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Saturday 9/3/2016 - Labor Day Family Camping (3 days, 9/3 - 9/5)
Promised Land State Park, PA
Promised Land State Park is on the Pocono Plateau, 1,800 feet above sea level, and is surrounded by Pennsylvania's Delaware State Forest, including natural areas. The campground is rustic with flush toilets and and hot showers. BBQ on the first night. Day activities include hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing,.... Prepare your own camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, cooking utensil, etc.). Limit to 50 people. Members have priority. Register online before 8/20/16 with full names of all participants. Fees (include BBQ): $25 members, $28 non-members, $6 children under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders:
Chung Leung/Steve Huang

Saturday 9/3/2016 - 6 Mile Day Hike / Level B
North Hill / Diamond Mountain
Starting from the 7 Lakes Dr Visitor Center, follow the Reeves Brook trail (white) to North Hill. Then change to the Raccoon Brook Hills trail (black) to Pine Meadow Lake for lunch. After lunch, locate the Yellow trail off the red trail to go up Diamond Mtn. Follow the HTS (orange) to down hill to the brook. Follow the Red trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 9/10/2016 - 6 Mile Day Hike / Level B
Sterling Forest
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then on Red Trial to reach the Fire Tower. Hike along the Sterling Ridge on Blue Trail. Return on Yellow Trail and on Blue Trail along the west shore of the Sterling Lake back to the Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/Carol Lee

Saturday 9/17/2016 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
The Timp
Follow the Timp-Torne Trail (blue) to climb up the Timp. Enjoy many lookout points along the ridge. After lunch, take RD red through Bald Mtn & Cornell Mine back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Amy Tien

Saturday 9/17/2016 - Mid-Autumn Festival Long Island Biking Tour (2 days 9/17 - 9/18)
Wildwood State Park, Long Island
Day 1: Tour the north shore of eastern Long Island to Southold. Visit the beaches, county parks, lighthouses and the communities in a loop of around 40 miles. Enjoy the evening under the full moon on the beach. Day 2: Bike south to Fire Island. Expect to ride with vehicular traffic in Class 2 and 3 bikeways. Biking distance will be adjusted according to the condition of each day. Campsite expenses will be shared. Joining a single day trip is welcome.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leader for details
Leaders: Steve Chan/Chung Leung

Saturday 9/24/2016 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Breakneck Mountain, Cold Springs, 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Bonnie Sayarath/Leo Ngan

Saturday 9/24/2016 - 18 Mile Day Hike / Level D
Hudson Highlands State Park - Mt. Beacon & Sugarloaf Mountain Loop
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: 7:00AM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 9/24/2016 - 40 Mile Day Biking / Level C
Bayville to Oyster Bay Bike Tour, Long Island
Starting from the IU Willet MS, bike on country roads to Oyster Bay. Visit Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt Memorial Sanctuary, Planting Fields Arboretum and many gorgeous estates on the way. Expect some busy traffics and hills on the road.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM, IU Willet Middle School, LI
Leaders: Steve Chan/Nancy Liang


Saturday 10/1/2016 - 7 Mile 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 trailhead
Leaders:
Ada Jow/Chwen (Jun) Best/Bonnie Sayarath

Saturday 10/1/2016 - Valley Forge/ Philadelphia Biking Tour (2 days 10/1 - 10/2)
Valley Forge - Schuylkill River - Philadelphia, PA
Starting from the Visitor Center of the Valley Forge National Historical Park, follow the Encampment Tour to see the scenic views of the park and to visit the many historic monuments. On exiting the park, ride along the Schuylkill River towards Phoenixville. Check in a campground or motel for the night. Lodging expenses will be shared. Start the second day on the Schuylkill River and bike towards Philadelphia. Tour the city on bike.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for detail
Leaders: Nancy Liang

Saturday 10/8/2016 - 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: Shui-Kei Ng/Bert Santos/Harry Chen

Saturday 10/8/2016 - Palisades cliff and Hudson shore 6 miles 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 and the sight of the tantalizing cliffs.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM State Line Lookout parking lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 10/15/2016 - 8 Mile 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at New Paltz
Leaders: Shui-Kei Ng/Harry Chen/Steve Huang

