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January 2015

Chairperson: Sarah Tateosian, 741-2652


(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.

JANUARY 4, SUNDAY - PORK & SAUERKRAUT HIKE - Join us for the traditional Pork & Sauerkraut event at JPJ. There will be an approximate 6 mile circle hike led by Jim Hooper from the cabin leaving promptly at 10:00 a.m. There is rugged terrain in this area, but the hike will be at a comfortable pace. Good boots & water and a positive outlook for the New Year are all that are required! Once again Diane McCoy will be preparing the meal. The meal will be served at 1:30 p.m. to hikers & non-hikers alike. Reservations are required & must be made by 8:00 p.m. Thursday Jan. 1, & once made, must be paid. Cost for the meal will tentatively be $4.00 plus $1.00 cabin fee for members & $ 2.00 for non-members. Call Diane at (717) 852-7570 to reserve.

JANUARY 9, FRIDAY- COVERED DISH & PROGRAM – United Way Building, 800 East King Street, We are trying a new location for this meeting only. The parking lot entrance is on South Sherman Street. Meeting time is 6:30 to 8:30 PM. bring a dish to share. Having your own place setting is appreciated, but paper goods will be available. A talk about the Chesapeake Bay will be presented by Bud Menchey. His talk will include information not only about the about the condition of the bay and critters who live in the water, but also he will talk about interesting places to visit. Come and find out about what happening in the Bay.

JANUARY 11, SUNDAY - Long Hike: 9 - 10 miles in Michaux State Forest on minor trails and old woods roads. Expect the usual hills and dales. There could be mud and or creek crossings. Bring boots, lunch and water. Hot chocolate available after the hike at Creekside Cottage. Leftover Christmas cookies welcome! Meet at Woodberry Road parking at 8:00am. Car pool fee $5. Hike Leader - Pat Yale 717-495-2839,  

JANUARY 18, SUNDAY -  Medium Hike: An 8 mile figure 8 hike on the Pretty boy Trail with many reservoir views. There are several small climbs and descents, all less than 200', with a total ascent of 1,400'. Also, a few small stream crossings. Bring boots, water and lunch. Meet at Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology), 9:30 AM. Carpool: $3. Leader: Tim Schmidt 717-235-5940, wanderfool@comcast.net. 

JANUARY 25, SUNDAY - Short Hike: Approximately 6 miles in Michaux State Forest. There is one moderately strenuous climb up to Sunset Rock and down, finish with a level walk. Then back to Ron's cabin for a fire outside or inside with hot dogs, s’mores, coffee, and hot chocolate. Bring hiking boots, water, snacks, and a chair for around the bonfire. Meet at Woodberry Road parking at 8:30 a.m. Carpool fee $5.00. Hike leaders: Darla Stover and Ron Boyer. For more information call 717-741-1581 or contact Darla at

January 27, Tuesday at 7 PM is the Board of Directors Meeting at the Tateosian residence. All members are welcome to attend.



TURKEY HIKE AND DINNER - Many thanks to all of those who helped with our turkey dinner by contributing food and services. It was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed the food, hike and friendship.

Ron Boyer has met chosen 30 mile requirement and has been invited to join the club. We hope he has enjoyed his hiking and will soon become a member. Ron lives at, York, PA 17402. 


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

If you would like to qualify as a sawyer to work on the AT or any other trail please contact Tom Morley
or (717)764-6822


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.


2015 ATC Biennial Conference: Hiking through History: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Biannual Conference will be held on July 17 – 24, 2015 in Winchester, Virginia. Find more information on the ATC website http://www.appalachiantrail.org/who-we-are/events/2013/08/08/2015-atc-biennial-conference-hiking-through-history. Additional information contact Tom Morley -


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 btrangerjet@comcast.net


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.


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. 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 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