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June 2013

Chairperson: Alan Noble  717-817-9430, 

 

(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!  

Parking For the Club!  Four Lots Click

Fee for a hike is only if one Carpools.

 

Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this 2013 year.


Saturday, June 1 - Short (but steep) Hike - Climb 900' up Peters Mountain on YHC's section of the AT and return on the Susquehanna Trail. Bring boots, water & snack or lunch. The hike will be finished around noon with the option of visiting the DATC Festival afterwards where you can buy lunch. Meet at North End meeting place next to Rutter's Store at 8:00. Leader: Kevin Dunlevy. Please contact Tim Schmidt , 717-235-5940, if you plan to attend.

June 2 - AT work hike - This will be the first day of our annual brush clearing of the AT on Peter's Mtn. We will be operating string trimmers, loppers and hand saws. Meet at the North End meeting place next to Rutter's Store at 8:30 am or at the river end of Peter's MTN at 9:15 am. Lunch, water and work gloves are recommended. If you have any questions contact Jim Hooper 252-37884 or

Saturday, June 8 AT work hike - This will be the second day of our annual brush clearing of the AT on Peter's MTN. We will be operating string trimmers, loppers and hand saws. Meet at the North End meeting place next to Rutter's Store at 8:30 am or at the river end of Peter's MTN at 9:15 am. Lunch, water and work gloves are recommended. If you have any questions contact Jim Hooper 252-37884 or

June 8 Ė No Hike

June 16 Ė Fatherís Day Ė No Hike

Wednesday June 19 Ė Short hike - A 5 or 6 miles hike will begin at 10:30 AM at 121 Indian Rock Dam Rd. The Britton Homestead. There will be some road walking before we begin our trek by Lake Redman and Williams. I think you will find this a little different than most Wednesday hikes. Please join us, you may find you like the idea of hiking mid-week. Contact Allen Britton 717-741-0624 or

Saturday, June 22 - MDTS Trail Care and Quarterly Meeting - Here's your chance to help the Mason-Dixon Trail System build a relocation near Conowingo Dam in Maryland. The Trail Care will start from the Conowingo Visitors Center, 4948 Conowingo Rd, Dublin, MD at 9am. You are also invited to attend the meeting afterwards if interested. Bring boots, gloves, lunch & water. Contact Tim Schmidt , 717-235-5940, for directions, more information, or to arrange for a carpool.


June 23 - Short Hike - 5 mile out and back hike from Glatfelters Station on the Heritage Rail Trail to the tunnel and back to Glatfelters 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 Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology) at 1:30 PM. Car pool fee is $1.00 if you are carpooling. Hike Leader is Alan Noble (717-817-9430 or ). If a hiker would like to meet at Glatfelters Station instead of the meeting place, please notify the hike leader.

JUNE 30 - MEDIUM HIKE - 8.9 miles (by gps) in Michaux State Forest on the Buck Ridge Trail, and the Scenic Vista & Rock Scree trails in Kings Gap. A 1,000 ft. climb (long & gradual, over about 4 miles) to start the hike, then generally downhill the rest of the way. Bring good boots, lunch, & plenty of water. We will leave the west side meeting place (Adams Electric) at 8:00 a.m. Carpool fee $5.00. Leader Jim McCoy, 717-852-7570 or


Announcements: 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to greet people at the Duncannon Appalachian Trail Community (DATC) Festival on Sat. June 1 and tell them about your favorite activity: hiking and/or trail work with YHC. 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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Parking lot maps

Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology)

North End meeting place next to Rutter's Store

Adams Electric

Boscov's East Parking