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January 2021


Chairperson: Sarah Tateosian 717-741-2652



(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.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1 – NEW YEAR’S DAY MEDIUM HIKE (8 MILES): Loop hike visiting views, lakes and streams of Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Bring boots, water, lunch, and any leftover holiday cookies to share at lunch. 

Meeting Location: Furnace Stack Parking Lot, Pine Grove Furnace State Park Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Hike Leader: Gwen Loose, 717-891-9966. No calls after 9:00 PM please.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 – MEDIUM HIKE (6 MILES): Loop hike starting on Turkey Hill Trail to Chestnut Grove Natural Area with return along the Susquehanna River on Enola Low Grade Trail. The trail includes stream crossing and steep hill. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and snacks

Meeting Location: Turkey Hill Trail, 2501 River Rd, Conestoga PA. Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Hike Leaders: Irina Svishchova, 717-424-5526 or  
Bernie Frick, 717-843-6675 or

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 – MEDIUM HIKE (6-7 MILES): Lots of UPS and downs. We will travel north to Little Buffalo State Park where we will do a loop hike – NO shuttle! Little Buffalo is the site of Shoaf’s Mill which is pictured on the 2019-2020 Log Book. Bring water, lunch and good hiking boots. 

Meeting Location: Park office at Little Buffalo State Park, 1579 State Park Road, Newport, PA 17074. 
Departure Time: 9:15 AM
Hike Leaders: Tom and Phyllis Morley 717 825 6712 or 717 764 6822.  

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 – LONG HIKE (12-13 MILES): This will be an exploratory loop hike in Bald Eagle State Forest. We’ll hike eight different trails, such as the Meixell Trail and the Crabapple Trail. It’s exploratory because we’ll all be enjoying these trails together for the first time. So any surprises will be surprises to all of us. Doesn’t that sound exciting? Terrain will vary, and some trails may be less maintained than you’re used to so be prepared. We’ll meet nearby and caravan to the start. Bring hiking shoes or boots, lunch, snacks and water. 

Meeting Location: Ingrams Market & East Valley Rd Valero, 3071 E Valley Rd, Loganton, PA 17747
Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or  


Annual Dues: Kathy Yost (treasurer) will be available on November 22nd at our “Thanksgiving” lunch for those wishing to pay their dues. Dues levels are $12 hiker, $15 Trailblazer, $20 Pathfinder. Initiation fee $6.00. If this does not work for you, please mail your dues to Kathy Yost at 510 Mundis Mill Road, York, PA 17406. 

Logbooks: The club will not be mailing out the annual log book this year due to the cost of mailing the individual log books. The club will continue to mail log books to new club members. Members wishing to receive a logbook, please contact Julie Falsetti at or if you are coming to the Turkey Hike on November 22, let the Morley’s know and we will have yours available that day.


COVID-19 York Hiking Club Guidelines

1. Stay home if you, or anyone in your family, are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
2. Optional but recommend is carrying a CDC-approved mask and alcohol-based hand sanitizer
3. Practice social distancing of 6 feet apart. Masks should be worn when social distancing is not possible (PA Universal Face Covering Order). Example is when passing people on a trail.
4. No more than 25 people in a group (PA Guidelines). (continued)
5. Carpooling will not be provided by York Hiking Club. If personally carpooling and not from the same household, then mask should be worn.
6. All club hikes will be loop or out-and-back hikes which do not need carpooling.


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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