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Febuary 2024

Chairperson: Kim Herbst, 717-887-4462,



(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.



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4: CHILI HIKE/SHORT HIKE (6 miles) Kim Herbst will lead a hike starting from JPJ promptly at 10:00 AM on the well-maintained trails returning in time for a chili dinner at 1:30 p.m. Call Bernie Frick at (717) 843-6675, or email by 9:00 p.m., Thursday, February 1st 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. 

Event Location: JPJ Cabin, 1145 Furnace Road, Airville, PA 
Hike Departure: 10:00 AM 

Meal Served: 1:30 PM 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11: MEDIUM HIKE – This will be a 6 1/2 mile shuttle hike at Hellam Hills on the new reroute of the Mason-Dixon trail. The hike features Wildcat Run, Buzzard’s Roost overlook, & Dugan Run. There will be several hundred feet of climbs & descents, & possibly some wet areas if warm enough. Bring good boots, extra layers, lunch or snacks, water, & hot soup for the hike leaders. 


Meet the Morley’s at Boscov's East Parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to carpool, or at the intersection of Furnace Rd. & River Rd. (google 5082 Furnace Rd.) at 9:00 a.m. 

Co-hike leaders are Jim McCoy (717-725-3552 or ), & Phyllis & Tom Morley (717-764-6822 or ).

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18: LONG HIKE (approx. 10 miles) This is an out and back hike along Mason-Dixon Trail in York County. We'll start at Susquehanna Riverlands State Park- north lot; hike north on trial passing many historic sites along way including Codorus Furnace: a pre-Revolutionary iron-smelting furnace, Codorus Creek, Conrail Stone Arch Bridge -one of the longest stone arch spans in U.S., a river channel called Black Gut, hike under a railroad underpass in Saginaw, Brunner Island Steam Generating Plant and more as we hike to Gut Rd and return. Then we'll take a short side trail to see view from an awesome rocks outcropping! Dress for weather, bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water and wear sturdy hiking boots. Hope the weather won't be frightful! Come out and enjoy a mid-winter hike after all that feasting and festivities! 

Meet 8:00 AM at North lot (2nd lot in park) along River Farm Rd. in Susquehanna Riverlands State Park off Codorus Furnace Rd.
Hike leader: Janine Zell any questions call 717-684-7891 or email: , or cell 717-992-2476 call/text before 8pm please. Thank you 

SUNDAY FEBURARY 25: MEDIUM HIKE We’ll do a series of loop hikes in the Mt. Holly Marsh Preserve. Length of loops vary from 1.2 miles to 2.2 miles, for a total of approx. 7 miles. Lowland trails may be wet with small stream crossings. Upland trails offer some good climbs on broad trails. Options to choose which loops and distances you want to hike. We’ll warm up at Boiling Spring’s Cafe 101 after hike. 


Meet at Woodberry Rd 9:00 AM. Be prepared for winter trail conditions. Bring boots, water and lunch. 
Hike leader: Gwen Loose. 717-891-9967. Leave message & I’ll return your call. Carpool fee $4.



Dues Reminder: If you haven't yet paid your dues for October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024, please send your dues at your earliest convenience to Kathy Yost at 510 Mundis Mill Rd, York, PA 17406. Dues amounts are $12 hiker, $15 trailblazer, $20 pathfinder, and $6 initiation fee. There are no additional benefits for the various amounts, anything in excess of $12 is a donation to the club. Kathy Yost


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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