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Saturday 2/3/2024 - West Mountain to Timp Torne Hike, Level B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Parking Area, follow the White trail, then the FAWN (red) trail to the Timp Torne (blue) trail. Hike along the (blue) trail to enjoy the gorgeous views along the ridge of West Mountain. Take a break at the Shelter and continue to Timp Pass. Change to the R-D (red) trail to the Beech Bottom Service Road and continue to go back to the parking. Avid hikers venture out to The Timp from Timp Pass. Make a loop on the R-D and 1777 trails, visiting the Herbert Mine then go back to Timp Pass.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
Leaders:
Ada Jow/Steve Huang/Davy Mak

Saturday 2/3/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #4, 15- 20 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Jimmy Xing

Sunday 2/4/2024 - Black Ash - Tom Jones - Black Rock Mountains Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
This is a hike on mountain ridges to view the winter scenery of the mountains, forests and swamps. From Tuxedo Park, hike up Black Ash Mtn on the famous R-D(red dot) Trail. Continue on the R-D Trail on the mountain ridge to Parker Cabin Mtn, Tom Jones Mtn to reach Black Rock Mtn. Go downhill on the Nurian(white) Trail to go along the White Bar Trail through the forest and swamps. The trails in the area are well marked and the hiking route can be extended to visit more lookout points or shortened to be back to the parking lot early. The uphills and downhills are on steady slopes and suitable for slow walks to enjoy the surrounding scenery.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Carina Li/John Li

Saturday 2/10/2024 - 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 up the mountain to Hawk Rock and Cactus Ledge. Go downhill to the Ridge Overlook where there is a gorgeous view of the valley. Continue to hike 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: HY Lee/YuShan Li

Saturday 2/10/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #5, 15- 20 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou/Wei Chen/MinHui Li

Sunday 2/11/2024 - Dater Mountain and Black Ash Mountain Hike
Harriman State Park, NY
The Dater Mtn. Nature Park offers stunning views of the Village of Tuxedo, I-87 Highway and variety of wildlife. Starting from Johnsontown Circle Parking, take the Blue Disc trail up Dater Mtn. Change to Kakiat trail going south to enter Dater Mtn Natural Park to the Sleater Hill Lookout. Go north along west side of Dater Mtn. to Tuxedo Park. Change to R-D trail to Big Pine Hill and Black Ash Mtn. Turn south on the Blue Disc Trail to visit the rock formations of Claudius Smith Den and Elbow Brush. Then continue to visit the Almost Perpendicular point for the view of Pound Mtn. and Go downhill back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM, Johnsontown Circle parking lot
Leaders: Jennifer Chen

Saturday 2/17/2024 - Sterling Forest, the Ridge and Lake Hike /Level B & C
Sterling State Forest, NY
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then Red Trial to reach he Fire Tower. After Fire Tower, on Blue Trail to Red Trail and onto the newly opened Orange Trail to Bare Rock. After lunch at Bare Rock, back on Orange Trail to Blue Sterling Ridge Trail. Decent to the lake and return to Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Jessica Liu

Saturday 2/17/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #6, 15- 20 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/XiaoJing Wei/XiaoTao Shi

Sunday 2/18/2024 - Long Mountain - Long Path - Summit Lake Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the Turkey Hill Parking, follow the Long Path Trail to go up Long mountain to visit the Torrey Mountain and have a good view of the Turkey Hill Lake. Continue on the Long Path to pass Howell Mountain and Brooks Mountain. Views on the mountains are gorgeous. Cross Route 6 to visit the Reynolds Pond and Summit Lake. Follow the service to connect back to the Long Path at the Stockbridge Mountain. Hike along the mountain ridge back to the Turkey Hill parking. Avid hikers can go down to Lake Nawahunta and follow the fire road back to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Jennifer Chen

Saturday 2/24/2024 - 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Vincent Yu

Saturday 2/24/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #7, 15- 20 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 8 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/XiaoJing Wei

