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Saturday 4/6/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #13, 10-13 checkpoints
Harriman State Park, NY
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. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders:
Wei Chen/XiaoJing Wei/XiaoTao Shi

Saturday 4/6/2024 - 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: Ary Wu/Joe Chou

Saturday 4/6/2024 - Lake Askoti-Black Rock Mtn-LongPath Trail 15+ miles Hike / Level D
Harriman State Park South, NY
From Lake Askoti, take the Dunning (yellow) and R-D (red) trails to visit the view points on Black Rock Mtn. Hike southwards to Tom Jones Mtn, Parker Cabin Mtn, Lake Skenonto and Lake Sebago. The route offer many mountain and lake views. Cross the dam at Lake Sebago and continue on the TMI (red) trail. Continue on the trails passing between the Cranberry Mtn and Ladentown Mtn. hiking to the Big Hill Shelter. Take the Long Path Trail to return to Lake Askoti.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Lake Askoti Parking Lot
Leaders: Nancy Liang/YuShan Li

Sunday 4/7/2024 - Wildcat Mountain - Indian Hill Loop, 6 & 9 miles / levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, 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 trail head
Leaders: George Rogers/Jennifer Chen

Saturday 4/13/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #14, 10-13 checkpoints
Harriman State Park, NY
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. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu/Ling Zhou/Lucy Yu

Saturday 4/13/2024 - 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. A good opportunity to visit the Botanical Garden for the flowers.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Sharon Yen/MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 4/13/2024 - Ramapo Dunderberg (R-D) Trail to Hogencamp Mountain 16+ mile Hike/ Level D
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Johnsontown Circle (JCT), take the Blue Disc trail to the "Almost Perpenddicular" for the views of Dater Mountain and Pound Mountain. Continue to the rock formation of Claudia Smith Den. Change to the R-D (red dot) trail heading north to Parker Cabin Mountain, Tom Jones Mountain, Black Rock Mountain then to Hogencamp Mountain. Go downhill to the famous intersection of Times Square. Start the return route on the Long Path (green) trail going west. Connect to the White Bar trail hiking about 7 miles back to JCT.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Johnsontown Circle trailhead
Leaders: Davy Mak/Rosa Melgar

Sunday 4/14/2024 - Annual Leaders Workshop
138-35 Elder Avenue Flushing NY
The annual leaders workshop will be held at 138-35 Elder Avenue April 14 2:00 pm -5:00 pm. Leaders please allocate your time to join the workshop. Food will be served after the workshop.
Meeting Time/Place: 1st Floor Meeting Room
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chwen (Jun) Best/Shui-Kei Ng

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

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

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

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

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: Chung Leung/Connie Htam/Cloe Dong

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

Sunday 4/28/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Silvermine Lake -- Black Mtn -- Pingyp Mtn Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association. Walk on the north shore of Silvermine Lake to go up Black Mountain for a view of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. Change to the 1779 trail to cross the Palisades Parkway to meet the S-BM (yellow) trail. The pretty S-BM trail goes up Pingyp mountain and climb down the cliff of Scutt Memorial. Walk on the road along the Tiorati Brook to the Beech (blue) trail going up Flaggy Meadow Mountain. Take the Red Cross Trail and the yellow trail to the Brien Memorial Shelter on Letterrock Mountain. Go downhill to walk on the beautiful west shore of the lake to return to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Silvermine Lake Parking Lot
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/Chung Leung


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 & Grandma & Pa rocks, then meet the other group at Pine Meadow Lake. In the afternoon, take a relaxed hike to visit Lake Wanoksink, then return along the Conklin , Woodtown road then TMI to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at TMI East End Parking Lot
Leaders:
XiaoJing Wei/Frank Song

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

Saturday 5/4/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Lake Sebago- Diamond Mtn - SBM Trail 15+ miles Hike / Level D
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

Sunday 5/5/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Terrace Pond/ Bearfort Mountain Hike / Level B & C
Abram Hewitt State Forest, NJ
Hike for good lungs. Support donation to American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Hiking Terrace Pond Parking
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 5/11/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Russian Bear to Pine Meadow Lake Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. Start from Reeve visitor center at 7 Lakes Drive, follow the blue trail, then orange trail to Russian Bear. After enjoying the view of the Ramapo valley, then go down to Pine Meadow Lake. Take a walk around the lake for the Spring view and return to the visitor center through the yellow trail along the Stony Brook.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bon Chiu/Danielle Liang/Iris Liu

Saturday 5/11/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Fire Tower to Bare Rock 5 & 8 miles hike/ Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park
Hike for a good lung. Donate to American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. Starting from the Visitor Center, visit the old Sterling Iron Furnace and hike to Fire Tower on top of Sterling Ridge. Descend from Fire Tower to visit the West Valley Swamp to see the Spring scenery and wild lives. Continue on the green trail and onto the newly opened Orange Trail to Bare Rock for an expansive view of Greenwood Lake. After lunch at Bare Rock, back on Orange Trail to Blue Trail and return to Visitor Center. For the easy hike, you may take Blue trail circle around the Sterling Lake to enjoy the nice spring scenes.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung/Carina Li/John Li/Lucy Yu

