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Saturday 5/1/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Stonetown Circular & Hewitt Butler 18 mile Hike / Level E
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Starting from the trailhead parking lot on West Brook road, take the Highlands Trail north, then Stonetown Circular trail (red triangle), pass Windbeam Mt., Bear Mt. and Board Mt. and cross Stonetown road. After Harrison Mt, stay on Highland Trail (white), pass Horse Pond Mt, turn left to Hewitt Butler trail (blue) south, pass Long Hill, West Brook Mt., Manaticut Point then reach the West Brook Road. Follow the road west and connect to Camp Wyanokie trail (yellow) to Camp Wyanokie/Boy Scout Lake. Switch to Wyanokie Circular trail (red), then merge with Highland trail (white) north, then meet West Brook road and pass the Little Windbeam Mt., turn left on Stonetown Circular trail (red triangle) to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Chung Leung

Saturday 5/1/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Kakiat Park - Raccoon Brook Hills hike/ Levels B&C
Pine Meadow Lake, Harriman State Park
Starting from Kakiat Park, go up Cobus Mtn. and follow the Kakiat trail to Raccoon Brook Hills. Go on top of the hills to have a good view of the valley. Change back to Kakiat Trail and proceed to Pine Meadow Brook. Visit the cascade at the Ga-Nus-Quah Rock. Follow the brook upstream to the north shore of Pine Meadow Lake. Leave the lake and use the crossover trail to the S-BM Trail. Follow the trail downhill and connect to the Kakiat Trail back to parking lot. Avid hikers extend the route on Raccoon Brook Hills to the Seven Hills where there are many lookout points with expansive views year round. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 5/1/2021 - ALA Fundraising in Honor of Gin Goon: Sterling Ridge and Lake hike/ Levels B&C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
Starting from the visiting center, visit the Sterling Furnace. Go up to the Sterling Ridge to visit the Fire Tower. Hike northwards on the ridge. There are many stunning views of the lake along the ridge. Descend the ridge to the valley and hike to the edge of Sterling Lake. Go around the lake and return to the parking. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou

Saturday 5/1/2021 - ALA Fundraising: Mount Defiance & Five Ponds Hike / Levels B & C
Ringwood State Park, NJ
The hike starts on going up Mount Defiance. There are rocky vistas to view the surrounding Ramapo Mountains. Come down the mountain to tour the streams and woodlands. Take a leisure walk through the newly constructed Five Ponds Trail loop to see the beautiful ponds. Avid hikers can venture out to Ilgenstein Rock and the Bear Swamp Lake. *Limit to 20 people and No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Nancy Liang

Sunday 5/2/2021 - ALA Fundraising in Honor of Gin Goon: Bull Hill 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Washburn Trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 5/8/2021 - In Memory of Gin goon: Eagle Cliff & Black Rock Forest Hike/ Levels B & C
Black Rock 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 5/8/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Doris Duke Trailhead Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 5/8/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Bethpage to Jones Beach 30 miles Bike Tour
Long Island, NY
Bike along the Bethpage Bikeway starting at the parking in Plainview, Long Island. The paved bikeway is mostly flat though curvy, with a few moderate hills. It goes through Bethpage State Park, Massapequa Preserve and beautiful parks along the way. Make connection to the Jones Beach Bikeway and ride to Jones Beach. Wearing helmets is required. Option to extend for a longer ride. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Bethpage Bikeway Parking
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Ben Lee

Sunday 5/9/2021 - ALA Fundraising in Honor of Gin Goon: Schunemunk Mountain 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 5/15/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Ramapo Lake / Ilgenstein Rock Loop, 18 miles Level E
Ramapo Mountain State Forest
From the lower parking lot, take the MacEvoy (blue) trail to Ramapo Lake. Change to the Cannon Ball (red) trail to go to Skyline Drive. After the highway, change to the HM (yellow) trail to go to Ilgenstein Rock. Spend time on the rock to enjoy the views. Come down on a (white) trail, then the Cannon Ball (red) trail to Camp Yaw Paw. Change to the yellow trail and hike all the way to Todd Lake. Switch to the Todd (white) trail to return to the parking lot. The hike is a good practice for navigation skills. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Saturday 5/15/2021 - ALA Fundraising in Honor of Gin Goon: Semi-annual Trail Maintenance
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. ** Limit to 30 people **
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the State Line Outlook parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung/Shui-Kei Ng

