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November 2022

Chairperson: Tom Morley, 717-764-6822,


(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.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 – SHORT HIKE (5 MILES): A 5-mile hike starting on the Oak Trail to the Old Farm Trail doing a loop back to the Alpine Trail where we can go up to the boulders and return on the Lakeside Trail. There will be options to shorten or lengthen the hike as desired. 
Meeting Locations: Meet at the Conewago Day Use area parking. Time: 1 PM at Day Use Area
(Options to meet at the Emigsville Park and Ride North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner, contact the hike leader. Meet time would be 12:30 pm. at the Park and Ride.) 
Hike leader: Phyllis Morley 717 332-2609 or Carpool: Contact Hike Leader 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022- JPJ WORKDAY, 9:00 AM: Come out and help get JPJ Cabin ready for activities! Jobs are available for everyone inside and outside. Does anyone like black walnuts? We may be doing some painting inside if it is warm enough. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served with homemade something sweet! Bring a sandwich or snack and we will lunch together on the porch. For more information contact: Sarah Tateosian, House Chair. (717) 741-2652. 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 – SHORT HIKE (5 MILES): Hike at Spring Valley county park. Hike has a number of ups and downs and at least one stream to cross. Bring hiking boots, water, and snacks. 
Meeting Location: Main parking lot at park Time: 10:00 AM
(Directions RT. I-83 South, exit 8, go left .1 of mile to Potosi Road, go right. 2.2 miles to parking lot on left.) Hike leader: Mike berry, 717-659-4059 Carpool: Not Applicable

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 – LONG HIKE (8 – 10 MILES): Fall hike at Harpers Ferry, WVA! Hike will take the AT into the town of Harpers Ferry starting from the parking lot off rt 340 after second bridge. We will walk the C&O canal and ascend Maryland Heights to the scenic lookouts and return. This is a strenuous hike of about 8-10 miles. Can explore the town. Optional dinner stop on way home. Bring hike boots, poles, lunch, snacks, water. There is a national park fee per vehicle, so if you have a national parks pass, please bring it along. Call/text hike leader if planning to attend.
Meeting Location: Meet at TGIF parking lot off Rt 15 and 97 Time: 8 AM
Hike Leader: Kim Shue, 717-688-5142 Carpool: $5.00 if carpooling 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 2022 TURKEY HIKE - MEMBERS ONLY- ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER AND HIKE: Annual dues must be paid before the dinner. Bernie Frick will take you on a morning hike up and down the hills to help you work up an appetite. Meal served at 1:30 PM, hot cider and cookies at 1:00 PM. You must sign up in advance for the meal. We will need turkeys, pots of mashed potatoes (approx. 5 pounds each), pots of sweet potatoes (approx. 3 pounds each), stuffing, cranberries, 2 to 3 kinds of vegetables, rolls, butter, desserts, cider, and cookies. Please call with your reservations and find out what you can bring. We always need folks to set up and clean up. 

Event Location: JPJ Cabin, 1145 Furnace Rd., Airville, PA 
Hike Departure Time: 10:00 AM. 
Cookies and Hot Cider: 1:00 PM 
Meal Served: 1:30 PM 

Call to sign up for dinner and food contribution by November 17. Sarah and Lou Tateosian (717-741-2650) 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - Short Hike, Nixon Park. No this is not a repeat hike of my RAINED OUT, geezer hike of September. Hopefully there will still be some color, so come join us for an easy hike of 3-4 miles along familiar trails. Rain, Snow, or dark of night cancels. 
Meeting Location: Lower parking lot. Time: 1:30 PM 
Hike Leaders: Allen & Lore Britton, or 717-825-555 Carpool: Not Applicable

Annual dues for the October 2022 - September 2023 time period is now due and unchanged from last year. The dues levels are:

$12 Hiker
$15 Trailblazer
$20 Pathfinder
$ 6 Initiation Fee 

There are no additional benefits associated with the various dues levels. They are for those who would like to help the Club out more by providing additional donations over and above the $12 required dues.

The Treasurer, Kathy Yost, will be available at the Thanksgiving hike and meal on November 20 to collect dues in person. If you don't plan to attend this event, please mail your dues to:

Kathy Yost
510 Mundis Mill Rd
York, PA 17406

Open Board Positions – Volunteers needed for the following Club Roles:
Secretary, Activities Committee, Trails Committee and Director at Large. The club needs club members to volunteer to help manage the York Hiking Club mission to create, promote, and encourage outdoor recreation, with emphasis on hiking. Please contact Alan Noble at 717-758-8470 or by email at , if you would like to volunteer for any of the club roles.

2022 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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