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December 2015

Chairperson: Allen Britton,



(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!  

Parking For the Club!  Four Lots Click

Fee for a hike is only if one Carpools.


Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this 2015 year.

December 6, Sunday: Medium Hike Turkey Hill Hike: This will be a combination of the Enola Low Grade rail trail, the Turkey Hill Trail and the Chestnut Grove Natural area for 6.4 miles. The hike starts with a two and one had mile flat walk, then the fun starts. The remainder of the hike is on a HILL with multiple undulations to get to the Wind Mills then descending to the parking lot. A hiking stick is recommended. Meet at Boscov's East Parking at 10:30 am. Bring a lunch. Shuttle fee $1.00. Contact Jim Hooper at 252-3784 or if you have any questions.

December 12, Saturday: Long Hike 8 to 9 mile loop hike on Cove Mountain. Meet time/place is 09:30 at Tubby's parking lot in Duncannon. We'll hike up to Hawk Rock to enjoy the view, then proceed southbound on the Appalachian Trail, taking a right on the blue blazed trail down to a fire road which will take us back to the trailhead. Pace will be moderate with a sustained climb in the beginning. If you're interested please contact Kevin Dunleavy at

December 13, Sunday: Medium Hike: Starting from the John Wright parking lot we will hike along the Susquehanna River to the Accomac Inn and back. This is a pleasant, mostly shady, non-arduous hike of approximately six miles. Meet at the Boscov's East Parking (across from the Texas Roadhouse) at 12:30 p.m. Car pool fee is $1. Hike leader Bob Falsetti, (717-854-3437) or

December 20, Sunday: Medium Hike  8-9 miles. Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and come for a hike. This will be a relatively easy hike of 8 to 9 miles with some slight elevations changes. We will be doing the loop around Pinchot Park Lake. Meet at Woodberry Road parking at 9 a.m. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Bring lunch and water. Car pool fee $2.00. Hike leaders: Tom and Phyllis Morley. For more information call 717 764-6822 or contact Tom,  

December 25: Merry Christmas

December 27: Short Hike: This scenic 5-mile hike starts at the Wrightsville boat launch and ends at the Moon Dancer Winery parking lot. We will have moderate elevation going through Murphy’s Hollow, Grace Plateau, and on to High Point, where you have a 360-degree view of the river and surrounding hills. Please bring water, snacks and wear good walking shoes/boots. Car pool fee $1.00. Meet at Boscov's East Parking (near the Texas Road House) off PA 24 at 12:30 pm. Hike leader: Eric Ling (work phone: 717-815-6635; email:

December 27: Medium Hike  Come out and burn off that Christmas turkey. Approximately 7 miles on country roads around Wallace Cross Mill County Park. Meet at Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology) at 1:00 PM. Car pool fee $1.00 Hike Leader: Duane Hyson (717) 993-6026.



Sara Tateosian (717) 741-2652 is looking for Hike Leaders for January
So don’t wait for the last minute sign up now.


Backpacking Trips 2015. Anyone interested in backpacking in 2015 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.

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.

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

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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Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology)

North End meeting place next to Rutter's Store

Woodberry Road parking

Boscov's East Parking