Saturday 2/24/2024 - Wanaque Ridge and Ramapo Lake Hike / Level B & C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
Starting from a higher elevation on the Skyline Drive upper parking, visit the many target views with less uphill hikes. Follow the Castle Loop trail to visit the Stone Tower and the castle Ruins. Take the Orange trail to visit the Profile Rock and the Wanaque Ridge. Views on the ridge are stunning. Walk on the west shore for a good view of the Ramapo Lake. Take a easy walk back to the parking. Option to hike the LeGrande Hill Loop to visit the lookout points on the hill.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Skyline Drive Upper parking lot
Leaders: Davy Mak/Ada Jow/Nancy Liang

Sunday 2/25/2024 - CMCNY Membership Meeting & Spring Festival Gathering
Elmhurst, NY
The General Membership Meeting is an experience sharing and get together party for all members and their friends. It will be held at the St. James Episcopal Church, 84-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY. The event features a buffet dinner, slide show on our exotic expeditions, raffle, games, used gears exchange and preview of upcoming activities. Open enrollment for new members. Reservation is required. Fees: Free for members, $10 guest of members.
Meeting Time/Place: 2:00 PM at St. James Episcopal Church
Leaders: Jessica Liu/Kwok-Chi Ng/Steve Huang/Sharon Yan


Saturday 3/2/2024 - 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 TMI and RD 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Chwen (Jun) Best/HY Lee/Cherry Lau

Saturday 3/2/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #8, 18- 25 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Lake Sebago Boat Launch Parking
Leaders: Iris Liu/MinHui Li/Wei Chen

Saturday 3/9/2024 - Dunderberg / Bald Mountain 7 & 11 miles Hike / Levels B & C
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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Amy Tien/Lian Jiang

Saturday 3/9/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #9, 18- 25 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/Rosa Melgar/XiaoTao Shi

Sunday 3/10/2024 - Lake Askoti to Island Pond Scenic Hike -- Level 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head
Leaders: Jessica Liu/Nancy Liang

Saturday 3/16/2024 - Storm King Mt to Pitching Point Loop Hike / Level B & C
Cornwall, NY
From the Route 9W (North) trailhead parking lot, ascend Storm King Mt. on the Butter Hill Trail (orange). Then follow the yellow Stillman Trail through many scenic viewpoints overlooking the Hudson River. Change to the blue Howell Trail to loop around North Point with a view that looks like a Scandinavian fjord. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints. 
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Iris Liu

Saturday 3/16/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #10, 18- 25 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: /Lucy Yu/Wei Chen

Saturday 3/16/2024 - Johnsontown- Time Square Loop 15 Mile Day Hike / Level E
Harriman state Park, NY
From the parking lot, follow the Blue trail pass Claudia Den, continue blue till tri-trail coner, change to R-D to Time Square (about 7.5 miles). Change to LP going west toward Lemon Squeezer. Turn to the White Bar trail going south. Connect to the TMI (red) trail back to Johnsontown circle.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Davy Mak

Sunday 3/17/2024 - Kakiat to Diamond Mt.- Pine Meadow- S-BM Loop, Level B&C
Harriman State Park, NY
From Kakiat County Park take Mountain trail (Orange) to Kakiat trail (white), after crossing Pine Meadow Brook, take trail (Blue) to Diamond Mt., then Yellow trail to Pine Meadow Lake. Follow Pine Meadow Lake trail (red) to Suffern Bear Mt. Making sharp right turn to S-BM trail to Kakiat trail (white) and downhill back to parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Kakiat Park
Leaders: Steve Huang

Saturday 3/23/2024 - Three Reservoirs/ Breakneck Mtn Loop, 6 - 8 Mile Hikes / 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. At the end of the 3rd Reservoir, make a right on S-BM (yellow) trail going uphill. Hike the whole Breakneck Mtn (white) trail. Left turn on TMI (red) trail and then the service road to the Big Hill Shelter. Follow the paved road back to the parking. Relaxed hikers can take various shortcuts but do not miss the views at Big Hill Shelter.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Rte 106 roadside Trailhead Parking
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Sharon Yan/Davy Mak

