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Friday 9/2/2022 - 9/2 - 9/5 Labor Day Adirondacks Family Hiking/Camping, (Full)
Heart Lake/ High Peaks Region, Adirondacks, NY
Registration is full. New registration will add on waiting list. Camp at Heart Lake where many of the trails to the high peaks begin. Mount Marcy (5,344 ft.) is the highest peak in New York State. Mt. Algonquin, Mt. Colden, Mt. Haystacks and other 46ers are all nearby. A 1.5 miles short hike up to Mt. Jo gives you a panoramic view of the Adirondacks mountains. Swimming and canoeing are available on the lake. Campground provides flush toilets and hot showers. Bring your camping equipment and arrangement your own transportation. Limit to 40 people, members only Fees: Adults $35, Children (under 12) $20
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders:
Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung

Saturday 9/10/2022 - 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: Nancy Liang/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 9/10/2022 - Mid-Autumn Festival Backpacking and moon viewing, Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Learn to prepare a light pack for an overnight camp out in the wilderness. From the trailhead meeting location, hike to Black Rock Mountain to look for a good location to camp and view the moon. The same location will be used by the other hikers who will do the moon viewing there but not stay overnight. Setup camp, do short hikes around the area and wait for the other hikers to join in for the moon viewing. Enjoy the night in the cozy tent under the bright moonlight. The next day, hike with the light backpack to return to the parking lot. Option to join the Sunday hikers for a longer backpacking hike. If you are also doing the Saturday day hike, let the day hike leader know that you are doing the moon viewing. The Day hike leader will show you the moon viewing spot to meet the other moon viewing hikers
Meeting Time/Place: Contact the leaders for the Meeting time and location
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 9/10/2022 - Mid-Autumn Festival: Lake Askoti- Island Pond Hike, 7-9 mile, Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
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. Let the trip leader know if you are also joining the moon viewing night hike or campout in the mountains. The trip leader will show you the moon viewing spot without returning to the trailhead.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 9/10/2022 - Ramapo Lake to Wanaque Ridge Loop- 7 miles Levels B & C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From Parking Lot, take Blue trail to Ramapo lake;Turn left on Yellow trail uphill to visit the view points; Change to the Cannon Ball red trail and then the orange trail to go up Wanaque Ridge to enjoy the expansive views. The Orange trail ends with a pipeline service road. Turn left on the service road until it meets with a white trail. Turn right on the white trail to visit a stone tower and a ruined mansion. Come down from the hill and follow the north shore of the lake back to the parking lot. ** the route can be extended to where your mind and feet can take you. **
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Skyline Drive Lower Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Jessica Liu/YuShan Li

Sunday 9/11/2022 - Lake Askoti- AT Trail - Lake Tiorati Loop Hike, 7-10 miles, Levels B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
From Lake Askoti, follow the Long Path to see the beautiful Lake Skennatati. Change to the Dunning Trails to the Pine Swamp. Visit the view points on the Hogencamp Mountain and Surebridge Mountain then proceed to the famous rock formation of Lemon Squeezers. Hike on the AT Trail to Lake Tiorati. Enjoy the view on the lake. Take the Red Cross Trail to the north end of Lake Asktoi and go around the Lake to return to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Lake Askoti Parking area
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 9/17/2022 - Breakneck Ridge, 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Hudson State Park
The Breakneck Ridge is one of the most famous hiking spots on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson from the knobby crags. The Pollepel Island, Storm King Mountains, Newburgh Bridge are all within the eyesight. The trails are rocky with some steep spots for the first half miles. This is definitely a fulfilling hike.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Jiang Li

Saturday 9/17/2022 - 16 Mile Canoeing/Kayaking Trip / Level B/C
Delaware Water Gap, PA/NJ
** We have reached the limit of participants. Registration is closed ** Canoeing/kayaking on the Delaware River! This is a one day, 16-mile trip from Bushkill to Delaware Water Gap. Paddle time is minimum 6 hours. 2 people per canoe or tandem kayak, and one person per solo kayak. Canoe is $51 per person, and kayak is $54 per person. Children 2-17 years old traveling as a 3rd or 4th person in a canoe is $12. Registration before 9/1/2022. (Specify canoe, tandem kayak or solo kayak. Limited to 24 members).
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at Adventure Sports, 398 Seven Bridge Rd (Rt. 209), East Stroudsburg, PA
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/Shui-Kei Ng

