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Saturday 5/4/2019 - ALA Fundraising: 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Start from the Otter Hole trailhead. Follow blue, then white to Chikahoki Falls. Climb up Carris Hill, then Yoo-Hoo Points and High Points. Visit all the lookout points and return to the trailhead.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders:
Cindy Choi/Gordon Moy

Saturday 5/11/2019 - ALA Fundraising: Schunemunk Mountain Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Schunemunk Mountain
The trail over Schunemunk Mountain offers a series of fine lookouts and a varied terrain. The Storm King Art Center can be seen from the ridge. Enjoy the special vegetation and rock formations on the ridges. The Megaliths is a must visit lunch spot. Expect some steep up hills and descents.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 5/18/2019 - ALA Fundraising: 2 day Overnight Biking / Camping, May 18-19
Montauk, Long Island, New York
Saturday: Biking South Fork, 40+ miles between Sag Harbor and Montauk. Camping at Hither Hills or Wildwood State Park. Sunday: Biking North Fork, 45 miles between Sag Harbor and Orient Point. Note: Road bikes or hybrid bikes only. Mountain bikes are not recommended. Weather-permitting, BBQ on Saturday night, Costs to be shared. Leaders: Ben Lee, 917.710.1263, Steve Chan, 917.216.1730.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan

Saturday 5/18/2019 - ALA Fundraising: Popolopen Torne Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Popolopen 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. An extension of the hike goes across the Hudson River to Anthony's Nose.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Rosa Melgar/Bon Chiu/Chung Leung

Saturday 5/25/2019 - 5/25- 5/27/2019, Memorial Day Family Camping
Thompsons Lake Campground-Thacher State Park, NY
The Thompsons Lake Campground is nestled in the mountains near Albany, NY. It is conveniently located within Thacher State Park which is famous for its hiking trails meandering through waterfalls and limestone cliff-face with the panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys, the Adirondack and Green Mountains. This campground offers wooded campsites and is comprised of a sandy beach, mixed hardwood and conifer forests, limestone outcroppings, open fields, flush toilet and shower facilities . Recreational opportunities include a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a playing field, swingsets, carry-in boat access, rental row boats, fishing, biking, and nature trails. Bring your own camping equipments and arrange your own transportation. Participants are limited to 50 and spaces will be confirmed until fees are paid. Fees (include BBQ): Members $22, Non-members $28, Children (under 12 yrs) $6
Meeting Time/Place: contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung

Saturday 5/25/2019 - ALA Fundraising: 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / levels B & C
The Three reservoirs and the Breakneck Mtn Loop
From the Rte 106 parking lot, take the S-BM (yellow) for about half a mile, then branch off on the left to a unmarked trail to the first reservoir. Go along the dam then follow the service road to the second reservoir and third reservoir. At end of the reservoir, make a left turn on the S-BM (yellow) going south, connect to TMI (red) heading north, and follow the Breakneck Mountain (white) trail back to S-BM. Follow the S-BM to the Big Hill shelter and back to the Rte 106 parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Bounnhou Sayarath


Saturday 6/1/2019 - Spring Trail Maintenance / Level B
Shore Path, Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ
Trail maintenance of the Shore Path trail along the Hudson River in New Jersey; pick up trash, trim protruding branches, etc. Trip leaders will provide tools. Light refreshments will be offered at the end of the activity. This is a very important event for the club as it is our duty to serve our community and conserve the nature for the future.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Alpine Boat Basin parking lot
Leaders:
Shui-Kei Ng/James Yu/Daniel Do

Saturday 6/8/2019 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hike/ 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Amy Tien/George Rogers

Saturday 6/15/2019 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
High Point State Park, NJ
High Point State Park occupies the highest point within NJ and has a natural landscape of unusual beauty. 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM at the parking lot on Route 23
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 6/22/2019 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Bear Mountain / Anthony Wayne Rec. Area Loop
From the AWRA, take the Fawn Trail to connect to the AT Trail. Follow the AT Trail to the top of Bear Mt. where you have a panoramic view of the mountains and the Hudson River. Come down the Mountain to Hessian Lake. Leisurely follow the S-BM (yellow) and the historic 1777 trails back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu/Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 6/29/2019 - Breakneck Mountain Day Hike/ Level C
Breakneck Mountain, Cold Springs, NY
One of the most famous hiking spots on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Hudson along the ridge. The trails are rocky for the first half mile and some rock scrambling are required. An easier climb can start from the Washburn trailhead.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Daniel Do/Amy Tien