Saturday 10/15/2016 - 19 Mile Day Hike / Level D
Minnewaska State Park, NY
Castle Point and Gertrude Nose loops for fast hikers only
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at Jenny Lane parking lot
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 10/22/2016 - Delaware River Canoeing / Camping Trip, 20 Miles
Delaware Water Gap, PA/NJ
This is the peak foliage weekend in Delaware Water Gap. We will experience the colorful river by canoeing and camping. From Dingman's Ferry access to Smithfield total 20 miles down the river and camp overnight by the river campsite. Paddling time is about 3-4 hours in a day. Paddling can be extended upon popular demand. Boat rental is about $80 per person for 2 days including the boat transport. Each canoe is for two people (recommend finding your own canoeing partner) and kayak is for one. Bring your own camping equipment. Some prior canoeing/kayaking experience required. Please register early.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Chamberlain Canoes Delaware Water Gap
Leaders: Feng Chen

Saturday 10/22/2016 - 6 and 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels 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
Leaders: Leo Ngan/James Yu

Saturday 10/22/2016 - 10-23, 2-Day-1-Night Backpacking
Catskill Overlook Mtn.
Saturday 10/22-23/2016, Enjoy one of the most beautiful foliage sceneries in NY State and appreciate the view of surrounding Catskill mountains from one of the five remaining fire towers in Catskills. The trip, about two hours driving from NYC, involves 5-mile level-B hiking with 1,500 ft. elevation gain to the highest peak of 3,140 ft., and overnight camping at either Echo Lake Shelter or Devil’s Kitchen Shelter. The trip is limited to 9 people with proper light-weight backpacking gears (Tent, 20-degree Down Sleeping Bag and RValue3 Sleeping Pad are essential.) The registration is on first come first serve basis and priority for CMCNY members. Please register the trip before 10/15/2016. Catskill Overlook Mtn. Backpacking Trip (10/22/16 - 10/23/16) has been filled. We place you on the waiting list and will notify you by email if spaces become available.
Meeting Time/Place: 10:00 AM at Meads Parking Lot Trailhead
Leaders: Harry Chen/Kwok-Chi Ng

Saturday 10/29/2016 - 7 Mile 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: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Amy Tien/Wendy Zhou


Saturday 11/5/2016 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Jackie Jones Mountain/ Three Reservoirs
Climb up Jackie Jones Mountain in the first mile. Enjoy the easy downhill slope and 2 mile of leisure walk visiting 3 reservoirs. Part of the trip will be on unmarked trail, so hikers must follow leaders.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders:
Ada Jow/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 11/5/2016 - 11 miles day hike, level D
Black Rock Forest
This strenuous hike, which winds a steep path through the mountains going up and down about 8 times, is not recommended for beginners! Follow Stillman Trail from Parking lot---->Whitehorse Mtn-------->Mt Misery----->Black Rock------>Two Gates------->RT onto Sackett Trail-----> continue on Stillman------->LT onto Short Cut Trail------->RT onto Hall Rd------> continue on Arthur Trail----->LT onto Scenic trail------>RT onto Eagle Cliff------->LT onto Rut TrailL----->LT onto Stropel Trail------>RT onto Scenic Trail to Rattlesnake Hill------>Hill of Pine------->Rt onto Stillman Trail------->Mt Misery----->Whitehorse Mtn------>back to Parking lot
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/Ben Lee

Saturday 11/12/2016 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Russian Bear/Pine Meadow Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
Start from the 7 Lakes Drive visitor center, 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 winter view and return to the visitor center through the white trail along the Stony Brook.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trail head or 7:15 AM at designated carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Rwei Su/Iris Lee/Shui-Kei Ng

