridge you will see a Blue trail to your right and a few feet ahead is where you see the beginning of the Mountain Trail (Orange) and Kakiat Trail (White). 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) into Harriman State Park, 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: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Kakiat County Park parking lot
Leaders: Steve Huang

Saturday 9/26/2020 - 7 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B
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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Daniel Do

Saturday 9/26/2020 - 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels C
Beacon Mountain and Wilkinson Memorial loop, Hudson Highlands State Park
From trailhead, follow the Casino trail (Red), taking Yellow circling the North Beacon Mt. to Fishkill Ridge trail (White), after Lamb Mt, take a short Blue at Dozer Junction to connect to Wilkinson Memorial trail (Yellow), then turn Break Neck Ridge trail (White) to enjoy expansive views from South Beacon Mt, after the fire tower take Casino trail (Red) back to parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 9/26/2020 - Moderately Hilly / 30 miles
Biking Trip Old Westbury to Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY
Things to see : Nature Conservancy Preserve, Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Sanctuary, Planting Fields Arboretum.
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang


Saturday 10/3/2020 - Lake Askoti - Island Pond Loop, 6 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti, Harriman State Park, NY
Take the A-SB (red triangle) trail to Time Square then continue to Lemon Squeezer. Change to the AT trail to Island Pond. Enjoy the fall scenery of the lake. Change to the Island Pond service road going south to meet the Dunning (yellow) trail. Take a left turn on Dunning trail to Bowling Rocks and continue to meet the Long Path (green) trail. Make a right on Long Path to return to the parking lot. C level hikers can continue on the service road after Island Pond to meet the Nurian (white) trail. Follow Nurian trail to RD (red) trail. Follow the RD trail uphill to enjoy the views along the ridge. Follow RD to Times Square and then return to the parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Ary Wu/Bon Chiu

Saturday 10/3/2020 - Mid-Autumn Festival : Night Hiking 10/3-10/4/2020
TBD
Mid-Autumn Festival : 1 Night Hiking. Staying overnight in the wilderness at your own discretion. This activity is limited to members. *Limited to 15 people and CMCNY Members Only. (** Registration is FULL. Registration after 7/25/2020 will be put on standby status.)
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 3:00 PM at trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/Nancy Liang

Saturday 10/10/2020 - 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Saturday 10/10/2020 - 6 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B
Claudia Smith Den & the Lakes, Harriman State Park
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: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Johnsontown Circle
Leaders: Cherry Lau

Saturday 10/17/2020 - 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. *Limit to 20 People, Member Only and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 10/17/2020 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz, NY
Come to enjoy the fall foliage. The ridges around Gertrude's Nose have some of the most beautiful views in Minnewaska State Park. Start from the parking lot, walk along the Gertrude's nose trail. Lunch at Gertrude Nose, the highest point. After lunch, we will return on the Millbrook Mt. Path. *Limit to 20 People, Member Only and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Saturday 10/24/2020 - 6 - 9 Mile Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Schunemunk Mountain, NY
The trail over Schunemunk Mountain offers a series of fine lookouts and a varied terrain. The Storm King Art Center can be seen from the ridge. Enjoy the special vegetation and rock formations on the ridges. The Megaliths is a must visit lunch spot. Expect some steep up hills and descents. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Cecilia Mui/Nancy Liang

Saturday 10/24/2020 - 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: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at trailhead
Leaders: Bon Chiu

Sunday 10/25/2020 - 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/Frank Yao/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 10/31/2020 - Wildcat Mountain - Indian Hill Loop Hike, 6 - 9 mile, levels B & C
Sterling Forest, NY
The Wildcat Mountain and the Indian Hill offer many south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley, Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park. The hilltop are dotted with scattered large rocks left behind from the glacial period. The loop trail starts from the parking lot at Route 17A. Follow the Wildcat Mountain (WC) and Indian Hill (IH) trails to the Appalachian Trail (AT white). Turn right on AT and enter Harriman State Park. Take the service road near Elk Pen to Lake Stahahe. Walk along the shore of the lake to Route 106. Turn right on Route 106 and walk back to the parking lot. A shorter version is to follow the WC trail to Indian Hill. Hike a complete loop on Indian Hill and retrace on the WC trail back to the parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Steve Huang