Sunday 9/18/2022 - Kittatinny Mountain, 8 miles Day Hike -- Levels C
Delaware Water Gap, NJ
Hike up Mount Tammany to view the gorgeous geology of the water gap. Then follow the flat fire road on the ridge to Sunfish Pond. Return by the AT trail. Easy hikers can descend from Mt. Tammany to visit the Dunnfield Creek before meeting the AT to end the hike. *No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: /Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 9/24/2022 - Storm King Mountain 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Diana Lu/Davy Mak

Saturday 9/24/2022 - Johnsontown Circle-Lemon squeeze Loop 15 Mile Day Hike / Level E
Harriman State Park
Start at Blue Disc. Climb Daters Mt. and Pound Mt.. Change to Red trail and climb Black Ash Mt., Parker Cabin Mt., and Tom Jones Mt.. Hike across Rt.106, then continue on Red trail, then onto AT. Follow AT and change to LP (blue) to Lemon Squeezer. Return all the way on White Bar trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at Johnsontown Circle
Leaders: Bon Chiu


Saturday 10/1/2022 - Semi-annual Trail Maintenance / Level B
Shore Path, Palisades Interstate Park, NY/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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders:
Jessica Liu/Tony Shu/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 10/1/2022 - 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bon Chiu/Iris Liu

Sunday 10/2/2022 - Ramapo Lake to Wanaque Ridge Loop- 7 miles Levels B & C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From Parking Lot, take Blue trail to Ramapo lake;Turn left on Yellow trail uphill to visit the view points; Change to the Cannon Ball red trail and then the orange trail to go up Wanaque Ridge to enjoy the expansive views. The Orange trail ends with a pipeline service road. Turn left on the service road until it meets with a white trail. Turn right on the white trail to visit a stone tower and a ruined mansion. Come down from the hill and follow the north shore of the lake back to the parking lot. ** the route can be extended to where your mind and feet can take you. **
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Skyline Drive Lower Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 10/8/2022 - Minnewaska State Park Hike / Level A & C
Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz, 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: Chung Leung/Sharon Yen

Saturday 10/15/2022 - Russian Bear/Pine Meadow Lake 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Harriman State Park, NY
Start from the 7 Lakes Drive Reeves visitor center, 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 view and return to the visitor center through the white trail along the Stony Brook.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 10/15/2022 - Diamond Mountain and Four Lakes Hike, 5 - 11 miles/ B & C levels
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Sebago Boat Launch parking, take the 7-Hills trail to the lookout points on Diamond Mtn. Hike towards Pine Meadow lake and visit the Ga-Nus-Quah Rock and the cascades on the river. Go around Pine Meadow Lake and hike to Lake Wanoksink. Change to the TMI trail to Lake Sabego. Walk on the western shore of the lake to Lake Skenonto. Enjoy the views of the lakes and return to the parking lot on Lake Sebago. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the nearby mountains. *No carpool arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Sebago Boat Launch
Leaders: Chung Leung/YuShan Li

Sunday 10/16/2022 - 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. *No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung/Danielle Liang

Saturday 10/22/2022 - Minnewaska State Park Hike / Level A & C
Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz, 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: Iris Lee/YuShan Li/Carina Li/John Li

Saturday 10/22/2022 - Popolopen Torne and Anthony Nose Hike/ 6 & 10 miles Levels B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting from the Fort Montgomery Parking Lot(by 9W), follow the blue trail to Popolopen Torne. Some rock scrambling is required but the panoramic view at the Torne is rewarding. Descend on the Red trail and continue to Bear Mt Bridge. For a longer hike, you will follow the AT White trail through Bear Mt Bridge change to Blue trail to Anthony Nose and return to Parking lot through the Bridge again. Long or short distances are available. *Arrange your own transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yen/Chung Leung