Sunday 11/13/2016 - CMCNY AT thru-hikers' Celebration Party
St. James Episcopal Church, Elmhurst, NY
CMCNY is hosting a party in celebration of the success of Lao Hu (老胡) & Ah Shuo (阿朔) in their recent completion of the AT thru-hike. It will be held 2:00PM to 5:00PM at St. James Episcopal Church, 84-07 Broadway, ELmhurst, NY. Lao Hu (老胡), Ah Shuo (阿朔) and George Li will be present to share their AT thru-hike experiences. Other members who have recent experience on hiking in Norway, Mont Blanc and El Camino trail will also be present. Refreshment will be served. Participation is limited to CMCNY members and by invitation. Seats are limited and advanced registration is required.
Meeting Time/Place: 2:00PM, St. James Episcopal Church Elmhurst, NY
Leaders: Steve Huang/Chung Leung/Cherry Lau

Saturday 11/19/2016 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti North, Harriman State Park
Climb up Pine Swamp Mtn and enjoy the full view of Lake Askoti. Then head north to have lunch at the Fingerboard Shelter. After lunch, follow the Mine Road to visit Ship Rock and Bowling Rocks. Return on the Long Path. Level C hike extends to Lemon Squeezer and Black Rock..
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trail head or 7:15 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Cindy Choi/Hong Huang

Saturday 11/26/2016 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Silvermine Lake, Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Silvermine Lake Picnic Area, follow the yellow trail, then connect to Red to reach the Torati Lake. Return on the Blue trail (Long Path), then to the yellow trail and back to Silvermine Lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at trailhead or 7:15 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Chwen (Jun) Best/Harry Chen


Saturday 12/3/2016 - 6 Mile Day Hike/ Level B
Tuxedo Park - Lake Skenonto Loop, Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from the Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot, follow the RD (red) trail to Parker Cabin. Enjoy the views along the mountain ridge. After lunch, follow the Triangle (yellow) trail to Lake Skenonto and Lake Sebago. At the Dutch Doctor shelter, make a turn onto TMI (red strip on white) to the famous Claudius Smith Den. Then change over to RD (red) back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead or 7:15 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders:
Rwei Su/James Yu

Saturday 12/10/2016 - 7 & 11 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Cranberry Hill / Lake Nawahunta / Silvermine Lake Loop
Starting from the parking area off Route 6 of Cranberry Hill, 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. After lunch at Silvermine Lake, continue with 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 then the Anthony Wayne Trail back to the parking lot. B level hikers follow the 7 Lakes Drive along the Queensboro Brook and then Anthony Wayne Trail back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead or 7:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Harry Chen/Cherry Lau/Shui-Kei Ng

Saturday 12/17/2016 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Johnsontown Circle / Lake Skenonto, Harriman State Park, NY
Start on the Blue Disc Trail from Johnsontown Circle, go along the mountain ridges to Parker Cabin Mt. Return by the Yellow Triangle Trail to visit Lake Skenonto and Lake Sebago.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30 AM at the trailhead or 7:15 AM at designated carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Daniel Do/Amy Tien

Saturday 12/31/2016 - 9 Mile Day Hike / Levels C
West Mountain, Harriman State Park
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: 8:30AM at trail head or 7:15 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)


Saturday 1/7/2017 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / 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: 8:30 AM at the trailhead or 7:15 AM at designated carpool locations
Leaders:


Saturday 1/14/2017 - 15 Mile Day Hike / Level D
West Mountain, the Timp and Dunderberg Mountain Loop, Harriman State Park
Start from the Anthony Wayne Parking Area, follow the White Trail, then the FAWN (red) Trail. Turn right on the Timp-Torne (blue) Trail, pass West Mountain, the Timp at the end of the Timp-Torne Trail, turn left on Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail (red), pass Dunderberg Mountain and Bald Mountain, turn right on 1777 Trail (red), the AT (white) and FAWN Trail (red) back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Tony Shu

Sunday 1/15/2017 - Annual Meeting / Spring Festival Party
St. James Episcopal Church, Elmhurst, NY
The CMCNY Annual 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, board member election, raffle, games and preview of upcoming activities. Reservation is required. Fees: Free for members and children under 11, $7 for Non-members.
Meeting Time/Place: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, St. James Church in Elmhurst, Queens.
Leaders: Steve Huang/Carol Lee/Chung Leung









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