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Saturday 12/6/2014 - 8 Miles Day Hike / Level C
Lake Skenonto, Harriman State Park
Starting on Blue Disc trail from Johnsontown Circle. Be prepared for uphill climbing for approx. 2 miles. Late lunch at the Lake Skenonto with lake view and breeze. Go back along flat White-Bar trail with leisure walking pace.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders:
Chen-Fa Sun/Jim Mash

Saturday 12/13/2014 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti – Stahahe Peak Loop, Harriman State Park
From the Lake Askoti parking lot, take ASB (red) to Time Square. Then follow the R-D (red) trail to Ship Rock and change to the Dunning (yellow) trail to Boston Mine. Follow the unmarked trail up to the peak of Stahahe. It has a stunning view of the lake and is a perfect place for picnic. After lunch, follow the Dunning trail and the Long Path trail back to the parking lot. The level C hikers extend the route to Lemon Squeezer and Black Rock. 
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Tony Shu/Steve Huang

Saturday 12/20/2014 - 6 & 10 Miles Day Hikes/ Levels B & C
Black Rock Forest
The 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: George Rogers/Cindy Choi

Saturday 12/27/2014 - Year End Hike, 6 & 8 Miles / Levels B & C
Popolopin Torne/ Bear Mountain
Starting from Fort Montgomery, follow the Blue trail to Popolopen Torne. Some rock scrambling is required but the panoramic view at the Torne is rewarding. Return by taking the Red trail along the Hell Hole Creek to Hessian Lake at Bear Mtn. and Fort Clinton 
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Leo Sun


Saturday 1/3/2015 - 7 Mile Day Hike /Level C
Silvermine Lake -- Stockbridge Mountain loop
Starting from the Silvermine Lake parking 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. Enjoy the beautiful views of the mountain ridge and the lakes. After lunch, take the RD trail to the Brien Memorial Shelter and switch to the yellow trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM Silvermine Lake Parking or 8:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders:
Cindy Choi/Cherry Lau

Saturday 1/10/2015 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: George Rogers/Nancy Liang

Saturday 1/17/2015 - 6 -9 Mile Day Hike / Level B -C
Norvin Green State Forest
Start from the Otter Hole trailhead. Follow Blue, then white to Chikahoki Falls. Climb up Carris Hill, then Yoo-Hoo Points and High Points. Visit all the lookout points and return to the trailhead. 
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Alex Wei/Janny Tan

Sunday 1/25/2015 -
Spring Festival Party /Annual Meeting
An experience sharing, get together party for all members and friends. The event features a buffet lunch, photo/slide show on our exotic expeditions, board member election, raffle, games and preview of upcoming activities. Reservation is required. Fees: Free for members and children under 10; $6 for Non-members. Reservation: Email or Call Leaders before 01/16/2015.
Meeting Time/Place: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm, Community Room - Confucius Plaza, Chinatown
Leaders: Shui Kei Ng/Steve Huang

Saturday 1/31/2015 - 6 - 9 Miles Day Hike / Level B - C
West Mountain
Starting at the Anthony Wayne Parking Area, follow the White trail, then the FAWN (red) trail and then the Timp-Torne (blue) trail to meet the AT trail at West Mountain. Enjoy the many lookout points along the ridge. Level B hikers will follow Yellow to return to 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15AM at trail head or 8:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Gordon Moy

Saturday 1/31/2015 - 15 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 1) / Level E
Johnsontown Circle - Lemon Squeezer Loop
Start at Blue Disc, climb Daters Mt. & Pound Mt.. Change to RD Red; climb Black Ash Mt., Parker Cabin Mt., & Tom Jones Mt.. Cross Rt.106 then continue on RD Red. to AT. Follow AT; change to LP (blue) to Lemon Squeezer. Return on White Bar all the way back to the parking lot. Dress warm for winter and bring winter hiking gear. Hiking pole and stabilizers are a must! 
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Johnsontown Circle
Leaders: Chung Leung


Saturday 2/7/2015 - 8 Mile Day Hike/ Level C
Tuxedo Park – Lake Skenonto Loop, Harriman State Park, NY
Start from the Tuxedo Park train station, follow the RD trail then the TMI to Claudius Smith Den. Continue with TMI then change to the Yellow Triangle trail to Lake Sebago and Lake Skenonto. Enjoy the winter lake views. If trail condition is good, continue on the Yellow Triangle trail back to the parking lot. Otherwise follow the Victory Blue trails and other short cuts back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders:
George Rogers/Rwei Su