Saturday 5/11/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Slivermine Lake to West Mountain Range 15+ miles Hike / Level D
Harriman State Park North, NY
Hike for good lungs. Support American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. Starting from Silvermine Lake, go up to Brien Memorial Shelter. Follow the Appalachian Trail to to Black Mountain for the views of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains. Continue to the Timp. Hike the full West Mountain Ridge and descend to Queensboro Lake. Hike to Turkey Hill Lake to connect to the Long Path. Continue on the LP trail over to Stockbridge Mountain and then back to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM Silvermjne Lake parking
Leaders: Rosa Melgar/YuShan Li

Sunday 5/12/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Stonetown Circular Hike / Levels B & C
Long Pond Ironworks State Park & Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Hike For a good lung. Donation to American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. 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. A shorter route passes through residential neighborhood with beautiful houses.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/Chung Leung

Saturday 5/18/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Lake Askoti to Island Pond Hike, 7-9 mile, Levels B & C
Lake Askoti, Harriman State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. Take the A-SB (red triangle) trail to Time Square. Go up the Hogencamp Mountain and visit the lookout points on R-D and Lichen trails. Continue to visit the famous rock formation of Lemon Squeezer. Go west on the AT trail to the north shore of Island Pond. Change to a service road to a secluded spot, south of Island pond. Retrace back on the service road and follow the scenic Dunning (yellow) trail back to the parking. Avid hikers can extend the hike to visit the lookout points on Black Rock Mountain before heading back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Danielle Liang/MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 5/18/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Spring Trail Maintenance, Shore Path along Hudson River
Palisades Interstate Park, NJ
Trail maintenance of the Shore Path trail along the Hudson River in New Jersey; pick up trash, trim protruding branches, etc. Trip leaders will provide tools. Light refreshments will be offered at the end of the activity. This is a very important event for the club as it is our duty to serve our community and conserve the nature for the future. (Max. 25 - 30 people)
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung/Chwen (Jun) Best/Kwok-Chi Ng/Shui-Kei Ng

Sunday 5/19/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Biking- Bethpage Bikeway Park to Jones Beach - 30 miles
Bethpage State Park, NY
Bike for a good lung. Support donation to American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. The Bethpage Bikeway is Long Island's longest traffic-free and fully paved bike path. The paved path that parallels the Wantagh Parkway from Cedar Creek Park to Jones Beach. To one side is highway and to the East are marshes, waterways and tidal flats and all the nature and scenery that comes with it.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 Am at Bikeway trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Steve Chan

Sunday 5/19/2024 - ALA Fundraising: West Mountain to Timp Torne Hike, Level B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Hike for a good Lung. Donate to American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. Starting at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, take the White trail, then the FAWN (red) trail up to the Timp-Torne (blue) trail. Hike along the (blue) trail to enjoy the gorgeous views along the ridge of West Mountain. Take a break at the Shelter and continue to Timp Pass. Change to the R-D (red) trail to the Beech Bottom Service Road and continue to go back to the parking. Avid hikers venture out to The Timp. Make a loop on the R-D and 1777 trails, visiting the Herbert Mine then go back to Timp Pass.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/Chung Leung

Saturday 5/25/2024 - Memorial Day Family Camping at Kenneth Wilson State Park (Full)
Kenneth Wilson State Park, Catskill, NY
***Registration at full capacity: New registration will join the waiting list. (5/25-5/27) With the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Kenneth Wilson campground features large, secluded and wooded campsites. Facilities on site include flush toilet, hot shower, play fields, beaches and boat/canoe rentals. There are plenty of bike routes nearby and hiking in the Catskill Mountains. Prepare your own camping equipment. Register and pay before 5/11/2024. Limit to 40 people. Fee includes 1st night BBQ: $30 /adults; $12 /children under 12 of age.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung/Davy Mak

Saturday 5/25/2024 - ALA Fundraising: West Mountain - Timp Torne, 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. 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. Short distance hikers follow Yellow trail to return to parking lot after lunch at the shelter. Avid hikers venture out to the Timp for lunch, then return by the 1777 Red trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Jessica Liu/MeiSheng Liu

Sunday 5/26/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Catskill Slide Mountain Range Hike, 15 miles Level D
Slide Mountain Wilderness, Catskill, NY
Hike for good lungs on exploring the Catskill Mountains. Starting from the CR-47 Slide Mountain hikers parking lot, hike up to the Burroughs mountain range. Follow the Wittenberg/ Cornell (red) trail to visit the summits of Slide Mountain, Cornell Mountain, Wittenberg Mountain and Table Mountain. The gorgeous views on the summits worth the hardwork on this exploration hike. Descend with a relaxed walk on the Long Path trail to the WoodLand Valley Campground. Follow the yellow trail to the trailhead parking.
Meeting Time/Place: Team #1 starts 7:30AM; Team #2 starts 9:00AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou/John Li/Carina Li/Chung Leung


Saturday 6/1/2024 - Lake Askoti - Lemon Squeezer Loop Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Follow ASB all the way to the huge boulders of Lemon Squeezer. Get the experience of squeezing between the boulders. Return by the White Bar, Dunning and the Long Path. Level C hikers extend the hike to Island Pond and Valley of Boulders. Enjoy the summer scenery.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Trailhead
Leaders:
Cherry Lau/Sharon Yen/Bon Chiu

