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April 2022

Chairperson: David Lukes, (717) 818-4751,


(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 or check our Facebook page for cancellation information.)

(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 year.

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


SATURDAY, APRIL 2 SHORT HIKE (7 MILES) - We’ll hike the Chevrolet Trail at Patapsco State Park. It has some unique features from damage caused by Hurricane Agnes in the 70's. It's beautiful. Mostly along the river. But changes throughout. This trail has some inclines but not severe. Bring good hiking shoes/boots, snack, water. Lunch option after. 

Meeting Location: The Town Mall in Westminster, MD Departure Time: 8:30 AM
Hike Leader: Andrew Bankowski 410-493-3150 Carpool Fee: $5.00

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 SHORT HIKE (3 MILES): We will meet in the parking lot on Sparton Road, just off Hess Farm Road. From there we will walk on the road for a short distance to connect with trail #5 and enjoy a walk around part of Lake Redman, passing through the bird sanctuary toward the end of the hike. This hike is approximately 3 miles with a few short, mild climbs along the way. Come out and join us for a stroll through a very pretty area of York County. If it’s raining, please call ahead to confirm we are still on. 

Meeting Location: Parking Lot #3 (William Kain Park Map) Departure Time: 12:00 Noon
Hike Leader: Kim Pavlick & Rafael Ruiz, 717-650-0253 Carpool Fee: Not Applicable

SUNDAY, APRIL 17 LONG HIKE (13 MILES): We’ll start on the far west side of Greenbrier State Park in Maryland. After hiking some of the park trails, we’ll hike to the AT via a connector trail and head north to Annapolis Rocks. We will visit the overlook and check out a few side trails. The return to the vehicles will be on different trails within the park. For those meeting at the park the parking lot address is roughly 8134 Mountain Laurel Rd, Boonsboro, MD 21713. If you park in the main lot, we will never find you. Maryland does charge a parking fee so carpooling is encouraged. 

Meeting Location: I 83 and MD 439 Park & Ride, Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Exit 36 in MARYLAND (east side of 83)
Hike Leader: David Lukes 717-818-4751 or Carpool Fee: $5.00 (plus parking)

SUNDAY APRIL 24-FLOWER HIKE AND COVERED DISH MEAL (SHORT HIKE): The Harbinger of spring wildflowers came up in March leading the start of spring wildflowers. Each spring we hike by the Susquehanna River and count the multitude of flowers on the riverbank. Quite a display awaits our eyes this year as usual. There will be a short hike starting at 10: 30 AM counting how many flowers we can find. Anyone wanting to go on a longer hike at 10:30 is welcome to do so. At 1:30 we will have our covered dish repast. Please call Sarah to tell what covered dish you would like to bring so we don’t get just all deserts…although some might think that would be good eating…we need variety in our life.

Mealtime: 1:30 PM

Meeting location: JPJ Cabin,  Furnace Road, Airville, PA 17302 Departure Time: 10:30 AM
Hike Leader and Covered Dish Coordinator: Sarah Tateosian, 717-741-2652 Carpool Fee: Not Applicable

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 SHORT HIKE (4.6 MILES): We would like to take you around part of Lake Redman. This is a loop trail near Jacobus that is a moderately challenging route. We will see the “famous” Lake Redman Sign up close. Wear hiking boots or trail shoes, hiking poles could be useful, snacks, and water are also a good idea to bring along.

Meeting Location: Lake Redman Activity Area (Insert B on the Park Map) Departure Time: 10:00 a.m.
William Kain Park - York County, Pennsylvania (yorkcountypa.gov)
Hike Leader: Regina and George Haritos, 717-332-2221 Carpool Fee: Not Applicable




New Member: Anita Storm


Club Secretary, Officer of York Hiking Club, and Activities Chair open. Please contact either Kathy Miller Yost or Alan Noble if interest in the club officer role.


Board Member and Officer Openings: The club is in need of some members to take over some very important roles, with immediate openings for Activities Chair, Trails Chair, and Secretary. These roles are critical to the ongoing operation of the club. For more information you may contact Alan Noble, President or the outgoing chairmen, David Lukes (Activities) and Tom Morley (Trails).


May 21: The A.T. Museum will host a special event on Saturday, May 21, at Pine Grove Furnace State Park---time and exact location to be determined. Event is a special presentation and book signing by Heather Anderson, who holds many records for hiking AT, PCT, and CDT as well as mountaineering across the US and abroad. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/article/heather-anderson-hiker for National Geographic article about her hiking achievements. Further information about this event will be posted on the A.T. Museum website: www.atmuseum.org


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 Kathy Yost ( ) after the hike, and do not forget to send your Hike write-up for the Log Book to  Julie Falsetti ( ). This information is held by the club only. It 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. 





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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