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November 2016

Chairperson: Tom Morley 717 764-6822 or



(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.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6. SHORT HIKE about 5 MILES - In Tateo land. Wear appropriate footwear and bring water. After a few miles we will mosey back to Tateo’s for some refreshments and chit chat. Meet at Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology) at 1:30 - Sarah and Lou Tateosian 741-2652. 

Saturday November 12: Medium Hike - on the AT. 8 mile hike from Sheet Iron Road north to Boiling Springs. Hike will involve some moderate climbs, early part includes going through the rock maze, a pinnacle of rocks that are relatively easy to walk through and offer views of the valley. The last two miles are flat. If hikers wish and time permits, we can go out to “White Rocks” a well- known section of the trail that offers great views... Wear good hiking shoes, bring snacks, lunch and water. There is a possibility of an end of hike break at either the Inn or the Café in town. Meet at 8:00 am at the Woodberry Road parking area. Carpool fee is $5.00. Hike leaders are Phyllis and Tom Morley, , 717-764-6822.

Saturday November 19: Mason-Dixon Trail System Meeting and Hike. The hike will start from the Lock 12 parking lot and the meeting will be at the York Hiking Club cabin. Both locations are in the Airville, PA area.

November 19 - MEDIUM HIKE: About 6 miles on the Mason-Dixon Trail from Oakland Run to Peavine Island with 2 climbs (and descents) of 300 feet in elevation. Bring boots, water and snack/lunch. Meet at Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology), 8:00 AM. Carpool: $3. Leader: Tom Morley 717-764-6822 or

ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER AND HIKE SUNDAY November 20, at JPJ Cabin. MEMBERS ONLY. Meal served at 1:30 PM, hot cider and cookies at 1 PM. Annual dues must be paid before the dinner (see below for details). You must sign up in advance for the meal. To help out with food contributions and to make your dinner reservation, contact Tom & Phyllis Morley (717-764-6822) or email . Hike leaves JPJ cabin promptly at 10 AM. Co-leaders Tim Schmidt and Tom Morley will take you up and down the hills to help you work up an appetite. 
Please call with your reservations and find out what you can bring. Of course, we always need folks to set up and clean up. RSVP by November 16. 

Sunday November 27 Medium Shuttle Hike: Apollo Park to Shank’s Mare. A 9 mile hike starting at Apollo Park, following the Mason-Dixon Trail up river. This is a difficult hike with a section of rock scrambling. Bring good boots, lunch, and plenty of water. Meet at the Boscov's East Parking lot across from the Texas Roadhouse to leave at 8:00 AM. Carpool fee $5.00. Contact Kim Herbst at (717) 887-4462 or .



BOUNDARY WORK: Make sure to mark your calendars, we will be doing boundary work on our section of the AT the first Saturday in December. Please contact Tom Morley if you are planning to come so that arrangements will be made to have enough equipment. or 717 764-6822.


DUES: Membership dues for 2016-2017 are now due. The club’s year runs from October to September. Dues continue to be $10 per member, although members may contribute at a higher level. Dues can be paid at the Thanksgiving Hike/Dinner or sending a check payable to "York Hiking Club" and mailed to: Bernard Frick, York PA 17403.


LOG BOOK – Our annual log book will soon be going to press. PLEASE check your information in last year’s book and make sure it is correct. If there are any changes, please notify Julie Falsetti at . Also make sure she has your hike logs before November 1st so we can hear about those hikes that we didn’t get to go on!


Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this year's schedule.


THANKSGIVING DINNER: Yes, it is time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and one of the best things about that is our turkey hike and dinner. The date this year will be Sunday November 20th. Of course, we need lots of food, turkeys, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, rolls, and butter; and while we do love the desserts, we only need a limited number of them. So please call early and let us know what you will bring. We also need volunteers to help with set up, clean up, and serving the food. Call me at 717 764-6822 or e-mail me at


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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Parking lot maps

Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology)

North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner

Woodberry Road parking

Boscov's East Parking