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April 2017

Chairperson: David Lukes, 717-818-4751,



(In the event of inclement weather, please contact the hike leader in advance of the meet time 
for information on any change in the activity.)

(Please make telephone calls before 9PM.)


Blue links below take you to a map page!  

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Fee for a hike is only if one Carpools.


Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this 2017 year.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1 – MASON-DIXON TRAIL CLEANUP: We will be finishing the dump cleanup which we started on last spring. A rain day will be April 6. Safe Harbor has promised to supply a dumpster so we do not have to take all the trash to the dump. Work includes picking up trash and moving some appliances that we found in the dump. So there is work for all. One needs 4-wheel drive to get to the site. If you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle please bring it. 
Meeting Location: Barry’s Grocery Store in Craley PA. Please park away from the store. Meeting Time: 8:30 AM 
Contact: Jim Hooper at or Roxanne Strine at .

SUNDAY, APRIL 2 - SHORT HIKE ON THE ENOLA LOW GRADE RAIL TRAIL (5 miles): Join me for a pleasant family friendly hike along the banks of the Susquehanna River. This is an easy hike that only requires your ability to enjoy yourself. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes. 
Meeting Location: East End Parking Lot (Galleria Mall, east side of Boscov's East Parking, north side of Red Robin) 
Meeting Time: 1:00 PM Carpool Fee: $1.00 Hike Leader: Allen Britton (717) 741-0624 or  

SUNDAY, APRIL 2 - LONG SHUTTLE HIKE ON THE MASON-DIXON TRAIL (10 miles): Hike on the York section of the KTA Trail Challenge starting at Lock 12 and ending at Otter Creek campground. This is a difficult hike with some great views, stream crossings, a few steep climbs and descents. Bring hiking shoes, lunch and water. 
Meeting Location: East End Parking Lot (Galleria Mall, east side of Boscov's East Parking, north side of Red Robin) 
Meeting Time: 8:00 AM Carpool Fee: $5.00 Hike Leader: Kim Herbst 717-887-4462 or

APRIL 7-9 - KTA HIKING WEEKEND: KTA will be traveling to Ligonier, Westmoreland County, for its annual Spring Meeting and Hiking Weekend! KTA members, families, and friends can enjoy hiking, activities, meals, meetings, and camaraderie at Ligonier Camp & Conference Center. For more information go to: http://www.kta-hike.org/spring-2017-hiking-and-meeting-weekend.html

SATURDAY, APRIL 8 - LONG SHUTTLE HIKE ON THE CONESTOGA TRAIL (10-11 miles): We’ll hike the Lancaster side of the KTA Trail Challenge. We will start at the Pequea Boat Launch and hike over some of the most rugged terrain in the area. This strenuous hike includes the climb up to The Pinnacle, Tucquan Run, and Kelly’s Run. There will be stream crossings. We’ll continue on the trail over the Norman Wood Bridge to Lock 12. Bring hiking shoes, lunch, water and a change of socks, just in case. 
Meeting Location: South End Parking Lot (York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec) - 39.928738, -76.684947)
Meeting Time: 8:00 AM Carpool Fee: $5.00 Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751,  

APRIL 22-23 - FLOWER WEEKEND AT JPJ CABIN: Flower hike and covered dish lunch at John Paul Jones Cabin, 1143 Furnace Road, Airville, PA 17302. It is a nice time of the year to spend the night. Each spring there is an amazing display of wildflowers along the Susquehanna River at JPJ. John Seville will lead the flower hike at 10:30, identifying up to 30 types of wildflowers. Those who would like can continue on for a 4 to 5 mile hike. The others may return to the cabin, sit on the porch or by the fireside, and wait for the lunch which will start at 1:30. Please call Sarah Tateosian at 717-741-2652 with your covered dish selection. 


SUNDAY, APRIL 30 - SHORT HIKE AT LAKE REDMAN (3 miles) - We will walk on the road for a short distance to connect with trail #5 and enjoy a walk around part of Lake Redman, passing through the bird sanctuary toward the end of the hike. This hike has a few short, mild climbs along the way. Come out and join us for a stroll through a very pretty area of York County.
Meeting Location: Sparton Road, just off of Hess Farm Road (39.887269, -76.687841) Meeting Time: 12:00 noon
Hike Leaders: Kim Pavlick & Rafael Ruiz 717-501-5443


New Member: Welcome to our newest members, John Lewis from Windsor PA! 717-515-2269, jfl14pa@yahoo.com and Judi Becker from York 717-880-4397, luvtrails@yahoo.com 
KTA Trail Challenge: Registration is now open for this KTA sponsored event. This is one of the best and closest trail running/hiking events in PA! We have two hikes this month covering most of the course if you want to preview it. The YHC also volunteers every year at one of the aid stations, so if you do not run it you can still participate as a volunteer. See this link for more information: http://www.kta-hike.org/kta-trail-challenge.html

New Email Address? Contact Bernie Frick ( ). This information is held by the club only and will be used to send club information and for inclusion in our yearly logbook. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please note change: hike leaders should send the sign-up sheet to the membership chairman, Linda Bean ( ) after the hike, and do not forget to send your Hike write-up for the Log Book to  Julie Falsetti ( ).”

Hike Leaders Wanted: Thanks so much to all those who have signed up to lead hikes for 2017! There are a great many slots available throughout the year. Even if you are a new member, you can still lead a hike. We have short, medium, and long options available. Please see the schedule included with this month’s newsletter and contact the monthly chairperson to sign up for one or more hikes. Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this 2017 year.


Individuals who are willing to lead short hikes on Wednesdays area also wanted. If you would like to lead a Family Friendly hike on Saturday or Sunday please contact the monthly chairperson. A short hike is recommended. Contact David Lukes with any questions about leading hikes at

Thursday Weekly Trail Maintenance: Contact Jim Hooper for information for the current week 717-252-3784 or  

Please note: Our historian, John Seville, notes that the York County Heritage Trust has a sizable collection of York Hiking Club memorabilia in its library. However, the material dates from the Club's Founding in 1932 to the early 1980s. For the past 30 years little material has been added to our collection. We want to correct this omission; so John is asking members who have Club related items that might be suitable for inclusion in our archives to call him at 717-244-6769. Examples would be minutes of meetings, accounts of special events, photographs, newspaper articles, etc. No more copies of the annual log books. 

Card Committee: Linda Bean serves as the “card committee.” If you know of someone with a serious illness, having surgery, etc., please notify Linda at or 764-1091 and she will send them a card from the club. New Email Address? Contact Bernie Frick ( ) or Phyllis Morley ( ). This information is held by the club only and will be used to send club information and for inclusion in our yearly logbook. Thank you for your cooperation. 





Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this year's schedule.

* "If there are no objections within 10 days" refers to things like almost getting a hike kicked out of a park.

A sheet is handed out to all New hikers at the parking lots before the hikes.


Our new place for meetings/events  is inside the York Township Recreation Building, directions as follows:

  From I-83 exit 16, take Queen St (PA-74) south for about 1 mile.  At Campbell Music, turn left onto Oak St.  Drive about a tenth of a mile and stop at the stop sign; do not turn right.  Drive straight ahead past the township building to the small building in the middle of the field.



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