Sunday 5/16/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Indian Hill & Appalachian Trail Hike / Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The Indian Hill is famous for its south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley. In the north, there is the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Starting from the parking, first visit a beautiful pond then Go up Indian Hill. Hike northwards to meet the AT trail. Hike west bound on AT. Pass the Little Dam Lake and come down to the meadow. Hike about a mile back to the parking. Avid hikers can continue with the Sterling loop which offers wildlife viewing and more south facing vistas. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Indian Hill trailhead Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Sunday 5/16/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Bayville to Oyster Bay Day Biking, 30 Miles
Long Island, NY
Starting from the IU Willet Middle School in Roselyn Heights, bike on country roads to Oyster Bay. Visit Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt Memorial Sanctuary, Planting Fields Arboretum and many gorgeous estates on the way. Expect some traffic and hills on the road.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Ben Lee

Saturday 5/22/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: 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: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/Jiang Li

Saturday 5/22/2021 - ALA Fundraising in Honor of Gin Goon: Palisades Cliff and Hudson Shore Hike
Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ
Starting from the State Line Lookout, visit the historic Women's Federation Monument. Follow the Long Path along the cliff top heading south to visit breathtaking overlooks. Go down to the Alpine Picnic area and hike along the shore of the Hudson River. Enjoy the cool breeze on the Hudson River and the sight of the tantalizing cliffs. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the State Line Lookout parking lot
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 5/22/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: May 22-23: 2 Day Overnight Biking/Camping
Montauk, Long Island,
Saturday: Biking South Fork 40+ Miles between Sag Harbor and Montauk. Camping at Wildwood State Park. Sunday: Biking 40+ Miles between Sag Harbor, through Shelter Island, and Orient Point. Note: we’ll bike on paved road along relatively flat rolling hills with only a few gentle slopes; road or hybrid bikes are OK, mountain bikes not recommended. Contact Trip Leaders for details: Ben Lee 917.710.1263 Steve Chan 917-216-1730 *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: Contact Trip Leaders for details: Ben Lee 917.710.1263
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan

Sunday 5/23/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Turkey Hill Lake to West Mountain Hike
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting from the Turkey Hill Parking, hike to Turkey Hill Lake. Hike on the Popolopen Gorge trail to Queensboro Lake. Pass the highway and ascend on the Timp Torne trail to the West Mountain ridge. There are many breathtaking views on the ridge. Avid hikers can to go further out to The Timp with more views. Descend the mountain on the Appalachian trail. Return to the parking by the 1779 Trail and the Anthony Wayne trail. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Turkey Hill parking on Route 6
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 5/29/2021 - In Memory of Gin Goon: Memorial Day Family Camping (No Vacancy)
Kenneth Wilson State Park, Catskill, NY
5/29-5/31. With the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Kenneth Wilson campground features large, secluded and wooded campsites. Facilities on site include flush toilet, hot shower, play fields, beaches and boat/canoe rentals. There are plenty of bike routes and hiking trails near by. Please 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/Bon Chiu/Chung Leung

Saturday 5/29/2021 - ALA Fundraising in Honor of Gin Goon: Storm King Mountain Hike/ Levels B&C
Storm King Mountains, 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: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou/Danielle Liang


Saturday 6/5/2021 - Beacon Mtn. & Fishkill Ridge Hike, 7 & 9 Miles / Levels B & C
Fishkill Ridge, Fishkill, New York
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 the trailhead
Leaders:
Chwen (Jun) Best/Amanda Hwang

Saturday 6/5/2021 - 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: Vincent Yu/Jessica Liu/Danielle Liang

Sunday 6/6/2021 - Bear Mountain and Doodletown Hike, Level B & C
Harriman & Bear Mountain State Park
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: 8:00 AM at Bear Mountain State Park offsite Parking
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Saturday 6/12/2021 - 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: 8:00 AM Skyline Drive UpperTrailhead Parking
Leaders: Bon Chiu/Jiang Li

Saturday 6/12/2021 - 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: Cherry Lau/Vincent Yu

Sunday 6/13/2021 - 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/Danielle Liang/Jessica Liu