Saturday 10/22/2022 - Bayville to Oyster Bay, Long Island Bike Tour, 30 - 50 Miles / Level C
Long Island , NY
Starting from the IU Willet MS, bike on country roads to Oyster Bay. Visit Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt Memorial Sanctuary, Planting Fields Arboretum and many gorgeous estates along the way. Expect some street traffics and rolling hills on the road.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Kwok-Chi Ng/Steve Chan

Sunday 10/23/2022 - Devil Path 12 miles Hiking Level E
Catskill Area·NY
Devil Path Eastern section: Length 12.20 mi; Elevation Gain: 4603 ft Average Hiking time: 10 hours The Eastern section of the Devil's Path is made up of Plateau, Sugarloaf, Twin, and Indian Head. Each summit is a straight climb up and down, then back up to as much as 3,900 ft. There are some sparse sections of level ground, but most is a steep descent uphill or steep slide downhill and Some rock climbing, to scale protruding rocks and to shimmy yourself through chutes. You will be getting a complete full body workout on this trail. This hiking trip is for experience hikers only. Due to the difficulty of the trail, this registration can take max to 12 people. and 26 miles hikers has first priority to register.
Meeting Time/Place:
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Sunday 10/23/2022 - 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. *no carpool arrangements.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 10/29/2022 - 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: 9:00 AM at New Weis Center Parking Lot
Leaders: Rosa Melgar/John Li/Carina Li

Saturday 10/29/2022 - Semi-annual Trail Maintenance / Level B
Shore Path, Palisades Interstate Park, NY/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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Tony Shu/Shui-Kei Ng

Sunday 10/30/2022 - 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: Chung Leung


Saturday 11/5/2022 - 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Sharon Yan/Jimmy Xing

Saturday 11/5/2022 - Storm King Mountain 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung/Iris Liu

Saturday 11/5/2022 - Fort Lee NJ to Piermont NY Bike Tour
NY State Bicycle Route 9
NYC bikers start from Port Authority Bus Station at 178th Street to ride across GW Bridge to meet the NJ bikers at Fort Lee. Ride along the well paved Route 9W northwards to the NY border. Visit the Historical Marker Rionda's Tower in Alpine. Branch off on the old Route 9W to visit the Pierson's Perch lookout. Continue to visit the Tallman Mountain State Park and then to the beautiful town of Piermont. On the return route, ride a section of the Old Erie Path rail trail and through quiet urban communities.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at a location to be determined
Leaders: Nancy Liang/John Li

Sunday 11/6/2022 - Doris Duke and the Appalachian Trail Hike
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The hike traverses the Doris Duke Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sterling Mountain and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) is in the north. There are fascinating rock formations and magnificent vistas on rock ledges. The hike starts with the Doris Duke Trail going up the mountain. Follow the trail along the transmission line to connect to the AT trail. Hike the AT trail to visit the many viewpoints along the mountain ridge. Descend to the valley and return to the trailhead. *No carpol arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 11/12/2022 - Lake Askoti- Island Pond Hike, 7-9 mile, Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
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. *No Carpool Arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Ada Jow/Davy Mak

Saturday 11/12/2022 - Breakneck Ridge to Fishkill Ridge 15 Miles Level E /F
Hudson Highland State Park, NY
Follow the Breakneck Ridge Trail to traverse the mountain ridge to Sunset Point. Continue and connect to the Wilkinson Memorial Trail (yellow) heading north to explore the Scofield Ridge. Make a loop around the reservoir to go up South Beacon Mtn and connect back to the yellow trail going south. Continue on the yellow trail back to the parking. Good navigation and hiking skills are required.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Breakneck Point Parking Lot
Leaders: Carol Lee/Jiang Li

Saturday 11/12/2022 - Beacon Mtn. & Fishkill Ridge Hike, 7 - 9 Miles / Levels B /C
Hudson Highland State Park, NY
Loop up , up, up and around the protected crests of the conservation area, including Lambs Hill and Bald Hill. The Town of Beacon, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and the Hudson River can be seen from viewpoints along the Overlook Trail and the Fishkill Ridge Trail. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yen/Chung Leung

