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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 hike with the trip leader and take your time to visit these interesting places. For faster hikers, they can extend the hike to Turkey Mountain and visit the reservoirs. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 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, (No Vacancy)
Taconic State Park
Registration is Full. 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

Sunday 8/15/2021 - 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: Chung Leung

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 8/21/2021 - Indian Hill & Sterling Loop Hike, 6-8-11 mile, levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
The Indian Hill is famous for its south-facing scenic views of the Ramapo Valley. Good chances of wildlife viewing in the meadows of the Sterling loop. Many options to shorten or extend the hike. Start the hike on the Townsend (orange) trail to reach the Southfield Furnace. Change to the (red) trail then the (Yellow) trail to go up Indian Hill. Enjoy the views on the mountain top and return to the parking by the Long Meadow (green) trail. Adventurous hikers can go up to AT trail from Indian Hill. Go westbound on AT trail and loop back to Long Meadow (green) trail. * No Carpool Arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Amanda Hwang

Sunday 8/22/2021 - Gertrude Nose & Lake Minnewaska Hike, Level A, B & C
Minnewaska State Park Reserve, NY
The ridge of Gertrude’s Nose is one of the most scenic and spectacular rock formations in the Shawangunks. The trail climbs along bare rock ledges with sheer drops of several hundred feet. Glacial erratics perched near the cliff edges, deep crevices in the rock, and the pitch pines growing out these crevices make the hike even more interesting. The hike continues to Lake Minnewaska. The aquamarine colored lake surrounded by white conglomerate cliffs is a beauty for all seasons. Choose the carriage roads for an easier walk.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at the Upper Parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

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 (no vacancy)
Registration is now closed. We have reached full capacity for the camping. 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 Miles / 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 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Bon Chiu

Saturday 9/11/2021 - Fire Tower to Bare Rock Loop, 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
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 - Mid-Autumn Festival Cookout Picnic, Moon Viewing, and Night Hike
Silvermine Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
Welcome the full moon coming up on September 18 Mid-Autumn Festival. Have a Cookout Picnic at the trailhead, then hike about two miles to Stockbridge Shelter with an unobstructed open sky. Prepare tea and snacks to wait for the moon to rise. Have tea and share thoughts on harmonious unions while viewing the moon. People who prefer to go home early, hike with headlamps back to the parking lot. Others can camp overnight in the mountain. The Cookout Picnic fee is $5 and free for child under 12 years old. You need to bring your own bowl and eating utensils.
Meeting Time/Place: 3:00 PM at the trailhead for Cookout Picnic. 5:00 PM if skipping the picnic.
Leaders: Jessica Liu/Danielle Liang/Vincent Yu

Saturday 9/18/2021 - Silvermine Lake to Lake Tiorati Loop / 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, pass Tiorati Brook Road to Lake Tiorati for lunch. After lunch, get on AT and after crossing 7 Lakes Drive, follow unmarked trail to Yellow, Menomine Trail back to the parkin lot. People who join the moon viewing and night hike can have supper in the picnic area before going up to Stockbridge Shelter. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau

Saturday 9/18/2021 - Shore Path Trail Maintenance (1)
Shore Path, Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ
Trail maintenance of the Shore Path trail along the Hudson River in New Jersey; Hurricane Ida caused substantial damage to the trails in the Palisades Interstate Park. This "working activity" is to clear debris, fallen tree branches, rock and soil blocking the Shore Trail at several locations. 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: Chwen (Jun) Best/Tony Shu/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 9/25/2021 - Ramapo Lake to Wanaque Ridge Loop - 8 miles / Level C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From Parking Lot, take Blue/Black trail to Ramapo lake;Turn left on Red trail uphill to visit the view points; Change to the Cannon Ball red trail and then the orange trail to go up Wanaque Ridge to enjoy the expansive views. The Orange trail ends with a pipeline service road. Turn left on the service road until it meets with a white trail. Turn right on the white trail to visit a ruined mansion and a stone tower. Come down from the hill and follow the Cannonball Trail (red) to pass the Skyline Drive, turn left to Hofferlin Memorial Trail (Yellow), then turn left to purple trail to visit Lake Tamarack and Todd Lake, cross Skyline Drive and take the white trail and then Blue/Black trail back to parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM Skyline Drive Lower Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Sharon Yan

Saturday 9/25/2021 - West Mountain and the Timp , 6 and 8 Miles Day Hike/ Levels B and C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Parking Area, follow the White trail, then the FAWN (red) trail and then the Timp-Torne (blue) trail to meet the AT trail at West Mountain. Enjoy the many lookout points along the ridge. Level B hikers will follow Yellow to return to the parking lot after lunch at the shelter. The Level C hikers venture out to the Timp for lunch, then return by 1777 Red to the parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area parking lot
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu


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

Saturday 10/2/2021 - Manitoga/ Canada Hill/ AT Trail Hike, 7 & 10 miles / Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Manitoga was the woodland garden of designer Russel Wright and is a National Historic Landmark for preservation. Start from the parking lot, tour the beautiful landscape and walk towards Curry Pond. Catch the AT trail and hike southwards to Canada Hill. Turn around and head north on the AT trail to Sugarloaf Hill. Enjoy the view of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the riverfront park of Glenclyffe. No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Jiang Li

