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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 12/24/2016 - 7 mile Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Lake Askoti/ Long Path Loop, Harriman State Park
Start from Lake Askoti to follow the Long Path to the primitive shelter in the north. Enjoy the winter scenery along this stretch of the Long Path. If weather permits, have a cook out lunch at the shelter. After lunch, follow the old mine road to Time Square then Lake Askoti. Enjoy this section of the trail without worrying the bugs encountered during the spring/ summer seasons. Anticipate to finish early for Christmas.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:30AM at Lake Askoti
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 12/31/2016 - 6 Mile Day Hike / Level 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. After a snack break at the West Mountain Shelter, follow Yellow to return to the parking lot. ** This is a short hike for New Year's Eve and will finish around 1:00 pm. After the hike, we will go to "So Kong Dong Tofu House" at Fort Lee for Tofu Casserole lunch. When register for this activity, please specify whether you are coming for the Tofu House for lunch to facilitate carpool arrangement.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trail head or 7:45 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/Shui-Kei Ng


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: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 7:30 AM at designated carpool locations
Leaders:
Leo Ngan/Iris Lee/Shui-Kei Ng

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

Saturday 1/21/2017 - 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: Meeting Time / Place: 9:00 AM at trail head or 7:45 AM at designated pickup loca
Leaders: Ada Jow/Amy Tien

Saturday 1/28/2017 - ** Happy Chinese New Year **


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Saturday 2/4/2017 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti, Lemon Squeezer Loop
From Lake Askoti, take Long Path to Time Square, then change to RD to go to the Fingerboard Shelter. After lunch take AT Trail to Lemon squeezer. Then follow the AS-B (red triangle) back to Lake Askoti. The C level hikers can take the yellow and RD to Time Square for an additional mile. In the afternoon, go around Island Pond then back to the parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders:
Cherry Lau/Paul Kwan

Saturday 2/4/2017 - 18 Mile Day Hike (Long Distance Hike training session #1) / Level E
Tuxedo Park - Time Square Loop
From the parking lot, follow the R-D (red dot) trail to Time Square (about 7.5 miles). Change to LP going west toward Lemon Squeezer. Turn to the White Bar trail going south. Connect to the TMI (red) trail back to Tuxedo Park. Follow your own pace to finish no later than 5:00 pm. If not reaching Time Square by 12 noon, short cut must be taken to return. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 2/11/2017 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels 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: 9:00AM at trailhead or 7:45 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Joe Chou

Saturday 2/11/2017 - 16 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 2) / Level E
Ramapo Mountain, NJ
Start from the trailhead parking lot on Skyline Drive, take Hoeferlin Trail (Yellow) south, hike around the Ramapo Lake, change to Cannonball Trail (Red) north, pass Skyline Drive and merge with Hoeferlin Trail (Yellow) and take Hoeferlin Trail north, pass Erskine Lookout, at Ilgenstein Rock take White trail south, then Cannonball Trail (Red) south, then yellow trail, pass Midvale Mountain Road and Millstones, turn right on Todd Trail (White) to parking lot. (This session is a practice on map reading & finding the trails in hiking.)
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM at Trailhead road side parking
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 2/18/2017 - 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: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 7:30 AM at designated carpool locations
Leaders: Ada Jow/Harry Chen

Saturday 2/18/2017 - 18 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 3) / Level E
Tuxedo Park - AT - Lemon Squeezer Loop
From the parking lot, follow the R-D (red dot)trail to Time Square (about 7.5 miles). Continue to AT intersection. Follow AT South to Lemon Squeezer. Change to the White Bar trail going south. Connect to the TMI (red) trail back to Tuxedo Park. Follow your own pace to finish about 5:00 pm. If not reaching AT intersection by 12 noon, short cut must be taken to return. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: George Li

Saturday 2/25/2017 - 6 & 8 Mile Day hikes/ Levels B & C
Claudia Smith Den & the Lakes, Harriman State Park
Starting from JCT, follow Blue Disc to the famous Claudia Smith Den. Crossover to TMI to the Dutch Doctor shelter. Take the Triangle (yellow) trail and follow the bank of Lake Sebago to the beach. After lunch, take the service road to the Victory (blue) trail to Lake Skenonto. Then follow the white bar back to JCT. Spend the time to rest at every mountain and lake viewpoints.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at Johnsontown Circle
Leaders: Daniel Do/Iris Lee

Saturday 2/25/2017 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 4) / 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. Short cut can be made near Big Hill Shelter to follow the service road to 7 Lakes Drive. Use your own pace and mark your time covering each section. Put in at least 8 hours of hiking. Dress in layers, Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Nancy Liang