Saturday 2/7/2015 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 2) / Level E
Johnsontown Circle - Lemon Squeezer Loop
Start at Blue Disc, climb Daters Mt. & Pound Mt.. Change to RD Red; climb Black Ash Mt., Parker Cabin Mt., & Tom Jones Mt.. Cross Rt.106 then continue on RD Red to the Water Tower. Then change to LP (blue) to Lemon Squeezer. Return on White Bar all the way back to the parking lot. Dress warm for winter and bring winter hiking gear. Hiking pole and stabilizers are a must! 
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Johnsontown Circle
Leaders: George Li

Saturday 2/14/2015 - 16 & 12 miles Day Hikes (26 mile training session 3) / Levels E
Seven Hills To S-BM loop
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.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30AM at trailhead or 6:30 AM at carpool place
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 2/14/2015 - 7 Miles Day Hike/ Level C
Storm King Mountain
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 ford. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints. 
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Cindy Choi

Saturday 2/21/2015 - 7 Miles Day Hike / Level 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 Torati. 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: 9:15AM at trail head or 8:00 AM at designated pickup location
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Ben Lee

Saturday 2/21/2015 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 4) / Level E
Johnsontown Circle - Lemon Squeezer Loop
Start at Blue Disc, climb Daters Mt. & Pound Mt.. Change to RD Red; climb Black Ash Mt., Parker Cabin Mt., & Tom Jones Mt.. Cross Rt.106 then continue on RD Red to the Water Tower. Then change to LP (blue) to Lemon Squeezer. Return on White Bar all the way back to the parking lot. Dress warm for winter and bring winter hiking gear. Hiking pole and stabilizers are a must! 
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Johnsontown Circle
Leaders: Chen-Fa Sun

Saturday 2/28/2015 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti West – Lemon Squeezer Loop, Harriman State Park
Starting from Lake Askoti, follow the ASB (red) trail to Time Square then to Lemon Squeezer. Have lunch by the beautiful Island Pond. Return by the Dunning (yellow) trail. The C level hikers can extend the hike to Elk Pen in the morning and to Black Rock in the afternoon.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Alex Wei

Saturday 2/28/2015 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 5) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station – TMI Loop
From Tuxedo Park Train Station, take RD (red) to Time Square. Change to the Long Path and hike to the Big Hill Shelter. Then follow SBM (yellow), Breakneck Mountain Trail (white) to TMI (red). Follow TMI back to the Tuxedo Park Train Station.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Train Station Commuter Parking
Leaders: Flora Gu


Saturday 3/7/2015 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti West – Lemon Squeezer Loop, Harriman State Park
Starting from Lake Askoti, follow the ASB (red) trail to Time Square then to Lemon Squeezer. Have lunch by the beautiful Island Pond. Return by the Dunning (yellow) trail. The C level hikers can extend the hike to Elk Pen in the morning and to Black Rock in the afternoon.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders:
Steve Huang/George Rogers

Saturday 3/7/2015 - 20 Miles Day Hike (26 mile training session 6) / Level F
JCT to the Water Tower Loop
Starting from JCT, take Blue Disc to the end. Take RD to the water tower. Then cross over to LP. Follow LP to connect to AT. Change to AT to go to Island Pond. Follow Island Pond Road to connect to White Bar. Take White Bar all the way back to JCT.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Johnsontown Circle
Leaders: Ada Jow

Saturday 3/14/2015 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Racoon Brook Hill / Pine Meadow Lake
Starting from the Visitor Center, go up the Reeves Brook trail (white) to visit the Torne View and Pulpit. Descend on the Raccoon Brook Hills trail to Pine Meadow Lake. Have lunch and take a leisurely walk around the lake and return by the Pine Meadow trail (red). Distance of the hike might be shortened due to trail conditions. Winter hiking gears are required.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15AM at trail head or 8:00 AM at designated pickup
Leaders: Wendy Zhou/Janny Tan

Saturday 3/14/2015 - 14 &18 Miles Day Hike (26 mile training session 7) / Level F
Long Path (LP), Beech, and Menomine Loop
Long Path (LP), Beech, and Menomine Loop Route: From Lake Skannatati/Askoti parking lot, take Long Path (green) south, then turn left on Beech Trail (blue). Then turn right on Red Cross Trail (red), then turn left on Menomine Trail (yellow), then turn left on Long Path (green) to parking lot. The extended route: from Menomine trail, take Nawahunta Fire Road to meet Long Path.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Lake Skannatati//Askoti parking lot
Leaders: Shui Kei Ng

