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Febuary 2022

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 year.

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 -- SHORT HIKE: (5 MILES) Loop hike in Spring Valley County Park. Nice mix of scenery and trail types. 

Meet at main parking lot on Potosi Road (not the one in the Animal Activity Area, which does have a toilet). 
Departure: 9:00 AM
Hike Leader: Jeff Lander Please RSVP if you plan to attend 717-818-9461,

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 - LONG HIKE (8-10 MILES): Shuttle hike along a section of Liberty Reservoir, leading down to Liberty Dam. Expect ups and downs, roots and rocks. I may find a side path or three to explore. It could be a tad soggy below the dam but there should be a workaround if that’s the case. Bring snacks, water, lunch and good hiking shoes. It’s possible we may have to pay to park at one end so come prepared to chop in. THIS IS A SHUTTLE HIKE. WE WILL RIDE IN EACH OTHERS’ VEHICLES AT THE BEGINNING AND END.


If meeting at the trail, the location is: 714 Marriottsville Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104 and you should be there by 8:15 AM. 
York Area Meeting Location: I 83 and MD 439 Park & Ride, Exit 36 in MARYLAND (east side of 83)
Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Carpool Fee: $5.00 (+parking?)
Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12TH – MEDIUM HIKE (6 MILES) Let’s meet at 9:00 AM. at the Galleria Mall parking lot, Red Robin side Boscov's East Parking and carpool to Wrightsville. We will start our walk at the Riverfront Park in Wrightsville and hike to the Marietta Rivertrail Pavilion. This is an easy paved hike/walk that does not require hiking poles. Dress warm and pack snacks if you desire to do so. 

Hike Leader: Regina Haritos Please RVSP if you plan to attend. 717-417-6191 (home) or 717-332-2221 (cell) 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - CHILI HIKE/DINNER: Promptly at 10:30 AM. Kim Herbst will lead a 5-6 mile hike starting from JPJ, returning in time for a chili dinner at 1:30 p.m. Call Bernie Frick at (717) 854-3437, or email by 9:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17 to make meal reservations which once made must be paid. Meal cost $5.00 plus $1 cabin use fee for members and $2.00 for non-members.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27-SHORT HIKE-(4.5 miles) Let’s go just south of the Mason Dixon Line to near Parkton, MD. There we will hike on the Northern Central Railroad Trail called the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail. We will walk along beautiful icy Fourth Mine Branch of Little Falls Creek. This will be a out and back hike so you can do more or less as you choose.

Meeting Location: York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec) off Queen Street. Departure Time: 1:00 PM 
Hike Leaders: Sarah and Lou Tateosian 717 741 2652 






Hike leaders are needed for the month of March, please contact Alan Noble at or (717) 758-8470 with the hiking information.


Board Member and Officer Openings: The club is in need of some members to take over some very important roles, with immediate openings for Activities Chair, Trails Chair, and Secretary. These roles are critical to the ongoing operation of the club. For more information you may contact Alan Noble, President or the outgoing chairmen, David Lukes (Activities) and Tom Morley (Trails).


May 21: The A.T. Museum will host a special event on Saturday, May 21, at Pine Grove Furnace State Park---time and exact location to be determined. Event is a special presentation and book signing by Heather Anderson, who holds many records for hiking AT, PCT, and CDT as well as mountaineering across the US and abroad. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/article/heather-anderson-hiker for National Geographic article about her hiking achievements. Further information about this event will be posted on the A.T. Museum website: www.atmuseum.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 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