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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 4/20/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Gin's Challenge Endurance 26+ mile Hike / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. The annual Gin's Challenge Endurance Hike is a 30+ miles route passing through 13 target points. This challenging hike is named in honor of Gin Goon, a founder of CMCNY. He passed away in Oct. 2003. The hikers strive to visit the 13 target points going through strenuous mountain trails with many ups and downs covering many difficult terrains. The long distance hikers have been training hard for the past months for their strength, hiking skills, endurance and patience. This hike will be a testimony for their hard work and accomplishment.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Chung Leung/Rosa Melgar/XiaoJing Wei -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 4/20/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Gin's Challenge Jr. Hike -- 8~10 miles- Lake Askoti to 3 reser
Harriman State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. From Lake Askoti, follow the Long Path to Big Hill Shelter. Visit the Flight 6231 Crash site Memorial. Hike leisurely to the Second and Third Reservoirs. Proceed to hike along the Sebago Bear Mountain Trail to cheer up the Gin's Challenge Hikers. Return to Lake Askoti via the Long Path. Cheer up the Gin's Hikers to continue their strenuous hike with water refill and snacks.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou/Connie Htam/HY Lee -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 4/20/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Gin's Challenge Medium range Hike -- 15+ miles — 7 Hills Trail
Harriman State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. From the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, hike along Reeves Brook to Torne View. Then follow the 7 Hills Trail(B) and traverse the entire length to Lake Sebago. There are many steep ups and downs along the Trail. However you will be amazed on the expansive views on each climb. Cheer up the Gin's Challenge Hikers along the way. From Lake Sebago, find the fastest route to Big Hill Shelter to meet the Gin's Hikers again along the SBM trail. Hike leisurely on service roads to visit Lake Wanoksink and Pine Meadow Lake before arriving at the Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30AM Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Nancy Liang/Diana Lu -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 4/21/2024 - ALA Fundraising: SBM Trail - Nordkop Mountain - Powerline Hike / Level B&C
Harriman State Park South, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association. From the start of the Suffern-Bear Mountain(SBM) trail in Suffern, go up Nordkop Mountain. The trail has many nice lookout points and interesting rock formations. After reaching Grandma & Grandpa Rocks, switch over to the Kakiat Trail towards Raccoon Brook Hills. Take the service road going south to the Substation. Hike along the Powerline downhill to the County Route 59. The Powerline cuts through hills and valleys and offers some special views.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead at Suffern NY
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 4/27/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Claudius Smith Den/Parker Cabin Mtn. Hike/ Level B & C
Harriman State Park New York
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. Starting from Johnsontown Circle, hike along the Pound Mtn ridge to the gorgeous rock formation at Claudius Smith Den and continue to Tri Trail Center. Change to R-D trail to hike up the mountain to enjoy the views. Continue on the scenic Black Ash Mtn ridge to the lunch spot at Parker Cabin Mtn. Return by Triangle Yellow and White Bar passing the lakes of Skenonto and Sebago back to Johnsontown Circle.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou/Connie Htam -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 4/27/2024 - Wildcat Mountain to Island Pond Exploration Hike 15+ miles Hike/Level D
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. Staring 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. Continue to visit the famous rock formation of Lemon Squeezer and Bald Rocks Shelter,turn to Nurian line enjoy the views on Lake Stahahe, change to Kanawauke Road back to Parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 at Wildcat trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Chwen (Jun) Best -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/4/2024 - ALA Fundraising: TMI - SBM to Pine Meadow Lake Loop, 8 & 11 Miles/ Level C
Harriman State Park, New York
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. Start from the east end of TMI and turn left to southbound of SBM. The most beautiful portion of the SBM trail provides gorgeous overlooks along the ridge. You can even see Manhattan on a sunny day. For short hike, turn to PM (red) trail and head to Pine Meadow Lake. For a longer hike, visit Stone Memorial Shelter then meet the other group at Pine Meadow Lake for lunch. In the afternoon, take a relaxed hike to visit a hidden lake along the puzzle-like service road and then return to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at TMI East End Parking Lot
Leaders: Iris Liu/Frank Song -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/4/2024 - ALA Fundraising: 2-Days Biking-Camping Hither Hills State Park in Montauk,
Long Island, New York
Bike for a good lung to fundraise for American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. Saturday: Biking South Fork 40+ Miles between Montauk Point and Sag Harbor; Camp at Hither Hills State Park; Sunday: Biking 40+ Miles between Sag Harbor, via Shelter Island to Orient Point. Camping fee: $25/person; BBQ $10/person. Limited camping space. Register before 4/20/2024. Note: Biking on paved road along rolling hills with a few gentle slopes; Optional: Extra night(Sunday) camping @ no extra cost; check out 11am Monday. Ben Lee 917-710-1263 Steve Chan 917-216-1730 Ken Lip 917-273-1257
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: Contact Trip Leaders for details
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan/Kenny Lip -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 5/4/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Lake Sebago- Diamond Mtn - SBM Trail big loop 15+ miles Hike
Harriman State Park South, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support ALA in memory of CMCNY founder Gin Goon. Starting from Lake Sebago, hike up the rocky Diamond Mountain. Go downhill to the Pine Meadow Brook and change to the Kakiat (white) trail to GrandPa Rocks. Start on the SBM trail to pass the Horse Stable Mtn, Catamount Mtn and Panther Mtn to end at the Big Hill Shelter. Take the service roads for a relaxed walk back to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Sebago Boat Launch
Leaders: Rosa Melgar/YuShan Li -- Click to sign on the activity

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