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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:
Ary Wu/Joe Chou

Saturday 4/2/2022 - Long Distance Hike Training, session #12, 20+ miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. This session is a trial hike of the Gin's Challenge Hike. Hikers are expected to hike at least 10 hours. *Arrange own transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at the Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 4/2/2022 - 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/Steve Huang

Sunday 4/3/2022 - 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: Jessica Liu/Danielle Liang

Saturday 4/9/2022 - Long Distance Hike Training, session #13, 20+ miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. This session is a trial hike of the Gin's Challenge Hike. Hikers are expected to hike at least 10 hours. *Arrange own transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at the Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 4/9/2022 - Bear Mountain and Doodletown Hike, Level B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
The Bear mountain State Park offsite parking lot overlooks Hudson River and Iona Island. Take the footpath to Hessian Lake. Follow the recently constructed AT trail up Bear Mountain. Enjoy the views at the multiple lookout points along the path. Continue on the AT trail going downhill. Connect to the 1777 Trail to old mining town of Doodletown. There remains a beautiful stream and reservoir. 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: Sharon Yan/Davy Mak

Saturday 4/9/2022 - West Mountain to Timp Torne Hike, 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 trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Carol Lee/Cherry Lau

Saturday 4/16/2022 - Gin's Challenge Jr. Hike -- Lake Askoti to 3 reservoirs Loop, 6 & 8 Miles
Harriman State Park, NY
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. *No Carpool Assistance
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou

Saturday 4/16/2022 - Gin's Challenge Endurance 26+ mile Hike / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
The annual Gin's Challenge Day Hike is adopting a new route in 2022. The new route is more challenging and longer distance. This challenging hike is named in honor of Gin Goon, a founder of CMCNY. He passed away in Oct. 2003. The hike is strenuous with many ups and downs covering many difficult terrains for over 26 miles. 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 Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Ling Zhou/Chung Leung

Saturday 4/16/2022 - Gin's Challenge Medium range Hike -- 7 Hills Trail Loop; 15+ mile
Harriman State Park, NY
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. *Arrangement your own transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30AM Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Steve Huang/Nancy Liang

Saturday 4/23/2022 - Bull Hill hike/ Levels, 9 miles, Level 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 Trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 4/23/2022 - Claudia Smith Den and the Lakes, Level B / C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from JTC, follow Blue Disc to the famous Claudia Smith Den. Crossover to TMI to the Dutch Doctor shelter. Take the Triangle (yellow) Trail and follow the bank of Lake Sebago to the beach. After lunch, take the service road to the Victory (blue) Trail to Lake Skenonto. Then follow the white bar back to JTC. Spend the time to rest at every mountain and lake viewpoints.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan/YuShan Li

Saturday 4/30/2022 - High Point and Lake Marcia Loop 8 &10 miles, Levels B & 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 trail(Yellow) toward east and cross Rt. 23. Get onto Brown/Yellow, then Kuser Road along Lake Marcia and onto Monument trail(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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 4/30/2022 - Slivermine Mine 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Ada Jow


Saturday 5/7/2022 - Stonetown Circular Hike, 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels C
Long Pond Ironworks State Park & 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 trailhead parking lot
Leaders:
Rosa Melgar/Carol Lee

Saturday 5/7/2022 - Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop Hike, Level 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 trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Iris Liu/Jiang Li

Saturday 5/14/2022 - Second Run: Gin's Challenge Endurance 26+ mile Hike / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
The annual Gin's Challenge Day Hike is adopting a new route in 2022. The new route is more challenging and longer distance. The hike is strenuous with many ups and downs covering many difficult terrains for over 26 miles. This Second Run is for those who missed the 4/16 Challenge Hike. Some hikers like to take the challenge again to see their improvement on strength, hiking skills, endurance and patience.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00AM Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 5/14/2022 - 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 busy traffics and hills on the road.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Wade Zhang/Kwok-Chi Ng

Saturday 5/14/2022 - Lake Askoti- Old Mines Exploration Hike, 6-9 mile, Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Take the A-SB (red triangle) trail to intersection of Dunning (yellow) trail. Follow Dunning trail to visit and identify the old mines along the way. Change to the White Bar trail to the famous rock formation of Lemon Squeezer. Back track to go up the Mountain to visit the lookout points on R-D and Lichen trails. At Times Square, take the Long Path back to the parking lot. Option to extend the hike to Black Rock and Island Pond.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu/Connie Htam