Sunday 6/13/2021 - South/ North County Trailway 30 - 50 mile Biking
South/ North County Trailway, Westchester, NY
The South/ North County Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on the former New York Central Railroad. It spans 36 miles from the Bronx border to Baldwin Place. The old train stations can be found along the route. The most famous is the Briarcliff Manor Station which is now used as a public library. There is no speed limit on the Trailway and pedestrians are scarce. For a shorter ride, turn around near the Tarrytown Reservoir. Option to visit the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse and the modern Cuomo Bridge. Meeting place is accessible by public transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers
Leaders: George Li/Li Kunin

Saturday 6/19/2021 - Dunderberg Spiral Railway/ Bald Mountain 7 & 11 miles Hike / Levels C & D
Dunderberg Mountain - 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: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu/Amanda Hwang

Saturday 6/19/2021 - 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: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Saturday 6/19/2021 - Circle Staten Island Bike Tour, 40 Miles
Staten Island, NY
Start from the Snug Harbor Botanical Garden. Ride westwards to circle the island in a clockwise direction. Ride mostly on light traffic streets. Visit Fort Wadsworth State Park, South Beach, Great Kills Park and many hidden gems scattered in the Island. The bike tour visit many points of interest that are accessible by bike but too remote for walking. The route can be shorten or extended according to the interest of individuals. The meeting location is accessible by public transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: George Li/Nancy Liang

Saturday 6/26/2021 - 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: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Amanda Hwang/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 6/26/2021 - 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: MeiSheng Liu/Jiang Li

Sunday 6/27/2021 - 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Hiking Terrace Pond Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung/Vincent Yu


Saturday 7/3/2021 - Fourth of July Family Camping (No Vacancy )
THOMPSONS LAKE CAMPGROUND at Thacher State Park
7/3-7/5. With the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Thompsons Lake campground features large, secluded and wooded campsites. Facilities on site include flush toilet, hot shower, and play fields. There are plenty of bike routes and hiking trails near by. Please prepare your own camping equipment. ** Members only Fees: $15 adults; $6 children under 12. ** New Registration will add to waiting list.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders:
Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung

Saturday 7/3/2021 - Mount Defiance & Five Ponds Hike / Levels B & C
Ringwood State Park, NJ
The hike starts on going up Mount Defiance. There are rocky vistas to view the surrounding Ramapo Mountains. Come down the mountain to tour the streams and woodlands. Take a leisure walk through the newly constructed Five Ponds Trail loop to see the beautiful ponds. Avid hikers can venture out to Ilgenstein Rock and the Bear Swamp Lake. **No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM Parking Lot C, Ringwood State Park, NJ
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Bounnhou Sayarath

Saturday 7/10/2021 - Mount Tammany, 8 Miles, level C hike
Kittatinny Mtn., Del Water Gap, NJ
Take the AT to the peaceful Sunfish Pond formed by glacier. Then follow the fire road to the Mount Tammany where you will have a gorgeous view of the Water Gap and Mt. Minsi . **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Amanda Hwang

Saturday 7/10/2021 - Claudia Smith Den & the Lakes Hike, 8 miles / Levels B
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: 8:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Vincent Yu/Jessica Liu

Saturday 7/10/2021 - 50 miles Biking
GWB to Mario Cuomo Bridge Loop
From G. Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, bike over GW Bridge to Fort Lee ——>then head north to Piermont, NY——->continue to Mario Cuomo Bridge———>after crossing the Bridge to Tarrytown & then Elmsford, take South County Rail Trail to La Lanterna (an Italian Restaurant) for lunch around 1 pm before returning to the Bus Terminal !
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM/GW Bus Terminal, Fort Washington Ave/178 Street
Leaders: Ben Lee/Li Kunin

Saturday 7/17/2021 - 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: 8:00AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Saturday 7/17/2021 - Silvermine Lake to Stockbridge Mtn. Hike & Cookout picnic / Level B&C
Silvermine Lake, 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. Hikers join in for a after hike cookout picnic to share outdoor cooking experiences. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Vincent Yu/Jessica Liu/Danielle Liang

Saturday 7/17/2021 - Stony Brook to Mt. Sinai Harbor, Long Island Bike Tour
Stony Brook, Long Island
Stony Brook, Setauket and Port Jefferson are old colonial communities dating from the mid-1600. The bike ride goes through areas of extremely attractive homes on spacious and well-tended acres. There are many grand views of Long Island Sound with Connecticut in the distance. A relaxed ride will be needed to absorb the abundance of history of the old town and natural beauty of the harbors.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM Stony Brook LIRR Parking
Leaders: George Li/Nancy Liang