Saturday 6/1/2024 - Norvin Green/ Weis Nature Center 12+ Mile Hikes, Levels C & D
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
From Weis Center, go up Ball Mtn. to the Vista point. Come downhill to Roomy Mine which was closed in the Winter for not to disturb the bats from their sleep. 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Sharon Yan

Sunday 6/2/2024 - Seven Hills Trail to Pine Meadow Lake Hike/ Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Visitor center, take the Pine Meadow (red) Trail going south-west. Then switch to the 7 Hills Trail (blue) on the left. There are seven ups and downs along the trail. Some of them are quite steep. However you will be amazed on the expansive views on each climb. It is worth the workout. Have lunch on the ridge between North Hill and Chipmunk Mtn. When the blue trail meets the Pine Meadow (red) trail, continue on the 7 Hills (blue) trail up the Diamond Mtn. Change to yellow trail on the right to Pine Meadow Lake. Follow the (red) trail back to the parking lot. Avid hikers can make side trips to the Ramapo Torne, further up on Diamond Mtn Tower and the Wanoksink Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Reeves Visitor Center
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/Chung Leung

Saturday 6/8/2024 - Pyramid Mountain 6 - 9 Mile Hikes / 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.
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Homer Hsieh/Lucy Yu/Frank Song

Saturday 6/8/2024 - Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Rocks Trail Hike / Level B & C
Westchester County, NY
The hilly terrain in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is a mix of second-growth hardwood forest, hemlock, laurel, bold rock outcroppings, steep ravines, wetlands, open meadows and mountain ridges. Start from the Michigan Road Parking Lot, take the Red Trail to explore the Leatherman's Cave Loop. Crossover to the Rocks Trail to visit the Dancing Rock, Bear Rock Petroglyph, Spy Rock, Castle Rock, Raven Rock and Indian Rock Shelter. Take the Blue Trail to Kimberly Bridge and walk along the beautiful Cross River. Leave the River on the Fox Hill Trail to visit the Trailside Nature Museum and then back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Michigan Rd. Parking area
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Cherry Lau

Saturday 6/8/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Biking Old Westbury to Oyster Bay - 40+ miles
Old Westbury to Oyster Bay, Long Island NY
Bike for good lungs. Support ALA fundraising in memory of Gin Goon. Starting from the IU Willet Middle School, bike on country roads to Oyster Bay. Visit Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt Memorial Sanctuary, Planting Fields Arboretum and many gorgeous estates on the way. This trip will be biking on a shared road with some/normal car traffic. Total elevation gain is 2000+ feet.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM IU Willet Middle School
Leaders: Diana Lu/Kwok-Chi Ng/Nancy Liang

Sunday 6/9/2024 - Lake Sebago -- Diamond Mtn -- Horse Stable Mtn Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park South, NY
Walk along the shore of Lake Sebago then take the TMI trail to go up Diamond Mountain with gorgeous views of the mountain and lakes. Descend the mountain to walk along the Pine Meadow Brook to visit the Ga-Nus_Quah Rock. Cross over Lake Wanoksink and Pine Meadow Lake to the Stone Memorial Shelter at Horse Stable Mountain. Take the service roads to cross the Squirrel Swamp to reach the TMI (red) trail. Change to the Buck Trail hiking leisurely back to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Sebago Boat Launch
Leaders: Chung Leung/Lily Huang

Saturday 6/15/2024 - Four Lakes Hike, 10 &15 miles/ C & D levels
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Sebago Boat Launch parking, take the 7-Hills trail to the lookout points on Diamond Mtn. Hike down to Pine Meadow Lake from Yellow and to Lake Wanoksink from unmarked road. Change to the TMI trail-Wood Town Road and Yellow to Resevoir 3. After Walking on the Breakneck ridge enjoying the expansive view of the Breakneck pond. Enjoy leisure smooth walk down Buck Trail (yellow) and Blue trail to the parking lot on Lake Sebago.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Sebago Boat Launch
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Jessica Liu/Tony Shu

Saturday 6/15/2024 - (6/15 - 6/16) two days Backpacking Hike training
Harriman State Park South, NY
The backpacking training prepares hikers to hike to destinations which are too far to be reachable on a day hike. Hikers check out their backpacking gears and practice walking on rugged terrains with a 30 pounds packs on their back. Learn to find a site to stay overnight and keep away from wild animals. Start from Lake Askoti to hike on Long Path trail to Big Hill Shelter. Follow the S-BM trail hiking over Panther Mtn to Stone Memorial Shelter to camp overnight. The 2nd day, hike to Pine Meadow Lake, Lake Wanoksink, Lake Sebago, Lake Skenonto and up to Tom Jones Mtn. Go downhill and find an easy way back to Lake Askoti.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Lake Skannatati Parking
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Iris Liu/Bon Chiu

Saturday 6/15/2024 - Reeves Brook -- Russian Bear -- Pine Meadow Lake- Diamond Mtn Hike / Level B &C
Harriman State Park South, NY
From Reeves Meadow visiting center, follow Reeves Brook to Pulpit, a view resembling a preaching platform. Hike up to Russian Bear then follow the 7-Hills trail going downhill to Pine Meadow Brook. Follow the brook to the pretty Pine Meadow Lake for lunch. Hike to Lake Wanoksink then go up the Diamond Mtn with gorgeous views. Go downhill to Casade of Slid to follow the red trail to parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Reeves Meadow Visiting Center
Leaders: Chung Leung/XiaoTao Shi/Jimmy Xing

