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Saturday 10/2/2021 - Anthony's Nose & Bear Mountain 8 - 12 miles Day Hike / Level C & D
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
From the parking, connect to the AT (white) trail in Bear Mtn. State Park. >> Follow the AT (white) trail to cross Bear Mtn. Bridge; >> Continue on the AT (white) trail for about 0.75 mile after the bridge, locate the trailhead of the Camp Smith (blue) Trail. >> Follow the (blue) trail to Anthony's Nose; >> Take the time to enjoy the views on the lookout points along the trail. >> The (blue) trail ends at the Toll House Visitor Center. Follow the same way back to Bear Mtn Bridge, Bear Mountain Inn, and Hessian Lake. Level D hikers: From Hessian Lake, follow the AT (white) trail up Bear Mtn. Follow the Major Welch (red) trail down to Hessian Lake. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 7:50 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Tony Shu

Saturday 10/2/2021 - Manitoga/ Canada Hill/ AT Trail Hike, 7 & 10 miles / 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. No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Jiang Li

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

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

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

Saturday 10/9/2021 - Silvermine Lake to Stockbridge Shelter, 9 miles / Levels B
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. A more leisurely hike will skip Brien Memorial Shelter and cut onto the AT trail. There are many good lunch spots on top of Stockbridge Mountains. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bon Chiu

Saturday 10/16/2021 - High Point and Sawmill Lake, 9 Miles Day Hike / Level C
High Point State Park, NJ
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. Longer route: from parking lot, take blue trail, turn left on Iris Trail (red), then turn right on AT, pass Dutch Shoe Rock then join the shorter route. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng

Saturday 10/16/2021 - 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: 8:00 AM at the Washburn Trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Sunday 10/17/2021 - Manaticut Point to Horse Pond Mtn Loop / Levels B & C
Long Pond Ironworks & Norvin Green State Parks, NJ
Starting from Crescent Drive roadside parking, follow the trails to Manaticut Point for a view of the mountains in the south. Come downhill to Lake Sonoma. Follow the yellow trail to Overlook Rock and continue to visit the lookout points on Long Hill. Then arrive at the Horse Pond Mountain for a gorgeous view of Monksville Reservoir. Head back to the parking by the Harrison Mountain trails or easier paths through the swamps. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 10/23/2021 - Lake Minnewaska and the Awosting Falls, Level A / B
Minnewaska State Park, NY
Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged terrain. The hike takes you around Lake Minnewaska and the Awosting Falls. Walk along the carriage road to the sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng

Saturday 10/23/2021 - 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: James Yu

Sunday 10/24/2021 - 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: George Rogers/Chung Leung

Sunday 10/24/2021 - Delaware & Raritan Canal 46 miles Biking
From Piscataway to Princeton, NJ
Starting from the Grove 5 parking area in Johnson Park, cross the Raritan River to connect to bike path on the D&R Canal trail. Ride along the Canal to Princeton (25 miles). Enjoy the fall foliage scenery along the canal. Return via RT27 to Rt603 toward Rocky hill via Canal road to Giggstown, Blackwell Mills, and back to parking area about 21 miles.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: George Li/Nancy Liang

Saturday 10/30/2021 - West Mountain to Bear Mountain Loop, 7 & 9 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting from the Anthony Wayne Rec. Area, hike up West Mtn via the Timp Torne (blue) trail. Then change to the AT (white) trail to go up Bear Mtn to the Perkins Tower. Come down the mountain via Major Welch Trail (red) to the lake for lunch. After lunch, follow the yellow trail to West Mtn and back to the parking lot. The shorter hike follows various short cuts to avoid the hills. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Bon Chiu

Saturday 10/30/2021 - Dunderberg Mountain, 6 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Start from the parking lot at 9W/202, follow the red trail to Dunderberg Mountain. After enjoying the first viewpoint of the Hudson River, continue to Cornell Mine. Lunch at The Timp, then follow the blue trail back to trial head. Enjoy many viewpoints of Hudson River along the Timp-Torne trail. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Sunday 10/31/2021 - Scenic Long Island Harbors bike tour/ Level C
Hempstead Harbor, Oyster Bay Harbor Long Island, NY
Starting from the UI Willets Middle School in Roslyn Heights, ride north to Hempstead Harbor. Visit the historic town of Roslyn. Continue to go north passing through Sea Cliff, Glen Cove, Lattingtown and Bayville on the north shore. Ride along Oyster Bay Harbor and have a good view of Mill Neck Bay. Visit the Planting Fields Arboretum which is a popular spot for wedding photo shoots. The ride is mostly flat with some rolling hills.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang

Sunday 10/31/2021 - Storm King Mountain Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Storm King Mountain, 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. For the longer hike, 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. Storm King Mountain is a very popular place to view the fall foliage.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Vincent Yu


Saturday 11/6/2021 - Schunemunk Mountain, 8 Mile Day Hike/ Levels 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: Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Nancy Liang

Saturday 11/6/2021 - Beacon Mtn. & Fishkill Ridge Hike, 7 & 9 Miles / Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands 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: 8:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Sunday 11/7/2021 - Kittatinny Mountain and Sunfish Pond, 8 mile 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: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Saturday 11/13/2021 - Stonetown Circular Hike, 7 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Stonetown Circular Rec. Area, NJ
Starting at the parking lot at Stonetown Road, climb up Little Windbeam, Windbeam, Bear and Board Mountains, a total of 6 peaks. However the views on the surrounding reservoirs and The waters of reservoirs, lakes and even the silhouette of the Manhattan skyline from a distance offer a great reward. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Saturday 11/13/2021 - Semi-annual Trail Maintenance, 4 Miles / 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: Chung Leung/James Yu/Tony Shu/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 11/20/2021 - Tuxedo Park / Lake Skenonto Loop, 6 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Tuxedo Park, hike up the Ramapo Dunderberg Trail to enjoy the view overlooking the surrounding hills and valleys. Then change to the flat Victory and Triangle trails to the Skenonto and Sebago lakes. After lunch, follow the Tuxedo- Mtn-Ivy Trail to visit the legendary caves and boulders of the Claudius Smith Den to return to the parking lot. No Carpool Arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan

Sunday 11/21/2021 - Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop, 6 & 8 mile / 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 Mountain trail and the S-BM trail back to the parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 11/27/2021 - 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: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Saturday 11/27/2021 - Ramapo Valley Ilgenstein Rock & Mount Defiance Hike, 12 & 14 Miles / Level C & D
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Mahwah, NJ
From the parking lot, take Schuber rail (orange) to pass MacMillan Reservoir and turn right onto Red-Silver Trail to Bear Swamp Lake. Turn left on Shore Trail (blue), then Cannonball Trail (red) and Crossover trail (white) to reach Ilgenstein Rock. After lunch, continue with Hoeferlin Memorial Trail (yellow) then Crossover Trail. Pass Mt. Defiance and cut over to Halifax Trail (green), passing Hawk Rock and turn left on Silver Trail (silver) back to the parking lot. *No carpool arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Vincent Yu/Jessica Liu/Danielle Liang


Saturday 12/4/2021 - Black Rock Forest Exploration Hike, 8 - 11 mile/ Levels 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: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Nancy Liang

Saturday 12/11/2021 - Silvermine Lake - Stockbridge Mountain Loop Hike, 6 & 9 Mile / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the Silvermine Lake picnic area, take the Menomine (Yellow) trail to Lake Nawahunta. Then continue to the Cave Shelter. Turn left on the Long Path to the Stockbridge Shelter. Visit Hippo Rock and follow the Stockbridge mountain range to Arden Valley Road. Follow the road to Lake Tiorati for lunch. After lunch, take the RD trail to the Brien Memorial Shelter and switch to the yellow trail back to the parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bon Chiu

Saturday 12/11/2021 - Terrace Pond/ Bearfort Mountain Hike, Level B & C
Abram Hewitt State Forest, NJ
Terrace Pond is an aquatic gem that lies at an altitude of 1,380 feet located in the Abram Hewitt State Forest near West Milford, NJ. Terrace Pond is surrounded by steep cliffs of puddingstone conglomerate, with nearby blueberry swamps and impressive stands of rhododendron. The expansive views on top of the mountain ridges worth the effort of some steep climbs. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Hiking Terrace Pond Parking
Leaders: Davy Mak/Nancy Liang

Saturday 12/18/2021 - 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: Steve Huang/Chung Leung

