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September 2023

Chairperson: Rafael Ruiz, 717-650-0253,



(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.



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - LABOR DAY PICNIC AT THE JPJ CABIN! Please call Sarah to help make the food selection a variety and not just all desserts. Sarah will lead a short hike. Those who want to do a longer hike, go for it! By the way, some of us just like to do porch sitting before and after lunch. Cabin Address: JPJ Cabin, 1145 Furnace Rd., Airville, PA Cabin Fee: $1.00 members; $2 non-members. Hike Time: 10:00 AM Lunch 1:30PM Organizer: Sarah Tateosian, 717-741-2651


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – SHORT HIKE (3 MILES): From the 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. If it is raining, please call ahead to confirm we are still on. 


Meeting Location: Lake Redman Parking, Sparton Road off Hess Farm Road 

Departure Time: 11:00 AM Hike Leader: Kim Pavlick & Rafael Ruiz, 717-650-0253 Carpool Fee: $0 


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – LONG HIKE This hike is exploring the next part of section 4 of Appalachian Trail. Will start at Eckville parking lot to Rt 309. Along this hike we will see Eckville shelter, Dan' s Pulpit and spring, Balanced Rocks, Tri-County Corner, Allentown shelter where we can stop for lunch, pass blue and yellow springs, then to car. Those interested could hike a couple more miles to see ' Knife Edge' or we can explore Hawk Mt near Eckville. Bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water. Wear sturdy hiking shoes can bring bug spray or whatever makes you comfortable. Please let the hiker leader know in advance if attending, to arrange a shuttle. 


Meeting Location: Emigsville park/ride North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner Time: 7am (shuttle). 

Depart Time: 7:00AM Hike Leaders: Janine Zell 717-684-7891, or Carpool Fee: $0


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – MODERATE TO LONG HIKE 8.3-mile loop hike in Michaux State Forest starting at Pine Grove Furnace, going south to Tom’s Run Shelter, then returning on the Sunset Rocks Trail. About half the hike will be on the Appalachian Trail and will include a mountaintop view, a section of two-handed rock scrambling, some short climbs and sections along mountain streams. Meet me at Woodbury Rd at 8:30 AM or at Pine Grove Furnace parking lot near the furnace stacks at 9:30. The hike fee is $5. Bring lunch, suitable footwear and drinking water. 


Meeting Location: Woodberry Road parking or Pine Grove Furnace Parking Lot 

Depart Time: 8:30 AM Hike Leaders: Bernie Frick 717-843-6675, or Carpool Fee: $5






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.


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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North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner

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