Saturday 6/22/2024 - Mt. Beacon & Sunset Point Loop - 9 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Hudson Highlands State Park
Route: Start with Casino Trail (red), pass the Ruins of Incline Railway Powerhouse, turn right to Breakneck Ridge Trail (white), pass Mt. Beacon Fire Tower (1653 ft), turn right to Breakneck Bypass Trail (red), turn right onto Wilkinson Memorial Trail (yellow), pass Sunset Point, turn left on Fishkill Ridge Trail (white), then the Willikinson Memorial (yellow) through unmarked trail to Fiskill (white) and yellow (red) back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Davy Mak

Saturday 6/22/2024 - 2 days - 40 miles Biking & Camping at Rhode Island - Level B
Chestnut Hill Vineyard at Rhode Island
2 days activities 6/22 & 6/23/2024. Day 1, starting from William C. O'Neill bike path/ Kingston Station parking lot. This bike path in Narragansett is a nice trail with blooming flowers and plenty of shade. We will be stop by Brandon Family farm. We will take the 2-mile extension trail bike around the University of Rhode Island. Day 2 Black Stone River biking path. Camping overnight at Chestnut Hill Vineyard. $25/pp including BBQ dinner.
Meeting Time/Place: Meet 10:30 am at Kingston Station Parking Lot
Leaders: Li Kunin

Saturday 6/22/2024 - Lake Askoti -- Surbridge Mountain Hike / 8-10 miles Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Start from Lake Askoti, go around Pine Swamp Mountain to Times Square. Take the Ramapo Dunderberg trail to Fingerboard Shelter for a good view of Lake Tiorati. Change to the Appalachian Trail (AT) going over Surbridge Mountain to the famous rock formation of Lemon Squeezer. Go south eastwards to visit the many lookout points on Hogancamp Mountain. Switch to the Long Path going downhill to the tranquil Lake Skannatati. Continue on Long Path to go back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Lake Askoti Parking
Leaders: Sharon Yen/Vincent Yu/Mei Lu

Sunday 6/23/2024 - Ramapo Lake to Wanaque Ridge Loop Hike/ Levels B & C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From Skyline Dr. Lower Parking Lot, take Blue/Black trail to Ramapo lake. Take the Red trail uphill to visit the view points on LeGrande Hill. Continue onto the orange trail to go up Wanaque Ridge to enjoy the expansive views. Follow the Orange trail to go downhill. Turn left onto the orange/black trail and then on unmark trail to connect to the white Castle Loop trail. Follow the white trail to visit the stone tower and the ruined mansion. Come down from the hill and follow the north shore of the lake back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Skyline Drive Lower Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 6/29/2024 - Silvermine Lake to Stockbridge Mountain Bradley Mine Cave Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From Silvermine Lake, take the Menomine (yellow) trail to Lake Nawahunta and continue to the Cave Shelter on Stockbridge Mountain. Walk along the ridge on the Long Path for the many beautiful views. Come down to and walk on the Arden Valley Road to search for the Bradley Mine Cave. Feel the cool breeze coming from the cave. The sunlight through the roof opening creates colorful images inside the cave. Descend from the cave and hike to Lake Tiorati. Follow the R-D trail to go up Goshan Mountain and down to the parking lot
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Silvermine Lake Parking Lot
Leaders: Amy Tien/Lian Jiang

Saturday 6/29/2024 - Lake Askoti -- Stockbridge Mtn -- Silvermine Lake Hike / Level C & D
Harriman State Park North
Take the Long Path Trail to Hogencamp Mtn. for the mountain views. Continue on the LP trail to hike on the Stockbridge Mountain. Enjoy picking the blueberries on the trail. Visit the Hippo Rock, Stockbridge Shelter and the Cave shelter Rock formation. Go downhill to Silvermine Lake to see the pretty lotus flowers. Take the Menomine (yellow) Trail then the R-D trail to Lake Tiorati. Walk on the unmarked trail on the western shore of the lake back to Lake Askoti.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Lake Skannatai Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung/Sharon Yan/Mei Lu


Thursday 7/4/2024 - 7/4 - 7/7 Independence Day Family Camping,
Hickory Run State Park, PA
The Hickory Run State Park lies in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. The park has over 40 miles of hiking trails, three natural areas, and miles of trout streams. The Boulder Field is a National Natural Landmark. The nearby Lehigh Gorge State Park offers White water rafting, boating and biking opportunities. The campground has modern facilities of flush toilets, warm shower and play fields. Camping starts on the 4th July holiday on Thursday and ends on Sunday afternoon. Camping fee including 7/4 BBQ is $35 /person and $15 for children.
Meeting Time/Place: To be determined
Leaders:
Chung Leung/Barry Peng

Saturday 7/6/2024 - Sterling Lake-Fire Tower-Bare Rock Loop, 6 - 9 miles, Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
Starting from the Lautenberg Visitor Center, tour the Lakeville Ironwork Furnace. Walk along the south shore of Sterling Lake to the Fire Tower trailhead. Go up the hill to the Fire Tower. Hike along the Sterling Ridge to have a good view of the Sterling Lake and the surrounding mountains. Change to the (orange) trail to visit the Bare Rock lookout point where there is an expansive view of Greenwood Lake. Retrace the (orange) trail going downhill back to Sterling Lake and the Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng/Cherry Lau

