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August 2018

Chairperson: Bob Falsetti, 717- 854-3437,



(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 2018 year.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN AUGUST - SHORT HIKE (5-6 MILES): Please join us for a weekly Wednesday workout hike at York County Parks’ Lake Williams. We will also include some trail at Lake Redman and Nixon Park this month. Pace will be brisk and mileage may increase as we gain more daylight. Bring snack, water and hiking shoes/boots. Hike is on, rain or shine.
Hike Dates: August 1, 8, 22, 29 (NO HIKE AUGUST 15)

Meeting Location: Lake Williams Parking, South George Street Departure Time: 6:00 PM
Hike Leaders: David & Elizabeth Lukes, 717-818-4751 or  

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 - NINTH ANNUAL ART & OUTDOOR FEST AT SHANK’S MARE: The event will feature local artists, as well as non-profit outdoor, historic, and cultural organizations displaying their work and missions along with information on the wide array of activities and programs in our area. Special events are scheduled to celebrate Shank’s Mare’s 40th birthday including live music during the day and evening, special food offerings, and family oriented activities. 

Volunteers are needed to help at the YHC booth throughout the day. 
Contact: Jim Hooper, 717-252-3784 or

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 - LONG (12 MILES): Beginning at Quarry Gap Road in Michaux State Forest. We’ll visit Quarry Gap Shelter, the “Hilton of the Appalachian Trail,” and follow the A.T. with gradual but sometimes long uphills followed by one steep downhill to P.A.T.C’s Michner Cabin. Then it’s uphill from the cabin to connect to Rocky Knob Trail and onto the Chambersburg Reservoir Lake to enjoy the breezes as we go around the lake to catch the trail back to Quarry Gap Road. Six sources of cool water along the way, but if summer’s heat moves in, we’ll look for opportunities to shorten the hike. Good hiking boots, bug dope, sunscreen, energy food and plenty of water. Try filling water bottles ¾ the night before, freezing, topping off in the morning, and placing in a wool sock to insulate & keep cool longer.

Meeting Location: Woodberry Road parking at RT 616 Departure Time: 8 AM 
Carpool Fee: $4.00 Hike Leader: Gwen Loose, (717) 891-9967 before 9 PM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 - MEDIUM (6 MILES): This is a pleasant hike starting from the parking lot of the John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville out to the Accomac Inn and back. Most of the hike is in the shade following a level, open trail along the Susquehanna River. If the day is particularly hot we can stop at the Accomac for some refreshments.

Meeting Place: Boscov's East Parking (near Red Robin) off PA 24 Departure Time: 12:30 PM
Carpool Fee: $2.00 Hike leader: Bob Falsetti, 717 854-3437, or


AUGUST 18 SATURDAY- JPJ WORK DAY: Come on out and help get JPJ Cabin ready for the fall season. Jobs available for everyone inside and out. There is big work and little work. Anyone like to paint? Wear old clothes and bring lunch. Meet at JPJ at 9:30 AM. Hot coffee and iced tea will be served with Sarah’s Famous Baked Something. It’s a fun day and we get stuff done. For more information contact: Sarah Tateosian (717) 741-2652

SUNDAY AUGUST 19 - MEDIUM HIKE (9 MILES): Hike on the Appalachian Trail from Shippensburg Road to Pine Grove Furnace. This is a fairly easy hike, mostly downhill! We will visit Camp Michaux, a former prisoner of war camp, on the way and will be able to visit the AT Museum at Pine Grove. If these options are not enough to interest you, there is also an option to visit the General Store for ice cream. Wear sturdy shoes, bring adequate water, lunch and snacks. 

Meeting Location: Woodberry Road parking at intersection with Rt 616. Departure Time: 8:30 AM
Contact the hike leader for other meeting options. 
Carpool Fee: $5.00 Hike Leader: Tom Morley 717 825 6712 or

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 - LONG HIKE (9 MILES): A summer hike along portions of the Lake Trail, Quaker Race Trail, and the Mason-Dixon Trail around the Gifford Pinchot State Park lake. The trail includes water crossings, muddy sections, as well as steep hills. One of the water crossing is over boulders that can be slippery if the water is high enough to cover the boulders. Bring water, snacks, and hiking boots or trail shoes. 
Meeting location: Conewago Day Use Area parking lot close to the picnic area Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Carpool Fee: none Hike Leader: Alan Noble, 717-758-8470 or



New Member: Keith Miller, 717-578-2366, kmiller@heidlerroofing.com

Volunteers are needed for the KTA Trail Challenge on September 8, 2018 for the Otter Creek Gate Station located at the Otter Creek Campground. The station opens at 10:45 AM and closes at 4:45 PM. Please contact Alan Noble by email at or 717-758-8470 with the time period you are able to volunteer.

Horseshoe Trail Section Hike: Over the next few months, we’ll offer a series of hikes that will cover PA’s Horseshoe Trail from end to end, starting at Valley Forge and ending at the AT intersection near RT 325. The trail is a mix of forests and paved roads and the hikes will also cover some side trails. Those interested in hiking the full trail should contact David Lukes at 717-818-4751 or to coordinate times/dates for any sections that aren’t posted in the newsletter or on Facebook.

2018 Hike Leaders Wanted: We would love to add some new members to our list of hike leaders for 2018. Please contact David Lukes at if you would like to start leading hikes for the club. Training will be provided. 


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 ( ).”

YHC History: The York County Heritage Trust has a sizable collection of York Hiking Club memorabilia in its library, dating from the Club's founding in 1932 to the early 1980s. For the past 30 years little material has been added to our collection. Our historian, John Seville asks members who have YHC related items to call him at 717-244-6769. 


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  

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 from the Club's Founding in 1932 to the early 1980s. For the past 30 years 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. No more copies of the annual log books. 

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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