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August 2021


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.)


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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.

FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13- SHORT SUNSET HIKE (3 MILES) – Starting at 6:00 PM we will hike across Perrydell Farm and talk to the cows…or we could sing to the cows. Bring some money to buy an ice cream cone or chocolate milk if you like at the Dairy. Then we will hike back over the farm and enjoy the sunset colors.

Meeting Location: Bridgeway Church, 255 Reynolds Mill Road, at the back area of the parking lot
Departure Time: 6:00 PM
Hike Leaders: Sarah and Lou Tateosian, 717-741-2652

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 – MEDIUM OR LONG HIKE (7 or 14 MILES): Hike from beautiful, historical Gathland State Park to C&O Canal Towpath - 7 miles and/or return 14 miles. We will explore this section along Appalachian Trail and see Weverton Cliffs which offers view of the Potomac Valley near Harper's Ferry, learn much Civil War History at park while hiking on hallowed ground in some of South Mt. Recreation Area. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF COMING since will need a second car to park at Weverton Rd. Hike is strenuous prob. b/c cliffs. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring plenty of water, lunch, snacks. We can relax, eat lunch then explore Gathland Park when returned from the hike!

Meeting Location: 1201 Woodberry Road parking area Departure Time: 7:00 AM Carpool Fee: $5.00
Hike Leader: Janine Zell 717-684-7891 or leave message by Wed, Aug 11 if possible for planning. Cell 717-992-2476 use when not home.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 – MEDIUM HIKE (7 MILES): An evening loop hike in Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Meet at Furnace Stack Pavilion at 4:30 PM. We’ll hike until dark. Bring water, snacks, headlamp, good boots. We’ll visit Pole Steeple, hike along Mountain Stream. Ice cream stop after hike. 

Meeting Location: Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Furnace Stack Pavilion Departure Time: 4:30 PM
Hike Leader: Gwen Loose (717) 891-9967. Leave message. Carpool Fee: None

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 – SHORT, MEDIUM, OR LONG HIKE (5-20 MILES): We’ll start at the Lake Redman boat launch and hike up to Lake Williams, around half of Lake Williams, and into Nixon Park. We can refill water at the Nature Center and then head back to do the other half of Lake Williams and the bulk of Lake Redman. There are two tunnels under I-83 that will take us to the trails on the other side of the highway. They can be wet, so I’ve set a route that puts them as close to the end as possible. This will be a full day of briskly paced hiking on the trails of Lake Redman, Lake Williams, and Nixon Park. We’ll hike the longest route possible around the perimeter of the parks, and if there’s a hill, we’ll climb it.

Meeting Location: William Kane County Park, Boat Launch Departure Time: 7:00 AM
Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751, Carpool Fee: None






New Member: Ron Oelrich, pastorron@faithucc.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 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. 





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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