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

May 2017

Chairperson: Allen Britton, (717) 741-0624,

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, MAY 7 - SHORT HIKE (5 miles): The hike is in Lancaster County at the Safe Harbor Turkey Hill area. It will be on country roads with a few small hills. Parking at Safe Harbor Park on River Road. 
Meeting Location: Boscov's East Parking (near the Texas Road House) off PA 24 Meeting Time: 1:00 PM
Carpool Fee: $1.00 Hike Leader: Christine Schwankl, 781-775-9879 

SUNDAY MAY 7 - MEDIUM HIKE (7 miles): Come and take a leisurely hike on the Appalachian Trail on Peters Mountain. This is the section of the trail that our club maintains. We will stop and enjoy the beautiful views and will make a stop at the shelter built and maintained by the York Hiking Club. The plan is to start at the top and walk down the mountain. We will also stop to see the brown bears if any appear for us. It is rocky and steep in places so you need good hiking boots. Bring H2O and a trail lunch. Rain or snow cancels the hike. 
Meeting Location: North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner Meeting Time: 9:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $3.00 Hike Leaders: Sarah & Lou Tateosian, 717-741-2652

SATURDAY, MAY 13 - LONG HIKE (10-12 miles): Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the most scenic areas in PA, with 22 named waterfalls. Trails vary from fairly level to very steep hills. We will hike the Falls Trail System and also hike parts of the Cherry Run and Mountain Springs trails, passing through groves of cherry trees and along a picturesque stream. Hikers on the Falls Trail should be in good physical condition, wear sturdy boots, and use caution due to slippery/wet conditions and steep trail sections. Bring water and lunch. The park is about 2.5 hours from York. 
Meeting Location: North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner Meeting Time: 7:00 AM 
Carpool Fee: $5.00 Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751,

SUNDAY MAY 14 - MOTHER’S DAY SHORT HIKE (5 miles): This scenic hike starts at the Wrightsville Boat Launch and ends at the Moon Dancer Winery parking lot. We will have moderate elevation going through Murphy’s 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. 
Meeting Location: Boscov's East Parking (near the Texas Road House) off PA 24 Meeting Time: 12:30 PM
Carpool Fee: $1.00 Hike Leader: Eric Ling (work phone: 717-815-6635; email: )

WEDNESDAY MAY 17 – SHORT HIKE (3.5 miles): An easy hike on the Mason-Dixon Trail at Long Level. We’ll start at Kline’s Run Park and hike through the Native Lands County Park, then down along the Susquehanna River. We follow Cabin Creek for a ways then into the Devil’s Hole. We’ll get back to the big river, and then walk to Shanks Mare. We may be able to take a detour to The Zimmerman Center for Heritage. There are a few moderate climbs, but nothing strenuous. 
Meeting Location: Boscov's East Parking (near the Texas Road House) off PA 24 (To meet at Kline’s Run Park, please call Rob Campbell) Meeting Time: 10:00 AM Hike Leaders: Rob and Maureen Campbell, 717-968-1900

SATURDAY MAY 20 - AT TRAIL MAINTENANCE WORK TRIP: We will be doing our annual AT maintenance up on Peter's Mountain. This includes weed trimming, lopping, and other general maintenance work. If you have never tried it, come out and give it a go. All equipment is provided but if you have a pair of loppers please bring them. For planning purposes please let me know if you are planning on coming. Bring lunch, water, sturdy shoes, and gloves. Because of the nature of the work please have long pants and a long sleeve shirt available. We will meet at 8:00 am at the North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner. If you want to meet at the starting point, be at the parking lot across from Duncannon around 9:00 am. Any questions contact Tom Morley at 717-764-6822, 717-825-6712, or .

SUNDAY MAY 21 – SHORT HIKE (5 miles): Yes, yes I know another family friendly hike in Nixon Park but it’s my attempt to get some of the younger folks interested in hiking. This will be a hike with some climbs; I promise you a work out. You may even get to see my song and dance routine. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Please wear good boots and bring water. 
Meeting Location: Nixon Park Office Meeting Time: 1:30 PM 
Hike Leader: Allen Britton, or 717-781-4570

MAY 28-29 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND @ JPJ: Hike and covered dish lunch at John Paul Jones (JPJ), 1143 Furnace Road, Airville, PA 17302. John Seville will lead the hike at 10:00 AM which will be followed by a covered dish lunch at 1:30 PM. Please call the Seville’s at 717-244-6769 or email with your covered dish selection so that we can have a nice variety for the meal.



Hike Leaders Wanted: Please contact the individuals below to sign up to lead a hike for the summer months: 
June – Todd Trimmer   July – Kathy Miller
August – Bob Falsetti Short Weekday Hikes (anytime) - David Lukes

Backpacking Trips: David Lukes will be leading two backpacking trips on PA Trails in June. The Lost Turkey Trail (26 miles): June 3rd-4th and the Susquehannock Trail System (85 miles): June 25th-29th (shorter options available). Contact:

Mason-Dixon Trail System Quarterly Meeting: Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 PM. We will initially meet at the Brandywine Museum parking lot in Chadds Ford, PA. The hike will be a 6 mile loop. Go to for details.

KTA Trail Challenge: Registration is now open for this KTA sponsored event. This is one of the best and closest trail running/hiking events in PA! We have two hikes this month covering most of the course if you want to preview it. The YHC also volunteers every year at one of the aid stations, so if you do not run it you can still participate as a volunteer. See this link for more information:

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 ( ).”

Hike Leaders Wanted: Thanks so much to all those who have signed up to lead hikes for 2017! There are a great many slots available throughout the year. Even if you are a new member, you can still lead a hike. We have short, medium, and long options available. Please see the schedule included with this month’s newsletter and contact the monthly chairperson to sign up for one or more hikes. Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this 2017 year.


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