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Febuary 2020


Chairperson: Kim Herbst, 717-887-4462 



(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.)


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 2020 year.

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - LONG HIKE (10 MILES): We will hike the Prettyboy Trail along the shores of Prettyboy Reservoir in Baltimore County. This will be a shuttle hike and will start at the top of the Prettyboy Dam. Before starting the trail, we’ll have the opportunity to walk down a long flight of stairs to the bottom of the dam and back again. Hopefully it will really be winter, with ice and snow. When the lake is frozen you can sometimes hear the ice groan and bubble. There may be some sections that have a pretty narrow path, but others will be wider and there will be some good views of the lake. Bring good boots/hiking shoes, snack, lunch, and water. If it has been icy, foot traction will also be helpful.

Meeting Location: York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec) Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Alternate Meeting Location: Contact hike leader directly
Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or Carpool Fee: $5.00

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - CHILI HIKE: TWO HIKE OPTIONS: At 10:00 AM Tim Schmidt will lead a 6 mile moderately paced hike. At 11:00 AM Bob Falsetti will lead a 3 mile hike. Both hikes will depart from JPJ, returning in time for a chili dinner at 1:30 PM. Call Julie Falsetti at (717) 854-3437, or email juliafalsetti@Comcast.net by 9:00 PM Thursday, February 6 to make meal reservations, which once made must be paid. Meal cost is $4 plus $1 cabin use fee for members and $2.00 for non-members. 

Meeting Location: JPJ Cabin, 1145 Furnace Rd, Airville, PA 17302

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 - MEDIUM HIKE (9 MILES): This is the third part of The Northwest Lancaster County River Trail trilogy hike. This time we start at Koser Park in Bainbridge and hike to the Riverfront Park. Again there is a lot to see including the White Cliffs of Conoy and the Shocks Mill Bridge. The Susquehanna River Lands will surround us during the hike. The path is paved without inclines. Please dress warm! Sneakers are fine and no hiking poles required. Don’t forget water and snacks. 

Meeting Location: Boscov's East Parking, York Galleria by Red Robin Departure Time: 9:00 AM 
Hike Leaders: Regina and George Haritos, 717-417-6191 and on day of hike, 717-332-2221 Carpool Fee: $2.00

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 – SHORT HIKE: (5 MILES): Loop hike around Lake Williams with a few moderate climbs. We could see the eagles as we pass by their nest! Bring good boots and water. 

Meeting Location: York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec) Departure Time: 9:00 AM 
Hike Leader: Deb Clemons or 717-659-8973 Carpool Fee: $1.00

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 – MEDIUM SHUTTLE HIKE (6.5 MILES): We will follow the Mason-Dixon Trail up river from Apollo Park to Shank’s Mare. This is a difficult hike with many ups and downs, one creek crossing and a section of rock scrambling at the end. Bring water, lunch and snacks. Wear hiking boots.

Meeting Location: Boscov's East Parking, York Galleria by Red Robin Departure Time: 8:30 AM 
Hike Leader: Kim Herbst 717-887-4462 or Carpool Fee: $5.00



New Member: Martin Weiss, 717-891-4828 or  

Dues: Final call for club dues before Kathy begins removing names from the roster. Dues are payable by mail to Kathy Yost, 510 Mundis Mill Rd., York, PA 17406. The dues year runs from October 1 - September 30. The dues levels are as follows: 

$12.00 Hiker $15.00 Trailblazer $20.00 Pathfinder $6.00 Initiation Fee


Hike Leaders Wanted: We are so thankful for all of our hike leaders and were fortunate to add several new hike leaders this year. We are always in need of additional new hike leaders, so please consider leading a hike or two in 2020. 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 ( ).”


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