President: Alan Noble
Treasurer: Bernie Frick
Secretary: Tim Schmidt
Log Editor: Julie Falsetti
A Pennsylvania Non-profit Corporation
200 West Market Street
Chairperson: Kim Herbst, 717-887-4462,
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, FEBRUARY 4 - SHORT HIKE (5 MILES): We will hike around the perimeter trail at Rocky Ridge Park. There may be a few muddy areas and a small stream crossing. Bring water and snack, if you wish. Wear good walking shoes or hiking boots.
Meeting Location: First parking lot on the left at Rocky Ridge County Park
Meeting Time: 10:00 AM
Hike Leader: Yudit Watkins (717) 870-1716 or
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - CHILI HIKE - SHORT HIKE: At 11 a.m. Bob Falsetti will lead a 3-4 mile hike starting from JPJ, returning in time for a chili dinner at 1:30 p.m. Call Julie Falsetti at (717) 854-3437, or email
by 9:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8 to make meal reservations which once made must be paid. Meal cost is $4 plus $1 cabin use fee for members and $2.00 for non-members.
Meeting Location: JPJ Cabin, Airville, PA 17302
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - MEDIUM HIKE (9 MILES): We will hike around the lake at Pinchot Park starting and ending at the Conewago Day Use Area. We will have a few small hills and it can get muddy at spots. Bring lunch, water, and hiking shoes.
Meeting Location: North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner
Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $3.00
Hike Leader: Todd Trimmer, 717-817-2394 or
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - MEDIUM OR LONG HIKE (7 OR 12 MILES): Choose your own adventure as we continue to explore the Appalachian Trail. All hikers will start at the Laurel Lake parking area in Pine Grove Furnace State Park. We’ll climb up to Pole Steeple for some fantastic views at the rock outcropping before picking up the AT northbound. Those wanting a medium hike will be able to stop after seven miles at the parking area on RT 34, while those doing the full long hike will continue to Whisky Springs Road. Trail will have ups and downs, roots and rocks, so wear good hiking shoes/boots and bring water and lunch.
Meeting Location: West End parking at intersection of Woodberry Road parking and RT 616
Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $5.00
Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or
2018 Hike Leaders Wanted: The 2018 hike calendar is included with this newsletter. Please contact the monthly chairperson if you would like to lead a hike anytime this coming year. Dates and hike lengths are flexible – just ask!
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 ( ).”
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
Please note: Our historian, John Seville, notes that the York County Heritage Trust has a sizable collection of York Hiking Club memorabilia in its library. However, the material dates from the Club's Founding in 1932 to the early 1980s. For the past 30 years little material has been added to our collection. We want to correct this omission; so John is asking members who have Club related items that might be suitable for inclusion in our archives to call him at 717-244-6769. Examples would be minutes of meetings, accounts of special events, photographs, newspaper articles, etc. No more copies of the annual log books.
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.
York Hiking Club
2684 Forest Road
York, PA 17402