Sunday 7/18/2021 - Splitrock Reservoir & Indian Cliff Hike / Levels B & C
Farny State Park, NJ
This loop combines a section of the Four Birds Trail with the Splitrock Trail to circle Splitrock Reservoir. Enjoy views of the reservoir and Misty Pond from Indian Cliffs. The relentless minor elevation changes of the Highlands terrain gives you a good workout. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 7/24/2021 - Lake Askoti - Lemon Squeezer Loop Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Follow ASB all the way to the huge boulders of Lemon Squeezer. Get the experience of squeezing between the boulders. Return by the White Bar, Dunning and the Long Path. Level C hikers extend the hike to Island Pond and Valley of Boulders. Enjoy the summer scenery.**No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Saturday 7/24/2021 - Kakiat – 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: 8:00AM at Kakiat Park
Leaders: Cherry Lau

Saturday 7/24/2021 - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Hike - levels A, B, C
Brooklyn & Queens, NYC
The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is a National Recreation Area. The refuge encompasses open bay and islands, fresh and saltwater ponds, fields, woods and marsh. It hosts vast array of wildflowers and bird species. It offers great views and many photo opportunities. The wildlife habitat is like an oasis in the middle of New York City. Sections of trail pass through residential neighborhood. The hike starts and ends at different locations and taking public transportation is more convenient.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Cross Bay Blvd., Queens
Leaders: Chung Leung

Sunday 7/25/2021 - 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 7/31/2021 - Seven Hills To S-BM loop ,16 & 12 miles Day Hike, Levels E / D
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Reeves Meadow Visitor Center on Seven Lakes Drive, take Seven Hills trail (blue), pass Chipmunk Mtn., Diamond Mtn., Then turn right on Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy trail (Red), then turn right again on Suffern-Bear Mtn. trail (Yellow). Pass Panther Mtn., Stone Memorial Shelter, turn right on Kakiat Trail (White), then Pine Meadow Trail (Red) to parking lot. The shorter route takes few short cuts. It can start with Reeves Brook trail (white) to cut in Seven Hills trail. And after Stone Memorial Shelter, turn right on Conklins Crossing trail (White) to connect to Pine Meadow trail (Red), then to parking lot. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 at Trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu/Amanda Hwang

Saturday 7/31/2021 - Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop Hike, 6 - 8 Miles / Levels B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting at parking lot off Rte 106, at the foothill of the Jackie Jones Mountain, follow the S-BM (yellow) trail for about half a mile. Then turn left to the unmarked road to visit the three reservoirs. Follow the unmarked trail to TMI. Then catch the Breakneck Mtn trail and the S-BM trail back to the parking lot. C Level hikers may hike on the unmarked Woodtown Road to reach TMI, turn right to reach (W) and turn right on (W) --> S-BM back to the parking area. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Bounnhou Sayarath

Saturday 7/31/2021 - New York Harbor Circle Bike Tour
NJ Hudson Shore, Staten Island & Manhattan
A bike tour adventure circling around New York harbor. Starting from either side of GWB, ride along the Hudson River shore to Bayonne. Cross the Bayonne Bridge to Staten Island. Ride through the northern tip of Staten Island and take the ferry to Manhattan. Continue to ride on the Westside to GWB. Visit to a variety of NY and NY neighborhoods with many pretty views of New York Harbor. Good opportunity to practice the skills riding on urban road.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at location to be decided
Leaders: George Li/Nancy Liang

Saturday 7/31/2021 - Sterling Ridge and Lake Hike / Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
Starting from the Visiting Center, visit the Lakeville Furnace and view the the south shore of the Sterling Lake. Follow the (red) trail to the Fire Tower for views of the surrounding mountains. After a short break, descend to the West Valley for views of the wild flowers and plants in the swamp. Take the (orange) trail to climb to the Sterling Ridge again. There are expansive views of the Lake along the mountain ridge. Descend to the Sterling Lake to visit the many view points along the lake shore. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung


