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December 2022

Chairperson: Irina Svishchova, 717-424-5526,


(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.)


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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.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 – LONG HIKE (8 or13 MILE OPTION): We’ll hike Patapsco State Park in the Marriottsville and Woodstock Areas on both sides of the river. The trails should be easy to moderate, and we’ll pass the cars around the 8-mile mark if you want to cut it short. Bring good hiking shoes, snacks, lunch, and water. If there’s been snow or ice, please bring traction devices, such as microspikes. 

Meeting Location: Woodstock Inn Trailhead, Time: 8:00 AM 
1498 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, MD 21163
Hike leader: David Lukes 717-818-4751 Carpool: Not Applicable 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 – MEDIUM HIKE (7 MILES): We will hike in Gunpowder Falls State Park along the Little Gunpowder Trail. We will cross the bridge on Pleasantville Road and hike up the river. The trail meanders from the river up to portions of the old Ma&Pa railroad bed. This hike is easy to moderate loop, and includes inclines, small stream crossing and lovely views of the river valley. Bring water, lunch and a Smile

Meeting Location: Parking area Time: 9:00 AM 
On intersection of Guyton and Bottom Rd, MD  Parking looks limited in google view.
Hike leader: Carmen Rodriguez 443-841-6939 Carpool: Not Applicable

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 – LONG HIKE (8 – 10 MILES): Loop hiking in Pine Grove Furnace State Park including Pole Steeple, Laurel Lake, Civil War Explorers Camp, and Mountain Creek. Bring water, lunch, boots, and dress for weather. 

Meeting Location: Meet at Woodberry Road parking at 8:30 AM or Furnace Stack Pavilion parking lot at 9:30 AM.
Hike Leader: Gwen Loose, call or text 717-891-9967 before 9:30 PM Carpool: $5.00 if carpooling 



Open Board Positions – Volunteers needed for the following Club Roles:
Secretary, Activities Committee, Trails Committee and Director at Large. The club needs club members to volunteer to help manage the York Hiking Club mission to create, promote, and encourage outdoor recreation, with emphasis on hiking. Please contact Alan Noble at 717-758-8470 or by email at , if you would like to volunteer for any of the club roles.

2022+ Hike Leaders Wanted: Please contact Alan Noble (717-758-8470 or ) if you would like to start leading hikes for the club. We can partner new hike leaders with experienced hike leaders.


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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York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec)

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

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