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HIKE FOR GOOD LUNGS. Support Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon

Spring is here with budding trees and running streams from the melting snow. We appreciate the beauty of nature and honor our late founder Mr. Gin Goon. Many of us find relief and inspiraion on the close encounter with nature through hiking. After a hush winter, spring has arrived. Rain or storm won't last for a whole day. In CMCNY hikes, regardless of the hiking distance or difficulty levels, the hikers learn how to enjoy the hikes. They make friends with fellow hikers and through talking, some personal problems got resolved. With the hardwork and sweating, some hikers realize that they had lost some pounds. Mr. Gin Goon had established the tradition in CMCNY that hiking is not just body building but mind building too. During the Spring season, CMCNY keeps up the tradition of fundraising for AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION. Last year we raised $7,000 to American Lung Association. Giving is the joy of life.

Saturday 7/20/2024 - Iron Mines trail, 6 & 9 miles Day Hikes/ Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Peep into the mining past of Harriman State Park by visiting the remnants of some old iron mines. Some of these mines became beautiful caves with natural skylights. Starting from Lake Skannatati, visit the Hogencamp Mine then to the Pine Swamp, Surbridge, Greenwood and Bradley mines. Return by visiting the Fingerboard Shelter to enjoy the view of Lake Tiorati and Connect to the A-SB trail back to Lake Askoti. Adventurous hikers extend the hike to Boston Mine with the bonus of the terrific views of Island Pond and atop mountain ridges.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Lake Askoti Parking Lot
Leaders: Iris Liu/Sharon Yan -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 7/20/2024 - Bearfort Mountain-Wawayanda -- 18 Mile Day Hike / Level F
Wawayanda State Forest / , NJ
From trailhead parking lot on Warwick Turnpike, take AT (white) east, turn right on Ernest Walter Trail (yellow), then turn right again on Bearfort Ridge Trail (white), change to Terrace Pond North Trail (blue), pass Warwick Turnpike and Clinton Road, switch to Old Coal Trail (red), turn left on Lookout Trail (white), then turn right on Cherry Ridge Road (unmarked trail), switch to Laural Pond Trail (yellow), pass Wawayanda Furnace and unmarked trail along the Wawayanda Lake. At boat launch place, switch to Iron Mountain Trail (blue), pass Wawayanda Road, turn right on AT Trail (white), pass Kazmar Pond and Parker Lake back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/Lucy Yu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 7/20/2024 - The Grand Loop, GW Bridge, Cuomo Bridge, S. County Rail Trail 45 Mile Biking
Bike over GW Bridge to NJ/ Tarrytown / Bronx NY
From G. Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, bike over GW Bridge to Fort Lee —>then head north on Rt 9W to Piermont, NY—>continue on Piermont Rd—River Rd to S. Nyack/Mario Cuomo Bridge —>cross the Bridge to Tarrytown & Elmsford, then take South County Rail Trail to La Lanterna (option for a refreshing Italian lunch) then continue to Van Cortlandt Park/242 St. Either bike or take #1 subway back to the bus terminal.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM /GW Bus Terminal, Fort Washington Ave/178 Street
Leaders: Ben Lee/Kenny Lip -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 7/27/2024 - two days Backpacking (2024/7/27-7/28)
Harriman State Park South, NY
The backpacking training prepares hikers to hike to destinations which are too far to be reachable on a day hike. Hikers check out their backpacking gears and practice walking on rugged terrains with a 30 pounds packs on their back. Learn to find a site to stay overnight and keep away from wild animals. Start from Elk Pen Parking Lot,follow AT hike to Lemon Squeezer, follow red cross to Time Square, Red Dot to Bald Rocks shelter to camp overnight.The 2nd day, follow Red Dot, change to White (Nurian) and Stahahe Brook back to Parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Lake Skannatati Parking
Leaders: Iris Liu/Lucy Yu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 7/27/2024 - Johnsontown Circle Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From JTC, follow Blue Disc Trail to climb up Dater Mtn. Climb up Claudius Smith Den to enjoy the view of Blauvelt Mountain. Continue on TMI and RD trail, then take the Victory Trail to the 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yen/Sharon Yan -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/3/2024 - Stonetown Circular Hike, 7 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/XiaoJing Wei -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/3/2024 - Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop Hike, 6 - 8 Miles / 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. 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: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Lin/Tony Shu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/10/2024 - Seven Hills Trail, 9 & 12 miles Day Hike/ Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Visitor center, follow the 7 Hills Trail (blue),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. Visit Lake Wanoksink and have lunch at Pine Meadow Lake. Follow Pine Meadow (red) trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Frank Song/Wei Chen -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/10/2024 - Aug 10-11; 2-Day Biking/Camping Taconic State park (Rudd Pond), NY
Taconic State Park (Rudd Pond), NY
Option #1: Bike in the Vicinity of Millerton & Copake Falls on open country roads with rolling hills, 40 to 50 miles Option #2: Bike the Harlem River Rail Trail with many scenic views, 30 to 40 miles Camping at Rudd Pond campground with flush toilet and hot shower. Camping fee: $15/person; costs-shared BBQ dinner Aug 10 Saturday. Limited space. Register before Aug 25.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Steve Chan/Ben Lee/Kenny Lip -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 8/10/2024 - 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Davy Mak -- Click to sign on the activity

