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Welcome the Colorful Fall Foliage!

In Lunar Calendar, Autumn arrives early this year. With months of dry weather, the mountains and forests are starting to change colors. CMCNY is scheduling more hikes for this special season. Come out and join our hikes to appreciate the colors of Nature. Those who like to explore and are not afraid of heights get the most reward.

Saturday 12/10/2022 - Hook Mountain - Hudson River Shore Hike, 6 -12 miles / Level B & C
Hook Mountain State Park, NY
Hook Mountain is an extension of the Hudson River Palisades Cliffs north of Nyack. Its 730ft summit offers spectacular views of the Hudson River valley. The Long Path Trail runs along the mountain ridge and slopes to a lower elevation to the north. Sections of the trail run along the western shore of Hudson River under the towering cliffs. The hike starts from the Nyack Beach State park in the south and goes north to Haverstraw Beach State Park in a loop. Options are available to shorten the loop and visit the Rockland Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Rosa Melgar/Tony Shu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 12/10/2022 - Kakiat Mtn - Pine Meadow Lake Hike, 7 - 10 mile, Levels B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
From Kakiat Park, take the Mountain Trail (Orange) - steep and rocky - which ascends the escarpment to a panoramic viewpoint where the Manhattan skyline is visible. Continue on Kakiat Trail (White), then followed by Suffern-Bear Mt. Trail (Yellow), Cronklins Crossing (White) and Pine Meadow Trail (Red) to the lakeside lunch spot. After lunch, either take the service road (Torne Valley Road) or Raccoon Brook Hills (Black-on-White) to connect to Kakiat Trail (White). Turn left onto Kakiat Trail and hike back to the parking lot. *No carpool arrangements.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Kakiat County Park parking lot
Leaders: Sharon Yen/Vincent Yu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 12/17/2022 - Appalachian Trail (AT) section Loop hike, 17 Miles / Level E
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Going eastwards from Elk Pen, the Appalachian Trail (AT) passes through Green Pond Mountain, Fingerboard Mountain, Black Mountain and into West Mountain. There are gorgeous views on the mountains. Hikers aim to hike through this section of the AT as much as time permits, then find the quickest way to return to Elk Pen. Daylight is short and good time management is required. Experience hikers only.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Jimmy Xing -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 12/17/2022 - Wildcat Mountain - Indian Hill Loop Hike, 9-12 mile, levels B & C
Sterling Forest, NY
The Wildcat Mountain and the Indian Hill offer many south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley, Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park. The hilltop are dotted with scattered large rocks left behind from the glacial period. The loop trail starts 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. Take the service road near Elk Pen to Lake Stahahe. Walk along the shore of the lake to Route 106. Turn right on Route 106 and walk back to the parking lot. A shorter version is to follow the WC trail to Indian Hill. Hike a complete loop on Indian Hill and retrace on the WC trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Sharon Yan -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 12/24/2022 - 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: Amy Tien/Lian Jiang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 12/24/2022 - 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Steve Lin/Homer Hsieh -- Click to sign on the activity

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Whatsnew

  • 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)
  • 2021 - Activity Moments, photos by Chung Leung
  • 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 - Forestne 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
    9/30/2017 - Trail Maintenance and Moon Festival Night Outing, 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)
    5/23/2017 - 一个无证者的朝圣之路 D51, article by Ar Shuo
    4/4/2017 - 一个无证者的朝圣路 D06 , article by Ar Shuo
    3/31/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣路走一遭 D2, article by Ar Shou
    3/30/2017 - 圣雅各朝圣路走一遭 D1, article by Ar Shou
    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 October - Thunder River -- One of the Top Ten Backpacking Destinations, article by Chi Chan
    2015 January - Climbing Mount Washington, article by Helen Huang
    2014 October - Presidential Range Traverse In One Day, article by Helen Huang
    08/01/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Precipice Trail (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    07/31/2014 - CMCNY Baxter Peak (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    07/27/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Sea Kayaking, video by Harry Chen
    07/27 to 08/03/2014 - CMCNY Maine Trip Photo Review, video by Harry Chen
    07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Adventuous Voyage, video by Harry Chen
    07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Fair Ladies, video by Harry Chen
    06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
    01/25/2015 - CMCNY's Annual Meeting, photos by Sandy Lau
    08/09/2014 - Black Rock Forest, NY, photos by Rose Liu
    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
    01/19/2014 - Spring Festival Party /Annual Meeting, photos by George Li
     

    CMCNY Mailing Address:

    CMCNY
    PO BOX 295
    New York, NY 10163

    Questions & Suggestions.

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    - Via e-mail: Members or non-members to email trip leaders by clicking on the names of trip leaders of a specific activity.

    Note: Registration is closed at 6PM on Thursday.

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    Trip Leaders:  Please download Trip Registration / Liability Release Form and Trip Report Form here:

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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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