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

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

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

Saturday 10/9/2021 - Silvermine Lake to Stockbridge Shelter, 9 miles / Levels B
Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the Silvermine Lake picnic area, follow the yellow trail to the Brien Memorial Shelter.Then change to RD. Cross over to the Long Path near Lake Tiorati. Follow the Long Path to visit the Hippo Rock and the Cave shelter. Return by the Yellow Menomine trail back to Silvermine Lake Picnic area. A more leisurely hike will skip Brien Memorial Shelter and cut onto the AT trail. There are many good lunch spots on top of Stockbridge Mountains. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bon Chiu

Saturday 10/16/2021 - High Point and Sawmill Lake, 9 Miles Day Hike / Level C
High Point State Park, NJ
Starting from parking lot on Rt. 23 south of the Park Office, take Blue for a short distance, turn right onto Iris (Red) and then turn left onto AT (Whit). After 3/4 mile, turn right onto Blue Dot toward Sawmill Lake. From Sawmill lake service road, go to Mashipacong (Yellow) toward east and cross Rt. 23. Get onto Brown/Yellow, then Kuser Road along Lake Marcia and onto Monument (Red/Green). After a loop on Monument trail will reach the Monument. Stay at the Monument for a short break, then get onto AT south toward Iris (Red), and Blue back to the parking lot. Longer route: from parking lot, take blue trail, turn left on Iris Trail (red), then turn right on AT, pass Dutch Shoe Rock then join the shorter route. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng

Saturday 10/16/2021 - Bull Hill & Breakneck Mountain hike/ Levels B&C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) is located next to the famous Breakneck Ridge in the Hudson Highlands. Hiking up Bull Hill offers sweeping views of the Hudson River and neighboring peaks from rock outcrops but without the rock scramble like Breakneck. Descend from the summit of Bull Hill. Cross over to the northern section of the Breakneck Ridge by the Notch trail for more views. Finish the hike by walking downhill on the Cornish trail along the Breakneck Brook. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Washburn Trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

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

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

Saturday 10/23/2021 - Pyramid Mountain Hike, 7 & 9 miles / Levels B & C
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, NJ
This is a natural preserve in the heart of the suburban Morris County, NJ. About 18,000 years ago, the Wisconsin Glacier deposited a number of extraordinary boulders and created beautiful landscapes with numerous swamps and streams in the area. Those in turn, help nourish the amazing array of wildflowers, birds and wild animals in this densely forested park. The area contains a maze of trails with many hidden viewpoints like the Tripod Rock, Bear Rock and to just naming a few. Therefore follow the trip leader and take your time to visit these interesting places. For faster hikers, they can extend the hike to Turkey Mountain and visit the reservoirs. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: James Yu

Sunday 10/24/2021 - Ramapo Valley Ilgenstein Rock Hike / Level B&C
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Mahwah, NJ
From the parking lot, take the bridge across the Ramapo River. Go around the Scarlet Pond. Go up the mountain to Hawk Rock and Cactus Ledge. Go downhill to reach Ridge Overlook where there is a gorgeous view of the valley. Hike down the hill to MacMillan Reservoir. Go through the swamp to reach Bear Swamp Lake. Climb up the hill to Ilgentstein Rock. After enjoying the panorama view, go downhill to the Cannonball Lake. Follow the Swamp Brook downhill then follow the Yellow Silver Trail to return to the parking. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: George Rogers/Chung Leung

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

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

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


Saturday 11/6/2021 - Schunemunk Mountain, 8 Mile Day Hike/ Levels C
Schunemunk Mountain State Park, NY
The trail over Schunemunk Mountain offers a series of fine lookouts and a varied terrain. The Storm King Art Center can be seen from the ridge. Enjoy the special vegetation and rock formations on the ridges. The Megaliths is a must visit lunch spot. Expect some steep up hills and descents. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 11/6/2021 - Beacon Mtn. & Fishkill Ridge Hike, 7 & 9 Miles / Levels B & C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Loop up , up, up and around the protected crests of the conservation area, including Lambs Hill and Bald Hill. The Town of Beacon, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and the Hudson River can be seen from viewpoints along the Overlook Trail and the Fishkill Ridge Trail. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best

Sunday 11/7/2021 - Kittatinny Mountain and Sunfish Pond, 8 miles Day Hike -- Levels C
Delaware Water Gap, NJ
Hike up Mount Tammany to view the gorgeous geology of the water gap. Then follow the flat fire road on the ridge to Sunfish Pond. Return by the AT trail. Easy hikers can descend from Mt. Tammany to visit the Dunnfield Creek before meeting the AT to end the hike. *No Carpool Arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Ling Zhou

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

Saturday 11/13/2021 - Semi-annual Trail Maintenance / Level B
Shore Path, Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ
Trail maintenance of the Shore Path trail along the Hudson River in New Jersey; pick up trash, trim protruding branches, etc. Trip leaders will provide tools. Light refreshments will be offered at the end of the activity. This is a very important event for the club as it is our duty to serve our community and conserve the nature for the future.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung/James Yu/Tony Shu/Shui-Kei Ng