Saturday 5/21/2022 - Wildcat Mountain to Island Pond Exploration Hike, 18 Mile, Level D
Sterling Forest State Park/ Harriman State Park
The Wildcat Mountain and Indian Hill trails are new additions in the past few years to the Sterling Forest State Park. The mountains overlook the Ramapo Valley with expansive views. The trails pass a few nice waterfalls and reservoirs. Harriman State Park is on the east side of the Sterling Forest separated by Highway I-87. The Island Pond, Lake Stahahe and Black Rock Mountain are less visited areas in Harriman State Park. The Appalachian Trail (AT) connects the two state parks. The exploration hike explores the mountains, lakes and forest of the two state parks and discovers beautiful destinations that many hikers pass without noticing. The hike is ONLY for long distance hikers.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM Park & Ride Lot at intersection of Rte 17& Rte 17A
Leaders: Iris Liu/Chung Leung

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: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: YuShan Li/Nancy Liang/Iris Lee

Saturday 5/21/2022 - 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: Shui-Kei Ng/Cherry Lau

Saturday 5/28/2022 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Memorial Day Family Camping
Mongaup Pond, NY
*The Memorial Camping registration has reached the limit. ***All future registration will be placed in waiting list*** To register, click "Activity Online Registration" on the CMCNY Home Page. 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.
Meeting Time/Place: TBD
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung/Diana Lu

Saturday 5/28/2022 - 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. Being your own snacks, lunch and water. Dress in layers. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/James Yu


Saturday 6/4/2022 - Pyramid Mountain & Turkey Mountain 7- 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Montville, 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 hike with 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: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders:
Jessica Liu/Jiang Li

Saturday 6/4/2022 - 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng/Tony Shu

Saturday 6/11/2022 - 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: Davy Mak/Nancy Liang

Saturday 6/11/2022 - 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: Vincent Yu

Sunday 6/12/2022 - CMCNY Annual Meeting & Summer Gathering
Elmhurst, NY
The CMCNY Annual 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: Chung Leung/Kwok-Chi Ng/Steve Huang/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 6/18/2022 - Saturday June 18/19–overnight biking/camping (No Vacancy)
Rudd Pond-Taconic State Park, New York
**Registration Full** From Rudd Pond Campsite: Choice (1) Bike around local towns through open country roads——>50 Miles Choice (2) Bike Harlem River Rail Trail—>30 to 40 miles
Meeting Time/Place: Rudd Pond Campsite
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan/Kenny Lip

Saturday 6/18/2022 - Beacon Mtn. & Fishkill Ridge Hike, 7 & 9 Miles / Levels B & C
Fishkill, 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: Chwen (Jun) Best/Iris Liu

Saturday 6/18/2022 - Seven Hills Trail Traverse Hike, 7 & 8 Miles / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, take the Pine Meadow Trail (R) going south-west. Then switch to the 7 Hills Trail (B) on the left and hike the entire length of the (B) Trail to the end by 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, hike a short unmarked trail by the Lake and along 7 Lakes Drive. Will stop at a beach on the Lake. when reach TMI (R), turn left onto (R) and after a short distance, switch to Orange Trail (O) and then onto Stony Brook Trail (Y) to Pine Meadow Trail (R) again and back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Davy Mak/Sharon Yan

Sunday 6/19/2022 - Silvermine Lake to West Mountain Loop Hike, 8 & 14 miles,
Harriman/ Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Take the service road along Sivermine Lake to go up Black Mountain. Views on Black Mtn. can see as far as Manhattan. Follow the newly re-routed AT trail to West Mountain without walking across the busy Palisades Pkwy. Hike along the West Mountain ridge and stop over on all the lookout points. Descend West Mountain at Cats Elbow along the R-D Trail. Walk on the Ski/bicycle trail to Anthony Wayne Rec. Area (AWR). Walk on the unmarked trails back to Silvermine Lake. Avid hikers extend the hike at AWR to visit Queensboro Lake and Turkey Hill Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Silvermine Lake trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 6/25/2022 - 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Hiking Terrace Pond Parking
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Saturday 6/25/2022 - 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. *No carpool arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead Parking Lot
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Sunday 6/26/2022 - Seven Hills Trail and Four Lakes Hike, 7 - 12 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