Sunday 3/24/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #11, 18- 25 miles
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/XiaoJing Wei/Rosa Melgar

Sunday 3/24/2024 - Ramapo Lake to Wanaque Ridge Loop Hike/ Levels B & C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From Skyline Dr.Lower Parking Lot, take Blue/Black trail to Ramapo lake. Turn left on the Red trail uphill to visit the view points; Continue on the red/blue trail to the Cannon Ball red trail. Continue to the orange trail to go up Wanaque Ridge to enjoy the expansive views. Follow the Orange trail to go downhill. Turn left onto the orange/black trail and then on unmark trail to connect to the white Castle Loop trail. Follow the white trail to visit the stone tower and the ruined mansion. Come down from the hill and follow the north shore of the lake back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Skyline Drive Lower Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Vincent Yu

Saturday 3/30/2024 - Seven Hills Trail, 7 & 9 miles Day Hike/ Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From the Reeves Visitor center, take the Pine Meadow (red) Trail going south-west. Then switch to the 7 Hills Trail (blue) on the left. There are seven ups and downs along the trail. Some of them are quite steep. However you will be amazed on the expansive views on each climb. It is worth the workout. Have lunch on the ridge between North Hill and Chipmunk Mtn. When the blue trail meets the Pine Meadow (red) trail, continue on the 7 Hills (blue) trail up the Diamond Mtn. Change to yellow trail on the right to Pine Meadow (red) trail again. Make a right on the red trail and follow it back to the parking lot. C level hikers can make side trips to the Ramapo Torne, further up on Diamond Mtn Tower and the Pine Meadow Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM Reeves Visitor Center
Leaders: Jessica Liu/Cherry Lau

Saturday 3/30/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #12, 10-13 checkpoints
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Jimmy Xing/Lucy Yu/MinHui Li

Saturday 3/30/2024 - Kakiat to Diamond Mt.- Pine Meadow- S-BM Loop 15+ miles, Level D
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. Avid hikers can extend the hike to Hawk Cliff on the S-BM trail on returning to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Kakiat Park
Leaders: Diana Lu/Rosa Melgar

Sunday 3/31/2024 - Four Lakes Hike, 8-10 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 down to Pine Meadow Lake from Yellow and to Lake Wanoksink from unmarked road. Change to the TMI trail-Wood Town Road and Yellow to Resevoir 3. After Walking on the Breakneck ridge enjoying the expansive view of the Breakneck pond. Enjoy leisure smooth walk down Buck Trail (yellow) and Blue trail to the parking lot on Lake Sebago. *No carpool arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Sebago Boat Launch
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/HY Lee


Saturday 4/6/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #13, 10-13 checkpoints
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders:
Wei Chen/XiaoJing Wei/XiaoTao Shi

Saturday 4/6/2024 - Norvin Green/ Weis Nature Center 6 - 9 Mile Hikes, Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
From Weis Center, go up Ball Mtn. to the Vista point. Come downhill to Roomy Mine and view the cascades along the Blue Mine Brook. Continue on the Highland Trail to visit High Point which is famous for its rock ledges, pitch pines and panoramic view. Branch off to visit the lookout points at Carris Hill. Return to Weis Center by the service road. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the trails on Buck Mtn. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou

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

Sunday 4/7/2024 - Wildcat Mountain - Indian Hill Loop, 6 & 9 miles / levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The Wildcat Mountain and the Indian Hill offer many south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley, Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park. The hilltop are dotted with scattered large rocks left behind from the glacial period. The loop trail starts from the parking lot at Route 17A. Follow the Wildcat Mountain (WC) and Indian Hill (IH) trails to the Appalachian Trail (AT white). Turn right on AT and enter Harriman State Park. Take the service road near Elk Pen to Lake Stahahe. Walk along the shore of the lake to Route 106. Turn right on Route 106 and walk back to the parking lot. A shorter version is to follow the WC trail to Indian Hill. Hike a complete loop on Indian Hill and retrace on the WC trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders: George Rogers/Jennifer Chen

