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Saturday 5/3/2014 - 6 & 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 trailhead
Leaders:
Steve Huang/Rwei Su

Saturday 5/3/2014 - 30 Miles Day Biking/ Level C
Bayville to Oyster Bay, LI
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: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Steve Chan

Saturday 5/10/2014 - 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: 9:30AM at Fort Montgomery Trail head
Leaders: Helen Huang/Henry Jiang

Saturday 5/10/2014 - 7 & 12 Miles Day Hike/ C & E levels
Timp Torne/ Bear Mountain Loop
Starting from the Anthony Wayne Rec. area at exit 17 of PIP, 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung/Tony Shu

Saturday 5/17/2014 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Starting from the Otter Hole trail head, follow the Blue trail, then change to the white trail to Chikahoki Falls. Climb up Carris Hill, then Yoo-Hoo Points and High Points. Visit all the lookout points and return
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Jim Mash/Daniel Do

Saturday 5/17/2014 - - 5/18/2014, Two days biking/ Camping, Eastern Long Island.
Montauk, Eastern Long Island
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 5/24/2014 - 8 Miles Day Hike / Level C
Breakneck Mtn, East Hudson, 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. An attempt will be made to extend the hike to Beacon with shuttle to return to the trail head.The trails are rocky for the first half mile and rock scrambling is required.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Leo Ngan

Saturday 5/24/2014 - - 26/2014 – Memorial Day Family Camping (Limit 50 people)
Lackawanna State Park, PA
Lackawanna State Park is in northeastern Pennsylvania, ten miles north of Scranton. The 198-acre Lackawanna Lake, is surrounded by picnic areas and multi-use trails winding through forest. Boating, fishing, BBQ and swimming are popular recreation activities. The nearby Ricketts Glen state park, features a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. Group BBQ on 5/24. Register before 5/15. Arrange your own transportation, meals and camping gears. Fees: Including 1st night BBQ, $22 for members; $27 for non-members, $6 for children under 12.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: George Rogers/Cindy Choi/Gordon Moy/Chung Leung

Saturday 5/31/2014 - 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


Saturday 6/7/2014 - 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:
Daniel Do/Ada Jow

Saturday 6/14/2014 - Beginners Kayaking Trip/ Level B
Kayak: Cortlandt Manor, NY
Atlantic Kayak Tours in Annsville Creek of Hudson River offers a cove that kayak beginners can learn to paddle. This is a NYS boat launch area located at the foot of Bear Mountain Bridge in Westchester. CMCNY is provided a discount rate for the use of kayak, the PDF and paddle. The average depth of the cove is 4\\\' to 5\\\' near the shore. Experienced paddlers can follow the tide to go 3 miles upstream of the creek. Limit to 25 people and members have a priority. Contact leaders for the boat rental rate. Registration before 5/29/14.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM at Atlantic Kayak Tours, 1 Annsville Circle, Cortland Manor, NY
Leaders: Steve Huang/Bert Santos

Saturday 6/14/2014 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Starting from the Otter Hole trail head, follow the Blue trail, then change to the white trail to Chikahoki Falls. Climb up Carris Hill, then Yoo-Hoo Points and High Points. Visit all the lookout points and return.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Chen-Fa Sun/Alex Wei

Saturday 6/21/2014 - 6 & 8 miles Day Hike/ B & C Levels
Kittatinny Mountain, 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30AM at the trail head
Leaders: Tony Shu/Janny Tan

Saturday 6/28/2014 - Beginners Kayaking Trip/ Level B

Hackensack River is one of the major body of water being cleanup by Federal Government with coordination of Hackensack River Keeper (HRC). This trip by boat will provide an unlimited view of Secaucus wetland with birds watching to its best. The Paddling center is located at Laurel Hill County Park at the end of New County Road in Secaucus, NJ. Paddling technique and safety training will be provided to beginners by the trip leaders. Experienced paddlers can venture the river by themselves. Since the canoe or Kayak rentals are available ONLY on a first come first serve basis, participants must arrive early to rent a boat. Rental fee is $25 per paddler. Take public transit or arrange your own transportation.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:45AM Laurel Hill County Park Paddling Center
Leaders: Bert Santos/Joe Chan

Saturday 6/28/2014 - 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: Wendy Zhou/Daniel Do


