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July 2014

Chairperson: Bob Falsetti



(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 2014 year.

July 6, SUNDAY, J.P.J. Picnic & Hike: Join us for a covered-dish picnic at 1:30 p.m. at the JPJ. 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 or . House use fee is $1 for Club members and $2 for non-members. Please contact Julie at or 717-854-3437 by July 3 to RSVP and what food or beverage you will be bringing.

July 13, SUNDAY, Medium Hike: 6 to 9 mile out-and-back hike on trails along Otter Creek, Sawmill Run and Furnace Run. The actual length of the hike will be inversely proportional to the temperature and all activities will cease if the wet bulb temp hits 90. Bring Tevas or water shoes for occasional wading. Meet at Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology) at 8:30 am. Also bring boots, lunch, and plenty of water. Carpool Fee: $2.00. Leader: Tim Schmidt, 717-235-5940, .

July 20, SUNDAY, Long Hike AT Series: Join us for a very leisurely 10 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail from The Shippensburg Road south to Caledonia State Park. The trek is mostly downhill except for one somewhat strenuous 500 foot climb. We have two small stream crossings, both of no consequence, unless we have heavy rains. We will also pass by two AT Shelters so you examine them to see where the AT backpackers spend their nights. The second one is very well maintained with flowers. We will pass one PATC Cabin that can be rented as long as you belong to the PATC. If interested, we can show you a huge spring at this cabin that is well hidden from the trail. Bring boots, water, lunch, and dress for the weather. Stop at Hauser Winery possible afterwards if there is enough interest. Car Pool fee is $5.00. Meet at the Woodberry Road parking for an 8:00 a.m. departure. Hike leaders are Phyllis and Tom Morley, 717-764-6822 or

July 27, SUNDAY, Medium Hike: Starting from the John Wright parking lot we will hike along the Susquehanna River to the Accomac Inn and back. This is a pleasant, mostly shady, non-arduous hike of approximately six miles. Meet at the Boscov's East Parking lot (across from the Texas Roadhouse) at 12:30 p.m. Car pool fee is $1. Hike leader Eric Ling, (717-815-6635) or .



Volunteers Needed: I am looking for eight volunteers to provide two hours of their time at the Shank’s Mare Art & Outdoor Fest to be held on Saturday, August 2 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The club, in conjunction with the Mason Dixon Trail System, will have an information booth. We will answer any questions and hand out brochures on the history of the clubs and how to participate in the activities. No experience is necessary. Please call or email Allen Britton, or 717 -741-0624.


The Super Hike will be on Saturday, September 6 from 7 AM – 7 PM. York Hiking club has always helped please volunteer again this year. The link to the online volunteer registration form is here: http://www.kta-hike.org/index.php?option=com_forme&fid=26 contact Allen Britton to let him know if you will volunteer. Don’t forget to register!!!!


KTA is asking our club to lead a training hike leading up to the Super Hike in September. We are looking at the months of June, July or August for a hike.. If you have a desire to lead a hike, please contact Jim Hooper at or 717-252-3784. This is a perfect opportunity for the club to get some publicity. 


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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Parking lot maps

Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology)

North End meeting place next to Rutter's Store

Woodberry Road parking

Boscov's East Parking