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March 2022

Chairperson: Alan Noble, 717-758-8470,


(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!  

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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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5 - MEDIUM HIKE (5 MILES): Mary Ann Furnace loop hike at Codorus State Park. Portions of the trail are hilly and hiking poles may be useful as well as hiking boots. Depending on the weather conditions, the trail could be muddy. The hike will include both hiking on some of the camp loops and the Mary Ann Furnace trail loop. Please contact the hike leader for directions to the campground visitor parking lot or for an alternate meet-up location

Meeting Location: Codorus State Park Campground Visitor Parking by the Camp Store Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Hike Leader: Andrew Bankowski, (410) 493-3150 or Carpool Fee: Not Applicable

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 - SHORT HIKE (3 MILES): We will meet in the parking lot on Sparton Road, just off Hess Farm Road. From there 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 is approximately 3 miles with 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’s raining, please call ahead to confirm we are still on. 

Meeting Location: Parking Lot #3 (William Kain Park Map) Departure Time: 12:00 Noon
(2020_Kain_Brochure.pdf (yorkcountypa.gov)

Hike Leader: Kim Pavlick & Rafael Ruiz, 717-650-0253 Carpool Fee: Not Applicable

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 - LONG HIKE (12 MILES): We’ll head to the Jim Thorpe area for a bit of history and a bit of exercise. Much of the hike will be spent on the old Switchback Railroad (the history part) but we’ll be going up to the ridge via the straight up Pisgah Plane (the exercise part) to the Pisgah Vista. From there it’ll be an exploration, as there are some interesting looking side trails in an old strip-mining area at the top. If we find these areas to be off limits, the Switchback Trail will save us. We’ll also be searching for the remains of an old mine tunnel. Mileage is approximate, depending on how much exploration we do. 

This will be a loop, beginning at Mauch Chunk Lake. Bring good shoes/boots/ice traction, snacks, lunch, and water. 

Meeting Locations: 

If meeting at the trailhead, please arrive by 8:30 AM. 
Trailhead Meeting Location: Mauch Chunk Lake Park
625 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

If meeting at the East Parking lot Boscov's East Parking (Red Robin, Galleria Mall), departing at 6:30 A. M.

Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or Carpool Fee: $5.00, if carpooling

SUNDAY, MARCH 27 - MEDIUM HIKE (6 MILES): Turkey Hill Trail and Enola Low Grade Rail Trail loop. The Turkey Hill Trail has large hills to hike over and then the rail trail offers a relative flat to a slight grade. The trail could be muddy depending on the weather. This should be a good early spring hike with views of the river. Bring hiking boots or trail shoes, hiking poles could be useful, snacks, and water.

Meeting Location: Turkey Hill Overlook Trail Departure Time: 10:00 A.M.
Turkey Hill Nature Preserve - Lancaster Conservancy
Hike Leader: Alan Noble, 717-758-8470 or Carpool Fee: Not Applicable





New Member: Andrew Bankowski, Jossel Fears, and Jeffrey Lander


Club Secretary, Officer of York Hiking Club, and Activities Chair open. Please contact either Kathy Miller Yost or Alan Noble if interest in the club officer role.


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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