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April 2024

Chairperson: Christine Schwanki 717-8198689



(In the event of inclement weather, please conact 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!  

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 year.

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



April 7, Sunday: Lock#15 to lock#12 at the falls parking area. 4.2 miles this is a challenging hike along the Mason Dixon trail with rock climbing, re-bars and rugged terrain. We will cross the inlet at the Susquehanna River passing under the Norman Wood Bridge and along the canal, ending at the falls Mason Dixon trail parking area. An additional mile is optional along the scenic Falls Creek area to McCall’s ferry trail. Hiking boots, polls, water, and a snacks advisable.

Meeting time 1:30 at lock # 12 falls parking area. 

Carpool will be provided from Boscov's East Parking Red Robin parking area at 12:30 pm. 

Hike leaders: Mike Ruby leader 717- 322-3025 Chris Schwankl 717-819-8689

April 14th, Sunday: 3.5 mile loop hike around the backside of Lake Redman. Starting at Sparton road parking lot, crossing over the causeway to trail #5. This trail has some small hills, muddy areas, and road crossings. We will then walk the boardwalk at the bird sanctuary then back to Hess Farm Road. Hiking boots polls, bring water, and snacks 


Meet at 1:30 at Sparton Rd. parking area off of Hess Farm Road. 

Hike leader: Christine Schwanki 717-819-8689

Sunday, April 21, 2024, SHORT HIKE: 3 miles and Picnic at Sam Lewis State Park. Starting at 1:30 PM from the picnic area on the backside of the park. Could be muddy in places. So wear good boots. Parking available on the right, past picnic area. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Susquehanna River, High Point, Hellam Hills and Rocky Ridge. Hiking on the Hilltop Trail thru the pine plantation with interesting rock formations; Short Cut trail to fully explore pine plantation; Back Trail thru diverse hardwood forest. Picnic will be Hot Dogs, cooked by your hike leader. Hikers are asked to bring their favorite outdoor picnic dish to share. Bring your own eating utensils, plates and beverages. 

DIRECTIONS: Route 30 E/W to the Wrightsville exit, onto COOL CREEK RD SOUTH, approx. 1.5 miles, to MT. PISGAH ROAD, turn right and follow to entrance on left, SAM LEWIS SP. (6000 Mt Pisgah Rd) Follow one way road thru large parking area, down around bend to picnic area/parking on right. 


HIKE LEADERS: Greg & Drena Kinghorn…717/880-0042 (G)…717/659-0854 (D)…Email: ...Call, text, email, NLT Thursday April 25, 2024-9PM, if you are attending, so we get a head count for Hot Dogs/Rolls.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28- FLOWER HIKE AND COVERED DISH MEAL (SHORT HIKE); The Harbinger of spring and the Bloodroot lead the start of the spring wildflowers. Each spring we hike by the Susquehanna River and count the multitude of beautiful blue bells and trout lilies, etc. on the river bank. Quite a display awaits our eyes as usual. There will be a short hike starting at 10:30 counting and naming how many flowers we can find. Anyone wanting to go on a longer hike at10:30 is welcome to do so. At 1:30 we will have our covered dish .Please call Sarah to tell her what you would like to bring in your covered dish so we don’t get just all carrots or only chocolates or only gold fish…(crackers)…


Meeting location: JPJ Cabin, 1145 Furnace Road, Airville Rd. 

Hike Time: 9 AM Meal Time 1:30 

Coordinator: Sarah Tateosian, 717-741-2652




New members: The club welcomes these new folks to the club: Steve Snyder,


2024 Hike Leaders Wanted: We would love to add some new members to our list of hike leaders for 2023. Please contact Allen Britton at you would like to start leading hikes for the club. Training will be provided. 


Help wanted: JPJ does not maintain itself, we need help in keeping the grounds neat and the inside clean. Please volunteer to help us. 
Call: Sara Tateosian at 717-741-2652 or


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

Woodberry Road parking

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