Thursday 7/3/2014 - 7/6/2014 4 days Canoeing & 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 6/5/14. Fees: Members $25, Non-members $30, Children (under 12) $8.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders:
Steve Huang/Bert Santos

Friday 7/4/2014 - 7/6/ 2014 Independence Day Family Camping
Buttermilk Falls State Park. Finger Lakes Region, NY
Buttermilk Falls State Park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows down the steep valley toward Cayuga Lake.The famous Watkins Glen Gorge with 19 waterfalls is about 30 min. drive away. The group BBQ is on 7/4. The campground provides flush toilets and hot showers. Bring your own camping equipments and arrangement your own transportation. Limit to 40 people. Members have priority. Register before 6/5/14. Fees: Including 1st night BBQ, Members $22; Non-members $27, Children (under 12) $6
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Daniel Do/Nancy Liang

Saturday 7/5/2014 - 8 Miles 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 fjord. Return via Pitching Point with more viewpoints.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Rwei Su

Saturday 7/12/2014 - Guided Beginners\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Kayaking Tour/ Level B
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Storm King Adventure Tours in Cornwall-on-Hudson offers a 3-hour guided “Hidden Cove Tour” that kayak beginners can learn to paddle. This launch area is next to Cornwall Yacht Club near Storm King Mountain in Orange County. CMCNY is offered a discount rate of about $50.00 including a guided tour and rental. Limit to 25 people and members have priority. Registration before 7/4/2014.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Storm King Adventure Tours, 178 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson
Leaders: Steve Huang/Joe Chan

Saturday 7/12/2014 - 7 Miles Day Hike / Level C
Sterling Forest, NY
Starting from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then follow the Red Trail to reach the Fire Tower. Descend from the Fire Tower on the Blue Trail. Connect to the Red Trail and then follow the newly opened Orange Trail to Bare Rock. After lunch back on the Orange Trail. Then change to the Blue Trail to return to Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Cherry Lau/Cindy Choi

Saturday 7/19/2014 - 6 & 9 Miles Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Hook Mountain, Rockland, NY
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 and along the cliff.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)

Saturday 7/19/2014 - 5 Miles Family Hike/ Level A
Hook Mtn, under cliff, Rockland, NY
Starting at the trailhead near Rockland Park, go straight down to the shore on the paved road. Walk along the shore to the south and to the north. There are beautiful cliffs and scenery along the river. The Rockland State Park is within walking distance. There is a playground and a walking trail along the lake.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at the trail head
Leaders: Annie Yeung/Helen Huang

Saturday 7/26/2014 - 7 Mile Day Hike / Level C
High Point State Park, NJ
High Point State Park occupies the highest point within NJ and has a natural landscape of unusual beauty. 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM at the parking lot on Route 23
Leaders: Shui Kei Ng/Chen-Fa Sun


Saturday 8/2/2014 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hike/ C & D levels
West Mountain to Bear Mountain Loop
Starting from the Anthony Wayne Rec. area at exit 17 of PIP, 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.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead
Leaders:
Leo Ngan/Rwei Su

Saturday 8/2/2014 - 16 Miles Canoeing/Kayaking Trip / Level B/C
Del. 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 for each canoe and 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 7/23/2014.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at Adventure Sports, Delaware Water Gap
Leaders: Leo Sun/Bert Santos

Saturday 8/9/2014 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Black Rock Forest, NY
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. However no one will miss the views atop the Black Rock Summit.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30 AM at the trail head or 8:00 AM at designated pickup
Leaders: Alex Wei/Daniel Do

Saturday 8/9/2014 - 40--50 Mile Biking
The South/North County Trailway in Westchester, New York.
The Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path that used to be the Putnam Division of New York Central Railroad; it\'s not hilly and relatively easy.
Meeting Time/Place: Trip leaders will let you know.
Leaders: Ben Lee/Nancy Liang/Steve Chan

Saturday 8/16/2014 - 9 Miles Day Hike/ Level C
Ramapo Dunderberg Spiral Railway
Explore the remains of the unfinished Ramapo Dunderburg Spiral Railway, the tunnels and the fallen trestles. 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 to go back to parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trail head or 8:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Chung Leung/Jim Mash