Saturday 3/4/2017 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
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: 9:00 AM at trail head or 7:45 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders:
Alex Wei/Leo Ngan

Saturday 3/4/2017 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 5) / Level F
Tuxedo Park - Water Tower Loop
From the parking lot, follow the R-D (red dot) trail to Time Square (about 7.5 miles). Continue to the water tower. Follow Arden Valley Rd. then LP South. Change to the White Bar trail going south. Connect to the TMI (red) trail back to Tuxedo Park. Follow your own pace to finish about 5:00 pm. If not reaching Water Tower by 12 noon, short cut must be taken to return. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Cherry Lau

Saturday 3/11/2017 - 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: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 7:45 AM at designated pickup locations
Leaders: George Rogers/Cindy Choi

Saturday 3/11/2017 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 6) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station, TMI Loop
From Tuxedo Park Train Station, take RD (red) to Time Square. Take A-SB (red) to Lake Askoti and 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. Short cut can be made near Big Hill Shelter to follow the service road to 7 Lakes Drive. Use your own pace and mark your time covering each section. Put in at least 8 hours of hiking. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Train Station Commuter Parking
Leaders: James Yu

Saturday 3/18/2017 - 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: 9:00 AM at trail head or 7:30 AM at designated pickup location
Leaders: Rwei Su/Steve Huang

Saturday 3/18/2017 - 20 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 7) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station, TMI Loop
From Tuxedo Park Train Station, take RD (red) to Time Square. Take A-SB (red) to Lake Askoti and 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. Short cut can be made near Big Hill Shelter to follow the service road to 7 Lakes Drive. Use your own pace and mark your time covering each section. Put in at least 8 hours of hiking. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Train Station Commuter Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 3/25/2017 - 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: Joe Chou/Carol Lee

Saturday 3/25/2017 - 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: Cherry Lau


Saturday 4/1/2017 - 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. Take A-SB (red) to Lake Askoti and 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. Short cut can be made near Big Hill Shelter to follow the service road to 7 Lakes Drive. Use your own pace and mark your time covering each section. Put in at least 8 hours of hiking. Dress in layers. Bring your water, map, lunch, hiking poles and winter hiking gears.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:30 AM at Tuxedo Park Train Station Commuter Parking
Leaders:
Ada Jow

Saturday 4/1/2017 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Sterling Forest - Fire Tower to Bare Rock Loop
Start from the Visitor Center on White Trail, then Red Trial to reach the Fire Tower. After Fire Tower, continue on Blue Trail to Red Trail and onto the newly opened Orange Trail to Bare Rock. After lunch at Bare Rock, back on Orange Trail to Blue Trail and return to Visitor Center.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at the trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup
Leaders:

Saturday 4/8/2017 - 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: Ling Zhou

Saturday 4/15/2017 - 24 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 11) / 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: Tony Shu

Saturday 4/15/2017 - 6 & 9 Miles Day Hikes/ B& C levels
Elk Pen -- Bald Rock Shelter Loop
Starting from Elk Pen, follow the ASB (red) to the service road. Make a right on the road to Boston Mine. Change to the Nurian (White) trail to Black Rocks. Then follow the RD trail to the Bold Rock Shelter for lunch. After lunch, continue on the RD Trail. Change to the Lichen (blue) trail, then A-SB, AT trails and then LP to Island Pond. Continue AT to Elk Pen.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trail head
Leaders: Steve Huang/Ben Lee

Saturday 4/22/2017 - 18 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 12) / 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: Amy Tien

Saturday 4/22/2017 - 6 & 9 Mile Day Hikes/ Levels B & 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 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: 9:15 AM at the trail head
Leaders:

Saturday 4/22/2017 - 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: Please contact leader for details
Leaders: Leo Ngan/Carol Lee

Saturday 4/29/2017 - --- Fund Raising Hikes for the American Lung Association (ALA) ---
Harriman State Park, NY
*** If rains, it'll be on Sunday, 4/30/2017 *** CMCNY will sponsor $20 donation to ALA for each person finishing 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 4/29/2017 - ALA Fundraising: 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. For experienced hikers. ** Members only ** Contact leaders for additional information.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung/Tony Shu

Saturday 4/29/2017 - ALA Fundraising: 18 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: Gordon Moy/Cindy Choi

Saturday 4/29/2017 - ALA Fundraising: 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 trailhead or 8:00 AM at the carpool pickup locations.
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/Daniel Do


Saturday 5/6/2017 - 7 & 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: 9:15AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders:
Kelly Ke/Ella Chen






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