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November 2019


Chairperson: Tom Morley 717 764 6822



(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.)


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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.

Inclement Weather: Please contact the hike leader or check our Facebook page for cancellation information.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 - LONG HIKE (10 MILES): Hike in Michaux State Forest using the Purple Lizard Map. Buck Ridge Trail to Ridge Rd stopping at Hammond’s Rocks. Returning using a shared-use trail to Mt. Creek Haul Rd. From Laurel Lake, we’ll complete the loop hike using Mt. Creek Trail. Moderate trail surface with one long, gradual climb. Bring your sense of adventure, hiking boots, water, lunch and snacks. 

Meeting Location: 1201 Woodberry Road parking Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Hike Leaders: Gwen Loose (717-891-9967); Kim Shue Carpool Fee: $5.00

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - MEDIUM HIKE (8 MILES): We will travel to King’s Gap where we will do a loop hike. There are some gradual climbs leading up to the Environmental Center. Bring water, lunch and snacks. Wear good hiking shoes/boots.

Meeting Location: 1201 Woodberry Road parking Departure Time: 8:00AM
Hike Leaders: Tom and Phyllis Morley at 717-825-6712 or 717-764-6822 or Carpool Fee: $5.00

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 - LONG HIKE (10 - 11 MILES): Hiking on multi-use trails in Michaux State Forest south of US Route 30. There will be a couple of stream crossings, and possible muddy areas, so be prepared. Bring lunch and water and wear sturdy boots.

Meeting Location: 1201 Woodberry Road parking Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Alternate meeting location: Caledonia Park Office at 9:00 am
Hike Leader: Pat Yale, 717-495-2839, Carpool Fee: $5.00

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 - SHORT HIKE (3-4 MILES): Nixon Park; Yes, I know we’ve done this before, but, I promise you lots of ups and downs, and I’m not talking about life. There may even be a water crossing so you may get your feet wet. Come out and see what’s in store for you. This should be a perfect time for hiking, so please join me and the boss for a pleasant day in the great outdoors. Hey and there’s no cost; How can you beat that? 

Meeting Location: Nixon Park, lower parking lot Departure Time: 1:30 PM
Hike Leaders: Allen & Lore Britton 717-825-5534 or Carpool Fee: $0

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 - AT TRAIL MAINTENANCE: We will be doing trail maintenance on the AT. We anticipate doing repair to stone steps on the trail. Meet at the North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Cornerat 8:30 AM. Sturdy shoes, lunch, water, gloves. Call Tom Morley to let him know if you plan on coming so we have the right equipment. 717 825 6712 or

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - MEMBERS ONLY ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER AND HIKE JPJ CABIN: Hike will begin at 10:00 AM. Meal served at 1:30 PM, hot cider and cookies at 1 PM. Annual dues must be paid before the dinner. You must sign up in advance for the meal. This is not a potluck. There are specific items that are needed for our turkey dinner. To help out with food contributions and to make your dinner reservation, contact Tom & Phyllis Morley (717-764-6822/717 332 2609) or email

Please call with your reservations and find out what you can bring. Of course, we always need folks to set up and clean up. RSVP by November 19. 



DUES: At the YHC annual meeting, we voted to increase dues from $10 to $12 beginning this coming year. The dues are being raised because we've had losses for the last couple of years. People that have already paid in advance will keep the $10 rate. Dues are payable in person at the Thanksgiving Dinner, or by mail to Kathy Yost, 510 Mundis Mill Rd., York, PA 17406. The dues year runs from October 1 - September 30. The dues levels are as follows:

$12.00 Hiker
$15.00 Trailblazer
$20.00 Pathfinder
$6.00 Initiation Fee

LOGBOOKS: The club will not be mailing out the annual log book this year due to the cost of mailing the individual log books. For people that do not pick-up the log book at the annual Turkey Hike and Dinner, they can be picked up at one of the quarterly meetings. The club will continue to mail log books to new club members. Please contact Alan Noble at , or 717-758-8470 if you have any comments about the change.


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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