Sunday 11/13/2022 - Anthony's Nose and Camp Smith Trail Hike; Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park
Anthony's Nose is a peak in the Hudson Highlands on the East bank of Hudson River. There are overlooks along the Camp Smith Trail for the many fantastic views of the Hudson River, Iona Island, Bear Mountain and the Dunderberg Mountain. The hike starts from Bear Mountain State Park, walking across Bear Mountain Bridge to reach the Anthony's Nose Trailhead. On returning, visit the beautiful outlet of the Popolopen Creek into Hudson River.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 11/19/2022 - West Mountain to Timp Torne Hike, 6 & 8 miles / Level B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
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. Level B hikers will follow Yellow to return to parking lot after lunch at the shelter. The level C hikers will venture out to the Timp for lunch, then return by 1777 Red back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Carol Lee

Saturday 11/19/2022 - Exploration hike and wild country cookout
Harriman State Park, NY
Staring from Askoti parking lot, follow LP trail to explore the wild country of Big Hill and Ladentwon Mountain area. Locate water source to get water for cooking. Find a comfortable spot in the mountain to rest and cookout for lunch. Bring your own lightweight cooking stove and utensils. Prepare your own favorite meal.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Lake Askoti Parking Lot
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Bon Chiu

Sunday 11/20/2022 - Kakiat Park -- Diamond Mountain Hike, Levels B & C
Harriman State Park South, NY
From Kakiat Park, walk along Mahwah River then go up Cobus Mountain to the Stone Memorial Shelter at Horse Stable Mountain. Take the woods roads to visit the beautiful Pine Meadow Lake and Lake Wanoksink. Hike up Diamond Mountain for the gorgeous views of the distant mountains and Lake Sebago. Hike leisurely along the Kakiat Trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 11/26/2022 - Three reservoirs and Breakneck Mt Loop/ levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Rte 106 parking lot, take the S-BM (yellow) for about half a mile, then branch off on the left to a unmarked trail to the first reservoir. Go along the dam then follow the service road to the second reservoir and third reservoir. At end of the reservoir, make a left turn on the S-BM (yellow) going south, connect to TMI (red) heading north, and follow the Breakneck Mountain (white) trail back to S-BM. Follow the S-BM to the Big Hill shelter and back to the Rte 106 parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Route 106 trail head parking
Leaders: Vincent Yu/MeiSheng Liu


Saturday 12/3/2022 - Ramapo Valley Ilgenstein Rock Hike, 6 & 8 miles / Level B&C
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, NJ
From the parking lot, take the bridge across the Ramapo River. Go around the Scarlet Pond. Go up the mountain to Hawk Rock and Cactus Ledge. Go downhill to reach Ridge Overlook where there is a gorgeous view of the valley. Hike down the hill to MacMillan Reservoir. Go through the swamp to reach Bear Swamp Lake. Climb up the hill to Ilgentstein Rock. After enjoying the panorama view, go downhill to the Cannonball Lake. Follow the Swamp Brook downhill then follow the Yellow Silver Trail to return to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Jessica Liu/Sharon Yan

Saturday 12/3/2022 - Silvermine Lake to Turkey Hill Lake Hike, 7 - 12 miles, Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Silvermine Lake, hike up to the Appalachian Trail on Black Mountain. Lookout points on the mountain can see as far as Manhattan. Descend from Black mountain and walk on the revolution trail 1779 to Turkey Hill Lake. Connect to the Long Path and hike along top of Stockbridge Mountain. Take the Menomine trail to return to Silvermine Lake. Avid Hikers hike further to Lake Tiorati then follow the R-D trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Silvermine Lake Parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Sunday 12/4/2022 - Terrace Pond/ Bearfort Mountain Hike, 8 & 10 Miles / 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Hiking Terrace Pond Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 12/31/2022 - Dunderberg Mountain 7 & 11 miles Day Hike / Levels C & D
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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Iris Liu

