Member Club of New York - New Jersey Trail Conference
You must register on the CMCNY website to participate in an activity. Activity registration usually closes at 6:00pm on the Thursday before the event. If you missed the registration deadline, you can contact the trip leaders by phone or email to ask for permission to join the activity.
What to Bring?
We recommend you to bring the following items for the trip:
Small backpack, hiking boots, hiking poles, wind/rain jacket, sufficient water, food (lunch), map of area, compass, watch, sun screen, insect repellents, first-aid kit and all other items as instructed by the trip leaders. Pets might not be allowed on certain trails. Dogs must be leashed all the time. Please check with the leaders before the trip. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages.
During the trip
All participants must arrive at the meeting place on time. Notify the trip leaders ahead of time if you cannot come or are going to be late.
Follow the instructions from the trip leaders and respect all the participants on the trip. Inform the trip leader if you don't feel well; get injured; cannot catch up or need to leave the group temporarily.
On biking trips, observe all traffic and safety rules. Wait for the trip leaders if you are not familiar with the route.
On hiking trips, stay on the trail all the time. Do not litter. Be conscious to protect the environment. Go for bathroom convenience at least 50 feet away from the trails and water sources. Hike at your comfortable pace. If you are not familiar with the area, wait for and hike with the trip leaders.
Request for Carpool Transportation
CMCNY does not oversee, organize and/or is responsible for providing transportation to and from any of the activities. Those who need transportation to join a hike
should get to know fellow hikers to arrange a ride by themselves. They can ask the trip leader for the contact information of the hikers who can do others a favor to ride together to the hike. The hikers who need a ride must make the arrangements themselves with the hikers providing the convenience to share the ride. The hikers who need the transportation must respect the good will of the fellow hikers giving them the convenience and should voluntarily and generously compensate the friends who take them to the hike. The transportation arrangement policy to hikes applies to all other CMCNY activities.
Only members can join our activities. Non-members are welcome to join membership at their first activity with CMCNY.
No fee is charged on a one day hiking or biking activity. Activity fee is charged for camping, canoeing/kayaking and special activities. All activity fees must be paid before the event.
Annual Membership Term starts on the first day of January to the thirty-first day of December of each calendar year. New members joining after the first day of October would start their membership on the year of joining and their annual membership term ends on the thirty-first day of December of the following year.
All memberships are subject to the approval of the Board of CMCNY. CMCNY does not discriminate based on age, race, creed, sex or national origin. Members agree to abide by the Bylaws and policies of CMCNY, subject to change, and the instructions of the trip leaders. If the applicant is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian as well as the applicant MUST sign.
Each person participating in CMCNY activities must sign the following liability waiver statement. A parent or guardian must sign for the person(s) under age 18.
Release and Assumption of Risk: I understand that during outing(s) of which I participate under arrangements of CMCNY and its agents, certain risks and dangers may arise, including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in the wilderness, the forces of nature, accident and illness. In consideration of the right to participate in these outing(s), I have and do hereby assume all foreseen and unforeseen risks associated with the outing(s) and to the fullest extent allowed by law, they will hold CMCNY, its agents, its trip leaders, its officers and board of directors harmless from and defend them against any and all liability actions, suits, claims and demands which could arise out of the outing(s). This Agreement shall serve as an absolute release and assumption of risk for myself and my heirs, administrators, executors, and for all members of my family including any minors accompanying me.
I represent I am in good general health, have good exercise tolerance and free of any physical and/or medical restrictions to participate in the outing(s). I understand that neither CMCNY nor its agents, trip leaders and/or volunteers are medical providers, and medical services may not be available while I am participating in the outing(s).
The outings officially begin and end at the location designated by CMCNY, and DO NOT include carpooling, transporting, or transit to and from the outing(s). I fully understand and acknowledge I personally responsible for all risks associated with this travel.
The Chinese Mountain Club of New York, Inc. and/or its trip leaders, officers, or representatives, shall not be liable for any injury, loss or damage to persons and/or property, direct or consequential, arising out of any trips and/or activities of the Club. The assumption of risk, which is inherent in this type of rugged outdoor activity, is implied on the part of each person who attends any outing trip and every person participating in any of said trips and/or activities assumes all risk and liability in connection therewith. .