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

Saturday 11/27/2021 - Norvin Green/ Weis Nature Center 6 - 9 Mile Hikes, Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
From Weis Center, go up Ball Mtn. to the Vista point. Come downhill to Roomy Mine and view the cascades along the Blue Mine Brook. Continue on the Highland Trail to visit High Point which is famous for its rock ledges, pitch pines and panoramic view. Branch off to visit the lookout points at Carris Hill. Return to Weis Center by the service road. Avid hikers can extend the hike to the trails on Buck Mtn. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Rosa Melgar


Saturday 12/4/2021 - Black Rock Forest Exploration Hike, 8 - 11 mile/ Levels B & C
Black Rock Forest Consortium, NY
The Black Rock Forest is famous for its reservoirs, ponds and the ridges. The easier hike takes advantage of the carriage roads. The more difficult hike follows the trails on the ridges and visits all the view points at Mt. Misery, Hill of Pines, Rattlesnake Hill and Eagle Cliff. However no one will miss the views atop the Black Rock Summit. *no carpool arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Nancy Liang

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

Saturday 12/18/2021 - Lake Askoti- Island Pond Hike, 7-9 mile, Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
Take the A-SB (red triangle) trail to Time Square. Go up the Hogencamp Mountain and visit the lookout points on R-D and Lichen trails. Continue to visit the famous rock formation of Lemon Squeezer. Go west on the AT trail to the north shore of Island Pond. Change to a service road to a secluded spot, south of Island pond. Retrace back on the service road and follow the scenic Dunning (yellow) trail back to the parking. Avid hikers can extend the hike to visit the lookout points on Black Rock Mountain before heading back to the parking lot. *No Carpool Arrangement*
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders:

Saturday 12/25/2021 - Otter Hole to Ball Mountain Loop Hike, 6 - 9 Mile / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Start from the Otter Hole trailhead. Follow the blue, then white trails to Chikahoki Falls. Climb up Carris Hill to Yoo-Hoo Point. Yell Yoo-Hoo so people at High Point can hear you. Continue on the blue trail to connect to the Otter Hole (green) trail back to the trailhead. Visit all the viewpoints along the way. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:


Saturday 1/1/2022 - Surebridge Mtn Family Hike + Option for Cookout Lunch / Level A
Harriman State Park, NY
The winter scenery on Lake Askoti is very pretty. Spend a few minutes there before starting to hike to Time Square at Hogencamp Mountain. Then follow an old mine road to an obscure shelter. The area used to have many mining activities and offer many special sceneries in the winter time. For lunch, you can bring your own stove and food to cook a hot lunch. If you prefer to cook, please indicate on your registration. The leader can provide advice and help on outdoor cooking. After lunch, follow the AT and service road to hike leisurely back to the the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at Trailhead
Leaders:


Saturday 1/8/2022 - Sterling Lake-Fire Tower-Bare Rock Loop, 6 - 9 miles, Levels B & C
Sterling Forest State Park, NY
Starting from the Lautenberg Visitor Center, tour the Lakeville Ironwork Furnace. Walk along the south shore of Sterling Lake to the Fire Tower trailhead. Go up the hill to the Fire Tower. Hike along the Sterling Ridge to have a good view of the Sterling Lake and the surrounding mountains. Change to the (orange) trail to visit the Bare Rock lookout point where there is an expansive view of Greenwood Lake. Retrace the (orange) trail going downhill back to Sterling Lake and the Visitor Center. *no carpool arrangements.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 1/15/2022 - Storm King Mountain 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Cornwall, NY
From the Route 9W (North) trailhead parking lot, ascend Storm King Mt. on the Butter Hill Trail (orange). Then follow the yellow Stillman Trail through many scenic viewpoints overlooking the Hudson River. Change to the blue Howell Trail to loop around North Point with a view that looks like a Scandinavian fjord. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: Meeting Time/Place: 8 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: /Joe Chou

Saturday 1/22/2022 - Johnsontown Circle to Lake Skenonto winter Hike / Levels B & C
Harriman State Park, NY
From JTC, follow Blue Disc Trail to climb up Dater Mtn. Visit the curtain of icicles hanging from the cliff at Elbow Brush. Climb up Claudius Smith Den to enjoy the winter view of Blauvelt Mountain. Continue on Blue Disc trail, then take the Victory Trail to the frozen Lake Skenonto. After lunch, go along the bank of Lake Sebago to the Triangle (Yellow)Trail. Follow the Triangle and then the White Bar Trails back to JCT. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:

Saturday 1/29/2022 - Terrace Pond/ Bearfort Mountain Hike, Level B & C
Abram Hewitt State Forest, NJ
Terrace Pond is an aquatic gem that lies at an altitude of 1,380 feet located in the Abram Hewitt State Forest near West Milford, NJ. Terrace Pond is surrounded by steep cliffs of puddingstone conglomerate, with nearby blueberry swamps and impressive stands of rhododendron. The expansive views on top of the mountain ridges worth the effort of some steep climbs. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Hiking Terrace Pond Parking
Leaders: /Vincent Yu







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