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March 2023

Chairperson: Alan Noble (717) 758-8470


(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.)


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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.



FRIDAY, MARCH 3, COVERED DISH DINNER AND APPALACHIAN TRAIL: Todd Trimmer will give a presentation on his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Todd split his thru-hike into two sections over a two-year period. This will be at the York Township Park Building.at 25 Oak Street at 6:30 to 9PM. Bring a covered dish to share with others.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5: MEDIUM HIKE (ABOUT 10 MILES) Anyone interested in exploring another section of Appalachian Trail? This hike will go from Rt 501 to Rt 183. This section is 9 miles plus a side trail to see Shower Steps which 500 stone steps are built by Lloyd Showers long ago, along Kessel Trail (1 mile). We will pass Rt 501 shelter, Applebee Campsite, see a few great lookouts (hopefully clear weather), cross a boulder field at Shubert Gap, see Fort Snyder Monument near end of hike plus much more. It’s almost Spring so let’s get out and enjoy a fun Winter hike!

Meeting location: my home 2481 Rosemary Ln, Columbia, PA 17512 Time: 7:30am (early for shuttle time) or alternate shuttle Boscov's East Parking Red Robin’s lot at Galleria Mall w/ others- more info later. Time 7am
Carpool Fee: $4.00 
Hike leader: Janine Zell home 717-684-7891 or cell day of hike 717-992-2476

SUNDAY, MARCH 12: MEDIUM HIKE (AROUND 6 MILES) We will hike up Peter’s Mountain along the York Hiking Club section of the trail to the Clark Ferry Shelter. This is an out-and-back trail hike. Bring hiking boots, water, snacks, and a lunch. We will plan to eat lunch at the shelter.

Meeting Location: Emigsville Park and Ride North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner at 10:00 AM. If meeting at the AT parking lot, I plan to start the hike around 10:45 AM.
Carpool Fee: $2.00 
Hike Leader: Alan Noble (717) 758 8470 or

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2023 (AROUND 4 Miles) We will go to Nixon Park and up over the hill to Lake Williams. As we hike, we can see some of the new dam construction. This is an out and back hike with an added loop. Wear good hiking boots, water, and bring a snack if you like.

Meeting Location: Nixon Park, lower lot. Time: 1:00 PM
Hike Leaders: Sarah & Lou Tateosian 717 741 2652

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, SHORT HIKE (3-5 MILES): Susquehanna Riverlands State Park. First leg from parking is on dirt road, second leg to the Schull’s Rock Overlook is thru the woods/field along the marked trail. Then continue down along the Mason-Dixon Trail to Codorus Creek designated parking lot. This is an out-and-back hike. Some areas are muddy, depending on the weather and run off. It’s a new area off the Mason Dixon Trail. Bring hiking boots, water, and snacks.

Meeting location: Boscov's East Parking near Red Robin at the Galleria Mall at 1:00 PM
Hike Leaders: Greg and Denna (717) 880-0042

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, SHORT HIKE (2-3 MILES): Lake Redman, this will be a hike on Trail #1 A long climb, well at least for me. We parallel Susquehanna rd. (South George St.) Until we reach the sum it, ok a hill. From then on it's a breeze. We hike thru a lovely stand of Trees and descend back to the starting point.

Meeting Location: Lake Williams parking lot, on South George St. at 2:00 P.M.
Carpool Fee: N/A
Hike Leaders: Allen and Lore Britton, 717 825 5552 



Board Member and Officer Openings: 

Without a Trail Committee person, the York Hiking Club cannot meet its bylaw requirements of maintaining portions of the Appalachian Trail and the Mason-Dixon Trail. The York Hiking Club will have to relinquish its section of the Appalachian Trail. This can be discussed after the presentation this Friday at the York Township Recreational Building.

Other board positions are the Secretary (officer role), Activities Committee, and Director at Large. The club needs club members to volunteer to help manage the York Hiking Club mission to create, promote, and encourage outdoor recreation, with emphasis on hiking. Please contact Alan Noble at 717-758-8470 or by email at , if you would like to volunteer for any of the club roles.

2023 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.


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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North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner

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