Saturday 3/21/2015 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hike / Levels B & C
Dunderberg Mountain, Harriman State Park
Start from the parking lot at 9W/202, follow the red trail to Dunderberg Mountain. After enjoying the first viewpoint of the Hudson River, continue to Cornell Mine. Lunch at The Timp, then follow the blue trail back to trial head. Enjoy many viewpoints of Hudson River along the Timp-Torne trail.  
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at designated carpool locations
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Chen-Fa Sun

Saturday 3/21/2015 - 18 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 8) / Level F
Lake Askoti – Pingyp Mtn Loop
From Lake Askoti, take Red Cross Trail to pass the Palisades Pkwy. Then change to S-BM (yellow) to go up Pingy Mtn. Continue the S-BM trail to Big Hill Shelter. This is a section of the actual 26 mile hike route. Then follow Long Path back to Lake Askoti. An extended route will continue from Big Hill to follow TMI. Then take 7 Lakes Drive or other short cuts back to Lake Askoti.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Lake Askoti Parking Lot
Leaders: Harry Chen

Saturday 3/28/2015 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Schunemunk Mountain
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: 9:15AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Bert Santos/Tony Shu

Saturday 3/28/2015 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 9) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station – TMI Loop
From Tuxedo Park Train Station, take RD (red) to Time Square. Change to the Long Path and hike to the Big Hill Shelter. Then follow SBM (yellow), Breakneck Mountain Trail (white) to TMI (red). Follow TMI back to the Tuxedo Park Train Station. 
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Train Station Commuter Parking
Leaders: Cherry Lau


Saturday 4/4/2015 - 6 Miles Day Hike / Level C
Pound Mountain, Harriman State Park
Starting from the Tuxedo train station, the hike covers the Pound Mt. and Daters Mt. area. Dress warm for winter and bring winter hiking gear. Hiking boots and hiking pole are required.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders:
Steve Huang/Shui Kei Ng

Saturday 4/4/2015 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 10) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station – TMI Loop
From Tuxedo Park Train Station, take RD (red) to Time Square. Change to the Long Path and hike to the Big Hill Shelter. Then follow SBM (yellow), Breakneck Mountain Trail (white) to TMI (red). Follow TMI back to the Tuxedo Park Train Station.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Train Station Commuter Parking
Leaders: Feng Chen

Saturday 4/11/2015 - 6 & 8 Miles / Levels B & C
Popolopin Torne/ Bear Mountain
Starting from Fort Montgomery, follow the Blue trail to Popolopen Torne. Some rock scrambling is required but the panoramic view at the Torne is rewarding. Return by taking the Red trail along the Hell Hole Creek to Hessian Lake at Bear Mtn. and Fort Clinton.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Bert Santos/Alex Wei

Saturday 4/11/2015 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 11) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station – TMI Loop
From Tuxedo Park Train Station, take RD (red) to Time Square. Change to the Long Path and hike to the Big Hill Shelter. Then follow SBM (yellow), Breakneck Mountain Trail (white) to TMI (red). Follow TMI back to the Tuxedo Park Train Station.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Train Station Commuter Parking
Leaders: Wendy Zhou

Saturday 4/18/2015 - 7 & 9 miles Day Hike/ Level B & C
Seven Hills Trail, 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: 9:00AM Reeves Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Daniel Do/Janny Tan

Saturday 4/18/2015 - 24 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 12) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station Loop
Follow the similar trail as the actual 26 mile hike. Hikers set their own checkpoints and strategy on this trial run and take discretion to shorten the hike.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Jin Sun

Saturday 4/25/2015 - Fund Raising Hikes for the American Lung Association (ALA)

***if rains, it’ll be on Sunday, 4/26/2015 **** CMCNY will sponsor $10 donation to ALA for each person doing the Gin\'s 26-mile hike. Additional donation will be collected during the hikes and forwarded to ALA as a pool in memory of Gin Goon. Donation will best be made by checks payable directly to American Lung Association.
Meeting Time/Place:
Leaders:

Saturday 4/25/2015 - Gin’s 26 Mile Day Hike / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
Our annual 26-miles day hike, in memory of Gin Goon, the co-founder of CMCNY who passed away in Oct. 2003, this hike has been renamed to “Gin’s 26 Miles Day Hike” to honor him. Gin started 26 miles day hike and has became his signature trip for many years. The hike is strenuous with different terrain conditions. Experienced hikers only! Contact leaders for additional information.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung/Tony Shu

