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May 2019


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 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 2019 year.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN MAY - SHORT HIKE (4-6 MILES): Please join us for a weekly Wednesday workout hike at York County Parks’ Lake Williams. Pace will be brisk (about 2.5-3.0 mph) and mileage will 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 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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

THURSDAY, MAY 2 – SHORT HIKE (3 MILES): There’s a new section of the Heritage Rail Trail opening and the York Hiking Club will be there! Come out for the ribbon cutting and then walk the new section from N. George Street to Rt. 30 and back, or go further if you wish.

Meeting Location: Smalls Athletic Field, 31 Hamilton Ave, York, PA 17401   Event Time: 1:00 PM
Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or                    Carpool Fee: None
Event or Trail Questions: 717-428-0999 or info@yorkcountytrails.org 

SUNDAY, MAY 5 – LONG HIKE (11 MILES): Loop hike around Lake Redman crossing under I83 in two locations. There will be water crossings which consist of walking in a stream bed for about 100 feet and the other water crossing consists of walking through a 4-foot-high culvert for 100 feet to the other side. There will be several hills, possibly muddy of recently having rain. Bring lunch, snack, water, and headlamp for walking through the 4-foot-high culvert, and hiking boots or trail shoes. 

Meeting Location: York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec)       Departure Time: 8:00 AM 
Hike Leader: Alan Noble, 717-758-8470 or       Carpool Fee: None

SUNDAY, MAY 5 – SHORT HIKE (3 MILES): From 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. 

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

SUNDAY, MAY 12, SHORT HIKE (3 MILES): Hike around Richard M. Nixon County Park; we will hike on the perimeter trails around the park. Trail has several hills, but they are well maintained. Bring hiking boots or trail shoes. Also bring water and snacks if you would like.

Meeting Location: York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec)          Departure Time: 1:00 PM
Hike Leaders: Alan Noble, 717-758-8470 or               Carpool Fee: $0.25

SUNDAY, MAY 19: SHORT HIKE (5 MILES): This scenic hike starts at the Wrightsville Boat Launch and ends at the Moon Dancer Winery parking lot. We will have moderate elevation going through Murphy’s Hollow, Grace Plateau, and on to High Point, where you have a 360-degree view of the river and surrounding hills. Please bring water, snacks and wear good walking shoes/boots. 

Meeting Location: York Galleria Boscov's East Parking, by Red Robin        Departure Time: 12:30 PM 
Hike Leader: Eric Ling, 717-815-6635 or                Carpool Fee: $1.00

SUNDAY, MAY 19 - LONG HIKE (10-12 MILES): On this super fun adventure hike, we’ll take on the epic climbs up to some sweeping views of Lehigh Gap. We’ll use the Appalachian Trail and some side trails to create loops on both sides of the gap, which has a magnificent open rock scramble on the east side and a short but steep side trail to the Devil’s Pulpit on the west side. Wear good boots/hiking shoes and bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. Drive time is about two hours each way but it will be worth it!

Meeting Location: York Galleria Boscov's East Parking, by Red Robin       Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or         Carpool Fee: $5.00

MONDAY, MAY 27 - MEMORIAL DAY HIKE AND LUNCH AT JPJ CABIN: The Falsettis will lead the hike at 10:30 AM which will be followed by lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers provided by the Falsettis. We will need the rest of the fixens for a picnic like potato salad, etc. There is also an option to spend Sunday night at the cabin, before Monday’s hike and picnic.

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

Picnic Location: JPJ Cabin, 1143 Furnace Road, Airville, PA 17302 Cost: $4.00 plus 1.00 for JPJ



New Member: Carmen Rodriguez, 410-841-6939 or

Saturday, May 11: Hike and meeting of the Mason-Dixon Trail System. The hike will start at 9:00 AM in Elk Neck State Forest and the meeting will start at 1:00 PM in the North East, MD Library. More details to follow in the MDTS newsletter and on the MDTS website: http://masondixontrail.wixsite.com/mdts


Sawyer Training: If anyone is interested in becoming a certified sawyer (male or female) for the AT please let Tom Morley know ( ). The next training session is October 26 and 27. This is a two day class to become certified to operate a chainsaw on the AT. There is no charge, but you should be willing to do sawyer work on request. Contact Tom with any questions, class fills up fast. Our club can probably get at least one, maybe two into the class. 


Hike Leaders Wanted: We are so thankful for all of our hike leaders and were fortunate to add several new hike leaders this year. We are always in need of additional new hike leaders, so please consider leading a hike or two in 2019. 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 ( ).”


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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