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Saturday 5/7/2016 - 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:
Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/Harry Chen/Janny Tan

Saturday 5/14/2016 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & 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: Wendy Zhou/George Rogers

Saturday 5/14/2016 - 18 Mile Day Hike / Level F
Wawayanda State Forest / Bearfort Mountain, NJ
From trailhead parking lot on Warwick Turnpike, take AT (white) east, turn right on Ernest Walter Trail (yellow), then turn right again on Bearfort Ridge Trail (white), change to Terrace Pond North Trail (blue), pass Warwick Turnpike and Clinton Road, switch to Old Coal Trail (red), turn left on Lookout Trail (white), then turn right on Cherry Ridge Road (unmarked trail), switch to Laural Pond Trail (yellow), pass Wawayanda Furnace and unmarked trail along the Wawayanda Lake. At boat launch place, switch to Iron Mountain Trail (blue), pass Wawayanda Road, turn right on AT Trail (white), pass Kazmar Pond and Parker Lake back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at the trailhead parking lot
Leaders: Tony Shu/James Yu

Saturday 5/21/2016 - 2 Days Biking / Camping Trip
Wildwood State Park, Wading River, LI
Two days, 5/21 & 5/22. Day 1: Set up camps 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 5/21/2016 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level B
Sterling Forest
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then 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 or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Chung Leung/Chwen (Jun) Best

Saturday 5/28/2016 - Memorial Day Family Camping (3 days, 5/28 - 5/30)
Haskin Campground, Stokes State Forest, NJ
Stokes is famous for its impressive beauty, whether it is at the top of a mountain ridge or in the cool and fragrant Tillman Ravine with its rushing stream and steep cliffs. Hikers, campers, fisherman and photographers are attracted to its wild setting. Campground facilities include flush toilets and showers. Please prepare your own camping equipment and gear. Limit to 60 people. Members have priority. Register online and all fees paid before 5/13. Fees (Include 1st night BBQ); $22 member, $28 non-member, $6 child under 12. ** Memorial Day Camping Trip (5/28/16 - 5/30/16) has been filled. Future registrations will be placed in the waitlist and will be notified if spaces become available. **
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng/William Hum /Alex Wei

Saturday 5/28/2016 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Raccoon Brook Hills, Pine Meadow Lake
Starting from Visitor Center, go up the Reeve 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).
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at designated pickup
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/MeiSheng Liu


Saturday 6/4/2016 - Spring 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 trailhead or 7:30 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders:
Shui Kei Ng/Bert Santos/Harry Chen

Sunday 6/5/2016 - 7 Mile Day Hike/ Levels B
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: Chung Leung

Saturday 6/11/2016 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes, Levels B & C
Russian Bear / Pine Meadow Lake
Starting from Seven Hills Trail (blue), then change to the HTS Trail (orange), and hike to Russian Bear. Continue on HTS, then change to the Raccoon Hills Trail (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: Steve Huang/Rwei Su/Ling Zhou

Saturday 6/11/2016 - 35 Mile Bike Tour, Level C
Morristown National Historical Park, NJ
Starting from the visiting center, take a loop around the soldier's barracks. Then visit the Sunset Lake, the Patriot's Path, the Speedwell Lake, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, the Traction Line Trail, the Loantaka Brook Reservation and the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge. Require to ride in traffic in some sections.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at visitor center of Morristown National Historical Park, NJ
Leaders: Steve Chan/Nancy Liang

Saturday 6/18/2016 - 8 Miles 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: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Daniel Do/Alex Wei

Saturday 6/18/2016 - 16 Miles Canoeing/Kayaking Trip / Level B/C
Delaware Water Gap, PA/NJ
Adventure Sports on the Delaware River! This is a 16-mile canoeing/kayaking trip from Bushkill to Delaware Water Gap. Paddling time is about 6 hours. 2 people per canoe or tandem kayak, and one person per solo kayak. Canoe is $40 per person and kayak is $44 per person. Children 2 - 17 yrs. traveling as a 3rd or 4th person in a canoe is $10. Registration before 6/12/2016.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at Adventure Sports, 398 Seven Bridges Road (Route 209), East Stroudsburg
Leaders: Leo Sun/Steve Huang

