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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 9/25/2021 - Ramapo Lake to Matapan Rock Hike, 7 & 10 Miles / 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. Being your own snacks, lunch and water. Dress in layers. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM Skyline Drive UpperTrailhead Parking
Leaders: Sharon Yan -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 9/25/2021 - West Mountain and the Timp , 6 and 8 Miles Day Hike/ Levels B and C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting at the Anthony Wayne Recreation 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 the parking lot after lunch at the shelter. The Level C hikers venture out to the Timp for lunch, then return by 1777 Red to the parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area parking lot
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/2/2021 - Anthony's Nose & Bear Mountain 8 - 12 miles Day Hike / Level C & D
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
From the parking, connect to the AT (white) trail in Bear Mtn. State Park. >> Follow the AT (white) trail to cross Bear Mtn. Bridge; >> Continue on the AT (white) trail for about 0.75 mile after the bridge, locate the trailhead of the Camp Smith (blue) Trail. >> Follow the (blue) trail to Anthony's Nose; >> Take the time to enjoy the views on the lookout points along the trail. >> The (blue) trail ends at the Toll House Visitor Center. Follow the same way back to Bear Mtn Bridge, Bear Mountain Inn, and Hessian Lake. Level D hikers: From Hessian Lake, follow the AT (white) trail up Bear Mtn. Follow the Major Welch (red) trail down to Hessian Lake. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/2/2021 - Biking and Camping at Mills Norrie State Park 10/2-10/3
Mills Norrie State Park, NY
A serene wooded area with glimpses of the river provides an ideal location for camping and biking. Day 1: The Dutchess Rail Trail—about 30 to 40 miles. This is a paved retired railroad 10-14 feet wide; it’s relatively flat & easy with no vehicular traffic; it’s scenic with a view of the River down below from the Bridge over the Hudson. Day 2: The Rhinebeck Loop-about 32 miles on country road-more difficult & hilly! If you don't want to bike, you may visit: 1. Mills Mansion, 2. FDR National Historic Site, 3. Vanderbilt Mansion, 4.The Culinary Institute of American etc. Members only camping fees $15 Not Provide Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Ben Lee/Kenny Lip -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 10/3/2021 - Sam's Point, 11 Miles Day Hikes / Levels C
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, NY
The Sam's Point Preserve, located on the highest section of the Shawangunk Mountains, is the most southerly section of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Start from the visitor center hike up to the Sam’s Point Overlook. Visit Ice Cave then follow Verkeerderkill Falls trail to Verkeerderkill Falls. Follow Long Path then turn to High Point Trail. Continue High Point Carriage Road south and turn to Indian Rock Trail visit Indian Rock. Back track to High Point Carriage Road and switch to Sam’s Point Road Loop. After visit Lake Maratanza go back to the parking lot. Vehicle Entrance Fee: $10 per vehicle
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM Sam's Point Visitor Center
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/9/2021 - Lake Minnewaska and the Awosting Falls, Family Hike / Level A
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: -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/9/2021 - Gertrude's nose trail, 8 Miles Day Hike / Level C
Minnewaska State Park, NY
Come to enjoy the fall foliage. The ridges around Gertrude's Nose have some of the most beautiful views in Minnewaska State Park. Start from the parking lot, walk along the Gertrude's nose trail. Lunch at Gertrude Nose, the highest point. After lunch, we will return on the Millbrook Mt. Path. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Cherry Lau -- Click to sign on the activity

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    PO BOX 295
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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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