Sunday 12/19/2021 - Manaticut Point to Horse Pond Mtn Loop / Levels B & C
Long Pond Ironworks & Norvin Green State Parks, NJ
Starting from Crescent Drive roadside parking, follow the trails to Manaticut Point for a view of the mountains in the south. Come downhill to Lake Sonoma. Follow the yellow trail to Overlook Rock and continue to visit the lookout points on Long Hill. Then arrive at the Horse Pond Mountain for a gorgeous view of Monksville Reservoir. Head back to the parking by the Harrison Mountain trails or easier paths through the swamps. *Arrangement your own transportation to the trail head.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 12/25/2021 - Otter Hole to Ball Mountain Loop Hike, 6 - 9 Mile / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Start from the Otter Hole trailhead. Follow the blue, then white trails to Chikahoki Falls. Climb up Carris Hill to Yoo-Hoo Point. Yell Yoo-Hoo so people at High Point can hear you. Continue on the blue trail to connect to the Otter Hole (green) trail back to the trailhead. Visit all the viewpoints along the way. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 12/25/2021 - Popolopen Torne and Bear Mountain Hike/ Levels B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting from the Bear Mtn. Parking Lot, follow the blue trail going under the Bear Mtn Bridge to the Fort Montgomery Historical site. Continue on the Blue trail to Popolopen Torne. Some rock scrambling is required but the panoramic view at the Torne is rewarding. Descend on the blue trail and continue on the 1777 Trail to connect to the AT trail. Follow the AT Trail to go up to Perkins Tower. Descend on the AT trail or the scenic Major Welch Trail. Many hiking options, long or short distances are available. *Arrange your own transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/Chung Leung

Sunday 12/26/2021 - Wildcat Mountain - Indian Hill Loop Hike, 6 - 9 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. *Arrangement your own transportation
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung


Saturday 1/1/2022 - Surebridge Mtn Family Hike + Option for Cookout Lunch / Level A
Harriman State Park, NY
The winter scenery on Lake Askoti is very pretty. Spend a few minutes there before starting to hike to Time Square at Hogencamp Mountain. Then follow an old mine road to an obscure shelter. The area used to have many mining activities and offer many special sceneries in the winter time. For lunch, you can bring your own stove and food to cook a hot lunch. If you prefer to cook, please indicate on your registration. The leader can provide advice and help on outdoor cooking. After lunch, follow the AT and service road to hike leisurely back to the the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Trailhead
Leaders:
Kwok-Chi Ng/Diana Lu

Saturday 1/1/2022 - Lake Askoti, Long Path and AT Trails Hike; Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Follow the Long Path to view Lake Skannatati. At Times Square, change to the R-D trail to hike up Hogencamp Mtn. Connect back to Long Path and proceed on the AT trail to the rock formation of Lemon Squeezer. Follow the AT trail to Lake Tiorati. Visit Goshen Mtn. and follow the Red Cross Trail back to Lake Askoti. The hiking route can be adjusted to your interest and no one will miss the gorges winter scenery on the mountains and lakes. *Arrange your own transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Sunday 1/2/2022 - Doris Duke & Appalachian Trail Hike / Levels B & C
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 Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Doris Duke Trailhead Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/8/2022 - 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: Nancy Liang/Shui-Kei Ng

Sunday 1/9/2022 - Seven Hills Trail Hike, Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, start on the 7 Hills Trail(B). Traverse the entire length to Lake Sebago. 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. At Lake Sebago, walk to the south end to the TMI (R) trail. Switch to Stony Brook Trail (Y) and follow the brook to the parking lot. *Arrangement your own transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/15/2022 - 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: Cherry Lau

Saturday 1/15/2022 - 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 26 mile hike in April. New enrollment will be limited once the training has begun. *Arrange own transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Kakiat County Park
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/15/2022 - 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: Steve Huang/Nancy Liang

Sunday 1/16/2022 - 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: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/22/2022 - 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: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 1/22/2022 - Long Distance Hike Training Enrollment session #2, 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. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session. New enrollment will be limited once the training has begun. *Arrange own transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Kakiat County Park
Leaders: Chung Leung

Sunday 1/23/2022 - 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.*Arrangement your own transportation
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 1/29/2022 - Terrace Pond/ Bearfort Mountain Hike, Level B & C
Abram Hewitt State Forest, NJ
Terrace Pond is an aquatic gem that lies at an altitude of 1,380 feet located in the Abram Hewitt State Forest near West Milford, NJ. Terrace Pond is surrounded by steep cliffs of puddingstone conglomerate, with nearby blueberry swamps and impressive stands of rhododendron. The expansive views on top of the mountain ridges worth the effort of some steep climbs. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Hiking Terrace Pond Parking
Leaders: /Vincent Yu

Saturday 1/29/2022 - Long Distance Hike Training Session #3: Exploration, Level D
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
This is a training for map reading and path finding skills. Hikers are given a map and a suggested route to explore the area. Trails and markers in the area have been changed but the map was not updated. Hikers will be trained to observe what have changed. Hikers are asked to identify the real locations of the landmarks and lookout points. The CMCNY 26-mile Hikers will be there acting as mentors to help. *Registration is limited to members of the Training program.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Sunday 1/30/2022 - West Mountain - Timp Torne, 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Level B & C
Harriman 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. the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung


Saturday 2/5/2022 - 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: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
James Yu

Saturday 2/12/2022 - Tuxedo Park / Lake Skenonto Loop, 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park
Starting from Tuxedo& Park, hike up the Ramapo Dunderberg Trail to enjoy the view overlooking the surrounding hills and valleys Then change to the flat Victory and Triangle trails to the Skenonto and Sebago lakes. After lunch, follow the Tuxedo Mtn Ivy Trail to visit the legendary caves and boulders of the Claudius Smith Den. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou

Saturday 2/19/2022 - 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: Ling Zhou

Saturday 2/26/2022 - West Mountain - Timp Torne, 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Level B & C
Harriman 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. the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang


Saturday 3/5/2022 - 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:
Sharon Yan

Saturday 3/12/2022 - Black Rock Forest Exploration Hike, 8 - 11 mile/ Levels 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: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 3/19/2022 - Anthony's Nose - 8 or 14 miles Day Hike - Level C / D
Hudson Highlands State Park
From the parking, connect to the AT (white) trail in Bear Mtn. State Park. >> Follow the AT (white) trail to cross Bear Mtn. Bridge; >> Continue on the AT (white) trail for about 0.75 mile after the bridge, locate the trailhead of the Camp Smith (blue) Trail. >> Follow the (blue) trail to Anthony's Nose; >> Take the time to enjoy the views on the lookout points along the trail. >> The (blue) trail ends at the Toll House Visitor Center. Follow the same way back to Bear Mtn Bridge, Bear Mountain Inn, and Hessian Lake. Level D hikers: From Hessian Lake, follow the AT (white) trail up Bear Mtn. Follow the Major Welch (red) trail down to Hessian Lake. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 3/26/2022 - 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders:


Saturday 4/2/2022 - 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:


Saturday 4/9/2022 - Cranberry Hill to Silvermine Lake Hike, 7 - 9 miles / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the parking area off Route 6 of Cranberry Hill, hike along LP to the south. Visit the Cave Shelter, Stockbridge Shelter and Hippo Rock. Change to the Menomine Trail (Yellow) to Lake Nawahunta. B level hikers take the service road instead to Lake Nawahunta. After lunch at Silvermine Lake, continue with the Menomine Trail to the Brien Memorial Shelter. Switch to AT eastward to Black Mtn. Change to the 1779 trail toward the Long Mtn Circle then the Anthony Wayne Trail back to the parking lot. B level hikers follow the 7 Lakes Drive along the Queensboro Brook and then Anthony Wayne Trail back to the parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 4/16/2022 - The Three reservoirs and the Breakneck Mtn Loop, 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / levels
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. *No Carpool Assistance
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 4/23/2022 - 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: Chwen (Jun) Best


Saturday 5/7/2022 - West Mountain and Doodletown Hike, Level C
Harriman & Bear Mountain State Park
From the Bear mountain State Park offsite parking lot, take the S-BM trail and Fawn trail to meet the AT trail. Follow the AT trail to hike along the ridge of West Mountain. There are views of the surrounding mountains, the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. After a break at the shelter, follow the S-BM trail downhill. Change to the 1777W trail to visit the old mining town of Doodletown. Continue to follow the 1777E trail back to the parking. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Bear Mountain State Park offsite Parking
Leaders:


Saturday 5/7/2022 - Turkey Hill / Silver Mine Lake/ Appalachian Trail - 13 Miles Day Hike - Level D
Harriman State Park, NY
From Turkey Hill Pond Parking lot on Route 6, take Long Path south, turn left on Menomine Trail (yellow), pass Silver Mine Lake to William Brien Memorial Shelter, turn left on Appalachian Trail (white), pass Palisades Parkway. Turn left on Timp Torne Trail (Blue), turn left on 1777W Trail (red), then turn left on Popolopen Gorge trail (PG) (red) then Long Path back to parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 5/14/2022 - 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: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 5/14/2022 - Breakneck Mountain, 6 - 8 Mile Hikes/ Levels B & C
Cold Springs, 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: /Kwok-Chi Ng

Saturday 5/21/2022 - 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: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 5/28/2022 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Memorial Day Family Camping
Mongaup Pond, NY
5/28-5/30. Mongaup Pond offers a 120-acre lake, the largest body of water in Catskills Park, outside of the New York City reservoirs. Surrounded by Forest Preserve land, the park offers hiking, swimming in the lake, relaxing in the picnic area, and renting boats are popular pastimes here. Participants need to prepare your own camping equipment. ** Members only (Limit 60 people)Fees: $15 adults; $6 children under 12. ***All future registration will be placed in waiting list***
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung






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