Saturday 6/25/2016 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Levels B
Raccoon Brook Hills, Pine Meadow Lake
Starting from Visitor Center, go up the Reeve 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 designated pickup
Leaders: Wendy Zhou/Amy Tien/Bonnie Sayarath

Saturday 6/25/2016 - 9 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Raccoon Brook Hills, Pine Meadow Lake
Starting from Visitor Center, go up the Reeve 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 designated pickup
Leaders: Wendy Zhou/Amy Tien/Bonnie Sayarath


Saturday 7/2/2016 - 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: 9:15AM at trail head or 8:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders:
Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 7/2/2016 - Independence Day Family Camping (3 days, 7/2 - 7/4) - **Registration closed**
Luzerne Campground, Lake Luzerne, NY
The Luzerne Campground partially surrounds Fourth Lake in the Lake George region. No motor boats are allowed on the lake, creating a peaceful and quiet environment. Day activities include hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing,... BBQ on the first day. Prepare your own camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, cooking utensil, etc.). Limit to 60 people. Members have priority. Register online with full names of all participants before 6/24/2016. Fee per person (includes BBQ): $22 members, $28 non-members, $6 children under 12. ** Registration for Independence Day Camping Trip (7/2/16 - 7/4/16) has been closed as of 6/14/2016 **
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders: Chung Leung/Steve Huang/Kwok-Chi Ng

Saturday 7/2/2016 - 6 Mile Day Hike / Levels B
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: 9:15AM at trail head or 8:00 AM at designated pickup
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/MeiSheng Liu

Saturday 7/9/2016 - 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: 9:15 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at designated carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Amy Tien/Rwei Su

Saturday 7/9/2016 - 5 Mile Family Hike / Level A
Lake Sebago, Harriman State Park, NY
Start from Johnsontown Circle, follow the White Bar Trail 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 trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Joe Chou/Steve Huang

Saturday 7/9/2016 - Guided Beginners Kayaking Trip/ Level B
Staatsburg, NY
Atlantic Kayak Tours in Norrie Point Paddlesport Center offers a 4-hour guided “Norrie Short Tour” that is designed for paddlers of any skill level. Depending on the conditions of the day, exploring Black Creek, Esopus Island, and Mills Mansion are all possibilities, as well as sighting the occasional bald eagle. This launch area is in the Norrie State Park in Dutches County. CMCNY is provided a discount rate of $45 including a guided tour and rental. Limit to 20 people and members have a priority. Registration before 7/4/2016.
Meeting Time/Place: 10:00 AM at Atlantic Kayak Tours, Norrie Point Paddlesport Center, Staatsburg, N
Leaders: Leo Sun/Joe Chan

Saturday 7/16/2016 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Storm King Mountains
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 or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Harry Chen/Kwok-Chi Ng/Ella Chen

Sunday 7/17/2016 - 30 Mile Day Biking / Level C
Bayville to Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY
Start 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 traffic and hills on the road.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Steve Chan

Saturday 7/23/2016 - 7 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Elk Pen / Valley of Boulders Loop, Harriman State Park, NY
Starting from Elk Pen on Arden Valley Road, follow ASB (red) and then Stahahe Brook Trail (red) to the Valley of Boulders. You might see the beautiful Stahahe Brook and the waterfall after the rain. Change to the Dunning (yellow) Trail to Bald Rock Shelter for lunch. C level hikers extend the hike to Black Rock and meet the other hikers at the shelter. After lunch, continue on the Dunning Trail and then LP to Times Square. Follow the ASB and then AT to Island Pond. Continue on AT to Elk Pen.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 7:45 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Tony Shu/George Rogers

Saturday 7/30/2016 - 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: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 7:45 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Harry Chen/Steven Siu

Saturday 7/30/2016 - 5 Mile Family Hike / Level A
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. Come down Bear Mtn via the Major Welch (red) Trail to Hessian Lake for a picnic. 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: 9:30 AM at Fort Montgomery trailhead or 8:00 AM at designated carpool locations
Leaders: Jim Mash/Helen Huang

Sunday 7/31/2016 - 40 Mile Day Biking / Level C
Allamuchy Allegory Ride, NJ
The bike ride starts near the Kittatinny Valley State Park. It traverses scenic back roads in the rural woodlands of northern Warren and southern Sussex counties in the Skylands region of NJ. The trail offers many attractive landscapes and beckons you to stop for a moment to take in the magnificent views of rolling hillsides dappled with quaint farmhouses and venerable red barns. The route is moderately hilly with some steep ascents.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leaders for details.
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Alex Wei


