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February 2017

Chairperson: Kim Herbst, 717-887-4462,



(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.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5: CHILI HIKE - SHORT HIKE: At 11 a.m. Bob Falsetti will lead a 3-4 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 2 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.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, LONG HIKE: 9 mile loop hike around the lake at Pinchot State Park. Just a few small hills and maybe some muddy trails depending on the weather. Bring hiking shoes, lunch and water. 
Meeting Location: Emigsville Park and Ride North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner
Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $3.00
Hike Leader: Todd Trimmer 717-817-2394 or

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19 – MEDIUM HIKE: An easy to moderate hike at Lake Redman and Lake Williams. The hike will be approximately 6-7 miles on trails 3, 4 and 2. The hike will start near the boat launch/gazebo at 9:00 a.m. Bring a snack and water.
Meeting Location: The York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec)
Meeting Time: 8:30 AM
Carpool Fee: $1.00
Hike Leader: Kathy Miller, 717-818-1390,

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 – SHORT HIKE: Approximately 5 miles around Rocky Ridge Park. Bring water and snack, if you wish. Wear good walking shoes or hiking boots. 
Meeting Location: First parking lot on the left Rocky Ridge
Meeting Time: 1:30 PM
Hike Leaders: Jerry and Chris Broome (717) 757-6357.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - LONG HIKE (10 MILES): Standing Stone Trail, the 2016 PA Trail of the Year. We’ll start at Greenwood Furnace State Park and hike south ten miles to a parking area. We’ll pass several vistas along the way. This will involve a significant climb in the beginning and then a ridge walk, so a great winter workout! Bring boots and traction device, dress in layers, plenty of water, and lunch. This is about a two hour drive from Emigsville, so the meeting time is an hour earlier than usual.
Meeting Location: Emigsville Park & Ride North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner
Meeting Time: 7:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $5.00
Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751,


Irina Svishchova has paid her initiation fee and dues. 

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 ( ).”

Board Meeting: The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, January 24, at 7 pm at the Fricks. 

We note with sadness the passing of member Jim Bean, husband of Linda Bean. Jim was a member since 1995. 

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

THANKS to everyone for a successful Turkey hike and dinner. Everybody is always so willing to pitch in and get things ready and clean up that it makes a very pleasant day for all. Great job to the hikers and hike leaders who braved the winds and cold weather. Thanks to the cooks, the servers, the contributors and those who pitched in. Great job and great dinner!!! And thanks to everyone for coming and making it a memorable day. Phyllis Morley 

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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Parking lot maps

York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec)

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

Woodberry Road parking

Boscov's East Parking