Saturday 4/13/2024 - Long Distance Hike Training: Session #14, 10-13 checkpoints
Harriman State Park, NY
The training program prepares hikers to hike long distances and explore unfamiliar territories. Hikers help each other to achieve their goals. Hikers in the program build up their physical strength; improve their hiking skills and develop good judgement under difficult situations. Hikers practice on the trails to visit the 13 target points of the Gin's Challenge Hike. The hikers are required to hike at least 9 hours for each session.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at the Trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu/Ling Zhou/Lucy Yu

Saturday 4/13/2024 - Mount Defiance & Five Ponds Hike / Levels B & C
Ringwood State Park, NJ
The hike starts on going up Mount Defiance. There are rocky vistas to view the surrounding Ramapo Mountains. Come down the mountain to tour the streams and woodlands. Take a leisure walk through the newly constructed Five Ponds Trail loop to see the beautiful ponds. Avid hikers can venture out to Ilgenstein Rock and the Bear Swamp Lake. A good opportunity to visit the Botanical Garden for the flowers.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Sharon Yen/MeiSheng Liu

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

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

Saturday 4/20/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Gin's Challenge Endurance 26+ mile Hike / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. The annual Gin's Challenge Endurance Hike is a 30+ miles route passing through 13 target points. This challenging hike is named in honor of Gin Goon, a founder of CMCNY. He passed away in Oct. 2003. The hikers strive to visit the 13 target points going through strenuous mountain trails with many ups and downs covering many difficult terrains. The long distance hikers have been training hard for the past months for their strength, hiking skills, endurance and patience. This hike will be a testimony for their hard work and accomplishment.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Chung Leung/Rosa Melgar/XiaoJing Wei

Saturday 4/20/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Gin's Challenge Jr. Hike -- 8~10 miles- Lake Askoti to 3 reser
Harriman State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. From Lake Askoti, follow the Long Path to Big Hill Shelter. Visit the Flight 6231 Crash site Memorial. Hike leisurely to the Second and Third Reservoirs. Proceed to hike along the Sebago Bear Mountain Trail to cheer up the Gin's Challenge Hikers. Return to Lake Askoti via the Long Path. Cheer up the Gin's Hikers to continue their strenuous hike with water refill and snacks.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at trailhead
Leaders: Ary Wu/Joe Chou/Connie Htam/HY Lee

Saturday 4/20/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Gin's Challenge Medium range Hike -- 15+ miles — 7 Hills Trail
Harriman State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. From the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, hike along Reeves Brook to Torne View. Then follow the 7 Hills Trail(B) and traverse the entire length to Lake Sebago. There are many steep ups and downs along the Trail. However you will be amazed on the expansive views on each climb. Cheer up the Gin's Challenge Hikers along the way. From Lake Sebago, find the fastest route to Big Hill Shelter to meet the Gin's Hikers again along the SBM trail. Hike leisurely on service roads to visit Lake Wanoksink and Pine Meadow Lake before arriving at the Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30AM Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Sharon Yan/Nancy Liang/Diana Lu

Sunday 4/21/2024 - ALA Fundraising: SBM Trail - Nordkop Mountain - Powerline Hike / Level B&C
Harriman State Park South, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association. From the start of the Suffern-Bear Mountain(SBM) trail in Suffern, go up Nordkop Mountain. The trail has many nice lookout points and interesting rock formations. After reaching Grandma & Grandpa Rocks, switch over to the Kakiat Trail towards Raccoon Brook Hills. Take the service road going south to the Substation. Hike along the Powerline downhill to the County Route 59. The Powerline cuts through hills and valleys and offers some special views.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead at Suffern NY
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/Chung Leung

