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Saturday 4/4/2020 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session #10) / Level F
Tuxedo Park - TMI Loop, Option to hike Pingyp Mountain
From Tuxedo Park Train Station, take RD (red) to Time Square. Change to the Long Path and hike to the Big Hill Shelter. Then follow SBM (yellow), Breakneck Mountain Trail (white) to TMI (red). Follow TMI back to the Tuxedo Park Train Station. An extended route will take A-SB at Time Square to connect to Red Cross, turn right to Beech (blue), and turn left to Long Path to Bill Hill Shelter. Either take the service road near Big Hill Shelter to 7 Lakes Drive, or follow SBM (yellow), Breakneck Mountain Trail (white) to TMI and follow TMI back to the Tuxedo Park Train Station. Option to start from Lake Askoti and follow the Pingyp Mtn loop to return to Tuxedo Park. Require to specify this option at registration. ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
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Saturday 4/4/2020 - 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. ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
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Saturday 4/11/2020 - 24 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session #11) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station Loop
Follow the similar trail as the actual 26 mile hike. Hikers set their own checkpoints and strategy on this trial run and take discretion to shorten the hike. ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
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Saturday 4/11/2020 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike/ 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. ** Activity Suspended due the the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
Leaders:

Saturday 4/18/2020 - 24 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session #12) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station Loop
Follow the similar trail as the actual 26 mile hike. Hikers set their own checkpoints and strategy on this trial run and take discretion to shorten the hike. ** Activity Suspended due the the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
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Saturday 4/18/2020 - 7 & 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. ** Activity Suspended due the the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
Leaders:

Saturday 4/25/2020 - ALA Fundraising: Gin's 26 Mile Day Hike / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
Our annual 26-miles day hike, in memory of Gin Goon, the co-founder of CMCNY who passed away in Oct. 2003, this hike has been renamed to Gin's 26 Miles Day Hike to honor him. Gin started 26 miles day hike and has became his signature trip for many years. The hike is strenuous with different terrain conditions. For experienced. ** Members only ** Contact leaders for additional information. ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
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Saturday 4/25/2020 - ALA Fundraising: 18 Mile Day Hike / Level E
Tuxedo Park / Big Hill Shelter Loop
This is a shorter version of 26-mile hike. We start at the same place in Tuxedo Park, hike 15 miles and try to finish just ahead of 26-mile marathoners to welcome them back. We welcome everyone to join. Prepare for a good pace hike. ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
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Saturday 4/25/2020 - 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. ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
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Saturday 5/2/2020 - 7 & 9 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
West Mountain to Bear Mountain Loop
Starting from the Anthony Wayne Rec. Area at exit 17 of PIP, 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 lake for lunch. After 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. ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic ** 
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
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Saturday 5/9/2020 - 15 Mile Day Hike / Level E
Whitehorse Mt., Eagle Cliff, Black Rock loop - Blackrock Forest, NY
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. ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
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Saturday 5/9/2020 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Bearfort Mountain
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. ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
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Saturday 5/16/2020 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Popolopin Torne/ Bear Mountain
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. ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
Leaders:

Saturday 5/23/2020 - 5/23 - 5/25/2020, Memorial Day Family Camping
North-South Lake, Catskill, NY
North-South Lake Campground is located at the eastern edge of the Catskill Escarpment and it is the biggest and most popular State campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve. In addition to the scenic lakes located within the campground, the surrounding mountains contain numerous hiking trails leading to spectacular overlooks, waterfalls and historic sites. It is said that on a clear day, five states are visible from some overlooks. Activities options include canoeing, star-gazing, night walks and many others. Please prepare your own camping equipment and gear. Limit to 80 people. Members have priority. Fee (include 1st night BBQ): $22 member, $28 non-member, $6 children under 12. All fees must be paid before May 5. ** Camping is cancelled due to Campground closure **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Camping is cancelled **
Leaders: Chung Leung/Kwok-Chi Ng

Saturday 5/23/2020 - 5/23- 5/26/2020, Memorial Day Weekend day hiking trip / Level E
Devil's Path, Catskill Mountains, NY
Day 1: Kaaterskill High Peak (1111 m) 8.2 miles /Level C. Day 2: Devil’s Path east section, from Stony Clove Notch, hike the Plateau Mtn., Sugarloaf Mtn., Twin Mtn., Indian Head Mtn. – 16 miles /Level E. Day 3 : Devil’s Path west section, from Stony Clove Notch, pass Diamond Notch Falls, hike West Kill Mtn., and St Anne’s Peak. – 15 miles /Level E. optional day 4: Black Dome (1221 m), Blackhead mountain (1208 m) 7 miles /Level C. We will meet at trail head on each day, you can choose a nearby hotel/AirBnB to stay overnight. Some hotel options will be provided to you to choose from. This trip is for CMCNY members with 15+ mile long-hike experience only. The registration deadline is 5/13/2020. All events are optional. You can end the trip after the 5/25 Monday hike, or 5/26 Tuesday hike. ** This Activity is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Cancelled **
Leaders: Bon Chiu/Tony Shu