Thursday 7/4/2019 - 7/4 - 7/7 Adirondacks Family Hiking/Camping,
Heart Lake/ High Peaks Region, Adirondacks, NY
Camp at Heart Lake where many of the trails to the high peaks begin. Mount Marcy (5,343 ft) is the highest peak in New York State. Mt. Algonquin, Mt. Colden, Mt. Haystacks and other 46ers are all nearby. A 1.5 miles short hike up to Mt. Jo gives you a panoramic view of the Adirondacks mountains. Swimming and canoeing are available on the lake. Campground provides flush toilets and hot showers. Lake Placid is within 20 min. drive. Bring your own camping equipments and arrangement your own transportation. Optional 7/4 BBQ for $5 per adult. Limit to 40 people. Members have priority. Fees: Members $40, Non-members $45, Children (under 12) $20
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders:
Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung

Saturday 7/6/2019 - 6 & 8 Mile Day hikes/ Levels B & C
Claudia Smith Den & the Lakes, Harriman State Park
Starting from JCT, follow Blue Disc to the famous Claudia Smith Den. Crossover to TMI to the Dutch Doctor shelter. Take the Triangle (yellow) trail and follow the bank of Lake Sebago to the beach. After lunch, take the service road to the Victory (blue) trail to Lake Skenonto. Then follow the white bar back to JCT. Spend the time to rest at every mountain and lake viewpoints.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Iris Lee

Saturday 7/13/2019 - 9 Mile Day Hike/ Level C
Seven Hills Trail, Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, take the Pine Meadow Trail (R) going south-west. Then switch to the 7 Hills Trail (B) on the left and hike the entire length of the (B) Trail to the end by Lake Sebago. 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. At Lake Sebago, hike a short unmarked trail by the Lake and along 7 Lakes Drive. Will stop at a beach on the Lake. when reach TMI (R), turn left onto (R) and after a short distance, switch to Orange Trail (O) and then onto Stony Brook Trail (Y) to Pine Meadow Trail (R) again and back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Cindy Choi/Gordon Moy

Saturday 7/20/2019 - 18 Mile Day Hike / Level D
Hudson Highlands - Beacon Mountain & Sugarloaf Mountain Loop
Start with Casino Trail (Red), pass the Ruins of Incline Railway Powerhouse, turn right to Breakneck Ridge Trail (White), pass Mt. Beacon Fire Tower (1653 ft), turn right to Breakneck Bypass Trail (Red), turn right on Wilkinson Memorial Trail (Yellow), pass Sugarloaf Mountain (1000 ft), turn left on Fishkill Trail (White), then the yellow bypass to Casino Trail (Red) back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at Beacon Mountain Park parking lot
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 7/20/2019 - North Hill & Diamond Mountain Day Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
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. 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. Stronger hikers can extend the hike to Russian Bear in the morning and upper Diamond Mountain in the afternoon.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ada Jow/Leo Ngan

Saturday 7/27/2019 - 6 & 8 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Carol Lee

Saturday 7/27/2019 - 16 Mile Canoeing/Kayaking Trip / Level B/C
Delaware Water Gap, PA/NJ
Registration expired. Canoeing/kayaking on the Delaware River! This is a one day, 16-mile trip from Bushkill to Delaware Water Gap. Paddle time is minimum 6 hours. 2 people per canoe or tandem kayak, and one person per solo kayak. Canoe is $40 per person, and kayak is $44 per person. Children 2-17 years old traveling as a 3rd or 4th person in a canoe is $10. Registration before 7/18/2019. (Specify canoe, tandem kayak or solo kayak. Limited to 25 adults, and members have priority).
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 am at Adventure Sports, 398 Seven Bridge Rd, East (Rt 209), Stroudsburg, PA
Leaders: Chung Leung/Leo Sun/Shui-Kei Ng/Steve Huang


Saturday 8/3/2019 - 6 & 8 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. Being your own snacks, lunch and water. Dress in layers.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM Skyline Drive Trailhead Parking
Leaders:
Bon Chiu/James Yu

Sunday 8/4/2019 - Palisades Cliff and Hudson Shore Family Hike / Level A
Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ
Starting from the State Line Lookout, visit the historic Women's Federation Monument. Follow the Long Path along the cliff top heading south to visit breathtaking overlooks. Go down to the Alpine Picnic area and hike along the shore of the Hudson River. Enjoy the cool breeze on the Hudson River and the sight of the tantalizing cliffs.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the State Line Lookout parking lot
Leaders: Rosa Melgar/Chung Leung

Saturday 8/10/2019 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes/ Levels B & C
Black Rock Forest, NY
The Black Rock Forest is famous for its reservoirs, ponds and the ridges. The easier hike takes advantage of the carriage roads. The more difficult hike follows the trails on the ridges and visits all the view points at Mt. Misery, Hill of Pines, Rattlesnake Hill and Eagle Cliff. However no one will miss the views atop the Black Rock Summit.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Bounnhou Sayarath