Saturday 4/27/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Claudius Smith Den/Parker Cabin Mtn. Hike/ Level B & C
Harriman State Park New York
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. Starting from Johnsontown Circle, hike along the Pound Mtn ridge to the gorgeous rock formation at Claudius Smith Den and continue to Tri Trail Center. Change to R-D trail to hike up the mountain to enjoy the views. Continue on the scenic Black Ash Mtn ridge to the lunch spot at Parker Cabin Mtn. Return by Triangle Yellow and White Bar passing the lakes of Skenonto and Sebago back to Johnsontown Circle.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung/Connie Htam/Cloe Dong

Saturday 4/27/2024 - Wildcat Mountain to Island Pond Exploration Hike 15+ miles Hike/Level D
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. Staring from the parking lot at Route 17A, Follow the Wildcat Mountain (WC) and Indian Hill (IH) trails to the Appalachian Trail (AT white). Turn right on AT and enter Harriman State Park. Continue to visit the famous rock formation of Lemon Squeezer and Bald Rocks Shelter,turn to Nurian line enjoy the views on Lake Stahahe, change to Kanawauke Road back to Parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 at Wildcat trailhead
Leaders: Iris Liu/Chwen (Jun) Best

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


Saturday 5/4/2024 - ALA Fundraising: TMI - SBM to Pine Meadow Lake Loop, 8 & 11 Miles/ Level C
Harriman State Park, New York
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. Start from the east end of TMI and turn left to southbound of SBM. The most beautiful portion of the SBM trail provides gorgeous overlooks along the ridge. You can even see Manhattan on a sunny day. For short hike, turn to PM (red) trail and head to Pine Meadow Lake. For a longer hike, visit Stone Memorial Shelter & Grandma & Pa rocks, then meet the other group at Pine Meadow Lake. In the afternoon, take a relaxed hike to visit Lake Wanoksink, then return along the Conklin , Woodtown road then TMI to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at TMI East End Parking Lot
Leaders:
XiaoJing Wei/Frank Song

Saturday 5/4/2024 - ALA Fundraising: 2-Days Biking-Camping Hither Hills State Park in Montauk,
Long Island, New York
Bike for a good lung to fundraise for American Lung Association in memory of Gin Goon. Saturday: Biking South Fork 40+ Miles between Montauk Point and Sag Harbor; Camp at Hither Hills State Park; Sunday: Biking 40+ Miles between Sag Harbor, via Shelter Island to Orient Point. Camping fee: $25/person; BBQ $10/person. Limited camping space. Register before 4/20/2024. Note: Biking on paved road along rolling hills with a few gentle slopes; Optional: Extra night(Sunday) camping @ no extra cost; check out 11am Monday. Ben Lee 917-710-1263 Steve Chan 917-216-1730 Ken Lip 917-273-1257
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: Contact Trip Leaders for details
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan/Kenny Lip

Saturday 5/4/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Lake Sebago- Diamond Mtn - SBM Trail 15+ miles Hike / Level D
Harriman State Park South, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support ALA in memory of CMCNY founder Gin Goon. Starting from Lake Sebago, hike up the rocky Diamond Mountain. Go downhill to the Pine Meadow Brook and change to the Kakiat (white) trail to GrandPa Rocks. Start on the SBM trail to pass the Horse Stable Mtn, Catamount Mtn and Panther Mtn to end at the Big Hill Shelter. Take the service roads for a relaxed walk back to the parking.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Sebago Boat Launch
Leaders: Rosa Melgar/YuShan Li

