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July 2013

Chairperson: Bob Falsetti, 717-854-3437,  


(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 2013 year.

July 4 J.P.J. Picnic & Hike: Join us for a picnic at 1 p.m. at the JPJ. The Falsettiís will bring the hot dogs and hamburgers. The rest of us are asked to bring saladís (potato, macaroni, etc. Also we could use some desserts and drinks. A short hike will begin at 11 a.m. from JPJ. The hike will be 3 to 4 miles; the length will depend on the heat. Hike leader: Bob Falsetti at (717) 854-3437. To coordinate food, contact Julie Falsetti at (717) 854-3437. House use fee is $1 for Club members and $2 for non-members. Notify Julie if you will be attending, how many people you will be bringing, and if you plan to participate in the hike.

July 7 Short Hike: A four-mile hike around Lake Williams. We will meet at the parking lot on South George Street (across from Lake Redman) at 1:00 p.m. Hike leader Helmut Wirschal, 717-854-6071

July 14 Short Hike: Four-mile out and back hike from Brillhart Station on the Heritage Rail Trail to the tunnel and back to Brillhart Station. The rail trail is a crushed stone bike path. Bring good walking shoes or hiking boots, water, and snacks. Meeting place is at the South Parking lot of Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology) at 1:00 p.m. Car pool fee is $1.00 if you are carpooling. Hike leader is Charlie Gladfelter (717-578-2795) or . If a hiker would like to meet at Brillhart Station instead of the meeting place, please notify the hike leader.

KTA WEEKEND: July 19-21, 10thAnnual Proul to Sproul Hike, contact KTA for more details.

July 21 Medium Hike: Starting from the John Wright parking lot we will hike along the Susquehanna River to the Accomac Inn and back. This is approximately six miles. Meet at the Boscov's East Parking at 12:30 p.m. Car pool fee is $1.50. We will plan to stop at the Broken Oar for suitable summer refreshments. Hike leader Eric Ling, (717-815-6635) or .

July 28 Long Hike: 9 miles at Blue Marsh Lake/Old Dry Farm Road, outside Reading, Pa. Some hills and stream crossings with lakeside, woods, and meadow walking; bring boots, lunch, and water. We will leave the East side meeting place (Boscov's East Parking, across from Texas Roadhouse) at 8.00 a.m. Carpool fee $5.00. Leader Jean Mundis, (717) 792-0885 or (717) 650-7831.


Volunteers Needed to work at the YHC Water station at Otter Creek Campground for the Susquehanna Super Hike on Saturday, September 7 from 6-10 a.m. Contact Tim Schmidt, , 717-235-5940.


FEELING LEFT OUT???: Please donít be bashful feel free to step forward anytime to lead a hike. Please donít 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, Iíll 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

KTA WEEKEND: July 19-21, 10th Annual Proul to Sproul Hike, contact KTA for more details.

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

Adams Electric

Boscov's East Parking