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May 2018

Chairperson: Allen Britton,  



(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.)


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 2018 year.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN MAY - 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: May 2, 9, 15 (That’s a Tuesday), 23, 30

Meeting Location: Lake Williams Parking, South George Street Departure Time: 6:00 PM
Carpool Fee: None Hike Leaders: David & Elizabeth Lukes, 717-818-4751 or  

SUNDAY, MAY 6 - SHORT HIKE (3 MILES): From the Lake Redman parking lot on Sparton Road, 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. 

Meeting Location: Lake Redman Parking Lot, Sparton Road, off of Hess Road Departure Time: 12:00 PM
Carpool Fee: None Hike Leaders: Kim Pavlick & Rafael Ruiz, 717-501-5443

SUNDAY, MAY 6 - WORK HIKE: Interested in a new place to hike near York? You can help build a trail in the Hallam Hills Nature Preserve. We'll be moving rocks, digging trail and clearing brush. Sounds like fun to me. Bring boots, safety glasses, work gloves, water, snack/lunch, loppers and a Pulaski (if you have one).

Meeting Location: Boscov's East Parking, York Galleria, near Red Robin Departure Time 8:30 AM 
Carpool Fee: $1.00 Hike Leader: Tim Schmidt, 717-235-5940 or

SATURDAY, MAY 12 - LONG HIKE (12-15 MILES): We will continue to hike the Horse-Shoe Trail (HST) beginning in the historic St. Peter’s Village and heading west to French Creek State Park. 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. Bring snack, lunch, hiking shoes/boots. 

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

SATURDAY, MAY 19 - MEDIUM HIKE (8-10 MILES): Enjoy the spring flowers at Hashawa County Park, MD and Union Mills trails. We will start and end at the Bear Branch Nature Center and visit the scenic pond and raptor cages (horned owl, barred owl, red tailed hawk, bald eagle and more). This hike has lots of ups and downs and a nice variety of fields, woods, pine groves and streams. Bring boots, lunch, and water. 

Meeting Location: West Parking lot on Woodberry Road parking Departure Time: 9:00 AM 
Carpool Fee: $3.00 Hike Leader: Kim Shue, 717-688-5142 or  

SUNDAY, MAY 20 - SHORT HIKE (5 MILES): Come out and enjoy a short hike on country roads starting and ending at Naylor’s Winery. Those wishing to meet at Naylor’s Winery should arrive there no later than 1:30 PM.

Meeting Location: York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec) Departure Time: 1:00 PM 
Car pool fee $1.00 Hike Leader: Duane Hyson (717) 993-6026.  

MONDAY, MAY 28 - MEMORIAL DAY AT JPJ CABIN: Hike and lunch at John Paul Jones (JPJ) Cabin. Bob 
Falsetti will lead the hike at 10:30 AM which will be followed by lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers provided by the Falsetti’s. We will need the rest of the fixens for a picnic like potato salad, etc. 

PICNIC RSVP DEADLINE: MAY 23: Contact Julie Falsetti, 717-854-3437 or  

Picnic Location: JPJ Cabin,  Airville, PA 17302 Cost: $3.00 plus 1.00 for JPJ



Calendar Date Change: The Appalachian Trail work trip has been changed from June 16 to June 9

Appalachian Trail Museum Annual Banquet: May 4 at the newly-renovated Allenberry Resort, Boiling Springs, PA ( www.allenberry.com
). We'll honor the 8th class of the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame. We'll also say farewell to Karen Lutz, the retiring Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Visit Appalachian Trail Museum’s website www.atmuseum.org for information and to purchase tickets.

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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