Sunday 5/5/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Terrace Pond/ Bearfort Mountain Hike / Level B & C
Abram Hewitt State Forest, NJ
Hike for good lungs. Support donation to American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. Terrace Pond is an aquatic gem that lies at an altitude of 1,380 feet located in the Abram Hewitt State Forest near West Milford, NJ. Terrace Pond is surrounded by steep cliffs of puddingstone conglomerate, with nearby blueberry swamps and impressive stands of rhododendron. The expansive views on top of the mountain ridges worth the effort of some steep climbs.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at Hiking Terrace Pond Parking
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/MeiSheng Liu

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

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

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

Sunday 5/12/2024 - ALA Fundraising: Stonetown Circular Hike / Levels B & C
Long Pond Ironworks State Park & Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Hike For a good lung. Donation to American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. Starting at the parking lot at Stonetown Road, climb up Little Windbeam, Windbeam, Bear and Board Mountains, a total of 6 peaks. However the views on the surrounding reservoirs and The waters of reservoirs, lakes and even the silhouette of the Manhattan skyline from a distance offer a great reward. A shorter route passes through residential neighborhood with beautiful houses.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Jennifer Chen/Chung Leung

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 5/25/2024 - ALA Fundraising: West Mountain - Timp Torne, 6 & 8 Mile Day Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Hike for a good lung. Support American Lung Association in Memory of Gin Goon. Starting at the Anthony Wayne Parking Area, follow the White trail, then the FAWN (red) trail and then the Timp-Torne (blue) trail to meet the AT trail at West Mountain. Enjoy the many lookout points along the ridge. Short distance hikers follow Yellow trail to return to parking lot after lunch at the shelter. Avid hikers venture out to the Timp for lunch, then return by the 1777 Red trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Jessica Liu/MeiSheng Liu

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


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

Saturday 6/1/2024 - Norvin Green/ Weis Nature Center 12+ Mile Hikes, Levels C & D
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
From Weis Center, go up Ball Mtn. to the Vista point. Come downhill to Roomy Mine 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: Iris Liu

Saturday 6/8/2024 - Pyramid Mountain 6 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, NJ
This is a natural preserve in the heart of the suburban Morris County, NJ. About 18,000 years ago, the Wisconsin Glacier deposited a number of extraordinary boulders and created beautiful landscapes with numerous swamps and streams in the area. Those in turn, help nourish the amazing array of wildflowers, birds and wild animals in this densely forested park. The area contains a maze of trails with many hidden viewpoints like the Tripod Rock, Bear Rock and to just naming a few. Therefore follow the trip leader and take your time to visit these interesting places. For faster hikers, they can extend the hike to Turkey Mountain and visit the reservoirs.
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Homer Hsieh/Lucy Yu

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

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

Saturday 6/15/2024 - Guided Kayaking + Bannerman Castle Tour/ Level B
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Storm King Adventure Tours in Cornwall-on-Hudson offers a 3-hour guided tour to visit the famous Bannerman Castle! Begin your adventure by taking a leisurely paddle across the Hudson River before arriving at Wee-bay. We then make our way up from the shore on the walking trails. A Bannerman Castle Historian then directs a tour along the walkways. This tour is best for those who enjoy learning about our local history. Light hiking and many stairs are apart of this tour. Round trip paddling distance of approximately 2.5 miles. Limit to 25 people and members only. $90/pp Registration before 7/10/2023.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM at Storm King Adventure Tours,
Leaders: Jimmy Xing

Saturday 6/15/2024 - Four Lakes Hike, 8-10 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 down to Pine Meadow Lake from Yellow and to Lake Wanoksink from unmarked road. Change to the TMI trail-Wood Town Road and Yellow to Resevoir 3. After Walking on the Breakneck ridge enjoying the expansive view of the Breakneck pond. Enjoy leisure smooth walk down Buck Trail (yellow) and Blue trail to the parking lot on Lake Sebago.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 am at the Sebago Boat Launch
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Jessica Liu

