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June 2018

Chairperson: Todd Trimmer or (717) 817-2394  



(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.)

(Please make telephone calls before 9PM.)


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Fee for a hike is only if one Carpools.


Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this 2018 year.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN JUNE - SHORT HIKE (4-6 MILES): Please join us for a nearly weekly Wednesday workout hike at York County Parks’ Lake Williams. Pace will be brisk and mileage may increase as we gain more daylight. We will not hike past dusk. Bring snack, water and hiking shoes/boots. Hike is on, rain or shine.
Hike Dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27

Meeting Location: Lake Williams Parking, South George Street Departure Time: 6:00 PM
Hike Leaders: David & Elizabeth Lukes, 717-818-4751 or  

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 – SHORT OR LONG HIKE (6-15 MILES): We will hike the Horse-Shoe Trail (HST) beginning at French Creek State Park for a short loop and continuing to historic St. Peter’s Village. At French Creek, we’ll spend some time at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, a series of well-preserved buildings and exhibits demonstrating the charcoal and iron production process common to our area. From there the hike will continue on the HST through the west side of French Creek State Park and onward through game lands to St. Peter’s Village. Bring snack, lunch, hiking shoes/boots. 

Meeting Location: East End Parking, York Galleria, near Red Robin Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or Carpool Fee: $5:00

SATURDAY, JUNE 9 - AT WORK TRIP: Come join us for the annual Appalachian Trail work trip on Peters Mountain.
This is a chance to give back to the AT and open the trail for all the hikers coming through later in the year. Efforts will include weed whacking, lopping, and other trail maintenance items. Please let me know if you anticipate attending so the appropriate equipment will be available. If you have loppers, please bring them. This will be an opportunity for you to operate equipment you might not have a chance to use. Wear long pants, long sleeve shirts, hard shoes if you have them, no sandals, flip flops, bring sturdy gloves, we will have safety glasses but if you have them please bring them along. You will need lunch, snacks, and water. 

Meeting Location: Emigsville Park and Ride off of I-83, Exit 24 Departure Time: 8:00AM
Hike Leader: Tom Morley, 717-825-6712 or

SUNDAY, JUNE 10 – SHORT HIKE (5 MILES): Once again we return to an old familiar area a hike of five miles around Lake Williams. There are some hills to climb but nothing we cannot handle. It will be Hot so bring water and wear good boots. 

Meeting Location: Lake Williams parking lot on South George Street Departure Time: 1:30PM
Hike Leader: Allen Britton, 717-825-5534 or  

SUNDAY, JUNE 17 - MEDIUM HIKE (8 MILES): We will hike portions of Lake Redman and Lake Williams including trails 3, 4 and 2. The hike will be moderately strenuous with few places to cut the hike short. Bring snack, water and lunch. The hike will start at the Restroom/Gazebo area of the Lake Redman boat launch on Hess Farm Road near the boat rentals (at approximately 9:00 a.m.).

Meeting Location: South End Parking, York County School of Technology Departure Time: 8:30 AM
Hike Leader: Kathy Miller Yost, 717-818-1390 or Carpool Fee: $1.00 

SUNDAY, JUNE 24 - MEDIUM SHUTTLE HIKE (6.5 MILE): 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 good boots, lunch, and plenty of water. 

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



New Member: Linda Hemmann, 717-891-2811,  


Hike Leaders Needed for July: Kathy Miller Yost is in need of volunteers for the July 2 covered dish/picnic. Volunteers are needed both to coordinate food and to lead the hike prior to lunch. Please contact Kathy at if you are able to help.


Horseshoe Trail Section Hike: Over the next few months, we’ll offer a series of hikes that will cover PA’s Horseshoe Trail from end to end, starting at Valley Forge and ending at the AT intersection near RT 325. The trail is a mix of forests and paved roads and the hikes will also cover some side trails. Those interested in hiking the full trail should contact David Lukes at 717-818-4751 or to coordinate times/dates for any sections that aren’t posted in the newsletter or on Facebook.

2018 Hike Leaders Wanted: We would love to add some new members to our list of hike leaders for 2018. 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 ( ).”

YHC History: The York County Heritage Trust has a sizable collection of York Hiking Club memorabilia in its library, dating from the Club's founding in 1932 to the early 1980s. For the past 30 years little material has been added to our collection. Our historian, John Seville asks members who have YHC related items to call him at 717-244-6769. 


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  

Please note: Our historian, John Seville, notes that the York County Heritage Trust has a sizable collection of York Hiking Club memorabilia in its library. However, the material dates from the Club's Founding in 1932 to the early 1980s. For the past 30 years little material has been added to our collection. We want to correct this omission; so John is asking members who have Club related items that might be suitable for inclusion in our archives to call him at 717-244-6769. Examples would be minutes of meetings, accounts of special events, photographs, newspaper articles, etc. No more copies of the annual log books. 

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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