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May 2024

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.)


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.



May 5: Sunday: Conestoga Trail, north from Pinnacle Overlook. 6 miles. Hike starts at Pinnacle Overlook in Lancaster Co. This hike is rated Difficult, and it is indeed a challenge. Big hills and areas of rock scrambling. We will ford Tucquan Creek, so be prepared to do so by whatever method you like to use fording creeks. The payoff is the scenery, which is pretty awesome. Bring a lunch and the usual hiking kit. 


Meet at the York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec) parking lot at 8:00, or you can meet us at the trailhead’s parking lot at Pinnacle Overlook at 9:00. 

Hike Leader: Jeff Lander, 717-818-9461,

May 11: Saturday, May 11 AT Work Hike: We will be brush cutting and lopping. The more gasoline powered brush cutters we have, the more we can get done. If you have one, bring it. Bring a lunch, hearing protection and safety glasses. 


Time: 8:30am at Emigsville Park and ride North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner or 9:00 am at the parking lot at the Clarks Ferry Bridge 

Leader: Dave Strine,

May 12; Sunday, May 12 Mothers Day Long hike: 13+ miles - This is AT section 3 hike from PA Route 309 to Lehigh Gap. Points of interest are New Tripoli Campsite, Knife Edge, Bear Rocks, Bake Oven Knob and shelter, Lehigh Gap Furnace, we'll hike over Turnpike Tunnel, see Towers at North Trail, George W. Outer Bridge Shelter, and then descend to Lehigh Gap and river from 1000ft. Some sections rocky and open. Dress for weather, wear sturdy hiking shoes, and bring plenty of water, snacks, and lunch, poles if desired. Could be challenging hike and plan approx. 2 and1/2 mph hiking time goal. Come on out for a hopefully great weather moms day hike! 


Meeting time: 6:30am at Red Robins lot at Boscov's East Parking or my home at 2481 Rosemary Ln, Columbia, PA 

Carpool fee $5 

Call or email if hiking to arrange shuttle please. Janine Zell home 717-684-7891 or cell 717-992-2476 email: Thank you 

May 19: Sunday Chevrolet Trail at Patapsaco State Park in Woodstock.MD - It's a 6 mile hike by the Patapsaco River. It's a Moderate trail. There's several sights to see on the trail. Bring Hiking Poles and sturdy hiking boots. Bring water and snacks. We won't be stopping for lunch. However the Woodstock inn is at the trail head. 


Carpool from TGI Fridaysat 7:00am. We can grab lunch after the Hike at the Woodstock inn. The Gettysburg Outlet is on Rte 97 north just before rte 15. Take rte 30 west to rte 15 south for about 8 miles. Take the Baltimore St exit to rte 97.Make a left on rte 97 south go a half mile and the Gettysburg Outlet mall is on the right TGI Fridays is around the corner
Hike Leader: Andrew Bankowski 410-493-3150

May 26: Short Hike: The 26th annual hike in Nixon Park: Ok so I made it up to correspond with the date. This will be a 3or 4 mile hike depending on the temperature, Hey we ant’s as young as we used to be. We will try to keep it as interesting as possible considering we’ve been year 26 times already.


Meeting time: 1:30 P.M. Meet at the lower parking lot. 

Hike Leaders: Allen & Lore Britton or 717-825-5552



New members: The club welcomes these new folks to the club: Steve Snyder,


2024 Hike Leaders Wanted: We would love to add some new members to our list of hike leaders for 2023. Please contact Allen Britton at you would like to start leading hikes for the club. Training will be provided. 


Help wanted: JPJ does not maintain itself, we need help in keeping the grounds neat and the inside clean. Please volunteer to help us. 
Call: Sara Tateosian at 717-741-2652 or


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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Parking lot maps

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