Saturday 6/15/2024 - Mt. Beacon & Sugarloaf Mountain Loop - 12+ Mile Day Hike / Level D
Hudson Highlands State Park
Route: Start with Casino Trail (red), pass the Ruins of Incline Railway Powerhouse, turn right to Breakneck Ridge Trail (white), pass Mt. Beacon Fire Tower (1653 ft), turn right to Breakneck Bypass Trail (red), turn right onto Wilkinson Memorial Trail (yellow), pass Sugarloaf Mountain (1000 ft), turn left on Fishkill Ridge Trail (white), then the yellow Bypass Trail to Casino Trail (red) back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Iris Liu/XiaoTao Shi

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

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

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


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

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

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

Saturday 7/13/2024 - Palisades Cliff and Hudson Shore Family Hike / Level A
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. Parking Fee required
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the State Line Lookout parking lot
Leaders: Ary Wu/Connie Htam/MeiSheng Liu

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

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

Saturday 7/27/2024 - Iron Mines trail, 6 & 9 miles Day Hikes/ Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Peep into the mining past of Harriman State Park by visiting the remnants of some old iron mines. Starting from Lake Skannatati, visit the Hogencamp Mine then to the Surbridge Mine. Hike along the Surbridge Mine Rd where wild flowers are abundant in spring time. Lunch at the shelter. Then hike to the Fingerboard Shelter to enjoy the view of Lake Tiorati. Connect to the service road and hike to the Pine Swamp Mine. Then pick up the A-SB trail back to Lake Askoti. There are many turns and sections of the trail are unmarked. Therefore all novice hikers must follow the leaders. Adventurous hikers extend the hike to Boston Mine with the bonus of the terrific views of Island Pond and atop mountain ridges.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Lake Askoti Parking Lot
Leaders: XiaoTao Shi/Lucy Yu


Saturday 8/3/2024 - Stonetown Circular Hike, 7 - 9 Mile Hikes / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Starting at the parking lot at Stonetown Road, climb up Little Windbeam, Windbeam, Bear and Board Mountains, a total of 6 peaks. However the views on the surrounding reservoirs and The waters of reservoirs, lakes and even the silhouette of the Manhattan skyline from a distance offer a great reward. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Iris Liu/XiaoJing Wei

Saturday 8/10/2024 - Silvermine Lake/ Stockbridge Mountain Hike / Level B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the Silvermine Lake picnic area, follow the yellow trail to the Brien Memorial Shelter.Then change to RD. Cross over to the Long Path near Lake Tiorati. Follow the Long Path to visit the Hippo Rock and the Cave shelter. Return by the Yellow Menomine trail back to Silvermine Lake Picnic area.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Frank Song/Davy Mak

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

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

Saturday 8/17/2024 - Whitehorse Mt., Eagle Cliff, Black Rock loop -- 14 mile Day Hike / Level D
Blackrock Forest
Take Highlands Trail, pass Whitehorse Mt., and Mt. Misery, then change to Scenic Trail (white). take a detour to Eagle Cliff, take Compartment trail to Split Rock, then at Two Gates, take Stillman trail (yellow) south and then Black Rock Hollow trail (white) and Reservoir trail (blue) north and Duggan trail (red) back to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trailhead parking lot on Reservoir Road
Leaders: Jessica Liu/Davy Mak

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

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


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

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

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

Saturday 9/21/2024 - 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. *limit to 20 people, no carpool arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: YuShan Li/Mei Lu

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

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

Saturday 9/28/2024 - Ramapo Lake - Wanaque Ridge Hike, 7 - 10 Mile/ Level B&C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From the Trailhead, follow Castle Loop (white)Trail to Ramapo Lake. Climb Le Grande Hill for the view. Change to the (orange) for the views on top of Wanaque Ridge. Then follow the white trail up the hill to visit ruins and the Stone Tower. Continue on the Cannon Ball Trail to Matapan Rock. Visit the Millstone Hill. Follow the (Orange) trail, then (purple) trail back to the parking lot. *No carpool arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead Parking Lot
Leaders: Homer Hsieh/Sharon Yen






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