Saturday 8/6/2016 - 6 & 9 Mile 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: 9:00AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Harry Chen/Amy Tien

Saturday 8/6/2016 - 40 Mile Day Biking / Level C
GWB - Piermont - Nyack Loop
Bike from GWB north through Bergen County, New Jersey, and up the West side of the Hudson River to Piermont. Option to extend to Nyack. Enjoy the views of the Hudson River, quiet roads through the woods, the "state line hill" descent on Route 9W.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leader for details
Leaders: Ben Lee/Nancy Liang

Saturday 8/13/2016 - Guided Beginners Kayaking Trip/ Level B
Staatsburg, NY
Atlantic Kayak Tours in Norrie Point Paddlesport Center offers a 4-hour guided “Norrie Short Tour” that is designed for paddlers of any skill level. Depending on the conditions of the day, exploring Black Creek, Esopus Island, and Mills Mansion are all possibilities, as well as sighting the occasional bald eagle. This launch area is in the Norrie State Park in Dutches County. CMCNY is provided a discount rate of $45 including a guided tour and rental. Limit to 20 people and members have a priority. Registration before 8/8/2016.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM, Atlantic Kayak Tours, Norrie Pt Paddlesport Ctr, Staatsburg, NY 12580
Leaders: Leo Sun/Bert Santos

Saturday 8/13/2016 - 7 & 9 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 the trailhead
Leaders: Harry Chen/Daniel Do

Sunday 8/14/2016 - 50 Mile Day Biking / Level C
South/ North County Trailway, Westchester
The South/ North County Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on the former New York Central Railroad. It spans 36 miles from the Bronx border to Baldwin Place. The former stations can be found along the route. The most famous is the Briarcliff Manor Station which is now used as a public library. The route is mostly flat and ideal for training.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for detail
Leaders: George Li/Nancy Liang

Saturday 8/20/2016 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Black Rock Forest, 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. However no one will miss the views atop the Black Rock Summit.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/Cindy Choi/Gordon Moy

Saturday 8/20/2016 - 6 Mile Family Hike / Level A
Black Rock Forest, NY
Black Rock Forest is a 3,830-acre privately owned nature preserve in the western Hudson of New York. It is famous for its reservoirs, ponds and the ridges. The family hike takes you through the maze of the carriage roads to the viewpoints. It is a great opportunity to stretch your muscles and enjoy the scenery.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 8/27/2016 - 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: 9:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Rwei Su/Shui Kei Ng/James Yu


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/Joe Chou/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: Chwen (Jun) Best/Cherry Lau

Saturday 9/17/2016 - Mid-Autumn Festival Biking/ Camping (2 days 9/17 - 9/18)
Rudd Pond, Taconic State Park
The Harlem Valley Rail Trail stretches 46 miles from Wassaic well into Columbia County. The trail cuts through some of the Harlem Valley's most scenic land including historic farms, teeming wetlands, beaver ponds, wooded mountains and rolling pastures. After checking into the campground, bike to the Rail Trail to have a short tour. Return to the campsite early to prepare for dinner and the campfire, awaiting for the rising full moon. On the second day, continue to explore the full length of the trail and the nearby towns and hamlets.
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

Sunday 9/25/2016 - 40 Mile Day Biking / Level C
Huntington - Lloyd Neck - Northport Loop, Long Island
Huntington and Lloyd Neck make up one of the several peninsulas that jut into Long Island Sound. It is a charming and picturesque area that is rich in colonial history and architecture. The terrain is a little hilly and be prepared to ride into some traffic. If time permits, the ride will extend to Northport which is a pleasant old village nestled some distance north of the main traffic arteries of the north shore.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for detail
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/Ella Chen/Chung Leung

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 10/15/2016 - 8 Mile Day Hike / Level C
Minneswaska 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 - 18 Mile Day Hike / Level D
Minneswaska State Park, NY
Castle Point and Gertrude Nose loops for fast hikers only
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at New Paltz
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 before 10/1/2016.
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/Joe Chou

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.
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








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