President: Alan Noble

(717) 817-9430


Treasurer: Kathy Miller Yost
510 Mundis Mill Road
York, Pa 17406 


      Secretary: Tim Schmidt 
      (717) 235-5940


      Log Editor: Julie Falsetti
      168 Springdale Rd. 406 Waters Road
      York, Pa 17403 York, PA 17403


A Pennsylvania Non-profit Corporation

Downtown meeting place for the start of hikes: Parking lot (rear) Capital Telecommunications Inc, 

200 West Market Street

Please send all newsletter (six months, nonrenewable) requests with a check for $5.00 made payable to:
Membership Chairman: Membership Chairman: Tom Morley 717 764 6822  

November  2020

Chairperson: Janine Zell, 717-684-7891,  

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.


Inclement Weather: Please contact the hike leader or check our Facebook page for cancellation information.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1 – HIKE AND BIKE: This will be a day of biking and hiking along the historic 6 to 10 Trail. It may be getting chilly but the steep inclines of the bike portion of this trail should warm us up pretty quickly (600 feet in four miles). We’ll start at the trailhead near Foot of Ten, PA and bike up to the Muleshoe, where we will lock up the bikes. The trail is “hiking only” from here, so we will continue on foot to the Allegheny Portage Railroad Visitor Center and back (about 6 miles). On the way back it looks like there are more hiking options or you can just bike back to the start. Depending on how much hiking you do, mileage for the day, both biking and hiking should be between 15-20 miles.

Meeting Location: 6 To 10 Trailhead, 1300-12 -48, Duncansville, PA 16635 Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Google Map Link:
Hike & Bike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or Carpool Fee: No carpooling

Special work trip on the AT to take care of an overgrown area on the South end of the trail. It will involve lopping out a very invasive thorny vine. We will cut it back to the ground and throw the cuttings over the side of the mountain. You will need sturdy boots, clothes and gloves. Let me know if you will attend so I can have enough equipment. If you have loppers, please bring them along. I have three to use. We will meet at 9:00 AM in the parking lot of Rt. 147 next to the river (across from Duncannon). Call for directions. Contact: Tom Morley, 717 764 6822 or  

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 - LONG HIKE (10-12 MILES): We’ll take a meander around some of the trails in Tuscarora State Forest, starting at the Frank E. Masland Natural Area and making a loop that will include the Tuscarora Trail, other side trails, fire roads, and some gravel forest roads. Some trails may be rugged or have minimal maintenance. We will meet outside the forest and drive to the parking area because cell service will be limited to nonexistent at the trailhead. Bring lunch, snack, water and good hiking shoes. If you want to meet at location #2 or the trailhead please contact the hike leader for details. 

Meeting Location (#1): Emigsville Park & Ride, North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner Departure Time: 8:00 AM 
Meeting Location (#2): Dollar General, Landisburg Departure Time: 8:45 AM Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or Carpool Fee: No carpooling 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 - 2020 TURKEY HIKE: Rocky Ridge Park Meet at the first parking lot on the left as you go into Rocky Ridge. Hike will begin at 10:00 AM. This will be a 5 to 6 mile hike through Rocky Ridge park. We will return to the Ruffled Grouse Pavilion by 1:00 PM to enjoy cider and cookies, and then lunch. Although our turkey dinner is usually a member only event, this year we will also be including non-members who would like to come. There will be a charge of $5.00 per person for non-members to cover the cost of the pavilion. Meal will be served at 1:30 PM. You must sign up in advance for the meal. Reservations must be made by Tuesday November 17th. Because it is a DIFFERENT year, this will be a different turkey dinner. We will have soup, sandwich makings and side dishes. You will need to bring your own utensils and soup bowl. Please call and see what you can bring. Contact: Tom & Phyllis Morley (717-764-6822/717 332 2609) or

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - MEDIUM HIKE (8 MILES): Moderately strenuous loop hike on Cove Mountain with great views of the Susquehanna River from Hawk Rock overlook and mountain ridge. Bring hiking boots, lunch & water.

Meeting Location:  North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Hike Leader: Kim Herbst, 717 887 4462 or Carpool Fee: No carpooling 


Annual Dues: Kathy Yost (treasurer) will be available on November 22nd at our “Thanksgiving” lunch for those wishing to pay their dues. Dues levels are $12 hiker, $15 Trailblazer, $20 Pathfinder. Initiation fee $6.00. If this does not work for you, please mail your dues to Kathy Yost at 510 Mundis Mill Road, York, PA 17406. 

Logbooks: The club will not be mailing out the annual log book this year due to the cost of mailing the individual log books. The club will continue to mail log books to new club members. Members wishing to receive a logbook, please contact Julie Falsetti at or if you are coming to the Turkey Hike on November 22, let the Morley’s know and we will have yours available that day.


COVID-19 York Hiking Club Guidelines

1. Stay home if you, or anyone in your family, are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
2. Optional but recommend is carrying a CDC-approved mask and alcohol-based hand sanitizer
3. Practice social distancing of 6 feet apart. Masks should be worn when social distancing is not possible (PA Universal Face Covering Order). Example is when passing people on a trail.
4. No more than 25 people in a group (PA Guidelines). (continued)
5. Carpooling will not be provided by York Hiking Club. If personally carpooling and not from the same household, then mask should be worn.
6. All club hikes will be loop or out-and-back hikes which do not need carpooling.


Newsletter Paper Subscriptions: Please send all newsletter requests (six months, nonrenewable) with a check for $5.00 made payable to “Membership Chairman: Linda Bean,” 1846 Marigold Road, York, PA 17408-1551 Telephone: 717-881-6651


New Email Address? Contact Bernie Frick ( ). This information is held by the club only and will be used to send club information and for inclusion in our yearly logbook. Thank you for your cooperation.


Please note change: hike leaders should send the sign-up sheet to the membership chairman, Linda Bean ( ) after the hike, and do not forget to send your Hike write-up for the Log Book to  Julie Falsetti ( ).”


Individuals who are willing to lead short hikes on Wednesdays area also wanted. If you would like to lead a Family Friendly hike on Saturday or Sunday please contact the monthly chairperson. A short hike is recommended. Contact David Lukes with any questions about leading hikes at

Thursday Weekly Trail Maintenance: Contact Jim Hooper for information for the current week 717-252-3784 or  

Card Committee: Linda Bean serves as the “card committee.” If you know of someone with a serious illness, having surgery, etc., please notify Linda at or 764-1091 and she will send them a card from the club. New Email Address? Contact Bernie Frick ( ) or Phyllis Morley ( ). This information is held by the club only and will be used to send club information and for inclusion in our yearly logbook. Thank you for your cooperation. 





York Hiking Club
2684 Forest Road
York, PA 17402