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January 2017

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.)


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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 JANUARY 8 - Long Hike. 10 miles from Route 34 west to Route 74 on the Tuscarora Trail. There are a few good climbs to keep us warm and a short stretch of road walking. Wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots, bring water, snacks and lunch. Meet at the Emigsville North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner at 8 a.m. Car pool fee $5.00. Hike leaders Tom and Phyllis Morley. Contact info 717 764-6822 or

SUNDAY JANUARY 8 - Short hike in Susquehannock Sate Park in Lancaster County. Meet at 1:00 PM at York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec). There will be some ups and downs and it will be about 4 miles. Carpool fee is $2.00. Bring boots, water, and a snack. Hike Leader is Sandy Grove. Phone- 487-9341

JANUARY 15: SUNDAY - PORK & SAUERKRAUT HIKE - Join us for the traditional Pork & Sauerkraut event at JPJ. Jim McCoy will lead a 5 to 6 mile circle hike 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. 12, & once made, must be paid. Cost for the meal will tentatively be $4.00 plus a $1.00 cabin fee for members & $ 2.00 for non-members. Call Diane at (717) 984-2712 to reserve.

SUNDAY JANUARY 22 - Long Hike, Michaux State Forest. 10 - 11 miles on hiking and multi-use trails in this beautiful State Forest in Franklin and Cumberland Counties. Expect hills, rocks and possible stream crossings. Bring boots, lunch and water. Dress for the weather forecast. Hot chocolate and treats at Creekside Cottage following the hike. Meet at Woodberry Road parking. at 8:00 am or the Caledonia State Park park office at 9:00 am. Carpool fee $5.00. Hike Leader Pat Yale 717-495-2839 or .com

JANUARY 27: FRIDAY- COVERED DISH & PROGRAM – York Township Recreation Building at 6:30 to 8:30PM. Bring a dish to share. Having your own place setting is appreciated, but paper goods will be available. Our special speaker’s talk is entitled Ethnobotany of the Eastern Woodlands. Food, medicine, clothing, and shelter- the plants that surround us can, and have, satisfied humans’ basic needs for many generations. Join Naturalist, Gina Dotterweich, for a hands-on look at the plants of our native forests as we explore how they were used by traditional cultures.


Our 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.

SUNDAY JANUARY 29 - Short Hike: Hollow creek Greenway/Nixon Park, 5-6 miles: The Hollow Creek Greenway will be a 3 mile hike (in and back). We will than proceed into Nixon Park for an additional 2-3 miles. This will be a family friendly hike along the hollow creek, then we will proceed into Nixon Park where there are some climbs, but nothing that will be too difficult. Please wear good boots and don’t forget to bring water and dress for the weather. Speaking of weather if it’s raining or snowing forgetaboutit!!!! Meet at the York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec) at 1:30 P.M. Hike leader Allen & Lore Britton, or 717-741-0624


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

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 write-up for the Log Book to James Trautman ( ) and Log book reports to Julie Falsetti ( ).”

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

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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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