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It is Fun hiking in Winter!

The mountains and forests in the Tri-State area are usually covered with snow in the Winter. After a snowfall overnight, the snow on the trail is dry and powdery. There are no footprints on the trail except those of deers and small animals. There are icicles hanging on waterfalls and the running water forms ice sculptures on the rocks and fallen branches. To enjoy hiking in winter, you need to dress warm; wear a warm hat, gloves and waterproof clothing. Hike at a steady pace and be careful on icy spots. A winter hike burns up a lot of calories. It helps you to have a better appetite and staying fit.

Saturday 1/22/2022 - Johnsontown Circle to Lake Skenonto winter Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From JTC, follow Blue Disc Trail to climb up Dater Mtn. Visit the curtain of icicles hanging from the cliff at Elbow Brush. Climb up Claudius Smith Den to enjoy the winter view of Blauvelt Mountain. Continue on Blue Disc trail, then take the Victory Trail to the frozen 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 1/22/2022 - Long Distance Hike Training Enrollment session #2, 10-18 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
Enrollment to a 3 months weekly long distance hike training program. The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session. New enrollment will be limited once the training has begun. *Arrange own transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Kakiat County Park
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 1/23/2022 - 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.*Arrangement your own transportation
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 1/29/2022 - Terrace Pond/ Bearfort Mountain Hike, Level B & C
Abram Hewitt State Forest, NJ
Terrace Pond is an aquatic gem that lies at an altitude of 1,380 feet located in the Abram Hewitt State Forest near West Milford, NJ. Terrace Pond is surrounded by steep cliffs of puddingstone conglomerate, with nearby blueberry swamps and impressive stands of rhododendron. The expansive views on top of the mountain ridges worth the effort of some steep climbs. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Hiking Terrace Pond Parking
Leaders: /Vincent Yu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 1/29/2022 - Long Distance Hike Training Session #3: Exploration, Level D
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
This is a training for map reading and path finding skills. Hikers are given a map and a suggested route to explore the area. Trails and markers in the area have been changed but the map was not updated. Hikers will be trained to observe what have changed. Hikers are asked to identify the real locations of the landmarks and lookout points. The CMCNY 26-mile Hikers will be there acting as mentors to help. *Registration is limited to members of the Training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 1/30/2022 - West Mountain - Timp Torne, 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting at the Anthony Wayne Parking Area, follow the White trail, then the FAWN (red) trail and then the Timp-Torne (blue) trail to meet the AT trail at West Mountain. Enjoy the many lookout points along the ridge. Level B hikers will follow Yellow to return to parking lot after lunch at the shelter. The level C hikers will venture out to the Timp for lunch, then return by 1777 Red back to the parking lot. the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 2/5/2022 - Norvin Green/ Weis Nature Center 6 - 9 Mile Hikes, Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
From Weis Center, go up Ball Mtn. to the Vista point. Come downhill to Roomy Mine and view the cascades along the Blue Mine Brook. Continue on the Highland Trail to visit High Point which is famous for its rock ledges, pitch pines and panoramic view. Branch off to visit the lookout points at Carris Hill. Return to Weis Center by the service road. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the trails on Buck Mtn. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: James Yu -- Click to sign on the activity

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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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