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Gin's 26-Mile Challenge in honor of Gin Goon

Spring is a time of rejuvenation and hope in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by the spirit of the season, Chinese Mountain Club of New York (CMCNY) will be launching the Gin's 26-Mile Hike Challenge in honor of Gin Goon. Gin Goon founded CMCNY in 1986 to introduce outdoor activities to the Asian community. His dedication to the club and selflessly sharing his outdoor experiences had influenced many of us to embrace nature and find reliefs in outdoor activities. Unfortunately, lung cancer took his life in 2003. In memory of his contributions, CMCNY dedicates the activities in May and fundraises for American Lung Association (ALA) in honor of Gin Goon. Gin's 26-Mile Hike Challenge is the kickoff event. CMCNY invites everyone to join the activities in May to honor our founder Gin Goon.

Saturday 6/19/2021 - Dunderberg Spiral Railway/ Bald Mountain 7 & 11 miles Hike / Levels C & D
Dunderberg Mountain - Bear Mountain State Park
Start from the parking lot at 9W/202, follow the blue trail to trace the route of the Railway. Continue to the Timp. Change to the red R-D Trail to Bald Mountain and Cornell Mine. Follow the R-D trail to the viewpoint on top of Jones Point. There is the view of Indian Point Power Plant across the Hudson River. Come down on a steep grade to the parking. The longer route: from the Timp, take Timp-Torne Trail (blue), pass West Mountain, turn left on S-BM trail (yellow), then turn left on R-D (red), then join the shorter route. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu/Amanda Hwang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/19/2021 - Otter Hole to Ball Mountain Loop Hike, 6 - 9 Mile / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Start from the Otter Hole trailhead. Follow the blue, then white trails to Chikahoki Falls. Climb up Carris Hill to Yoo-Hoo Point. Yell Yoo-Hoo so people at High Point can hear you. Continue on the blue trail to connect to the Otter Hole (green) trail back to the trailhead. Visit all the viewpoints along the way. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Rosa Melgar -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/19/2021 - Circle Staten Island Bike Tour, 40 Miles
Staten Island, NY
Start from the Snug Harbor Botanical Garden. Ride westwards to circle the island in a clockwise direction. Ride mostly on light traffic streets. Visit Fort Wadsworth State Park, South Beach, Great Kills Park and many hidden gems scattered in the Island. The bike tour visit many points of interest that are accessible by bike but too remote for walking. The route can be shorten or extended according to the interest of individuals. The meeting location is accessible by public transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: George Li/Nancy Liang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/26/2021 - Stonetown Circular Hike, 7 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Stonetown Circular Rec. Area, 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: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Amanda Hwang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 6/26/2021 - Tuxedo Park / Lake Skenonto Loop, 6 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Tuxedo Park, hike up the Ramapo Dunderberg Trail to enjoy the view overlooking the surrounding hills and valleys. Then change to the flat Victory and Triangle trails to the Skenonto and Sebago lakes. After lunch, follow the Tuxedo-Mtn-Ivy Trail to visit the legendary caves and boulders of the Claudius Smith Den to return to the parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Jiang Li -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 6/27/2021 - 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Hiking Terrace Pond Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung/Vincent Yu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 7/3/2021 - Fourth of July Family Camping (No Vacancy )
THOMPSONS LAKE CAMPGROUND at Thacher State Park
7/3-7/5. With the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Thompsons Lake campground features large, secluded and wooded campsites. Facilities on site include flush toilet, hot shower, and play fields. There are plenty of bike routes and hiking trails near by. Please prepare your own camping equipment. ** Members only Fees: $15 adults; $6 children under 12. ** New Registration will add to waiting list.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 7/3/2021 - Mount Defiance & Five Ponds Hike / Levels B & C
Ringwood State Park, NJ
The hike starts on going up Mount Defiance. There are rocky vistas to view the surrounding Ramapo Mountains. Come down the mountain to tour the streams and woodlands. Take a leisure walk through the newly constructed Five Ponds Trail loop to see the beautiful ponds. Avid hikers can venture out to Ilgenstein Rock and the Bear Swamp Lake. **No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM Parking Lot C, Ringwood State Park, NJ
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Bounnhou Sayarath -- Click to sign on the activity

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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 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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