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June 2024

Chairperson: Allen Britton, 717-825-5552



(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.



June 2. Sunday SHORT HIKE (3 MILES): From the Sparton Road parking lot, we will walk on the road for a short distance to connect with trail #5 and enjoy a walk around part of Lake Redman, passing through the bird sanctuary toward the end of the hike. This hike has a few short, mild climbs along the way. Come out and join us for a stroll through a very pretty area of York County. If it is raining, please call ahead to confirm we are still on. Due to the construction on Log Road Bridge, we will not be able to complete the loop around the lake.  The entire construction area is closed to both cars and foot traffic. Therefore, it will be an out and back hike instead of a loop.  We just want to give potential participants a "heads up."  It should be passable by mid July when we do it again.


Meeting Location: Lake Redman Parking, Sparton Road off Hess Farm Road at 10:00 AM
Hike Leader: Kim Pavlick & Rafael Ruiz, 717-650-0253 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, POLE STEEPLE LOOP, Distance approximately 6 miles: Pine Grove Furnace State Park. We will meet at the information boards by the restrooms at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. The hike includes a very steep climb to the top of the mountain, but it offers spectacular views from the top. We will take the Appalachian Trail back to the parking lot. Bring snacks and water. Meeting location: 10:00 AM at Pine Grove Furnace State Park


Meeting at Pine Grove Furnace State Park 

Hike Leader: Alan Noble, 717-758-8470 or

Sunday, June 9 Medium hike on Darlington Trail west- approx. 7 miles
On this loop hike, we'll explore Darlington Trail between Lambs Gap and Millers Gap on Blue Mountain west of Harrisburg. This is an older hiking trail in this part of state, established by Alpine Club of PA in early 1900's. Trail traverses ridge through pretty forest of Birch, Hickory, Pine and hardwood trees plus wildflowers are abundant here during spring. This area is prime habitat for White-tailed deer. There may be a swampy area at Trout Run so you can bring extra shoes to change on return to car. This is moderate hike which takes approx. 4hrs. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. 


Meet: Emigsville park-n-ride at 8am North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner
Hike leader: contact Janine Zell home 717-684-7891 before 8pm please or cell 717-992-2476 Please let me know if coming to arrange carpool if possible

June 15: June 15: Saturday, May 11 AT Work Hike:
The last work trip was spent repairing the shelter. We will be brush cutting and lopping. The more gasoline powered brush cutters we have, the more we can get done. If you have one, bring it. Bring lunch, hearing protection and safety glasses. 


Time: 8:30am at Emigsville Park and ride North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner or 9:00 am at the parking lot at the Clarks Ferry Bridge 

Leader: Dave Strine, or 717-958-2089 Please call text or email Dave if you are coming 

June 23, Sunday: Conestoga Trail, north from Pinnacle Overlook. 6 miles. Hike starts at Pinnacle Overlook in Lancaster Co. This hike is rated Difficult, and it is indeed a challenge. Big hills and areas of rock scrambling. We will ford Tucquan Creek, so be prepared to do so by whatever method you like to use fording creeks. The payoff is the scenery, which is pretty awesome. Bring a lunch and the usual hiking kit. 


Meet at the York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec) at 8:00, or you can meet us at the trailhead’s parking lot at Pinnacle Overlook at 9:00. 

Hike Leader: Jeff Lander, 717-818-9461, 

JUN. 30 - Sunday, Nixon Park and Lake Williams Loop: this is a moderate 7miles or so loop hike starting at the Hollow Creek Greenway Trailhead parking lot, 400 Valley Rd, York. We will hike through Nixon Park to get to Lake Williams, looping around the Lake. There will be some climbs but not too strenuous. The foot beds are generally in good shape. Bring a lunch or snacks and water. 


Meet at the parking lot at 10:00. 

Hike leader Bernie Frick can be reached at 717-843-6675 or







2024 Hike Leaders Wanted: We would love to add some new members to our list of hike leaders for 2024. Please contact Allen Britton at you would like to start leading hikes for the club. Training will be provided. 


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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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