Saturday 7/13/2024 - Schunemunk Mountain 7 & 9 Mile Hike/ Levels B & C
Schunemunk Mountain State Park, NY
The trail over Schunemunk Mountain offers a series of fine lookouts and a varied terrain. The Storm King Art Center can be seen from the ridge. Enjoy the special vegetation and rock formations on the ridges. The Megaliths is a must visit lunch spot. Expect some steep up hills and descents.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Jessica Liu/Cherry Lau

Saturday 7/13/2024 - Palisades Cliff and Hudson River Shore Hike / Level A - C
Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ
Starting from the State Line Lookout, visit the historic Women's Federation Monument. Follow the Long Path along the cliff edge heading south to visit breathtaking overlooks of Ruckman Point, Bombay Hook and Grey Crag. Go down to the Alpine Picnic area and hike along the shore of the Hudson River. Enjoy the cool breeze on the Hudson River and the sight of the tantalizing cliffs. Avid hikers can hike on the Giant Stairs to experience rock scrambling. Visit the Peanuts leap falls and return to the Parking Lot. Parking Fee required
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the State Line Lookout parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung/MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 7/20/2024 - Iron Mines trail, 6 & 9 miles Day Hikes/ Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Peep into the mining past of Harriman State Park by visiting the remnants of some old iron mines. Some of these mines became beautiful caves with natural skylights. Starting from Lake Skannatati, visit the Hogencamp Mine then to the Pine Swamp, Surbridge, Greenwood and Bradley mines. Return by visiting the Fingerboard Shelter to enjoy the view of Lake Tiorati and Connect to the A-SB trail back to Lake Askoti. Adventurous hikers extend the hike to Boston Mine with the bonus of the terrific views of Island Pond and atop mountain ridges.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Lake Askoti Parking Lot
Leaders: Iris Liu/Sharon Yan

Saturday 7/20/2024 - Bearfort Mountain-Wawayanda -- 18 Mile Day Hike / Level F
Wawayanda State Forest / , NJ
From trailhead parking lot on Warwick Turnpike, take AT (white) east, turn right on Ernest Walter Trail (yellow), then turn right again on Bearfort Ridge Trail (white), change to Terrace Pond North Trail (blue), pass Warwick Turnpike and Clinton Road, switch to Old Coal Trail (red), turn left on Lookout Trail (white), then turn right on Cherry Ridge Road (unmarked trail), switch to Laural Pond Trail (yellow), pass Wawayanda Furnace and unmarked trail along the Wawayanda Lake. At boat launch place, switch to Iron Mountain Trail (blue), pass Wawayanda Road, turn right on AT Trail (white), pass Kazmar Pond and Parker Lake back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/Lucy Yu

Saturday 7/20/2024 - The Grand Loop, GW Bridge, Cuomo Bridge, S. County Rail Trail 45 Mile Biking
Bike over GW Bridge to NJ/ Tarrytown / Bronx NY
From G. Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, bike over GW Bridge to Fort Lee —>then head north on Rt 9W to Piermont, NY—>continue on Piermont Rd—River Rd to S. Nyack/Mario Cuomo Bridge —>cross the Bridge to Tarrytown & Elmsford, then take South County Rail Trail to La Lanterna (option for a refreshing Italian lunch) then continue to Van Cortlandt Park/242 St. Either bike or take #1 subway back to the bus terminal.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM /GW Bus Terminal, Fort Washington Ave/178 Street
Leaders: Ben Lee/Kenny Lip

Saturday 7/27/2024 - two days Backpacking (2024/7/27-7/28)
Harriman State Park South, NY
The backpacking training prepares hikers to hike to destinations which are too far to be reachable on a day hike. Hikers check out their backpacking gears and practice walking on rugged terrains with a 30 pounds packs on their back. Learn to find a site to stay overnight and keep away from wild animals. Start from Elk Pen Parking Lot,follow AT hike to Lemon Squeezer, follow red cross to Time Square, Red Dot to Bald Rocks shelter to camp overnight.The 2nd day, follow Red Dot, change to White (Nurian) and Stahahe Brook back to Parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Lake Skannatati Parking
Leaders: Iris Liu/Lucy Yu

Saturday 7/27/2024 - Johnsontown Circle Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From JTC, follow Blue Disc Trail to climb up Dater Mtn. Climb up Claudius Smith Den to enjoy the view of Blauvelt Mountain. Continue on TMI and RD trail, then take the Victory Trail to the 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yen/Sharon Yan


Saturday 8/3/2024 - Stonetown Circular Hike, 7 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, 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: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Iris Liu/XiaoJing Wei

Saturday 8/3/2024 - Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop Hike, 6 - 8 Miles / Levels B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting at parking lot off Rte 106, at the foothill of the Jackie Jones Mountain, follow the S-BM (yellow) trail for about half a mile. Then turn left to the unmarked road to visit the three reservoirs. Follow the unmarked trail to TMI. Then catch the Breakneck Mtn trail and the S-BM trail back to the parking lot. C Level hikers may hike on the unmarked Woodtown Road to reach TMI, turn right to reach (W) and turn right on (W) --> S-BM back to the parking area.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Lin/Tony Shu