Saturday 12/31/2022 - 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung


Sunday 1/1/2023 - New Year Inspiration Day Hike & Cookout
Silvermine Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
Looking forward to the year 2023. Starting from the parking, hike along the north shore of Silvermine Lake and then up the Black Mtn. Enjoy the expansive views at the lookout points. Hike through the stream and swamps to Brien Shelter. Return to the parking along the western shore of the Lake. Cookout picnic at the pavilion. If interested, bring a snow board to slide down the old ski slope behind the pavilion. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon around Silvermine Lake and Lake Nawahunta.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Nancy Liang/Diana Lu/Davy Mak

Saturday 1/7/2023 - Bearford Mt, 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Hewitt, NJ
Take the Orange trail to Surprise Lake, then follow blue and AT to the Grand View. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Greenwood Lake. After lunch, follow the yellow to connect to the white trail back to the parking lot. The B level hike will follow the yellow short cut to the white trail without going to the Grand View
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: James Yu/Homer Hsieh

Saturday 1/7/2023 - X-Country Skiing Season at Fahnestock State Park
Cold Spring, NY
From 1/7/2023to 3/11/2023 is the X-Country Skiing Season. As the snow condition is unpredictable, you will be notified by email if there is a trip on the weekend. Please contact the trip leaders for details and register with them so that you are on their mailing list.
Meeting Time/Place: To be decided
Leaders: Nancy Liang

Saturday 1/14/2023 - Black Rock Forest Exploration Hike, 8 - 11 mile/ Level B&C
Black Rock Forest Consortium, NY
The Black Rock Forest is famous for its reservoirs, ponds and the ridges. The easier hike takes advantage of the carriage roads. The more difficult hike follows the trails on the ridges and visits all the view points at Mt. Misery, Hill of Pines, Rattlesnake Hill and Eagle Cliff. However no one will miss the views atop the Black Rock Summit. *no carpool arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ada Jow/Davy Mak

Saturday 1/14/2023 - Long Distance Hike Training Enrollment session, 10-18 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
Enrollment to a 3 months weekly long distance hike training program. The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session. The hiking distance increases as the training proceeds and the hikers monitor their own progress. The training program ends with the Gin's Challenge Endurance Hike in April. New enrollment will be limited once the training has begun.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/21/2023 - Silvermine Lake/ Stockbridge Mountain Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
To welcome Chinese Rabbit New Year 1/22, let's go hiking! 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: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 1/28/2023 - Sterling Forest 6 Mile Day Hike /Level C
Sterling State Forest, NY
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then Red Trial to reach he Fire Tower. After Fire Tower, on Blue Trail to Red Trail and onto the newly opened Orange Trail to Bare Rock. After lunch at Bare Rock, back on Orange Trail to Blue Trail and return to Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Amy Tien/Lian Jiang


Saturday 2/4/2023 - Lake Wawayanda, NJ 6 Mile Day Hike /Level B
Lake Wawayanda, NJ
Hike part of the AT trail. Visit the remains of an old industrial village. Enjoy the winter scenery of Wawayanda Lake, the nearby ponds and hills.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders:
James Yu/Homer Hsieh

Saturday 2/11/2023 - Russian Bear/Pine Meadow Lake, 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Harriman State Park, NY
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 winter view and return to the visitor center through the white trail along the Stony Brook.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Bon Chiu

Sunday 2/12/2023 - CMCNY Membership Meeting & Spring Festival Gathering
Elmhurst, NY
The General Membership Meeting is an experience sharing and get together party for all members and their friends. It will be held at the St. James Episcopal Church, 84-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY. The event features a buffet dinner, slide show on our exotic expeditions, board member election, raffle, games and preview of upcoming activities. Open enrollment for new members. Reservation is required. Fees: Free for members, $10 guest of members. **Due to the Pandemic, wearing masks is required.
Meeting Time/Place: 2:00 PM at St. James Episcopal Church
Leaders: Jessica Liu/Kwok-Chi Ng/Steve Huang/Chung Leung

