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Febuary 2016

Chairperson: Kim Herbst (717) 887-4462 or



(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.

FEBRUARY 7, SUNDAY CHILI HIKE - MEDIUM HIKE: At 10 a.m. Jim Hooper will lead a 5-6 mile hike starting from JPJ, returning in time for a chili dinner at 1:30 p.m. Call Julie Falsetti at (717) 854-3437, or email by 9:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4 to make meal reservations which once made must be paid. Meal cost is $4 plus $1 cabin use fee for members and $2.00 for non-members.

FEBRUARY 13, SATURDAY – MEDIUM HIKE on the AT: We will hike from Shippensburg Road to Pine Grove Furnace on the AT. This is just an 8 mile section with only mild elevation changes. Bring lunch, snacks, water and dress for the weather. Wear sturdy shoes. Leave Woodberry Road parking at 8:30 a.m. Carpool fee is $5.00. Hike Leader Tom Morley (717) 764-6822.

FEBRUARY 21, SUNDAY – SHORT HIKE: Approximately 5 miles around Rocky Ridge Park. Meet at the first parking lot on the left at Rocky Ridge at 1:30. Bring water and snack, if you wish. Wear good walking shoes or hiking boots. Hike Leaders: Jerry and Chris Broome (717) 757-6357. 

FEBRUARY 21, SUNDAY - MEDIUM HIKE: An almost long hike of just under 9 miles on the Horseshoe Trail near Mt. Gretna. This is one of the few sections left of the Horseshoe without road walking. Only minor climbing & mostly easy walking. Bring your hiking shoes, lunch, & plenty of water. We will leave the east side meeting place (across from Texas Roadhouse near Boscov's East Parking) at 8.00 a.m. Carpool fee $4.00. Leader Jim McCoy, 717-984-2712 or gonehikin830@comcast.net

FEBRUARY 28, SUNDAY- SHORT HIKE: Enjoy an invigorating 4-mile hike at the Rocky Ridge County Park. This is a circuit hike starting at the Pheasant Pavilion located at the Hidden Laurel Picnic Area. The hike will plan to take trails 8, 3, 9, 2, and 1 which will cross over both overlooks. There are a lot of hills and rough terrain in some sections of the trail. Bring hiking boots, snack, water, and dress for the weather. Meeting place is Boscov's East Parking lot at 1:30 P.M. Hike leader is Alan Noble (717) 817-9430 or email: ). No Car Pool Fee. If a hiker is not meeting at the designated spot, but at the park, please call hike leader to find out which parking lot to meet at.



Pamela Wable has paid her dues as a new member in 2015. Hillcrest Rd, York PA 17403


Sawyer recertification class is being offered at Scott Farm on Friday, April 8. Anyone interested should contact Tom Morley at 717-764-6822 or tommorley@comcast.net


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.

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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