Saturday 8/10/2024 - Seven Hills Trail, 9 & 12 miles Day Hike/ Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Visitor center, follow the 7 Hills Trail (blue),there are seven ups and downs along the trail. Some of them are quite steep. However you will be amazed on the expansive views on each climb. It is worth the workout. Visit Lake Wanoksink and have lunch at Pine Meadow Lake. Follow Pine Meadow (red) trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Frank Song/Wei Chen

Saturday 8/10/2024 - Aug 10-11; 2-Day Biking/Camping Taconic State park (Rudd Pond), NY
Taconic State Park (Rudd Pond), NY
Option #1: Bike in the Vicinity of Millerton & Copake Falls on open country roads with rolling hills, 40 to 50 miles Option #2: Bike the Harlem River Rail Trail with many scenic views, 30 to 40 miles Camping at Rudd Pond campground with flush toilet and hot shower. Camping fee: $15/person; costs-shared BBQ dinner Aug 10 Saturday. Limited space. Register before Aug 25.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Steve Chan/Ben Lee/Kenny Lip

Saturday 8/10/2024 - Ramapo Lake to Matapan Rock Hike, 7 - 10 Mile/ 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Davy Mak

Saturday 8/17/2024 - Lake Skannatati and mines touring Hike 6-9 mile /Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Start from the Lake Askoti/ Lake Skannatati Parking, take the A-SB trail to visit the Pine Swamp Mine. Continue on the Long Path to visit the view points over the Hogancamp Mountain. Follow a mine road to visit the Surbridge Mine. Use an unmarked trail to connect to the Dunning Trail to visit the Bowling Rocks and Hogencamp Mines. Tour on the lake shore of Lake Skannatati then walk back to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Lake Askoti trailhead
Leaders: Lily Huang/Steve Huang

Saturday 8/17/2024 - Mount Defiance & Five Ponds Hike, 6 & 8 miles / 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Jessica Liu/Davy Mak

Saturday 8/24/2024 - Pound Mountain 6 Miles Day Hike / Level C
Harriman State Park
Starting from the Tuxedo train station, the hike covers the Pound Mt. and Daters Mt. area. Parking Fee:$3/day.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Davy Mak

Saturday 8/24/2024 - Seven Hills Trail, 7 & 9 miles Day Hike/ Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Visitor center, take the Pine Meadow (red) Trail going south-west. Then switch to the 7 Hills Trail (blue) on the left. There are seven ups and downs along the trail. Some of them are quite steep. However you will be amazed on the expansive views on each climb. It is worth the workout. Have lunch on the ridge between North Hill and Chipmunk Mtn. When the blue trail meets the Pine Meadow (red) trail, continue on the 7 Hills (blue) trail up the Diamond Mtn. Change to yellow trail on the right to Pine Meadow (red) trail again. Make a right on the red trail and follow it back to the parking lot. C level hikers can make side trips to the Ramapo Torne, further up on Diamond Mtn Tower and the Pine Meadow Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Amy Tien/Lian Jiang

Saturday 8/31/2024 - The Timp and Dunderberg Mountain Hike / Level B and C
Bear Mountain State Park, New York
The hike walks portion of the unfinished Dunderberg Spiral Railway built in 1890. Visit remnants of the tunnels and graded railbeds. Starting from the R-D trail head roadside parking at 9W/202, follow the Timp-Torne trail (blue) to climb up to the Timp. Enjoy many lookout points of the Hudson River and Highlands along the ridge. After lunch, take R-D (red) trail through Bald Mtn & Cornell Mine to go back to parking lot. Short walk hikers can take short cuts.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/XiaoJing Wei

Saturday 8/31/2024 - Hook Mountain - Hudson River Shore Hike, 6 -12 miles, Levels B&C
Hook Mountain State Park, NY
Hook Mountain is an extension of the Hudson River Palisades Cliffs north of Nyack. Its 730 ft 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 the trailhead
Leaders:


Saturday 9/7/2024 - Breakneck Ridge, 6 - 8 Mile Hikes/ Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
One of the most famous hiking spots on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Hudson along the ridge. The trails are rocky for the first half mile and some rock scrambling are required. **No carpools available**
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders:
Lucy Yu/Iris Liu

Saturday 9/7/2024 - East Hudson 15 miles Day Hike/ Level E
Clarence Fahnestock State Park, NY
This is in the northwest section of Clarence Fahnestock State Park. Starting from the trailhead of the SM (White) by Hubbard Lodge, right turn to Fahnestock FS (blue), right turn to Perkins PT (yellow), left turn to Cabot CA (white), left turn to Charcoal Burners CB (red), continue to Wiccopee WI (blue), left turn to School Mountain SM (white), right turn to East Mountain EM (red), and right turn to SM (white) to back to the trailhead. For experienced hikers only.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Hubbard Lodge Trailhead
Leaders: Steve Lin/Frank Song

Saturday 9/14/2024 - Mid-Autumn Festival Cookout, Moon Viewing, and Night Hike
Harriman State Park
From the meeting location at Lake Askoti or close-by, hike up Black Rock Mountain to locate an excluded open space with a good view of the sky. Settle down and Cook out in the wild for dinner or enjoy your pre-prepared dinner from home. Relax and share thoughts on the moments of harmonious union while waiting for the moon to rise. Finish around 9pm, walk under the moon back to the parking lot using headlamps and/or flashlights. If you are also joining the day hike from Lake Askoti, let the day hike leader know and he will show you the moon viewing spot to meet the other moon viewing hikers.
Meeting Time/Place: 3:00 PM, location to be determined
Leaders: Diana Lu/Danielle Liang

