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Hiking, the best way to connect to Nature

Stroll along streams to see the beautiful cascades and waterfalls. The running water is music to the ears. Hike up steep slopes to strenghten the heart and lung. Watch your steps on slippery rocks and muddy trails. Wait to see the rainbow after a rain. Feel the breeze on mountain tops and watch the moving clouds. Feel the freedom of the flying eagles on the cliffs and roaming deers in the woods. Mr. Gin Goon founded CMCNY in 1986 to introduce outdoor activities to the Asian community. His dedication to the club had influenced us to enbrace nature and find reliefs in outdoor activities. In honoring Gin Goon, CMCNY starts off the Spring/ Summer activities with the Gin's Hikes: Challenge, Medium range and Junior levels.

Saturday 5/21/2022 - Wildcat Mountain to Island Pond Exploration Hike, 18 Mile, Level D
Sterling Forest State Park/ Harriman State Park
The Wildcat Mountain and Indian Hill trails are new additions in the past few years to the Sterling Forest State Park. The mountains overlook the Ramapo Valley with expansive views. The trails pass a few nice waterfalls and reservoirs. Harriman State Park is on the east side of the Sterling Forest separated by Highway I-87. The Island Pond, Lake Stahahe and Black Rock Mountain are less visited areas in Harriman State Park. The Appalachian Trail (AT) connects the two state parks. The exploration hike explores the mountains, lakes and forest of the two state parks and discovers beautiful destinations that many hikers pass without noticing. The hike is ONLY for long distance hikers.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM Park & Ride Lot at intersection of Rte 17& Rte 17A
Leaders: Iris Liu/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/21/2022 - Kittatinny Mountain, 8 miles Day Hike -- Levels C
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. *No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: YuShan Li/Nancy Liang/Iris Lee -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/21/2022 - Wildcat Mountain - Indian Hill Loop, 6 & 9 miles / levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng/Cherry Lau -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/28/2022 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Memorial Day Family Camping
Mongaup Pond, NY
*The Memorial Camping registration has reached the limit. ***All future registration will be placed in waiting list*** To register, click "Activity Online Registration" on the CMCNY Home Page. 5/28-5/30. Mongaup Pond offers a 120-acre lake, the largest body of water in Catskills Park, outside of the New York City reservoirs. Surrounded by Forest Preserve land, the park offers hiking, swimming in the lake, relaxing in the picnic area, and renting boats are popular pastimes here. Participants need to prepare your own camping equipment. ** Members only (Limit 60 people)Fees: $15 adults; $6 children under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: TBD
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung/Diana Lu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/28/2022 - Ramapo Lake to Matapan Rock Hike, 7 - 10 Mile/ Level B&C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From the Trailhead, follow Castle Loop (white)Trail to Ramapo Lake. Climb Le Grande Hill for the view. Change to the (orange) for the views on top of Wanaque Ridge. 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. Follow the (Orange) trail, then (purple) trail back to the parking lot. Being your own snacks, lunch and water. Dress in layers. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/James Yu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/4/2022 - Pyramid Mountain & Turkey Mountain 7- 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Montville, 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 hike with 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. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Jessica Liu/Jiang Li -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/4/2022 - Spring Trail Maintenance, Shore Path along Hudson River
Palisades Interstate Park, 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 trail head
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng/Tony Shu -- Click to sign on the activity

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Whatsnew

  • 4/27/2019 - Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop hike, photos by Rose Liu
  • 4/6/2019 - Storm King Mountain hike, photos by Rose Liu
  • 3/30/2019 - Forestne Meadow Lake / 7 Hills Trail hike, photos by Rose Liu
  • 03/24/2019 - CMCNY 2019 Trip Leader Training Meeting, photos by Hong Huang
  • 1/27/2019 - CMCNY Annual Meeting, photos by Kwok-Chi Ng
  • 1/27/2019 - CMCNY Annual Meeting, photos by Lily Huang
  • 1/19/2019 - Ramapo Mountain State Forest hike, photos by Rose Liu
  • 9/30/2017 - Trail Maintenance and Moon Festival Night Outing, photos by Rose Liu 5/27/2017 - A Memorable Camping Trip: Frances Slocum SP, article by Jordan Chang (10 yr old) 5/27/2017 - Fun Activities at Camping: Frances Slocum SP, article by Vincent Chang (8 yr old) 5/23/2017 - 一个无证者的朝圣之路 D51, article by Ar Shuo 4/4/2017 - 一个无证者的朝圣路 D06 , article by Ar Shuo 3/31/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣路走一遭 D2, article by Ar Shou 3/30/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣路走一遭 D1, article by Ar Shou 1/15/2017 - Embracing Nature and Friendships: Patagonia Adventure 2016. Video by Steve & Lily Huang
    11/13/2016 - CMCNY AT thru-hikers' Celebration Party, photos by Hong Huang
    2015 October - Thunder River -- One of the Top Ten Backpacking Destinations, article by Chi Chan
    2015 January - Climbing Mount Washington, article by Helen Huang
    2014 October - Presidential Range Traverse In One Day, article by Helen Huang
    08/01/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Precipice Trail (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    07/31/2014 - CMCNY Baxter Peak (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    07/27/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Sea Kayaking, video by Harry Chen
    07/27 to 08/03/2014 - CMCNY Maine Trip Photo Review, video by Harry Chen
    07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Adventuous Voyage, video by Harry Chen
    07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Fair Ladies, video by Harry Chen
    06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    01/25/2015 - CMCNY's Annual Meeting, photos by Sandy Lau
    08/09/2014 - Black Rock Forest, NY, photos by Rose Liu
    05/10/2014 - Bear Mountain, NY, video by YongShuo Li
    2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 1), article by James Wang
    2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 2), article by James Wang
    2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 3), article by James Wang
    2014 May - Climbing Mount Shasta in California (in 2013), article by Helen Huang
    2014 Spring - Mystery Canyon And Its Redbud Tree, article by Chi Chan
    01/19/2014 - Spring Festival Party /Annual Meeting, photos by George Li
     

    CMCNY Mailing Address:

    CMCNY
    PO BOX 295
    New York, NY 10163

    Questions & Suggestions.

    How to sign on the Activity?

    - Via On-line Registration:

    - Via e-mail: Members or non-members to email trip leaders by clicking on the names of trip leaders of a specific activity.

    Note: Registration is closed at 6PM on Thursday.

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    Trip Leaders:  Please download Trip Registration / Liability Release Form and Trip Report Form here:

    - Trip Registration Form

    - Trip Report Form




    Our day hikes are rated from Level A to Level F. Level A being the earliest;  Lever D and above are for experience hikers only. Please contact leader if you are uncertain about what level of hiking activity should you participate. Click here to see CMCNY Hiking Rating System.





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