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March 2014

Chairperson: Alan Noble

Phone 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 2014 year.

MARCH 1 (Saturday) - To old friends and others in the hiking club. Thank you especially to Jim Bare and Doug Brahmer, who many years ago without knowing it planted in my heart a seed for the Appalachian Trail. Join me, Brenda Petroski as in celebrate my 60th birthday by having a Von voyage party before in leave to thru hike the trail. My date to leave Springer Mountain Georgia is March 20. There is a special reason why this 60-year-old out of shape grandma is trekking off to the mountains, come find out why. Sat. March 1 at Vision Columbia church, 291 S fourth St. Columbia PA Drop in from 11 to 5 pm. Brenda 817-1710 Follow me on www.trailjournals.com class of 2014.

March 2, Medium Hike - Approximately 7 miles on dirt roads and trails in and around Spring Valley Park. Bring boots& water. Meet at Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology) at 1:00 PM. Car pool fee $1.00 Hike Leader: Duane Hyson (717) 993-6026.

March 7 (FRIDAY): COVERED DISH AND PROGRAM - Come join us for a social evening starting with aCovered dish supper and proceeding to a presentation by Jeri L. Jones, Jones Geological Services, on the Geology of Selected East Coast Tourist Places. We will meet at York Township Recreation Building at 6:30-8:30 PM. Bring a dish to share. Having your own place setting is appreciated, but paper goods will be available. Contact Alan Noble (717-817-9430 or for more information and directions.


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.

March 8 (Saturday), Backpacking Class - We will be offering a brief Backpacking 101 course for those who may be interested in this sport but do not know what to expect and what types of equipment, food, and etc. are necessary. The location will be at Tom Morley's house 2640 Wexford Lane. If you are interested in joining us please contact Tom at or 717-764-6822.

March 9, Chili Hike - Medium Hike - JPJ Cabin - At 10 AM Jim Hooper will lead a 6 mile hike starting from JPJ, returning in time for a chili dinner at 1:30 PM. Call Julie Falsetti at (717) 854-3437 or email before 9:00 PM Thursday March 6 to make meal reservations. Meal cost will depend on Julie’s grocery cost plus cabin use fee.

March 15 (Saturday), Mason-Dixon work hike and meeting - Work on the Mason-Dixon Trail and Light House trail in Elk Neck State Forest. Contact Jim Hooper, 252-3784 or for details.

March 16, Long Hike - Spring is just 4 days away, so we'll hike between the springs- Mt. Holly Springs & Boiling Springs. Distance & route depends on trail conditions, but we'll get a work-out beginning in the Mt. Holly Springs nature preserve. Then head to Boiling Springs to hike on the AT & around Children's Lake. Lunch at Cafe 101 in Boiling Springs (bring your own or buy their hot drinks & sandwiches). Dress for weather with boots, water, lunch or lunch money. Meet on Woodberry Road parking at 8 AM. Leader: Gwen Loose (717) 891-9967.

March 20 Keystone Trail Association (KTA) Membership Celebration and film festival at Camp Hill Methodist Church, Camp Hill, and Cumberland County. See KTA web link for cost, and registration information http://www.kta-hike.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=886&Itemid=90


March 22- SATURDAY JPJ WORK DAY: Come out and help get JPJ Cabin ready for summer fun activities! Jobs are available for everyone inside and out. We may be working on the spring and cleaning up from the long winter outside. Wear old clothes and bring lunch. Meet at JPJ at 9:30 AM. Coffee and iced tea will be served with homemade cookies! If anyone wants to carpool please call Sarah. For more information contact: Sarah Tateosian (717) 741-2652.

March 23 - Short Hike - 5 mile loop hike around Lake Williams. Starting and ending at the dam parking lot on South George Street. Meet at Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology) at 1:00PM. Carpool fee $0.50 if planning on carpooling to the trail head. Bring water and good boots. Deb Clemons 717-659-8973 .

March 30, AT Work Trip - Boundary Painting and work on the shelter. Meet at 8:30 am at the North End meeting place next to Rutter's Store or 9:20 at the parking lot at the river's end of Peter's Mtn. Contact Jim Hooper at 252-3784 or


July 17 to 24, 2015 40th Meeting of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Location: Shenandoah University – Winchester, VA
Event Overview: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) holds a biennial conference every two years, which includes 150 hikes, numerous workshops, in addition, excursions to local areas of interest. The conference also includes the required ATC biennial membership meeting. Each evening there are exciting adventure presentations and stellar entertainment. The event draws between 900 and 1,200 people from around the world, but primarily from locations along the nearly 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail (A.T.).

LOGBOOK UPDATES: We have a new e-mail address for Pat Yale. Please change the one in your logbook to pnhikers01@gmail.com. 

We also have two address changes, the first is Janice and Dennis Schmuck. They have moved to 641 Garfield Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 phone 717-287-2138 and Rich Burrill is now at 100 Pleasant Acres Road, Apt 408, York, PA 17402-9014. Goldie Wise is in a nursing home but mail can be sent to her daughter at 280 Hillview Drive, Mt. Wolf, PA 17366. 

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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Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology)

North End meeting place next to Rutter's Store

Woodberry Road parking

Boscov's East Parking