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Welcome to the Colorful Fall Foliage

The mountains and forests are changing colors slowly due to the hot and wet summer. CMCNY is scheduling more hikes for this special season. Come out and join our hikes to appreciate the colors of nature to gain reliefs from the pandemic. Those who are not afraid of height get the most reward.

Saturday 10/23/2021 - Lake Minnewaska and the Awosting Falls, Level A / B
Minnewaska State Park, 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. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/23/2021 - Pyramid Mountain Hike, 7 & 9 miles / 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: 8:30AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: James Yu -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 10/24/2021 - 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: George Rogers/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 10/24/2021 - Delaware & Raritan Canal 46 miles Biking
From Piscataway to Princeton, NJ
Starting from the Grove 5 parking area in Johnson Park, cross the Raritan River to connect to bike path on the D&R Canal trail. Ride along the Canal to Princeton (25 miles). Enjoy the fall foliage scenery along the canal. Return via RT27 to Rt603 toward Rocky hill via Canal road to Giggstown, Blackwell Mills, and back to parking area about 21 miles.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: George Li/Nancy Liang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/30/2021 - West Mountain to Bear Mountain Loop, 7 & 9 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting from the Anthony Wayne Rec. Area, 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Bon Chiu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/30/2021 - Dunderberg Mountain, 6 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Start from the parking lot at 9W/202, follow the red trail to Dunderberg Mountain. After enjoying the first viewpoint of the Hudson River, continue to Cornell Mine. Lunch at The Timp, then follow the blue trail back to trial head. Enjoy many viewpoints of Hudson River along the Timp-Torne trail. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Rosa Melgar -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 11/6/2021 - Schunemunk Mountain, 8 Mile Day Hike/ Levels 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. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 11/6/2021 - Beacon Mtn. & Fishkill Ridge Hike, 7 & 9 Miles / Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 11/7/2021 - Kittatinny Mountain and Sunfish Pond, 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: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou -- 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:

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    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

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    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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