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April 2014

Chairperson: Elyshia Menkin

Phone: 734-536-9453;


(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.)

(Please make telephone calls before 9PM.)


Blue links below take you to a map page!  

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Fee for a hike is only if one Carpools.


Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this 2014 year.

April 2, WEDNESDAY - Iron Master’s Mansion Open House: The Central Pennsylvania Conservancy is hosting an open house at the Iron Master’s Mansion on April 2nd from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The address is 1212 Pine Grove Road, Gardners, PA 17324.

APRIL 6, SUNDAY - Medium Hike: 7 miles on the rail trail starting at Day’s Mill Road mile marker #17 and ending at Glatfelter Station Road. Mostly flat walking. Enjoy the beauty of the rail trail and the farm lands along the way. Meet at Day’s Mill Road parking lot at 1:00pm. Bring boots, snacks and water. Hike Leader: Linda Bean, 717-764-1091 or  

APRIL 6, SUNDAY - Long Hike: 10 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail at Route 501. This section of the A.T. offers scenic overlooks and a boulder field. It’ll be rocky, includes a creek crossing, some hills and there may even still be snow on the trail. Bring lunch, water and hiking shoes. Meet at the North End meeting place next to Rutter's Store at 8:00am. Carpool fee $5. Hike Leader: Elyshia Menkin, 734-536-9453 or  

APRIL 12-13, SATURDAY/SUNDAY - Flower Weekend at JPJ: April 13- Flower Hike and covered dish lunch at John Paul Jones. It is a nice time of the year to spend the night there. Each spring there is an amazing display of spring wildflowers at JPJ along the Susquehanna River. John Seville will lead the Flower Hike on Sunday at 10:30am over the traditional path identifying perhaps up to 30 types of wildflowers. Then, those who would like to may continue on for a 4 to 5 mile hike. The others may return to the cabin, sit by the fireside, and wait for the lunch which will start at 1:30pm. To help coordinate the menu, please call Sarah Tateosian at 717-741-2652 with your covered dish selection. Or Sarah wouldn’t mind if you just show up with something dark chocolate!

APRIL 16, WEDNESDAY - Short Hike/Walk: Come stretch your legs midweek on a short 3 mile hike/walk at Rocky Ridge County Park. Meet at Rocky Ridge in the rear parking lot at 6:00pm. Bring hiking or tennis shoes. Hike Leader: Elyshia Menkin, 734-536-9453 or  

APRIL 22, TUESDAY - Board of Directors Meeting 7:00 P.M. at the home of Tim & Barbara Schmidt. 717-235-5940,
Call Tim if you need directions.

APRIL 23, WEDNESDAY - Short Hike: Lake Redman: Join Lore and Allen Britton on a 4 mile hike starting at the Britton’s. We will avoid traffic as much as possible and hike to Lake Redman for a pleasant hike skirting the lake. We have some ups, but nothing difficult. We will meet at 1:30pm. Hike Leaders: The Britton’s, 717-741-0624 or if you need directions.

April 25-27, KTA Spring Meeting & Weekend - Wellsboro, PA.: Join club members for a great weekend of hiking in one of the premier hiking areas of Pennsylvania. You can register online at www.kta-hike.org or by mail. Reservations must be received by April 9, 2014.

APRIL 27, SUNDAY - Short Hike: beginning at 9:30AM. Memorial Hospital trail. We'll meet in the parking lot at the Memorial Hospital property along Laucks Rd. at the old golf cource, just west of the Rt. 30 and Roosevelt Ave. intersection. Hike will be on macadam paths. People can call me at 764-5834 for details and directions. Hike Leader: Carol Figdore, 717-764-5834


July 17 to 24, 2015 40th Meeting of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Location: Shenandoah University – Winchester, VA
Event Overview: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) holds a biennial conference every two years, which includes 150 hikes, numerous workshops, in addition, excursions to local areas of interest. The conference also includes the required ATC biennial membership meeting. Each evening there are exciting adventure presentations and stellar entertainment. The event draws between 900 and 1,200 people from around the world, but primarily from locations along the nearly 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail (A.T.).

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 only from the Club's Founding in 1932 to the early 1980s. For the past 30 years very 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. We do not need any more copies of the annual log books.


Card Committee: Linda Bean has graciously agreed to be our “card committee” since Sally Zimmerer has moved from the area. If you know of someone with a serious illness, having surgery, etc., please notify Linda at .net or 764-1091 and she will send them a card.


FEELING LEFT OUT???: Please don’t be bashful feel free to step forward anytime to lead a hike. Please don’t 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, I’ll 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.


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


WANTED: Individuals who are willing to lead short hikes on Wednesdays There is no need to wait for the weekend to get outside. Give me a call or e mail me 717-741-0624 or


A DIFFERENCT KIND OF ACTIVITY: If you would like to lead a bike hike, canoe or weekend camping trip please let me know. Allen Britton 717-741-0624 or

Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this year's schedule.

* "If there are no objections within 10 days" refers to things like almost getting a hike kicked out of a park.

A sheet is handed out to all New hikers at the parking lots before the hikes.


Our new place for meetings/events  is inside the York Township Recreation Building, directions as follows:

  From I-83 exit 16, take Queen St (PA-74) south for about 1 mile.  At Campbell Music, turn left onto Oak St.  Drive about a tenth of a mile and stop at the stop sign; do not turn right.  Drive straight ahead past the township building to the small building in the middle of the field.



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North End meeting place next to Rutter's Store

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