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July 2016

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 2016 year.

July 3 - Join us for a picnic at 1 p.m. at the JPJ. The Phipps will bring the hot dogs and hamburgers. The rest of you are asked to bring salads (potato, macaroni, mixed greens, etc.). We could also use some desserts and drinks. A short hike will begin at 11 a.m. from JPJ. The hike will be to the outlook and back lead by Frank Phipps. To coordinate food contact Mary Phipps at (717) 292-6690. House use fee is $1 for club members and $2 for non-members. Please notify Frank if you will be attending, how many people you will be bringing, and if you plan to participate in the hike by June 30 at (717) 818-8035.

July 10 - This scenic 5-mile hike starts at the Wrightsville boat launch and ends at the Moon Dancer Winery parking lot. We will have moderate elevation going through Murphy’s Hollow, Grace Plateau, and on to High Point, where you have a 360-degree view of the river and surrounding hills. Please bring water, snacks and wear good walking shoes/boots. Car pool fee $1.00. Meet at Boscov's East Parking (near the Texas Road House) off PA 24 at 12:30 pm. Hike leader: Eric Ling (work phone: 717-815-6635; email:

July 17 – Medium Hike – Approximately 9 miles in the Weiser State Forest Haldeman Tract (known for its hang glider site) on Broad Mountain, northeast of Halifax. The hike will be mostly on snowmobile trails making for easy walking, with a long gradual climb of about 700 ft. at the start to warm us up in case it’s cold in July and a long gradual descent of 800 ft. at the end. Please bring good boots, water, & lunch. We will leave the Emigsville Park and Ride parking lot off I83 at the Emigsville exit at 8:00 a.m. Carpool fee $5.00. Hike leader: Jim McCoy, 717-984-2712 or

July 24, Short Hike - Enjoy a 4-mile hike around Lake William. We will connect a couple different trails to hike around the lake and possibly add some extension trails to increase the mileage a little bit. The trails are mixed hills and flat areas with possibility of mud, but it is not a difficult trail. Bring hiking boots, snack, water, and dress for the weather. Meeting place is Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology) at 1:30 P.M. Hike leader is Alan Noble (phone: 717-817-9430 and email: . Car Pool Fee is $0.50 if carpooling. If a hiker is not meeting at the designated spot, but at the park, please call hike leader.

July 31, Short hike - This is a pleasant 6 mile hike starting from the parking lot of the John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville out to the Accomac Inn and back. Most of the hike is in the shade following a level, open trail along the Susquehanna River. Meet at Boscov's East Parking lot (near the Texas Road House) off PA 24 at 12:30. Car pool fee $1.00. Hike leader Bob Falsetti: 717-854-3437, or email



Tuesday July 26 - Board of Directors meeting.


Please if you know of a former club member who has passed away please let me know. Send the information to
Allen Britton  


Backpacking Trips 2016. Anyone interested in backpacking in 2016 should let either Tom Morley, or Jim McCoy know. We plan trips every now and then and we would like to know of any members who might be interested. Women are encouraged to sign up, current female members backpacking are: Kim Herbst, Gwen Loose, Regina Markle, Elyshia Menkin, and Barb Culton. Any of these people can let you know how much fun we have.


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

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.

THURSDAY WEEKLY TRAIL MAINTENANCE: Contact Jim Hooper for information of that week. 717-252-3784 or

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

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.

WANTED: Individuals who are willing to lead short hikes on Wednesdays There is no need to wait for the weekend to get outside. Our Wednesday hikes were intended to bring out some of the old timers, which is still my goal; however, if you are willing to lead a hike of five to seven miles then do so as it is good to get outdoors midweek. Also, people willing to be hike leaders. If you know a hike, but are reluctant to step forward, please be assured that I will be glad to show you what is necessary to become a hike leader. No experience is necessary, just a desire to get involved. The hike can be of any length. I would be glad to go with you to scout out the hike. 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 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.

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