President: Alan Noble
Treasurer: Bernie Frick
Secretary: Tim Schmidt
Log Editor: Julie Falsetti
A Pennsylvania Non-profit Corporation
200 West Market Street
Chairperson: Sarah Tateosian 717-741-2652
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, JANUARY 7 - MEDIUM HIKE (8 MILES): Starting and ending at Pine Grove Furnace. We'll hike the AT to Toms Run Shelter with a stop at the ruins of Camp Michaux, a former CCC/ POW/Church Camp to explore with a numbered map/guide. Returning on the Sunset Rocks Trail to Pine Grove. Very little elevation change, but the trail is rugged past Sunset Rocks.
Meeting Location: West End Parking Area on Woodberry Road parking Meeting Time: 8:30 AM
Alternate Meeting Location/Time: Pine Grove Furnace, Furnace Parking: 9:30 AM
Carpool Fee: $5.00 Hike Leader: Pat Yale, 717-495-2839,
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 - SHORT HIKE (ABOUT 3 MILES): Long level, from Shanks Mare to the Hooper farm on the Mason-Dixon Trail. See Skip’s Bench and the site of the last Susquehannock Indian village.
Meeting Location: East End Parking Area Boscov's East Parking lot near Red Robin Meeting Time: 1:15 PM
Carpool Fee: $1.00 Hike Leader: Jim Hooper, or 717-252-3784
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 - PORK & SAUERKRAUT HIKE: Join us for the traditional Pork & Sauerkraut event at JPJ. Jim McCoy will lead a 5 to 6 mile circle hike from the cabin leaving promptly at 10:00 AM. There is rugged terrain in this area, but the hike will be at a comfortable pace. Good boots and water and a positive outlook for the New Year are all that are required! Once again Diane McCoy will be preparing the meal. The meal will be served at 1:30 PM to hikers & non-hikers alike. Reservations are required and must be made by 8:00 p.m. Thursday Jan. 11, and once made, must be paid. Cost for the meal will tentatively be $4.00 plus a $1.00 cabin fee for members and $2.00 for non-members. Call Diane at (717) 984-2712 to reserve. JPJ, 1145 Furnace Rd., Airville, PA 17302
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21 - MEDIUM HIKE (8.5 MILES): A moderate hike through French Creek State Park. We will begin at Hopewell Village and do a circular hike through the eastern side of the park. Trail is generally rolling with two moderate climbs in the beginning and mostly all forest until the end. We will end at the Village and those who want to stay and visit the buildings and grounds may do so. Travel time is one hour with a round trip toll charge of about $2.50 using EZPASS. Bring sturdy footwear, water, lunch and appropriate clothing for the weather.
Meeting Location: East End Parking Area Boscov's East Parking lot near Red Robin Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $5:00 Hike Leaders: Tom & Phyllis Morley, 717-825-6712,
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21 - SHORT HIKE (4 MILES): This as always will be a pleasant family friendly winter hike through one of the nicest parks in York County, Nixon Park. We will ramble along familiar trails to the open field, where if I’m in the mood I’ll Dane to do my dance routine. Come out and enjoy the fun. Inclement weather: forgetaboutit!
Meeting Location: South End Parking Area - York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec) Meeting time: 1:30 PM
Carpool Fee: None Hike Leader: Allen Britton, 717-825-5534, .
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26: SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, COVERED DISH, & PROGRAM – York Township Recreation Building at 6:30 to 8:30PM. Bring a dish to share. Having your own place setting is appreciated, but paper goods will be available. Hiking in the National Parks of Chile is the topic of the presentation. From tall mountains with glaciers to the dry sandy desert, it was an amazing trip. Sarah and Lou will present a slide show about their 4 week trip of December 2016.
A Special Membership Meeting will follow the covered dish dinner. This meeting will address amending Art. VI, Sec. 1, par. A of the Bylaws to remove the requirement to elect the members of the Activities Committee and remove the limitation of only six members.
Our new place for meetings/events is inside the York Township Recreation Building,
directions as follows:
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, SHORT HIKE (5 MILES): Come and hike across Perrydell Farm. Then head down to Lake Williams. There are smooth dirt roads on the farm and a gentle climb down and back up from the lake. After at 209 Reynolds Mill Road we will have hot chocolate and graham crackers by the fireplace, intelligent conversation, and you can pet the cats…if you are not allergic.
Meeting Location: South End Parking Area – York County High School of Technology (Vo-Tec) Meeting Time: 1:30 PM
Carpool Fee: No fee, just a thank you to your driver for the short ride Hike Leaders: Sarah and Lou Tateosian, 717-741-2652
Board Meeting: The next meeting of the YHC Board will Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00 PM at the Morley's. All members are welcome.
Special Membership Meeting: A Special Membership Meeting will follow the covered dish dinner. This meeting will address amending Art. VI, Sec. 1, par. A of the Bylaws to remove the requirement to elect the members of the Activities Committee and remove the limitation of only six members.
New Members: Welcome to the following new members – Loretta Saylor, lsaylor@Childcareconsultants.org;
David Tosi, 717-428-3828, ; Deborah Flint, 410-340-7402; Kristen Shearer, 717-885-8507, ; Deborah Slawson, 717-236-2671,
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.
York Hiking Club
2684 Forest Road
York, PA 17402