Saturday 2/18/2023 - Ramapo Valley Ilgenstein Rock Hike / Level B&C
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Mahwah, NJ
From the parking lot, take the bridge across the Ramapo River. Go around the Scarlet Pond. Go up the mountain to Hawk Rock and Cactus Ledge. Go downhill to reach Ridge Overlook where there is a gorgeous view of the valley. Hike down the hill to MacMillan Reservoir. Go through the swamp to reach Bear Swamp Lake. Climb up the hill to Ilgentstein Rock. After enjoying the panorama view, go downhill to the Cannonball Lake. Follow the Swamp Brook downhill then follow the Yellow Silver Trail to return to the parking. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Carina Li/John Li

Saturday 2/25/2023 - Doodletown Bridle Path, 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Bear Mountain State Park
Start from Route 9 near Bear Mtn Inn. Hike begins with a short but steep climb along a river. Visit the remains of a mine. Have lunch at the mountain top where a panoramic view is outstanding.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders: YuShan Li/Iris Lee/Cherry Lau


Saturday 3/4/2023 - High Point, NJ - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
High Point State Park, NJ
High Point State Park occupies the highest point within NJ and has a natural landscape of unusual beauty. Starting from parking lot on Rt. 23 south of the Park Office, take Blue for a short distance, turn right onto Iris (Red) and then turn left onto AT (Whit). After 3/4 mile, turn right onto Blue Dot toward Sawmill Lake. From Sawmill lake service road, go to Mashipacong (Yellow) toward east and cross Rt. 23. Get onto Brown/Yellow, then Kuser Road along Lake Marcia and onto Monument (Red/Green). After a loop on Monument trail will reach the Monument. Stay at the Monument for a short break, then get onto AT south toward Iris (Red), and Blue back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the parking lot on Route 23
Leaders:
Steve Lin

Saturday 3/11/2023 - Johnsontown Circle - Lake Skenonto, 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Harriman State Park, NY
Start on the Blue Disc trail from Johnsontown Circle. Go along the mountain ridges to Parker Cabin Mtn. Return by the Yellow Triangle trail to visit Lake Skenonto and Lake Sebago. Prepare to hike in snow covered and icy trails. Winter hiking gears are required.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan/MeiSheng Liu/Cherry Lau

Saturday 3/18/2023 - 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: 8:30AM Reeves Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Iris Liu

Saturday 3/25/2023 - Storm King Mt, 7 Mile Day Hike / Level 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 ford. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints. 
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Ada Jow/Davy Mak


Saturday 4/1/2023 - Kakiat to Diamond Mt.- Pine Meadow- S-BM Loop, Level B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
From Kakiat County Park take Mountain trail (Orange) to Kakiat trail (white), after crossing Pine Meadow Brook, take trail (Blue) to Diamond Mt., then Yellow trail to Pine Meadow Lake. Follow Pine Meadow Lake trail (red) to Suffern Bear Mt. Making sharp right turn to S-BM trail to Kakiat trail (white) and downhill back to parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Kakiat Park
Leaders:
YuShan Li/Iris Lee

Saturday 4/8/2023 - Popolopin Torne/Bear Mountain, 6 & 8 Miles / Levels B & C
Bear Mountain
Starting from Fort Montgomery, follow the Blue trail to Popolopen Torne. Some rock scrambling is required but the panoramic view at the Torne is rewarding. Return by taking the Red trail along the Hell Hole Creek to Hessian Lake at Bear Mtn. and Fort Clinton 
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 4/15/2023 - Breakneck Ridge, 7-9 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Hudson State Park. NY
The Breakneck Ridge is one of the most famous hiking spots on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson from the knobby crags. The Pollepel Island, Storm King Mountains, Newburgh Bridge are all within the eyesight. The trails are rocky with some steep spots for the first half miles. This is definitely a fulfilling hike.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 4/22/2023 - Secret Garden Trail. 6 & 9 Mile. Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
The hike starts from Lake Askoti and heads to Time Square. Then follows the Surebridge Mine Road heading North to Upper Lake Cohasset. Enjoy the many blooming wild flowers along the path. Take the returning route via RD and ASB trails to Lake Askoti. The C level hikers go further to visit the Bradley Mine.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Lake Askoti
Leaders:






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