Saturday 8/16/2014 - 10 mile Day Hike Level D
Sam\\\'s Point Preserve, Shawangunk, NY
The Preserve contains one of the best examples of a ridgetop dwarf pine barrens in the world. Start from visiting center, hiking through upper ice caves, Verkeerderkill Falls, High Point, Indian Rock and descending thru High Point & Smiley Carriageway to parking lot in Ellenville. Very primitive and rigid terrains. Strenuous hike in the summer heat. Experienced hikers only.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head, 7:00AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Ben Lee/Shui Kei Ng

Saturday 8/23/2014 - 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: MeiSheng Liu/Wendy Zhou

Friday 8/29/2014 - - 09/01/14 Labor Day Family Camping (limit to 40 people)
Big Meadows, Shenandoah NP, VA
The Shenandoah National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountain range in Virginia. It is famous for its well-preserved wilderness, streams, waterfalls, unique geology, mountains and viewpoints along the Sky Drive. The Old Rag Trail is a must do for enthusiastic hikers. Campground has flush toilet and shower facilities. Require to bring your camping equipment and arrange the transportation, Group BBQ on 8/30. Register before 8/14. Fees (include BBQ): $25 member, $30 non-member, $8 Children under 12 .
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Chung Leung/George Rogers

Saturday 8/30/2014 - 6 & 8 miles Day Hike -- Levels B & C
Johnsontown Circle to Lake Skenonto Loop
From JCT, follow the Blue Disc Trail to climb up Dater Mtn, Pound Mtn to Claudius Smith Den. 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 summer lakes.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at designated carpool locations
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/Cindy Choi


Saturday 9/6/2014 - - (Sep 6-7) Moon Watch/ Overnight Backpacking / Level C
Harriman State Park, NY
9/8 is the Mid Autumn Festival. We will leave on Saturday afternoon, hike 2 mile up to the top of the mountain; Have dinner, moon watch and camp overnight. Bring your own food and camping equipments.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for further information.
Leaders:
Nancy Liang/Ada Jow

Saturday 9/6/2014 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hike / Levels B & 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: Leo Sun/Janny Tan

Saturday 9/13/2014 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hike / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti - Island Pond – RD Loop
Take the A-SB (red triangle) trail to Lemon Squeezer. Then change to the AT trail to Island Pond. Enjoy the early fall view of the lake. Change to the Island Pond service road going south to meet the Nurian (white) trail. Take a left turn on Nurian trail to Black Rock. Follow the RD along the ridge to Time Square. There are many view points on the ridge and a good chance to cheer up the RD through hikers. From Time Square, follow the A-SB back to the parking at Lake Askoti .
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trail head
Leaders: Chen-Fa Sun/Cherry Lau

Saturday 9/20/2014 - 19 Miles Day Hike / Level F
Ramapo Dunderberg Trail Traverse Hike
The Ramapo Dunderberg (RD or Red Dot) trail starts from the Dunderberg Mtn. near Stony Point, running east to west across Harriman Park to end at Tuxedo Park. With many other intersecting trails, it forms the backbone of the trail networks in Harriman. Most of the trail runs along the mountain ridges thus containing many awesome viewpoints.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at the trail head or 6:00 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Tony Shu/Flora Gu

Saturday 9/20/2014 - 6 & 9 miles Day Hikes/ Levels B & C
Iron Mines trail, Harriman State Park, NY
Peep into the mining past of Harriman State Park by visiting the remnants of some old iron mines. Starting from Lake Askoti parking lot, visit the Hogencamp Mine then to the Surbridge Mine. Hike along the Surbridge Mine Rd. where wild flowers are abundant in spring time. Lunch at the shelter. Then hike to the Fingerboard Shelter to enjoy the view of Lake Tiorati. Connect to the service road and hike to the Pine Swamp Mine. Then pick up the A-SB trail back to Lake Askoti. There are many turns and sections of the trail are unmarked. Therefore all novice hikers must follow the leaders. Adventurous hikers extend the hike to Boston Mine with the bonus of the terrific views of Island Pond and atop mountain ridges.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at the Lake Askoti
Leaders: George Rogers/Jim Mash

Saturday 9/27/2014 - 7 & 8 Miles Day Hikes/ Levels B & C
Bearfort Mountains
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: George Rogers/Nancy Liang









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