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September 2016

Chairperson: Alan Noble 717-817-9430 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.)


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.

SEPTEMBER 5, Monday Labor Day: We will meet down at JPJ for an unusual celebration of the holiday. Bring a covered dish that reflects your ethnic heritage. We will meet at 10:00 for a hike whose length and location is to be determined. Fee for members $1.00 non- members $2.00 Hike Leader Sarah Tateosian 717- 741-2652 or

SEPTEMBER 10, Saturday: Keystone Trail Association (KTA) Trail Challenge formally known as the Super Hike. Come out to help with the York Hiking Club checkpoint at Otter Creek Campground. Contact Alan Noble at 717-817-9430 or if you can help volunteer. See the KTA website for more information about the race http://www.kta-hike.org/

SEPTEMBER 11, Sunday: short hike-5 miles on the new rail trail along the Codorus River. This will be to the bridge & back. Some small hills but good walking conditions. Enjoy the beauty on this trail. Meet at the parking lot off of Loucks Mill Road 1:00pm. Bring water and boots. Leader: Linda -717-764-1091 for any questions.

SEPTEMBER 17, Saturday, Medium Hike: Northwest River Trail Hike from Falmouth to River Front Park, 6.5 miles along the river with beautiful views. Meet at 9 am at the Boscov's East Parking. $3 fee. Contact Jim Hooper for information 717-252-3784

SEPTEMBER 25, Sunday: Short Hike, Six miles on the Rail Trail, from Seven Valleys to Glatfelter's Station to Howard Tunnel and then back to Seven Valleys. Meet at Woodbury Road at 1:30. (Rt 30 west, left onto Rt 616, quick left onto Woodbury Road.) This is an easy hike on the Rail Trail. Bring water and snack. Hike Leader: Harvey Loucks 717-764-3212. 

SEPTEMBER 25, Sunday: Long Hike (SHUTTLE) Join us for a 10 mile hike on the Maryland Appalachian Trail. After setting up a shuttle, we will start at Wolfsville Road (MD-17), and hike north to Pen Mar Park, near the MD-PA border. Bring boots, lunch, and water. Meet at the west meeting place (Woodberry Road parking) at 8:00 a.m. Car pool fee is $4.00 (approx. 1 hour trip each way). Hike Leader: David Lukes at 717-818-4751 or .


SEPTEMBER 30, Annual Meeting and Covered Dish: Annual meeting at the York Township Park Building. Items to be considered: The election of officers for the following positions: President and Director at Large. Time 6:30 to 8:30 PM. As has been our tradition this will be a covered dish event. Please contact Alan Noble at or 717-817-9430 and let him know what you are bringing. 

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. 


Oct 1 KTA Code Orange

We have to build a small relocation and do some turnpiking on the Mason-Dixon Trail in Gifford Pinchot State Park. It is a good opportunity to learn how to repair a wet area with geoteck and stone. We will use several gator-like dump utility vehicles to move the stone. Meet at 8:30 am at the end of Mockingbird Rd. There is a picnic supper after the work trip supplied by the Friends of Gifford Pinchot State Park. We need a head count for the work hike. Also we need the head count for the meal by Sept 24. Free camping for Friday and Saturday is available. Contact Jim Hooper if you are coming or have any questions.



Shank’s Mare Art & Outdoor Fest is on August 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be manning a joint YHC/M-DTS booth. We need volunteers to man 2 hour shifts. Please let Jim Hooper, know if you are interested in taking a shift.


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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