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June 2016

Chairperson: Todd Trimmer 717-817-2394  


(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 2016 year.

JUNE 1, WEDNESDAY - SHORT HIKE: of 5-6 miles. Meet at Spring Valley County Park, at the Cross Road Parking Lot. We start at 6:00 pm. Hike Leaders: David & Elizabeth Lukes 717-818-4751 or .



JUNE 4, SATURDAY - Grand Opening: AT Museum Children's Exhibit and Children's Festival In the Old Mill at Pine Grove Furnace State Park: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Join us for the grand opening of the ground floor of the A.T. museum, which has been completely transformed into a children's area. A new cement floor has been painted with a children's version of the Appalachian Trail (think Yellow Brick Road, only in green) and beautiful panels have been installed along the "route" to educate youngsters about each state -- and the trail itself. The day will include all kid-friendly festivities. There will be nature activities related to the Appalachian Trail and being outdoors in the woods, storytelling, and other fun activities. Details can be found at: http://atmuseum.blogspot.com/p/opening-of-childrens-exhibit-1000.html

JUNE 5, SUNDAY - AT WORK HIKE: We will be doing our annual AT trail Maintenance up on Peter's Mountain. This includes weed trimming, lopping, and other general maintenance work. If you have never done it, come out and try it, there is something for everyone. This is your chance to give back to the Trail. All equipment is provided but if you have a good pair of loppers please bring them. So we can plan a better use of personnel please let me know if you are coming. . Bring lunch, water and wear sturdy shoes and gloves. We will meet at the Park & Ride parking lot on I83 at the Emigsville exit at 8:30; it is on the northeast side of the highway, just before York Barbell. If you want to meet at the starting point, be at the parking lot across the river from Duncannon around 9:30. Any question questions contact Tom Morley at (717) 764-6822 or  

JUNE 8, WEDNESDAY - SHORT HIKE: of 5-6 miles. Meet at William H. Kain County Park, at the main lot off of Hess Farm Road, near the boat launch. We start at 6:00 pm. Hike Leaders: David & Elizabeth Lukes 717-818-4751 or

JUNE 12, SUNDAY, MEDIUM HIKE: Approximately 8 miles in King’s Gap Environmental Center. Some moderate climbing, change in elevation of 1100 feet, enough to give us a good workout. It could be wet in areas if we have a lot of spring rains. Possible ice cream stop on the way home. Meet at Woodberry Road parking at 8:30am. Bring lunch, snacks, water and appropriate footwear. Carpool fee is $5.00. Hike Leaders: Tom and Phyllis Morley, 717-764-6822 or

JUNE 15, WEDNESDAY - SHORT HIKE: of 5-6 miles. Meet at Rocky Ridge County Park, Deninger Road, and first lot on the left after entering the park, near the restrooms. We start at 6:00 pm. Hike Leaders: David & Elizabeth Lukes 717-818-4751






JUNE 22, WEDNESDAY - SHORT HIKE: of 5-6 miles. Meet at William H. Kain County Park, at the main lot off of Hess Farm Road, near the boat launch. We start at 6:00 pm. Hike Leaders: David & Elizabeth Lukes 717-818-4751 or


JUNE 26, SUNDAY – MEDIUM HIKE: around Pinchot 8 mile lake trail. Sections of the trail are muddy and if it rained a possible water crossing. Bring hiking boots, lunch, snacks, and dress for the weather. Meet at Emigsville Park and Ride (exit 24) at 10 AM. Car pool fee $2.00, Hike leader, Alan Noble, ph: 717-817-9430 or


JUNE 18, SATURDAY - DUNCANNON APPALACHAIN TRAIL COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: Celebrate the next annual Duncannon Appalachian Trail Community Festival on Saturday, June 18th, 2016. There will be hikes and outdoor activities in the morning and from 10AM to 4PM there will be entertainment, exhibits, presentations and vendors near the town square on High Street between Cumberland and Ann streets. http://duncannonatc.org/2016-datc-festival/ Please contact Alan Noble (717 - 817 - 9430 or amnoble38@gmail.com ) to volunteer to be at the YHC table.

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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