President: Alan Noble

(717) 817-9430


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


      Secretary: Tim Schmidt 
      (717) 235-5940


      Log Editor: Jim Trautman

      39 N State Street

      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: Phyllis Morley, 2640 Wexford Lane, York, PA 17404, 764-6822

July 2016

Chairperson: Bob Falsetti, 717-854-3437, 

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.


July 3 - Join us for a picnic at 1 p.m. at the JPJ. The Phipps will bring the hot dogs and hamburgers. The rest of you are asked to bring salads (potato, macaroni, mixed greens, etc.). We could also use some desserts and drinks. A short hike will begin at 11 a.m. from JPJ. The hike will be to the outlook and back lead by Frank Phipps. To coordinate food contact Mary Phipps at (717) 292-6690. House use fee is $1 for club members and $2 for non-members. Please notify Frank if you will be attending, how many people you will be bringing, and if you plan to participate in the hike by June 30 at (717) 818-8035.

July 10 - This scenic 5-mile hike starts at the Wrightsville boat launch and ends at the Moon Dancer Winery parking lot. We will have moderate elevation going through Murphyís Hollow, Grace Plateau, and on to High Point, where you have a 360-degree view of the river and surrounding hills. Please bring water, snacks and wear good walking shoes/boots. Car pool fee $1.00. Meet at Boscov's East Parking (near the Texas Road House) off PA 24 at 12:30 pm. Hike leader: Eric Ling (work phone: 717-815-6635; email:

July 17 Ė Medium Hike Ė Approximately 9 miles in the Weiser State Forest Haldeman Tract (known for its hang glider site) on Broad Mountain, northeast of Halifax. The hike will be mostly on snowmobile trails making for easy walking, with a long gradual climb of about 700 ft. at the start to warm us up in case itís cold in July and a long gradual descent of 800 ft. at the end. Please bring good boots, water, & lunch. We will leave the Emigsville Park and Ride parking lot off I83 at the Emigsville exit at 8:00 a.m. Carpool fee $5.00. Hike leader: Jim McCoy, 717-984-2712 or

July 24, Short Hike - Enjoy a 4-mile hike around Lake William. We will connect a couple different trails to hike around the lake and possibly add some extension trails to increase the mileage a little bit. The trails are mixed hills and flat areas with possibility of mud, but it is not a difficult trail. Bring hiking boots, snack, water, and dress for the weather. Meeting place is Vo-Tec (York County High School of Technology) at 1:30 P.M. Hike leader is Alan Noble (phone: 717-817-9430 and email: . Car Pool Fee is $0.50 if carpooling. If a hiker is not meeting at the designated spot, but at the park, please call hike leader.

July 31, Short hike - This is a pleasant 6 mile hike starting from the parking lot of the John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville out to the Accomac Inn and back. Most of the hike is in the shade following a level, open trail along the Susquehanna River. Meet at Boscov's East Parking lot (near the Texas Road House) off PA 24 at 12:30. Car pool fee $1.00. Hike leader Bob Falsetti: 717-854-3437, or email



Tuesday July 26 - Board of Directors meeting.


Please if you know of a former club member who has passed away please let me know. Send the information to
Allen Britton  


Backpacking Trips 2016. Anyone interested in backpacking in 2016 should let either Tom Morley, or Jim McCoy know. We plan trips every now and then and we would like to know of any members who might be interested. Women are encouraged to sign up, current female members backpacking are: Kim Herbst, Gwen Loose, Regina Markle, Elyshia Menkin, and Barb Culton. Any of these people can let you know how much fun we have.


If you would like to lead a Family Friendly hike please contact the monthly chair person, a short hike is recommended.

Reminder to hike leaders - please submit your sign-up sheets to Phyllis Morley in a timely manner so that our guests get credit for their miles.

THURSDAY WEEKLY TRAIL MAINTENANCE: Contact Jim Hooper for information of that week. 717-252-3784 or

Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Conservancy Specialty License Plate Now Available. See the ATC website for more information ( ). 

Log Book - Please send your hike write-ups to our Log Editor, Jim Trautman at

FEELING LEFT OUT???: Please donít be bashful feel free to step forward anytime to lead a hike. Please donít wait to be asked. Call the monthly chairperson or me Al Britton 717-741-0624 or . I will put you in touch with the right person. Not sure you know what to do or you would like some one to go over the hike with you, well call me, Iíll be glad to help. No experience is necessary, just a desire to get involved. The hike can be of any length.

GOT A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS? PLEASE NOTIFY Bernie Frick, and Phyllis Morley, if you have changed your e-mail address. This information is held by the club only and will be used to send club information and inclusion in our yearly logbook. Thank you for your cooperation.

WANTED: Individuals who are willing to lead short hikes on Wednesdays There is no need to wait for the weekend to get outside. Our Wednesday hikes were intended to bring out some of the old timers, which is still my goal; however, if you are willing to lead a hike of five to seven miles then do so as it is good to get outdoors midweek. Also, people willing to be hike leaders. If you know a hike, but are reluctant to step forward, please be assured that I will be glad to show you what is necessary to become a hike leader. No experience is necessary, just a desire to get involved. The hike can be of any length. I would be glad to go with you to scout out the hike. Give me a call or e mail me 717-741-0624 or

York Hiking Club
2684 Forest Road
York, PA 17402