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August 2016

Chairperson: Bob Falsetti, 717-854-3437, 



(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 2016 year.

August 7, Medium Hike: Hike in Little Buffalo State Park Approximately 6 miles, no strenuous climbs, varied terrain, thick woods and rolling meadows. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner side of Rt. 83. Carpool fee $3.00. Hike leader Jack Goodwin, .

August 14, Short Hike: About 4-5 miles around Lake Williams. Meet at 1:00 p.m. at Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology). We will start the hike at the parking lot by Lake Williams on S. George St. The hike will be mostly under shade and involves moderate climbs, but not strenuous overall. Bring good walking shoes or hiking boots, snack and plenty of water. Carpool fee $1.00. Hike Leader: Vanessa Xiao, 703-408-1089 or .

August 21, Medium to Long Hike: We will do approximately 8 miles on the Mason Dixon Trail starting at Lock 12 and going north to a waterfall. After spending some enjoyable time, we then return to Lock 12. We will then go south to Peavine Island. Depending on the water level we will do some river walking so bring water shoes or appropriate footwear that you don't mind getting wet. As always, bring good walking shoes or hiking boots, lunch, snacks and water. We will leave Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology) parking area at 8:30 a.m. Car fee $3.00. For questions contact or 717 764-6822. 

August 27, Saturday JPJ Work Day: Come on out and help get JPJ Cabin ready for the fall season. Jobs available for everyone inside and out. There is big work and little work. Anyone like to paint? Wear old clothes and bring lunch. Meet at JPJ at 9:30 a.m. hot coffee and iced tea will be served with Sarah’s Famous Baked Something. It’s a fun day and we get stuff done. For more information contact: Sarah Tateosian (717) 741-2652. 

August 28, Short Hike: Approximately 5 mile hike starting at Brillhart Station on the Heritage Rail Trail. The trail has a slight grade, some coverage from the sun and level walking surface. Wear appropriate shoes/boots, bring snacks and plenty of H2O! Meet at Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology) at 12:00 Car pool fee $1.00. If a hiker is not meeting at the Vo-Tec, but at Brillhart Station, please call hike leader, Barbara Clayton, 717-654-8332 or .



Shank’s Mare Art & Outdoor Fest is on August 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be manning a joint YHC/M-DTS booth. We need volunteers to man 2 hour shifts. Please let Jim Hooper, know if you are interested in taking a shift.


Please if you know of a former club member who has passed away please let me know. Send the information to
Allen Britton  


Backpacking Trips 2016. Anyone interested in backpacking in 2016 should let either Tom Morley, or Jim McCoy know. We plan trips every now and then and we would like to know of any members who might be interested. Women are encouraged to sign up, current female members backpacking are: Kim Herbst, Gwen Loose, Regina Markle, Elyshia Menkin, and Barb Culton. Any of these people can let you know how much fun we have.


If you would like to lead a Family Friendly hike please contact the monthly chair person, a short hike is recommended.

Reminder to hike leaders - please submit your sign-up sheets to Phyllis Morley in a timely manner so that our guests get credit for their miles.

THURSDAY WEEKLY TRAIL MAINTENANCE: Contact Jim Hooper for information of that week. 717-252-3784 or

Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Conservancy Specialty License Plate Now Available. See the ATC website for more information ( http://www.appalachiantrail.org/who-we-are/news/2014/07/24/pennsylvania-appalachian-trail-conservancy-specialty-license-plate-now-available ). 

Log Book - Please send your hike write-ups to our Log Editor, Jim Trautman at

FEELING LEFT OUT???: Please don’t be bashful feel free to step forward anytime to lead a hike. Please don’t wait to be asked. Call the monthly chairperson or me Al Britton 717-741-0624 or . I will put you in touch with the right person. Not sure you know what to do or you would like some one to go over the hike with you, well call me, I’ll be glad to help. No experience is necessary, just a desire to get involved. The hike can be of any length.

GOT A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS? PLEASE NOTIFY Bernie Frick, and Phyllis Morley, if you have changed your e-mail address. This information is held by the club only and will be used to send club information and inclusion in our yearly logbook. Thank you for your cooperation.

WANTED: Individuals who are willing to lead short hikes on Wednesdays There is no need to wait for the weekend to get outside. Our Wednesday hikes were intended to bring out some of the old timers, which is still my goal; however, if you are willing to lead a hike of five to seven miles then do so as it is good to get outdoors midweek. Also, people willing to be hike leaders. If you know a hike, but are reluctant to step forward, please be assured that I will be glad to show you what is necessary to become a hike leader. No experience is necessary, just a desire to get involved. The hike can be of any length. I would be glad to go with you to scout out the hike. Give me a call or e mail me 717-741-0624 or

A DIFFERENCT KIND OF ACTIVITY: If you would like to lead a bike hike, canoe or weekend camping trip please let me know. Allen Britton 717-741-0624 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 only from the Club's Founding in 1932 to the early 1980s. For the past 30 years very 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. We do not need any more copies of the annual log books.

Card Committee: Linda Bean has graciously agreed to be our “card committee” since Sally Zimmerer has moved from the area. If you know of someone with a serious illness, having surgery, etc., please notify Linda at .net or 764-1091 and she will send them a card.

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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Parking lot maps

Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology)

North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner

Woodberry Road parking

Boscov's East Parking