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Saturday 3/5/2016 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / levels B & C
The Three reservoirs and the Breakneck Mtn Loop
From the Rte 106 parking lot, take the S-BM (yellow) for about half a mile, then branch off on the left to a unmarked trail to the first reservoir. Go along the dam then follow the service road to the second reservoir and third reservoir. At end of the reservoir, make a left turn on the S-BM (yellow) going south, connect to TMI (red) heading north, and follow the Breakneck Mountain (white) trail back to S-BM. Follow the S-BM to the Big Hill shelter and back to the Rte 106 parking lot.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM Route 106 trail head parking
Leaders:
Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/Steve Huang/Joe Chou

Saturday 3/5/2016 - 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: Shui Kei Ng

Saturday 3/12/2016 - 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: Leo Ngan/Daniel Do

Saturday 3/12/2016 - 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: Flora Gu

Saturday 3/19/2016 - 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: Ada Jow

Saturday 3/19/2016 - 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 Tiorati. Follow the Long Path to visit the Hippo Rock and the Cave shelter. Return by the Yellow Menomine trail back to Silvermine Lake Picnic area. 
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15AM at trail head or 8:00 AM at designated pickup location
Leaders: Feng Chen/Steve Huang

Sunday 3/20/2016 - 6 & 8 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, NJ
From the Trailhead, follow the Hoeferlin Memorial Trail to Ramapo Lake. Climb Le Grande Hill for the view. Change to the Cannon Ball Trail to the west shore of Ramapo Lake. Then follow the white trail up the hill to visit ruins and the Stone Tower. Continue on the Cannon Ball Trail to Matapan Rock. Visit the Millstone Hill and follow the Yellow trail back to the parking lot. Being your own snacks, lunch and water. Dress in layers.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM Skyline Drive Trailhead Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung

Saturday 3/26/2016 - 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: Cherry Lau

Saturday 3/26/2016 - 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: Leo Ngan/Rwei Su/Ella Chen


Saturday 4/2/2016 - 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: Please contact leader for details
Leaders:
Daniel Do/Bonnie Sayarath

Saturday 4/2/2016 - 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 4/9/2016 - 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

Saturday 4/9/2016 - 18 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 11) / 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: Cindy Choi

Saturday 4/9/2016 - 40 Mile Day Biking / Levels 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 Huson River, quiet roads through the woods, the "state line hill" descent on Route 9W.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact Leader for details. (bentplee@yahoo.com)
Leaders: Ben Lee

Saturday 4/16/2016 - 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 trail head or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Daniel Do/Kelly Ke

Saturday 4/16/2016 - 24 Mile Day Hike (26 mile training session 12) / Level F
Tuxedo Park Train Station Loop
Follow the similar trail as the actual 26 mile hike. Hikers set their own checkpoints and strategy on this trial run and take discretion to shorten the hike.
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking Lot
Leaders: Tony Shu

Saturday 4/23/2016 - --- Fund Raising Hikes for the American Lung Association (ALA) ---
Harriman State Park, NY
*** If rains, it'll be on Sunday, 4/24/2016 *** 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 4/23/2016 - 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 4/23/2016 - 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 4/23/2016 - 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 4/30/2016 - 6 & 8 Miles Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti West, Lemon Squeezer Loop, Harriman State Park
Starting from Lake Askoti, follow the ASB (red) trail to Time Square then to Lemon Squeezer. Have lunch by the beautiful Island Pond. Return by the Dunning (yellow) trail. The C level hikers can extend the hike to Elk Pen in the morning and to Black Rock in the afternoon.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Amy Tien/Cherry Lau


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: Ada Jow/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: Helen Huang/Jim Mash

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

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 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









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