Saturday 5/23/2020 - 7 & 9 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Raccoon Brook Hill/ Pine Meadow Lake
Starting from the Visitor Center, go up the Reeves Brook trail (white) to visit the Torne View and Pulpit. Descend on the Raccoon Brook Hills trail (black) to Pine Meadow Lake. Have lunch and take a leisurely walk around the lake and return by the Pine Meadow trail (red). The C level hike extends to the Grandpa/ Grandma Rock and the Stone Memorial Shelter through Kakiat trail (White), Suffern-Bear Mountain trail (Yellow), Conklins Crossing (White), and catch up the B level group on Pine Meadow trail (red). ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
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Saturday 5/30/2020 - 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. ** Activity Suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic **
Meeting Time/Place: ** Activity Suspended **
Leaders:


Saturday 6/13/2020 - 18 Miles Day Hike / Level E
Stonetown Circular & Hewitt Butler loop, 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:
Cherry Lau/Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 6/20/2020 - 12 Mile Day Hikes, Levels E
Beacon Mountain and Fishkill Ridge loop, 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 6/20/2020 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Silvermine Lake - Stockbridge Mountain Loop
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.
Meeting Time/Place: Recommended 8:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders:

Sunday 6/21/2020 - 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. Route can be extended to where your feet and mind can take you.
Meeting Time/Place: Recommended 8:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders:

Saturday 6/27/2020 - Ramapo Lake to Wanaque Ridge Loop- 7 miles Levels B & C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From Parking Lot, take Blue trail to Ramapo lake;Turn left on Yellow trail uphill to visit the view points; Change to the Cannon Ball red trail and then the orange trail to go up Wanaque Ridge to enjoy the expansive views. The Orange trail ends with a pipeline service road. Turn left on the service road until it meets with a white trail. Turn right on the white trail to visit a stone tower and a ruined mansion. Come down from the hill and follow the north shore of the lake back to the parking lot. ** the route can be extended to where your mind and feet can take you. **
Meeting Time/Place: Recommended 8:00 AM at the trailhead
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Sunday 6/28/2020 - Tuxedo Park - Black Ash Mtn - Parker Cabin Mtn Loop/ 7 mile Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the parking lot, follow the Ramapo Dunderberg (RD) red trail to the Tri-Trail Corner. Continue on RD to the enjoy the views on Black Ash Mountain. At Parker Cabin Mountain, make a right on to the Triangle (yellow) trail to go to Lake Skenonto and Lake Sebago. Continue to go to the Dutch Doctor Shelter and change to the Tuxedo-Mtn Ivy (TMI) trail back to the Tuxedo parking lot. **The route can be extended to where your mind and feet can take you.**
Meeting Time/Place: Recommended 8:00 AM at the Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking lot
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Saturday 7/4/2020 - Fire Tower to Bare Rock Loop / Day hike Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then Red Trial to reach the Fire Tower. After Fire Tower, continue on Blue Trail to Red Trail and onto the newly opened Orange Trail to Bare Rock. After lunch at Bare Rock, back on Orange Trail to Blue Trail and return to Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: Recommend to start 8:00 AM
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Saturday 7/4/2020 - 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.
Meeting Time/Place: Recommended 8:00 AM at the Skyline Drive lower parking lot
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Sunday 7/5/2020 - Schunemunk Mountain Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Schunemunk 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. Plan out your own hiking route.
Meeting Time/Place: Recommended 8:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders:

Saturday 7/18/2020 - 14 miles Day Hike / Level D
Mt. Defiance & NJ Botanical Garden – Ringwood Start Park, NJ
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, Butler Mine and Gatun Pond, turn right on Ringwood-Ramapo trail (Red), pass Mt. Defiance and Shepherd Lake, follow the paved road to NJ Botanical Garden. Follow the Crossover trail (white) and turn left to Halifax Trail (Green), pass Hawk Rock and at Scarlet oak Pond turn left on Silver trail (silver) back to parking lot.
Note: Due to the current pandemic situation, no carpool will be arranged. Wear a mask or practice social distance, stay at least 6 feet away from other hikers.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30AM at Ramapo Valley County Reservation parking area parking lot
Leaders: Tony Shu



Saturday 9/5/2020 - Labor Day Family Camping 9/5 - 9/7/2020
Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area, NY
(*Full, Waiting List Only) 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








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