Saturday 4/25/2015 - 15 Mile Day Hike / Level E
Tuxedo Park/ Big Hill Shelter Loop
This is a shorter version of 26-mile hike. We start at the same place in Tuxedo Park, hike 15 miles and try to finish just ahead of 26-mile marathoners to welcome them back. We welcome everyone to join. Prepare for a good pace hike.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking
Leaders: Daniel Do/Ben Lee

Saturday 4/25/2015 - 6 Mile Day Hike / Level B
Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop
This is a short hike to support the Gin\\\\\\\'s Hike. 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. Meet the 26 mile hikers on the way and cheer them up. 
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trail head or 8:00 at the carpool pickup locations
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)


Saturday 5/2/2015 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hike/ 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: 9:00AM PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders:
Shui Kei Ng/Jin Sun

Saturday 5/9/2015 - 6-9 Mile Day Hike – Level B &C
Schunemunk Mountain
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: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Chen-Fa Sun/Gordon Moy

Saturday 5/16/2015 - 2 Days Biking/ Camping Trip
Wildwood State Park, Wading River, LI
Day 1: Set up camp at Wildwood State Park. 50 plus miles biking between Montauk Lighthouse and Sag Harbor. Also available: Partial loop about 40 miles or less. Day 2: 35 miles biking through Mattituck, Greenport and Orient Point, North Fork. May visit a winery.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details.
Leaders: Ben Lee/Steve Chan

Saturday 5/16/2015 - 6 Miles Day Hike / Level B
Popolopen Torne, Bear Mtn, NY
Starting from Fort Montgomery, follow the Blue trail to Popolopen Torne. Some rock scrambling is required but the panoramic view at the Torne is rewarding. Return by taking the Red trail along the Hell Hole Creek to Hessian Lake at Bear Mtn. and Fort Clinton
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at designated pickup locations.
Leaders: Chung Leung/Janny Tan

Saturday 5/16/2015 - 5 Miles Family Hike/ Levels A & B
Fort Montgomery and Bear Mountain
This is a family outing suitable for all ages. Starting from Fort Montgomery, follow the blue marker to Bear Mtn Bridge. Then change to follow the AT trail to Perkins Tower. Continue to follow AT to come down Bear Mtn then change to the Yellow trail to the Hessian Lake. For a more leisurely walk, there is a path around the lake, the zoo, the mineral museum and Fort Montgomery Historical Site.  
Meeting Time/Place:
Leaders: Henry Jiang/Jim Mash

Saturday 5/23/2015 - Memorial Day Camping (3 days, 5/23 – 5/25)
North-South Lake, Catskill, NY
North-South Lake Campground is located at the eastern edge of the Catskill Escarpment and it is the biggest and most popular state campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve. In addition to the scenic lakes located within the campground, the surrounding mountains contain numerous hiking trails leading to spectacular overlooks, waterfalls and historic sites. It is said that on a clear day, five states are visible from some overlooks. Please prepare your own camping equipment and gear. Limit to 60 people. Members have priority.  Fees (Include 1st night BBQ): $22 member, $28 non-member, $6 children under 12.  Register: All fees must be paid before May 5
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Chung Leung/Daniel Do/Alex Wei

Saturday 5/23/2015 - 8 Mile Day Hikes Level C
Russian Bear/ Pine Meadow Lake
Starting from Seven Hills on Blue to Russian Bear at Orange then pass Raccoon Brook Hills on Black to go down to Pine Meadow Lake for lunch. Return along the river on the Pine Meadow trail. 
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Ada Jow/Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)

Saturday 5/30/2015 - Spring Trail Maintenance (Shore Path)/ Level B
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’s our duty to serve our community and conserve the nature for the future.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Shui Kei Ng/Bert Santos/Harry Chen


Saturday 6/6/2015 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes/ Levels B & C
Bearfort Mountains, 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders:
Daniel Do/Kelly Ke

Saturday 6/13/2015 - 7 Miles Day Hike, Level B
Sterling Forest
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then on Red Trail to reach the Fire Tower. Hike along the Sterling Ridge on Blue Trail. Return on Yellow Trail and on Blue along the west shore of the Sterling Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trail head or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Janny Tan/Rwei Su