Sunday 8/1/2021 - Inwood Hill Park & NYC Discovery Hike/ level A,B & C
Upper Manhattan, NYC
Inwood Hill Park now contains the last natural forest and salt marsh in Manhattan. The glacial activity millions years ago sculpted the terrain of the Park with its dramatic caves, valleys, and ridges. The hiking trails lead to scenic sites and into forest groves. The beauty of the natural environment is well preserved. The nearby Fort Tryon Park, Fort Washington Park and Highbridge will be visited to view the beautiful scenery of the Hudson and Harlem Rivers. NYC is full of hidden gems and a sensitive mind is required to discover them.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at 178th Street, GW Bridge Bus Terminal
Leaders:
Chung Leung

Saturday 8/7/2021 - 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: 8:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan

Saturday 8/7/2021 - Kakiat Mtn - Pine Meadow Lake Hike and Cookout Picnic
Kakiat County Park, NY
From Kakiat Park, walk along the Ramapo River then take the Kakiat Trail (White) to go over the Cobus Mtn. Then followed the S-BM Trail (Yellow) and Cronklins Crossing (White) to Pine Meadow Lake. Tour the Lake then either take the service road (Torne Valley Road) or Raccoon Brook Hills (Black-on-White) to connect back to the Kakiat (white) Trail. Descend by the Mountain (orange) trail to Kakiat Park. Option to have the cookout picnic and share the outdoor food preparation techniques. No carpool arrangements.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Kakiat County Park parking lot
Leaders: Vincent Yu/Jessica Liu/Danielle Liang

Sunday 8/8/2021 - Sam's Point & Ice Caves Hike / Level B&C
Minnewaska State Park Reserve, 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 trail head
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 8/14/2021 - Pyramid Mountain & Turkey Mountain 7- 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, NJ
This is a natural preserve in the heart of the suburban Morris County, NJ. About 18,000 years ago, the Wisconsin Glacier deposited a number of extraordinary boulders and created beautiful landscapes with numerous swamps and streams in the area. Those in turn, help nourish the amazing array of wildflowers, birds and wild animals in this densely forested park. The area contains a maze of trails with many hidden viewpoints like the Tripod Rock, Bear Rock and to just naming a few. Therefore follow the trip leader and take your time to visit these interesting places. For faster hikers, they can extend the hike to Turkey Mountain and visit the reservoirs. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Ling Zhou

Saturday 8/14/2021 - Appalachian Trail and 1779 Trail loop Hike; 16 miles/ Level D
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
From Bear mountain Inn, take Appalachian Trail (white) south bound, pass Bear Mountain, West Mountain, and Palisades Parkway, turn right on 1779 Trail (blue), pass Seven Lakes Drive and Route 6 to Fort Montgomery then back to Bear Mountain Inn, can have a side trip to Popolopen Torne. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 8/14/2021 - 8/14-8/15 Biking & Camping at Rudd Pond Campgrounds, Taconic State Park
Taconic State Park
Saturday, Aug 14: Biking on the Newly Connected HVRT-Harlem Valley Rail Trail, continuous from Wassaic to Copake Fall 25 miles one way & up to 50 miles round trip ! Saturday night: Camping at Rudd Pond Campgrounds,Taconic State Park Facilities include flush toilets and hot shower. Sunday, Aug 15: Biking in the Vicinity of Millerton & Copake Falls; optional: Sunday night camping included at no extra cost ! Members only fees: $15; no carpool; please prepare you own camping equipment Other activities available: hiking, fishing, swimming, horse riding, wineries tour etc. Meeting time and place: contact leaders for details. bentplee@yahoo.com
Meeting Time/Place: contact leaders for details.
Leaders: Ben Lee/Kenny Lip

Saturday 8/21/2021 - 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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Amanda Hwang

Saturday 8/21/2021 - Cranberry Hill / Silvermine Lake Hike, 7 & 11 miles / Level B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the Turkey Hill parking area off Route 6, 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. Continue on 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. Pass the traffic Circle and continue to Turkey Hill Lake. Then take the PG (red) Trail & LP (Aqua) trail back to the parking lot. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Steve Huang

Saturday 8/28/2021 - Johnsontown Circle to Lake Skenonto Loop Hike, 6 - 8 miles / Level B & C,
Harriman State Park
From JTC, follow Blue Disc Trail to climb up Dater Mtn, Pound Mtn to Claudius Smith Den. Continue on Blue Disk, then take the Victory Trail to 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. The B level hikers will pick the easier routes but no one will miss the views of the lake. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: James Yu

