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Gin's 26-Mile Challenge in honor of Gin Goon

Spring is a time of rejuvenation and hope in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by the spirit of the season, Chinese Mountain Club of New York (CMCNY) will be launching the Gin's 26-Mile Hike Challenge in honor of Gin Goon. Gin Goon founded CMCNY in 1986 to introduce outdoor activities to the Asian community. His dedication to the club and selflessly sharing his outdoor experiences had influenced many of us to embrace nature and find reliefs in outdoor activities. Unfortunately, lung cancer took his life in 2003. In memory of his contributions, CMCNY dedicates the activities in May and fundraises for American Lung Association (ALA) in honor of Gin Goon. Gin's 26-Mile Hike Challenge is the kickoff event. CMCNY invites everyone to join the activities in May to honor our founder Gin Goon.

Saturday 10/16/2021 - High Point and Sawmill Lake, 9 Miles Day Hike / Level C
High Point State Park, NJ
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. Longer route: from parking lot, take blue trail, turn left on Iris Trail (red), then turn right on AT, pass Dutch Shoe Rock then join the shorter route. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/16/2021 - Bull Hill & Breakneck Mountain hike/ Levels B&C
Hudson Highlands State Park, NY
Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) is located next to the famous Breakneck Ridge in the Hudson Highlands. Hiking up Bull Hill offers sweeping views of the Hudson River and neighboring peaks from rock outcrops but without the rock scramble like Breakneck. Descend from the summit of Bull Hill. Cross over to the northern section of the Breakneck Ridge by the Notch trail for more views. Finish the hike by walking downhill on the Cornish trail along the Breakneck Brook. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the Washburn Trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Sunday 10/17/2021 - Manaticut Point to Horse Pond Mtn Loop / Levels B & C
Long Pond Ironworks & Norvin Green State Parks, NJ
Starting from Crescent Drive roadside parking, follow the trails to Manaticut Point for a view of the mountains in the south. Come downhill to Lake Sonoma. Follow the yellow trail to Overlook Rock and continue to visit the lookout points on Long Hill. Then arrive at the Horse Pond Mountain for a gorgeous view of Monksville Reservoir. Head back to the parking by the Harrison Mountain trails or easier paths through the swamps. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/23/2021 - Lake Minnewaska and the Awosting Falls, Level A / B
Minnewaska State Park, NY
Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged terrain. The hike takes you around Lake Minnewaska and the Awosting Falls. Walk along the carriage road to the sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Kwok-Chi Ng -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/23/2021 - New Weis Center/ High Point/ Carris Hill loop Hike / Levels B & C
Norvin Green State Forest, NJ
Starting from the Weis Center Parking Lot, follow the trail to visit Ball Mountain and Roomy Mine. Hike up to the Wyanokie High Point for a panorama view of the lakes and mountains. Come down the mountain to Yoo-Hoo Point. Yell Yoo-Hoo so people at High Point can hear you. Continue to go downhill to visit the lookout points on Carris Hill. Change to a service road and the Otter Hole (green) trail and hike leisurely back to the parking. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Nancy Liang -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/23/2021 - Pyramid Mountain Hike, 7 & 9 miles / Levels B & C
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. *Limit to 20 People and No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00AM at PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: James Yu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/30/2021 - West Mountain to Bear Mountain Loop, 7 & 9 Mile Day Hike / Levels B & C
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
Starting from the Anthony Wayne Rec. Area, 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. *No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Bon Chiu -- Click to sign on the activity

Saturday 10/30/2021 - Dunderberg Mountain, 6 Mile Day Hikes / Levels B
Bear Mountain State Park, NY
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. **No Carpool Arrangement
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at trail head
Leaders: Rosa Melgar -- Click to sign on the activity

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    PO BOX 295
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    Our day hikes are rated from Level A to Level F. Level A being the earliest;  Lever D and above are for experience hikers only. Please contact leader if you are uncertain about what level of hiking activity should you participate. Click here to see CMCNY Hiking Rating System.





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