Saturday 6/20/2015 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hikes/ Levels B & C
Lake Askoti West – Lemon Squeezer Loop, Hariman State Park
Starting from Lake Askoti, follow the ASB (red) trail to Time Square then to Lemon Squeezer. Have lunch by the beautiful Island Pond. Return by the Dunning (yellow) trail. The C level hikers can extend the hike to Elk Pen in the morning and to Black Rock in the afternoon.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Leo Ngan

Saturday 6/27/2015 - 7 Miles Day Hike/ Level C
Storm King Mountain
From the Route 9W trailhead parking lot, ascend Storm King Mt. on the Butter Hill Trail (orange). Then follow the yellow Stillman Trail through many scenic viewpoints. Change to the blue Howell Trail to loop around North Point with a view that looks like a Scandinavian ford. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trail head or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Tony Shu/Cindy Choi


Thursday 7/2/2015 - 07/05/2015, 4 Days Canoing & Camping
Saranac Lakes, Adirondacks, NY
Saranac Lake Islands provide miles and miles of boating recreation and direct access to four other lakes through a set of locks which allow your vessel to be raised or lowered to the right water level. The camp sites are located on islands and accessible only by canoes. Only primitive toilets are available. Canoe rentals are available in the nearby town. You are responsible to find your own boating partner. You will arrange your own camping equipment and transportation to the campground. Limit to 20 people. Members have priority. Register before 6/7/15 Fees: Members $25, Non-members $30, Children (under 12) $8
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders:
Steve Huang/Bert Santos

Friday 7/3/2015 - - 7/5/2015, Independence Day Family Camping
Thompsons Lake Campground-Thacher State Park, NY
The Thompson\\\'s Lake Campground is nestled in the mountains near Albany, NY. It is conveniently located within Thacher State Park which is famous for its hiking trails meandering through waterfalls and limestone cliff-face with the panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys, the Adirondack and Green Mountains. This campground offers wooded campsites and is comprised of a sandy beach, mixed hardwood and conifer forests, limestone outcroppings, open fields, flush toilet and shower facilities . Recreational opportunities include a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a playing field, swingsets, carry-in boat access, rental row boats, fishing, biking, and nature trails. Bring your own camping equipments and arrange your own transportation. Participants are limited to 50 and spaces will be confirmed until fees are paid. Fees (include BBQ): Members $22, Non-members $28, Children (under 12 yrs) $6
Meeting Time/Place: contact leaders for details
Leaders: Chung Leung/Nancy Liang

Saturday 7/4/2015 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hikes / Level B & Level C
Racoon Brook Hill / Pine Meadow Lake
Starting from the Visitor Center, go up the Reeves Brook trail (white) to visit the Torne View and Pulpit. Descend on the Raccoon Brook Hills trail to Pine Meadow Lake. Have lunch and take a leisurely walk around the lake and return by the Pine Meadow trail (red). The C level hike extends to the Grandpa/ Grandma Rock and the Stone Memorial Shelter and return.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Alex Wei

Saturday 7/11/2015 - 5 Mile Family Hike /Level A
Lake Sebago, Harriman State Park, NY
Start from Johnsontown Circle, follow the White Bar to the Dutch Doctor Shelter. Then follow the bank of Lake Sebago to the beach. There are some blueberries along the trail.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Annie Yeung/Helen Huang

Saturday 7/11/2015 - 8 Mile Day Hikes Level C
Johnsontown Circle / Lake Skenonto, Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from JTC, climb Dater Mt. then Parker Cabin Mt. Enjoy the terrific views on top the ridge. After lunch, follow the Triangle (yellow) to the Lake Skenonto. Enjoy the views of Lake Sebago and return by the gentle slopes of the White Bar trail. 
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Daniel Do

Saturday 7/18/2015 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Seven Hills Trail/ Pine Meadow Lake
Take the Pine Meadow (red) trail on the opposite side of the Reeves Visitor center. 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. Adventurous hikers can make side trips to the Ramapo Torne, further up on Diamond Mtn Tower and the Pine Meadow Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive
Leaders: Tony Shu/Wendy Zhou

Saturday 7/25/2015 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hike, Levels B & C
Hook Mountain, New York
Starting at the trailhead near Rockland Park, go north to Haverstraw Park. If lucky, we will enjoy the picking of RASPBERRY. Have lunch at the picnic area along the Hudson River. The C level hikers go further to visit the Hook Mountain via Nyack Beach. There are many outstanding viewpoints over the river along the cliff.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)






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