Saturday 8/28/2021 - Schunemunk Mountain 6 & 9 Miles Hikes / 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: 8:00 AM at Otterkill Road trail head
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Jiang Li


Saturday 9/4/2021 - Labor Day Family Camping (Limit 60 people)
ROBERT H TREMAN STATE PARK, NY
9/4-9/6. Robert H. Treman State Park is located in the gorge with scenic waterfalls and a stream-fed swimming hole ringed by hiking trails & camping areas. The campground features large, secluded and wooded campsites. Facilities on site include flush toilet, hot shower, and play fields. Watkins Glen, Buttermilk Falls State Park and Cornell University are near by. Please prepare your own camping equipment. ** Members only Fees: $15 adults; $6 children under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders:
Kwok-Chi Ng/Chung Leung

Saturday 9/4/2021 - Bearfort Mountain 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels C
Bearfort Mountains, 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. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Jiang Li

Saturday 9/11/2021 - Wildcat Mountain - Indian Hill Loop/ 6 - 9 mile, 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Bon Chiu

Saturday 9/11/2021 - 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels C
Sterling Forest - Fire Tower to Bare Rock Loop
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then Red Trial to reach the Fire Tower. After Fire Tower, continue 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. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Rosa Melgar

Saturday 9/18/2021 - 9 Miles Day Hikes/ Levels C
Stonetown Circular
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 trail head
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Amanda Hwang

Saturday 9/18/2021 - 8 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. *no carpool arrangements.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 9/25/2021 - Long Pond Ironworks/ Norvin Green 11 Mile Hikes / Levels C
Long Pond Ironworks State Park, NJ
Starting from CR511 roadside parking, follow the Hewitt Butler trail to visit the view points on top of Long Hill. Change to other trails to visit Overlook Rocks and Lake Sonoma. Walk on the trails of the Norvin Green State Forest with many streams and ponds. Find a route back to go up Horse Pond Mountain for a good view of the Monksville Reservoir. No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang


Saturday 10/2/2021 - Storm King Mountain Day Hikes / Levels B
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. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders:


Saturday 10/2/2021 - Anthony's Nose & Bear Mountain 8 - 12 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 10/2/2021 - Sam's Point 11 Miles Day Hikes / Levels C
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
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 - Minnewaska State Park Family Hike / Level A
Minnewaska State Park
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:

Saturday 10/9/2021 - 8 Miles Day Hike / Level C
Minnewaska State Park
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:

Saturday 10/16/2021 - 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 - Silvermine Lake Day Hike / Levels B
Silvermine Lake, 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:

Saturday 10/16/2021 - Manitoga/ Canada Hill/ AT Trail Hike, 7 - 10 mile, Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Manitoga was the woodland garden of designer Russel Wright and is a National Historic Landmark for preservation. Start from the parking lot, tour the beautiful landscape and walk towards Curry Pond. Catch the AT trail and hike southwards to Canada Hill. Turn around and head north on the AT trail to Sugarloaf Hill. Enjoy the view of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the riverfront park of Glenclyffe. No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Jiang Li

Saturday 10/23/2021 - New Weis Center/ High Point/ Carris Hill loop Hike / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Starting from the Weis Center Parking Lot, follow the trail to visit Ball Mountain and Roomy Mine. Hike up to the Wyanokie High Point for a panorama view of the lakes and mountains. Come down the mountain to Yoo-Hoo Point. Yell Yoo-Hoo so people at High Point can hear you. Continue to go downhill to visit the lookout points on Carris Hill. Change to a service road and the Otter Hole (green) trail and hike leisurely back to the parking. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 10/23/2021 - Pyramid Mountain Hike, 7 - 9 mile / 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: 8:00AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders:

Saturday 10/30/2021 - Manitoga/ Canada Hill/ AT Trail Hike, 7 - 10 mile, Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Manitoga was the woodland garden of designer Russel Wright and is a National Historic Landmark for preservation. Start from the parking lot, tour the beautiful landscape and walk towards Curry Pond. Catch the AT trail and hike southwards to Canada Hill. Turn around and head north on the AT trail to Sugarloaf Hill. Enjoy the view of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the riverfront park of Glenclyffe. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders:

Saturday 10/30/2021 - 6 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B
Dunderberg Mountain, Harriman State Park
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:


Saturday 11/6/2021 - 8 Mile Day Hike/ Levels C
Schunemunk Mountain, 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:








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