President: Alan Noble

(717) 817-9430


Treasurer: Bernie Frick 
168 Springdale Rd. 
York, Pa 17403 


      Secretary: Tim Schmidt 
      (717) 235-5940


      Log Editor: Julie Falsetti
      168 Springdale Rd. 406 Waters Road
      York, Pa 17403 York, PA 17403


A Pennsylvania Non-profit Corporation

Downtown meeting place for the start of hikes: Parking lot (rear) Capital Telecommunications Inc, 

200 West Market Street

Please send all newsletter (six months, nonrenewable) requests with a check for $5.00 made payable to:
Membership Chairman: Membership Chairman: Linda Bean, 1846 Marigold Road, York, PA 17408-1551 Telephone: (717) 764-1091

December 2017

Chairperson: Kathy Miller, 717-818-1390,

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.


SUNDAY, JULY 2 - COVERED DISH PICNIC AND HIKE AT JPJ CABIN: A short hike of 3-4 miles to Urey Overlook will be followed by a covered dish picnic at JPJ cabin. We are asking everyone to please bring either a main dish, a side (mixed 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 - MEDIUM HIKE (8-9 MILES): It is Christmas time at Harpers Ferry and the town is decorated! Also, the A.T. Headquarters will be serving holiday cookies and warm cider. The hike will be to the Maryland Heights overlook - via the long route, but folks can do less if they choose and explore the town. Those with a National Park pass should bring it along for parking. 

Meeting Location: Woodberry Road parking Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $5.00 Hike Leader: Kim Shue, 717-688-5142 or

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 - LONG AND MEDIUM HIKES (12.5 MILES OR 7 MILES): The long shuttle hike will start at PA 641, Trindle Road, and head north on the Appalachian Trail to PA 850. The medium hike will start in the same location but will end at Sherwood Road, before the climb. This section of trail includes rocks, some minor ups and downs and one 900' climb. 
Bring lunch, water, snacks and sturdy footwear.

Meeting Location: Emigsville North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $5.00 Hike Leader: Kim Herbst, 717-887-4462 or  

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, SHORT HIKE (4-5 MILES): On this family friendly hike, we値l take a meandering path through the trails of Nixon Park. There will be some ups and downs, but nothing too strenuous and options for early exit if needed. Bring snacks, water, hiking shoes.

Meeting Location: Nixon Park Nature Center  Meeting Time: 10:00 AM
Carpool Fee: None Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or  

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, LONG HIKE (10 MILES): Come join us for a hike on the Appalachian Trail. We will start at route 225 (North of Duncannon) and hike to route 325 Clarks Creek Valley. This is a great hike for anyone wanting to increase their mileage, as there are no huge climbs up, just minor ups and downs for most of the hike, along with some great views. There is one big downhill at the end. Bring lunch, water, snacks and sturdy footwear. 

Meeting Location: Emigsville North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $5.00 Hike Leader: Tom Morley, 717-764-6822,  

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 - SHORT HIKE (6 MILES): Let痴 spend the last day of 2017 hiking! We値l keep it close and short so that you have time to prepare for all of your New Year痴 festivities. The hike will begin at Highpoint Vista, where we値l climb to the top for some awesome views of the river and surrounding countryside. We値l then hike the Mason-Dixon Trail through Wrightsville to the RT462 bridge (the one with the lights), which we will cross into Columbia. We値l pick up the Northwest River Trail and hike it to Breezy View Overlook, for one final climb and views from the other side. Terrain will be quite varied so best to have sturdy footwear, as well as snacks and water. 

Meeting Location: Boscov's East Parking near Red Robin Meeting Time: 10:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $2.00 Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717 818-4751 or



2018 Hike Leaders Wanted: We would love to add some new members to our list of hike leaders for 2018. Please contact David Lukes at if you would like to start leading hikes for the club. Training will be provided. 

Membership Dues 2017-18: If you did not pay your 2017-18 dues at the Turkey Dinner, please send check made out to "York Hiking Club" to: Bernard Frick, 168 Springdale Road, York, PA 17403. Dues are $10 per member, although members may contribute at a higher level.

Backpacking Trips: David Lukes will lead a backpacking trip along the Virginia Appalachian Trail from December 27-30. The trip will run from Pearisburg, VA south to RT 52/Bland, VA. Total distance is 45 miles, with daily mileage of no more than 14 miles. Contact:

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 ( ).

YHC History: The York County Heritage Trust has a sizable collection of York Hiking Club memorabilia in its library, dating from the Club's founding in 1932 to the early 1980s. For the past 30 years little material has been added to our collection. Our historian, John Seville asks members who have YHC related items to call him at 717-244-6769. 


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  

York Hiking Club
2684 Forest Road
York, PA 17402