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December 2023

Chairperson: Irina Svishchova ,



(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!  

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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, December 2, long Hike (9.5 miles): Beautiful walk along Muddy Creek stream. The trail is mostly narrow with some rockiness but well maintained (blue blazes). Bring lunch, good shoes, poles and water. I am a volunteer to lead hikes. Please be patient and let's have fun. No grouchy people allowed.

Meeting Location: York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec) parking lot or 517 S Cold Cabin Rd, Delta, PA 17314

Meeting Time: 8:15 a.m. at the School or 9:00 a.m. at the park. Call hike leader if plan carpooling
Carpool Fee: $3.00
Hike Leader: Carmen Rodriguez, 443-841-6939 (cell),

Saturday, December 9, Medium Hike (7 miles): We will walk on the side of the Susquehanna River from Marietta to Koser Park. There is lot’s to see, and without a doubt lot's to talk about. Waterfront Park is the halfway mark and a great place to have some refreshments and take pictures. Once we reach Koser Park, we will car pool back to Marietta and say our good-byes. This is not a difficult hike. The route is flat and paved. All you need is a good pair of shoes, something to drink, and a snack if you desire to do so. You will not need to bring hiking poles. 

Meeting Location: Koser Park, 107 Race Street Bainbridge, PA 17502. If you prefer to meet Red Robin, call the Hike leader to be guided to Koser Park. This is a shuttle hike and involves carpooling to Marietta.
Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.
Carpool Fee: none
Hike Leader: Regina and George Haritos, 717-332-2221 cell or 717-417-6191 home

Sunday, December 17, Medium Hike (6-7 miles): We will do a perimeter loop around Rocky Ridge park. Terrain can be rocky, so please bring sturdy hiking shoes, optional poles, water and snacks.

Meeting Location: First parking lot on the left as you go into Rocky Ridge from Deininger Rd
Meeting Time: 9 A.m.
Carpool Fee: none
Hike Leader: Irina Svishchova, 717-424-5526,  

Saturday, December 23, Medium Hike (6-8 miles): On this hike we start at visitor center parking lot walking down road to find trail 4, turn left meeting trail 7 Middle Creek trail which follows an abandoned trolley line right-of-way along Middle Creek stream. Then we'll connect w/ Elder's Run trail which has old house remains, bridge and other surprises. We'll turn right on Horseshoe Trail following that across the road to see the dam, explore Millstone trail which has a vista, return to Horseshoe trail then return to trail 4. There may be small hills, mostly wooded easy trails. Those who desire may check out a new addition to their beautiful Nature Center loaded w/ conservation and hunting/wildlife history of the area. Wear good hiking shoes, dress for weather, bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. Maybe we'll see geese, ducks and birds!

Meeting Location:
Boscov's East ParkingRed Robin, optional behind National Clock Museum lot in Columbia PA, or at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area - 100 Museum Rd, Stevens PA - first lot at 9 a.m. 
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m.
Carpool Fee: $5
Hike Leader: Janine Zell call 717-684-7891(home) or 717-992-2476 (cell, day of hike),  



New members: The club welcomes these new folks to the club Scott Vandenhengel, Ted Borgna, Michelle Beyer


2024 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.


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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Parking lot maps

York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec)

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

Woodberry Road parking

Boscov's East Parking