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July 2017

Chairperson: Kathy Miller, 717-818-1390,



(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 2017 year.

SUNDAY, JULY 2 - COVERED DISH PICNIC AND HIKE AT JPJ CABIN: A short hike of 3-4 miles to Urey Overlook will be followed by a covered dish picnic at JPJ cabin. We are asking everyone to please bring either a main dish, a side (mixed greens, macaroni or potato salad, deviled eggs, beans, etc.), a dessert, or something else to share with the group. Food selections should be coordinated through Kathy Miller in advance so that we get a good selection. House use fee is $1 for members, $2 for non-members. Please notify Kathy if you will be attending, how many people you will be bringing, what food item you will be bringing and if you will be participating in the hike by June 30.
Meeting Location: JPJ Cabin,  Furnace Rd., Airville, PA 
Meeting Time: Hike at 11:00 a.m., Covered Dish picnic at 1:00 p.m.
Hike Leader: Vanessa Xiao Picnic Coordinator: Kathy Miller, 717-818-1390, email:  

SATURDAY, JULY 8, LONG HIKE (9 MILES): Loop hike around the lake at Pinchot State Park. Just a few small hills and maybe some muddy trails depending on the weather. Bring hiking shoes, lunch and water. 
Meeting Location: Emigsville Park and Ride North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner
Meeting Time: 7:30 AM
Carpool Fee: $3.00 Hike Leader: Todd Trimmer 717-817-2394 or

SUNDAY, JULY 16, MEDIUM HIKE (8 MILES): This is a moderate loop hike, with an 823’ elevation gain at Governor Dick Park, 3283 Pinch Rd., Cornwall, PA. Bring water, lunch, snacks, and sturdy shoes/boots.
Meeting Location: East End Meeting Place (Galleria Mall, east side of Boscov's East Parking, north side of Red Robin)
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m. at Meeting Location, Hike will leave from Governor Dick at 9:00 a.m.
Carpool Fee: $4.00 Hike Leader: Jack Goodwin 717-819-9270 or .

SUNDAY, JULY 23 - MEDIUM HIKE (8 MILES): We will be doing a hike from Pine Grove to King’s Gap. There are some fairly strenuous spots and it will be approximately 8 miles. Whichever direction this hike takes, we will have an ice cream spot at the END!!! Bring lunch, plenty of water and good hiking shoes. 
Meeting Location: Woodberry Road parking 

Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m. Carpool Fee: $5.00
Hike Leader: Tom Morley 717-764-6822, 717-825-6712 or .

SATURDAY, JULY 29 – LONG HIKE (11 MILES): Loop hike on the trails of Catoctin Mt, MD. There will be several steep, long climbs to Cat Rock, Hog Rock and other vistas and we will need to cross the stream below Cunningham Falls. Wear boots, bring lunch, snacks, water, bug spray and hiking poles. There will be an optional dinner stop after the hike in Thurmont.
Meeting Location: Woodberry Road parking 

Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m. Carpool Fee: $5.00
Hike Leader: Kim Shue 717-688-5142 (before 9 am) or

SUNDAY, JULY 30 – MEDIUM HIKE (8 MILES): Walk the Rail Trail from Brillhart Station through Howard Tunnel to Glatfelter Station and back to Brillhart. This is an easy hike, no ups or downs, no ticks. Early starting time to beat the heat. 
Meeting Location: Days Mill Rd. Brillhart Station parking lot on Rail Trail
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM 

Hike Leader: Harvey Loucks, 717-764-3212 or



Next Board of Directors Meeting is Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Tim Schmidt’s house.


Hike Leaders Wanted: Please contact the individuals below to sign up to lead a hike for the summer months: 
August – Bob Falsetti Short Weekday Hikes (anytime) - David Lukes
September – Alan Noble Short Weekday Hikes (anytime) - David Lukes

Backpacking Trips: David Lukes will be leading two backpacking trips on PA Trails in June. The Lost Turkey Trail (26 miles): June 3rd-4th and the Susquehannock Trail System (85 miles): June 25th-29th (shorter options available). Contact:

KTA Trail Challenge: Registration is now open for this KTA sponsored event. This is one of the best and closest trail running/hiking events in PA! We have two hikes this month covering most of the course if you want to preview it. The YHC also volunteers every year at one of the aid stations, so if you do not run it you can still participate as a volunteer. See this link for more information: http://www.kta-hike.org/kta-trail-challenge.html

New Email Address? Contact Bernie Frick ( ). 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 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 Hike write-up for the Log Book to  Julie Falsetti ( ).”

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

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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