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Whatsnew

  • 04/20/2024 - 2024 Gin's Challenge 26 Miles Hike, video by Frank Song
  • 04/14/2024 - 2024 Winter Training for 26 Miles Hike, video by Frank Song
  • 4/14/2024 - CMC Trip Leader Meeting, photos by Ling Zhou, etc.
  • 2/25/2024 - CMC Annual Meeting, photos by George Li, etc.
  • 10/8/2023 - Neversink River Falls Hike, video by Henry Jiang
  • 9/23/2023 - CMC Fall Trail Mailtance, video by Peter Li (李健昌)
  • 6/7/2023 - CMC Donation to American Lung Association, photos
  • 4/26/2023 - CMC Newspaper Clippings Dated Back to 1984, contributed by Peter Lau
  • 4/16/2023 - Lloyd Award Receiving Ceremony, photos by Chung Leung
  • 3/26/2023 - CMC Trip Leader's Meeting, photos by Ling Zhou
  • 2/23/2023 - Ken Lloyd Award for Outstanding Member Club from NJNY Trail Conference, posted by Hong Huang
  • 2022 - 风雨之后见彩虹 An experience of the Gin's Challenge Hike 2022, by JianNing Meng
  • 2/12/2023 - CMC Annual Meeting, photos by Ling Zhou
  • 2/12/2023 - CMC Annual Meeting Posters, photos by Hong Huang
  • 1/1/2023 - New Year Inspiration Day Hike & Cookout at Silvermine Lake, video by Barry Yu Peng
  • 2022/12 - Antarctica trip, video by Leo Ngan
  • 2022/07 - Dolomite trip, video by Kwok-Chi Ng
  • 2022 - Germany, Garmisch to Innsbruck trip, video by Kwok-Chi Ng
  • 6/29/2022 - CMC Annual donation to American Lung Association, photo by Chung Leung
  • 6/12/2022 - CMC Annual meeting (Group photo and new board photo)
  • 2022/04 - Nepal Everest Base Camp trip, video by Steve Huang and Lily Huang
  • 2021 - Activity Moments, photos by Chung Leung
  • 2021 - Wind River, Wyoming trip, video by Nancy
  • 2019/09 - Dolomites trip, video by Steve Huang and Lily Huang
  • 9/28/2019 - CMC Semi-Annual Trail Maintenance, photos by Kwok-Chi Ng
    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 - Pine Meadow Lake / 7 Hills Trail hike, photos by Rose Liu
    3/24/2019 - 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
    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)
    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 January - Climbing Mount Washington, article by Helen Huang
    2014 October - Presidential Range Traverse In One Day, article by Helen Huang
    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
     

    CMCNY Mailing Address:

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    PO BOX 295
    New York, NY 10163

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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 experienced 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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