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May 2023

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.)


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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.

May 7,  Long hike: 14 miles, This hike is continuing Appalachian Trail from Port Clinton to Eckville parking area. This section has 3 great lookouts of Blue Mt, Pulpit Rock and The Pinnacle. We will pass Pocahontas Campsite, Windsor Furnace shelter and Hamburg Reservoir plus 4 springs: Pocahontas, Minnehala, Gold and Panther Spring stream. There are lots of rocks out to Pinnacle, otherwise should be ridge and woods walking. Pace approx. 2.5mph depending on hikers. Wear sturdy hiking boots, bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch and hiking poles if needed. End of hike stop at Peanut Shop for anyone is interested. 

Time: 7am Meet at Emigsville North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner. Hike leader: Janine Zell
Call 717-684-7891 before 8pm please if coming to arrange shuttle 

May 7: Short Hike: 5 1/2 mile loop hike from Lock #12 parking lot (McCalls ferry rd.) starting on the Mason Dixon trail along the Susquehanna River past the Holtwood dam to McCall’s fall trail. There will be osprey and the eagle’s nests to see rock climbing, and a hill before we loop back on the ridge to the parking lot. Hiking shoes/boots, water and a snack. 

Carpool 12 noon at the galleria mall Boscov's East Parking lot near Red Robin 
Hike leader Mike Ruby 717-322-3025. No hike if it rains. 

SUNDAY, MAY 21: MEDIUM HIKE (about 7 miles) this hike takes us from Nixon Park, over to and around Lake Williams and back through Nixon Park for a loop. Bring hiking boots, water, snacks, and a lunch.

Meeting Location: Hollow Creek Trail Parking Lot, 400 Valley Rd (39.87788, -76.72707) at 10:00 AM. 
Hike Leader: Bernie Frick (717) 843-6675 or

Sunday, May 28- Medium Hike (7 miles): Hike perimeter of Rocky Ridge County Park we will hike rectangular marked trails starting with Red, and continuing on Blue, White, Teal and Yellow. Trail has several hills, and some may be strenuous and rocky in some areas. Bring hiking boots or trail shoes, water, and snacks.

Meeting Location: Rocky Ridge County Park, first lot on the left, near Hidden Laurel Picnic Area
The hike will Departure: 9:00 AM
Hike Leader: Irina Svishchova, 717-424-5526 or
Carpool Fee: None



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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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