Saturday 10/31/2020 - 15 Miles Day hike/ Level D
Norvin Green State Forest & Stonetown Circular, NJ
Starting from parking lot, take the Highlands Trail south to High Point, then change to Wyanokie Circular trail (red) to Camp Wyanokie, then take Camp Wyanokie trail (yellow) and cross West Brook Road. Take pink trail then Hewitt Butler trail (blue) north , switch to Yellow trail then Lake Sonoma Trail (orange), connect to Stonetown Circular tail (red) north, cross Stonetown Road, Board Mountain, Bear Mountain, Windbeam Mountain, Little Windbeam Mountain back to parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 7:30AM at West Brook Road trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu


Saturday 11/7/2020 - 6 - 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From the Trailhead, follow the Hoeferlin Memorial Trail to Ramapo Lake. Climb Le Grande Hill for the view. Change to the Cannon Ball Trail to the west shore of Ramapo Lake. Then follow the white trail up the hill to visit ruins and the Stone Tower. Continue on the Cannon Ball Trail to Matapan Rock. Visit the Millstone Hill and follow the Yellow trail back to the parking lot. Bring your own snacks, lunch and water. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Ary Wu

Saturday 11/7/2020 - Indian Hill & Sterling Loop Hike, 6-8-11 mile, levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The Indian Hill is famous for its south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley. Good chances of wildlife viewing in the meadows of the Sterling loop. Many options to shorten or extend the hike. Start from the trailhead parking to follow a broad service road to visit a pond. Continue southbound to visit the remains of the Southfield Furnace and hike the Sterling loop. After a short break, start going up the Indian Hill. Complete hiking the loop and return to the parking lot. Leisurely hikers can do the Indian Hill loop hike first and continue with a partial Sterling Loop. Adventurous hikers can venture out to the AT going westbound and find the way to connect back to the Indian Hill Loop. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Sunday 11/8/2020 - 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 trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 11/14/2020 - Silvermine Lake Day Hike, 6 - 9 mile / 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ada Jow

Saturday 11/14/2020 - Breakneck Ridge-Mt.Taurus 15 Mile Hike / Level E
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Lots of elevation gains. This is an exploration hike into the southern Hudson Highlands. Starting Bull Hill trailhead, follow the Washburn trail to explore Mt. Taurus. Cross over to the Breakneck Ridge on the Notch trail. Visit Sugar Loaf Mountain and the eastern slope of the Ridge heading north. After crossing the Squirrel Hollow Brook, turn around to hike along the top of the Ridge heading south. Change to less steep Cornish trail back to parking lot. *For experienced hikers only. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou/Rosa Melgar

Saturday 11/14/2020 - 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: Chung Leung

Sunday 11/15/2020 - Pyramid Mountain 6 - 9 Mile Hikes / 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: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 11/21/2020 - 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: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu

Saturday 11/21/2020 - Kakiat - Diamond Mt. - S-BM Loop, 7-11 mile, Levels B & C
Pine Meadow Lake, Harriman State Park
From Kakiat County Park take Mountain trail (Orange) to Kakiat trail (white), after crossing Pine Meadow Brook, take trail (Blue) to Diamond Mt., then Yellow trail to Pine Meadow Lake. Follow Pine Meadow Lake trail (red) to Suffern Bear Mt. (S-BM) trail making a sharp right turn to S-BM trail to Kakiat trail (white) and downhill back to the parking lot. Leisurely hikers can skip the S-BM trail section. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Sunday 11/22/2020 - 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: Chung Leung