Saturday 8/17/2019 - 6 & 8 miles Day Hike/ B & C levels
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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung/Nancy Liang

Saturday 8/24/2019 - 17 mile Day Hike / Level D
Harriman State Park - Seven Hills to Suffern-Bear Mtn Trail Loop
Start from Reeves Meadow Visitor Center on Seven Lakes Drive, take Pine Meadow Trail (Red) east, turn left on Seven Hills Trail (Blue) north, pass Diamond Mtn., then turn right on Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy (TMI) Trail (Red), then turn right again on Suffern-Bear Mtn. (SBM) Trail (Yellow). Pass Panther Mtn., Stone Memorial Shelter, then turn right on Kakiat Trail (White), then turn left on Seven Hills Trail (Blue) south, pass Chipmunk Mtn., Torne View, then back to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00AM at Reeves Meadow Visitor Center
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 8/24/2019 - Lake Askoti West Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti - Lemon Squeezer Loop
Follow ASB all the way to the huge boulders of Lemon Squeezer. Get the experience of squeezing between the boulders. Return by the White Bar, Dunning and the Long Path. Level C hikers extend the hike to Island Pond and Valley of Boulders. Enjoy the summer scenery.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Amy Tien/Daniel Do

Saturday 8/31/2019 - Labor Day Family Camping (Limit 30 people)
Kenneth Wilson State Park, Catskill, NY
08/31 - 09/2. 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. Fees: Include 1st night BBQ. $22 member; $27 non-member, $6 children under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 8/31/2019 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders:


Saturday 9/7/2019 - 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead
Leaders:


Saturday 9/14/2019 - Moon Festival Night Outing / Level C
Harriman State Park, NY
From the trailhead, hike up to the top of a hill for a good lookout location for the sky. Cook out in the wild for dinner. Relax and enjoy the full moon and the breezy evening. Option to do a night hike back to the parking or camp out for the night. Starts at 2 PM and hike about 2 miles to the location on a mountain ridge. Specify joining night hiking or camp out for the night when register. Event details and meeting location will be provided by the trip leaders
Meeting Time/Place: 2:00 PM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang

Saturday 9/21/2019 - 7 & 11 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Cranberry Hill / Lake Nawahunta / Silvermine Lake Loop
Starting from the parking area off Route 6 of Cranberry Hill, hike along LP to the south. Visit the Cave Shelter, Stockbridge Shelter and Hippo Rock. Change to the Menomine Trail (Yellow) to Lake Nawahunta. B level hikers take the service road instead to Lake Nawahunta. After lunch at Silvermine Lake, continue with the Menomine Trail to the Brien Memorial Shelter. Switch to AT eastward to Black Mtn. Change to the 1779 trail toward the Long Mtn Circle then the Anthony Wayne Trail back to the parking lot. B level hikers follow the 7 Lakes Drive along the Queensboro Brook and then Anthony Wayne Trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 9/28/2019 - Semi-annual Trail Maintenance / Level B
Shore Path, Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ
Trail maintenance of the Shore Path trail along the Hudson River in New Jersey; pick up trash, trim protruding branches, etc. Trip leaders will provide tools. Light refreshments will be offered at the end of the activity. This is a very important event for the club as it is our duty to serve our community and conserve the nature for the future.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders: James Yu/Chung Leung/Shui-Kei Ng/Daniel Do


Saturday 10/12/2019 - 6 & 8 Mile Day hikes/ Levels B & C
Claudia Smith Den & the Lakes, Harriman State Park
Starting from JCT, follow Blue Disc to the famous Claudia Smith Den. Crossover to TMI to the Dutch Doctor shelter. Take the Triangle (yellow) trail and follow the bank of Lake Sebago to the beach. After lunch, take the service road to the Victory (blue) trail to Lake Skenonto. Then follow the white bar back to JCT. Spend the time to rest at every mountain and lake viewpoints.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Johnsontown Circle
Leaders:


Saturday 10/19/2019 - 8 Miles 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 10/19/2019 - Minnewaska State Park Family Hike / Level A
Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz, NY
Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged terrain. The hike takes you around Lake Minnewaska and the Awosting Falls. Walk along the carriage road to the sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 10/26/2019 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Bear Mountain / Anthony Wayne Rec. Area Loop
From the AWRA, take the Fawn Trail to connect to the AT Trail. Follow the AT Trail to the top of Bear Mt. where you have a panoramic view of the mountains and the Hudson River. Come down the Mountain to Hessian Lake. Leisurely follow the S-BM (yellow) and the historic 1777 trails back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead
Leaders:








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