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The Appalachian Trail wanders along the Appalachian range, 2,160 miles from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain, Georgia. The footpath and its protective corridor encompass some of the East's finest natural, historical, cultural, and scenic resources, yours to explore for an afternoon, a weekend, or a season.

Our first national scenic trail, the A.T. passes through eight national forests, six units of the national park system, and 60 state park, forest, or game lands. Though the Trail is technically a unit of the National Park Service, it is primarily maintained and managed by volunteers from the Appalachian Trail Conference - a legacy of the Trail's builders, private citizens who dreamed of a footpath for those "who seek fellowship with the wilderness." 1998 Appalachian Trail Conference

YORK HIKING CLUB IS NEXT

     The "YORK HIKING CLUB" maintains the section of the Appalachian Trail from Susquehanna River at Duncannon, PA. north to Route 225. This is for the most part more east than north but the trail for the most part is referred to as going north or south.
    The upwards climb from the Susquehanna River going north has had lots of work done to it in the 1990s. Many 100s of hours went into laying two relocations. The first started from the railroad tracks. A long diagonal cut was made into the ridge to get the hikers up the first part of the climb to the top. This meant clearing thick briers, rocks, bees, and lots of cribbing.  Photos
     The second part was the last climb to the top. More than 60 300+ pound rocks were moved and laid into a long winding stone stairway. We also maintain the Clarks Ferry Shelter.

     We hope to add a "Trail Conditions" page soon for the York Hiking Club's section.

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Appalachian Trail information web site links.  Try them all!

LINK 1        CLICK ME    THE A.T. PAGE

The
A.T. Page

 

LINK 2   CLICK ME     A.T. LOGS/READINGS

A.T.
Logs/Writings!

 

MAPS of the A.T. in Color.

A.T. Color
Maps!

 

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LINK  3   The Appalachian Trail Conference

The Appalachian
Trail Conference

Official Site

LINK  4    Trail Condition Reports

Trail
Conditions
Reports!

LINK    5     Trailplace  BY  Wingfoot

Trail Place
Shuttling list

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              Parking IN PA    

      ATC Mid-Atlantic Regional Office
4 East First Street
P.O. Box 625
Boiling Springs, PA 17007
Phone: 717.258.5771
Fax: 717.258.1442
E-mail: atc-maro@appalachiantrail.org

 

    

 

Webpage master Jim T. yorkhikingclub@email.com

April 30, 2005

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