Saturday 9/21/2024 - Ringwood SP - Mt.Defiance - Hawk Rock Loop hike / Level E
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, NJ
Ringwood State Park - Mt. Defiance and Hawk Rock loop Take Schuber trail (orange) and pass MacMillan Reservoir, turn right to Red-Silver trail to Bear Swamp lake, turn left on Shore Trail (blue), then Cannonball trail (red) and Crossover trail (white), pass Ilgenstein Rock and Butler Mine, turn right on Ringwood-Ramapo trail (red), pass Mt. Defiance (1040 ft.) and Cupsaw Mountain shelter, change to Crossover trail (white), cross Morris Road and NJ Botanical Garden, switch to Halifax trail (green), pass Halifax Ruins and Hawk Rock, switch to Silver trail and parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Jessica Liu

Saturday 9/21/2024 - Horse Pond Mountain and Monksville Reservoir Hike, 8 & 10 miles / Level B & C
Long Pond Ironworks State Park, NJ
The Monksville Reservoir was built in 1987 by damming on the Wanaque River in West Milford, NJ. The hike starts at the South Boat Launch parking area. Follow the Monks Trail to Monks Mountain for a southern view of the reservoir. Go around the northern bay of the reservoir to visit the remains of the Long Pond Furnaces. Change to the Highland Trail to go up Horse Pond Mountain. At the summit, the full view of the horse shoe shaped reservoir can be seen. Descend from the summit and walk on the Monksville Dam to return to the parking. *no carpool arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: YuShan Li/Mei Lu

Saturday 9/28/2024 - Manitoga/ Canada Hill/ AT Trail Hike, 7 - 10 mile, Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Manitoga was the woodland garden of designer Russel Wright and is a National Historic Landmark for preservation. Start from the parking lot, tour the beautiful landscape and walk towards Curry Pond. Catch the AT trail and hike southwards to Canada Hill. Turn around and head north on the AT trail to Sugarloaf Hill. Enjoy the view of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the riverfront park of Glenclyffe. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Saturday 9/28/2024 - Ramapo Lake - Wanaque Ridge Hike, 7 - 10 Mile/ 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. *No carpool arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead Parking Lot
Leaders: Homer Hsieh/Sharon Yen


Saturday 10/5/2024 - Bearfort Mt, Surprise Lake to Prospect Rock Hike / Level B & C
Hewitt, NJ
The Bearfort Mountain Ridge is famous for its reddish bedrocks, pitch pines and rocky outcrop lookouts. From the Highlands Preserve Parking, take the unmarked trail up to the Bearfort Ridge (green) trail. Follow the trail to Surprise Lake then follow the blue and AT trails to Prospect Rock and the Grand View lookout points. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Greenwood Lake. Return by the yellow trail for the view of the West pond. Continue on the West Ridge (pink) trail or the green trail back to the parking lot
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Homer Hsieh/Jessica Liu

Saturday 10/5/2024 - Sam's Point & Ice Caves Fall Foliage Hike / Leve B&C
Sam's Point Preserve, Minnewaska State Park, NY
Sam's Point is a massive cliff in the highest section of the Shawangunks Mountains. The pitch pine barrens, and matrix of chestnut oak forest give the area an awesome colorful fall foliage scenery. The hike will visit the Ice caves, Lake Maratanza, Verkeerder Kill Falls and High Point. Hikers require to reserve a parking permit for their cars before arriving at the park. Go to http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com or by calling 1-800-456-2267 IMMEDIATELY to get the parking permit when it is still available.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM Sam's Point Trailhead Parking
Leaders:

Saturday 10/12/2024 - 10/12 - 10/14 Catskill Foliage Hiking + Camping + knowledge sharing (3 days 2 n
Catskill State Park, N Y
Enjoy one of the most beautiful foliage sceneries in NY State and appreciate the view of surrounding Catskill mountains from one of the five remaining fire towers in Catskills. The trip, about two hours driving from NYC, involves 5-mile level-B hiking with 1,500 ft. elevation gain to the highest peak of 3,140 ft., and overnight camping at either Echo Lake Shelter or Devil’s Kitchen Shelter. The trip is limited to 9 people with proper light-weight backpacking gears (Tent, 20-degree Down Sleeping Bag and RValue3 Sleeping Pad are essential.) The registration is on first come first serve basis We will have navigation, equipment, hiking ... knowledge sharing sessions each day. Bring your own camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, cooking utensil, etc.). campsite provides flush toilet/hotwater shower. Register before Sep/23. Strictly Limit to 25 people.
Meeting Time/Place: Registration reached limit.
Leaders: Tony Shu/Bon Chiu/Rosa Melgar/Iris Liu