Saturday 11/28/2020 - 6 - 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From the Trailhead, follow the Hoeferlin Memorial Trail to Ramapo Lake. Climb Le Grande Hill for the view. Change to the Cannon Ball Trail to the west shore of Ramapo Lake. Then follow the white trail up the hill to visit ruins and the Stone Tower. Continue on the Cannon Ball Trail to Matapan Rock. Visit the Millstone Hill and follow the Yellow trail back to the parking lot. Bring your own snacks, lunch and water. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bounnhou Sayarath

Saturday 11/28/2020 - Three Reservoirs/ Breakneck Mtn Loop, 6 - 8 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
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. At the end of the 3rd Reservoir, make a right on S-BM (yellow) trail going uphill. Hike the whole Breakneck Mtn (white) trail. Left turn on TMI (red) trail and then the service road to the Big Hill Shelter. Follow the paved road back to the parking. Relaxed hikers can take various shortcuts but do not miss the views at Big Hill Shelter. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Rte 106 roadside Trailhead Parking
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu


Saturday 12/5/2020 - 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:
Ary Wu/Joe Chou/Steve Huang/Nancy Liang

Saturday 12/5/2020 - Kakiat Park - 7 Hills Trail Hike, 14 mile / Level D
Harriman State Park, NY
From Kakiat Park, take the Mountain (orange) Trail and then Kakiat (white) trail to Raccoon Brook Hills. Hike along the ridge to visit Russian Bear on the H-T-S (orange) trail. Then switch to the 7 Hills Trail (blue) on the right. 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. After crossing Pine Meadow Brook, continue on the 7 Hills (blue) trail up the Diamond Mtn. After visiting the viewpoints, descend the hill to Pine Meadow Lake. Use the Pine Meadow (red), Conklins Crossing (white), S-BM (yellow) and finally Kakiat (white) trails to come back to the parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Sunday 12/6/2020 - Popolopen Torne/ Fort Montgomery Hike, 6 - 8 mile / Levels B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting from Fort Montgomery, follow the Blue trail to Popolopen Torne. Some rock scrambling is required but the panoramic view at the Torne is rewarding. Return by taking the Red trail along the Hell Hole Creek to Hessian Lake at Bear Mtn. and Fort Clinton. **limit to 20 people, No carpool arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 12/12/2020 - 6 - 9 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cecilia Mui

Saturday 12/12/2020 - Wildcat Mountain - Indian Hill Loop Hike, 6 - 9 mile, levels B & C
Sterling Forest, NY
The Wildcat Mountain and the Indian Hill offer many south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley, Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park. The hilltop are dotted with scattered large rocks left behind from the glacial period. The loop trail starts from the parking lot at Route 17A. Follow the Wildcat Mountain (WC) and Indian Hill (IH) trails to the Appalachian Trail (AT white). Turn right on AT and enter Harriman State Park. Take the service road near Elk Pen to Lake Stahahe. Walk along the shore of the lake to Route 106. Turn right on Route 106 and walk back to the parking lot. A shorter version is to follow the WC trail to Indian Hill. Hike a complete loop on Indian Hill and retrace on the WC trail back to the parking lot. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Steve Huang

Sunday 12/13/2020 - Pyramid Mountain 6 - 9 Mile Hikes / 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 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: Chung Leung

Saturday 12/19/2020 - 6 - 9 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau

Saturday 12/19/2020 - 6 - 9 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Sunday 12/20/2020 - Silvermine Lake - Stockbridge Mtn. Hike 6 - 9 mile/ 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, No Carpool arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 12/26/2020 - 6 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Sterling Forest - Fire Tower to Bare Rock Loop
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then Red Trial to reach the Fire Tower. After Fire Tower, continue on Blue Trail to Red Trail and onto the newly opened Orange Trail to Bare Rock. After lunch at Bare Rock, back on Orange Trail to Blue Trail and return to Visitor Center. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 12/26/2020 - 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:









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