Saturday 7/2/2022 - 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 Trailhead Parking
Leaders:
Rosa Melgar

Saturday 7/2/2022 - Independence Day Family Camping (3 days, 7/2 - 7/4)
Luzerne Campground, Lake Luzerne, NY
Registration is full. New registration will place in waitiing list. To register, click "Activity Online Registration" on the CMCNY Home Page. The Luzerne Campground partially surrounds Fourth Lake in the Lake George region. No motor boats are allowed on the lake, creating a peaceful and quiet environment. Day activities include hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing,... Option to join BBQ on the first day.(Pay onsite $6/person, free for children under 12). Prepare your own camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, cooking & eating utensils, etc.). Limit to 60 people. Register online with full names of all participants and pay before 6/24/2022. Camping Fee per person: $15 members, $6 children under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: TBD
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung/Diana Lu

Saturday 7/9/2022 - 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: Ling Zhou

Saturday 7/9/2022 - Cladius Smith Den and the Lakes, 6 & 8 miles / B & C levels
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from JTC, follow Blue Disc to the famous Claudia Smith Den. Crossover to TMI to the Dutch Doctor shelter. Take the Triangle (yellow) Trail and follow the bank of Lake Sebago to the beach. After lunch, take the service road to the Victory (blue) Trail to Lake Skenonto. Then follow the white bar back to JTC. Spend the time to rest at every mountain and lake viewpoints. *No carpool arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Sharon Yan

Saturday 7/16/2022 - The Grand Loop 45 Mile Biking NY/NJ/NY
Bike over GW Bridge to NJ
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 (an Italian Restaurant) for lunch; return to Van Cortlandt Park/242 St., then either bike or take #1 subway back to the bus terminal.
Meeting Time/Place: T.B.D.
Leaders: Ben Lee/Li Kunin

Saturday 7/16/2022 - Doris Duke and the Appallachian 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: Jessica Liu

Saturday 7/23/2022 - Black Rock Forest Exploration Hike, 8 & 10 miles / Level B & C
Black Rock State Forest, 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: Iris Liu

Saturday 7/30/2022 - Saturday 7/30 - Biking and Camping at Mills Norrie State Park 7/30–7/31
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—up to 40 miles. This is a paved-over 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: More difficult Rhinebeck Loop-about 40 miles on country road-with hilly sections; On Day 2, if you can’t or don't want to bike, you can hike or visit: 1. Mills Mansion, 2. FDR National Historic Site, 3. Vanderbilt Mansion, 4.The Culinary Institute of American etc. Members only camping; no carpool arrangement !
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan/Kenny Lip

Saturday 7/30/2022 - Sterling Lake - Fire Tower - Bare Rock Loop, 7 & 8 miles / Level 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 arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/Iris Lee


Saturday 8/6/2022 - Sam's Point and Ice Cave Hike, 7 & 8 miles / Leverl B & C
Minnewaska State Park, NY
Sam's Point is a massive cliff in the southernmost section of the Shawangunks Mountain range. The plateau-like mountainscape and the variety of vegetation offer spectacular views for all seasons. The hike will visit the Ice caves, the Lake Maratanza, Verkeerder Kill Falls and High Point. Summer is also the best season for blueberry picking. *No carpool arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Vincent Yu/Danielle Liang

Saturday 8/13/2022 - Indian Hill and Sterling Loop Hike, 6 & 8 miles / Level B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The Indian Hill is famous for its south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley. Good chances of wildlife viewing in the meadows of the Sterling loop. Many options to shorten or extend the hike. Start the hike on the Townsend (orange) trail to reach the Southfield Furnace. Change to the (red) trail then the (Yellow) trail to go up Indian Hill. Enjoy the views on the mountain top and return to the parking by the Long Meadow (green) trail. Adventurous hikers can go up to AT trail from Indian Hill. Go westbound on AT trail and loop back to Long Meadow (green) trail. *No carpool arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 8/20/2022 - Schunemunk Mountain Hike, 8 - 10 Miles, Level 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: MeiSheng Liu/Rosa Melgar

Saturday 8/27/2022 - 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: Bon Chiu


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








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