Saturday 10/12/2024 - Elk Pen/ Time Square Hike, 8 - 10 mile, Levels B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
From Elk Pen Parking lot , take the Arden-Surbridge trail up to the viewpoint at Green Pond Mountain. Switch to a service road to visit Boston Mine. Then follow the Dunning trail and R-D (red) trail to Ship Rock, Hogencamp Mountain and Times Square. Change to A-SB trail to visit the famous rock formation of Lemon Squeezer. Follow the Appalachian Trail to the tranquil Island Pond and return to Elk Pen. Fast paced hikers can extend the route to Valley of Boulders. Continue to R-D (red) trail to hike along the ridge of Black Rock Mountain to Time Square. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 10/19/2024 - Storm King Mt to Pitching Point Loop Hike / Level B & C
Cornwall, NY
From the Route 9W (North) trailhead parking lot, ascend Storm King Mt. on the Butter Hill Trail (orange). Then follow the yellow Stillman Trail through many scenic viewpoints overlooking the Hudson River. Change to the blue Howell Trail to loop around North Point with a view that looks like a Scandinavian fjord. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints. 
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders:

Saturday 10/19/2024 - Minnewaska State Park Hike / Level A & C
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: Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the Trailhead parking lot
Leaders: XiaoJing Wei

Saturday 10/26/2024 - Bull Hill & Breakneck Mountain hike/ Levels B&C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) is located next to the famous Breakneck Ridge in the Hudson Highlands. Hiking up Bull Hill offers sweeping views of the Hudson River and neighboring peaks from rock outcrops but without the rock scramble like Breakneck. Descend from the summit of Bull Hill. Cross over to the northern section of the Breakneck Ridge by the Notch trail for more views. Finish the hike by walking downhill on the Cornish trail along the Breakneck Brook. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Washburn Trailhead
Leaders:


Saturday 11/2/2024 - 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 New Weis Center Parking Lot
Leaders:


Saturday 11/2/2024 - Stony Brook & Diamond Mountain 8-10 miles/ Level C
Harriman State Park, N Y
Start from Reeves Visitor Center, take Pine Meadow Trail and Yellow on the left to cross river to continue to Stony Brook Trail (Y) to the end and continue with TMI & Seven Hill (B) to Lake Wanoksink & Pine Meadow for waterview. After the break, taking Yellow to Diamond Mt for panoramic view. Coming down to Kakiat trail to visit Cascade of Slid and continue to Pine Meadow Trail back to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Reeves Visitor Center (Seven Lake Drive)
Leaders:

Saturday 11/9/2024 - Elk Pen - Through AT RD and Nurian to Valley of Boulder-9 mile Level C
Harriman State Park, NY
From Elk Pen Parking lot, take AT (white) to Lemon Squeeze. stay on AT and change to the Long Path south, A-SB and Lichen. Continue from Lichen to Ramapo-Dunderberg RD (red) hike to the Nurian White. Then follow Nurian (white) passing Valley of Boulder to Stahahe Brook red stripe trail (red). Continue to Arden Surebridge red triangle (red) to AT and back to Elk Pen Parking. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 11/9/2024 - West Mountain to Timp Torne Hike, Level B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Parking Area, follow the White trail, then the FAWN (red) trail to the Timp Torne (blue) trail. Hike along the (blue) trail to enjoy the gorgeous views along the ridge of West Mountain. Take a break at the Shelter and continue to Timp Pass. Change to the R-D (red) trail to the Beech Bottom Service Road and continue to go back to the parking. Avid hikers venture out to The Timp from Timp Pass. Make a loop on the R-D and 1777 trails, visiting the Herbert Mine then go back to Timp Pass.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
Leaders:

Saturday 11/16/2024 - Fingerboard - Stockbridge - Goshen Mountains Loop 12 Mile Day Hike / Levels D
Harriman State Park, N Y
Starting from the Lake Tiorati Trail (triple B) to the crest of Fingerboard to connect AT southbound, then change to Long Path (north B) near Dismal Swamp. Continue LP to Stockbridge Shelter and change to Menomine Trail (Y), passing Silvermine Lake to Brien Memorial Shelter. After shelter change to RD passing Goshen Mt to return to parking.
Meeting Time/Place: Recommended 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders:

Saturday 11/16/2024 - Silvermine Lake/ Stockbridge Mountain Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the Silvermine Lake picnic area, follow the yellow trail to the Brien Memorial Shelter.Then change to RD. Cross over to the Long Path near Lake Tiorati. Follow the Long Path to visit the Hippo Rock and the Cave shelter. Return by the Yellow Menomine trail back to Silvermine Lake Picnic area. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: /Davy Mak

Saturday 11/23/2024 - Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop Hike, 6 - 8 Miles / Levels B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting at parking lot off Rte 106, at the foothill of the Jackie Jones Mountain, follow the S-BM (yellow) trail for about half a mile. Then turn left to the unmarked road to visit the three reservoirs. Follow the unmarked trail to TMI. Then catch the Breakneck Mtn trail and the S-BM trail back to the parking lot. C Level hikers may hike on the unmarked Woodtown Road to reach TMI, turn right to reach (W) and turn right on (W) --> S-BM back to the parking area. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Jessica Liu

Saturday 11/30/2024 - Pyramid Mountain & Reservoirs, 7-10 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders:

Saturday 11/30/2024 - Deep Hollow - Lake Skenonto Loop; 10 Miles Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Tuxedo train Parking lot, take RD trail for 0.2 mile then turn to yellow triangle trail until cross RD trail again nearby Parker Cabin Mt. Change to Victory Blue, passing Lake Skenonto and change back to RD at Tri Trail Corner. Taking RD all way back to Tuxedo Train Station.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Tuxedo Train Station Parking Lot. (Parking fee required)
Leaders:






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