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August 2014

Chairperson: Bob Falsetti



(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.

August 3 Medium Hike: Approx. 8 mile, loop hike in Pine Grove Furnace State Park. We'll begin with a brief visit to the A.T. Museum to view the new exhibits, meet the author of a newly printed biography of Earl Shaffer, the first AT thru hiker or you can visit the country store or take a dip in the lake. We'll then hike the AT to Pole Steeple, follow several trails in the park, and finish with a walk along Mountain Stream as the sun sets. Meet on Woodberry Road parking at 1 p.m. Bring water & dinner, bug spray. Carpool fee $5. Leader: Gwen Loose, 717-891-9967. 

August 10 Short Hike: Sunrise in Gettysburg. Come watch the sunrise over the battlefield with a beat the heat 6 mile hike on an easy bridle trail in Gettysburg National Military Park. Bring hiking/walking shoes, snacks and water. Carpool fee is $2.00. Meet at the west parking on Woodberry Road parking at 5:00 a.m. Hike Leader: Elyshia Menkin, 734-536-9453 or

August 15 Trails meeting: A trails meeting will be held at 7:15 pm do discuss the plans for next year at the Hooper farm. Everyone is invited. This my last one! Please contact Jim Hooper at or 252-3784 when I get back.

August 17 Short Hike: A three to four mile hike around Lake Williams. We can vary the length of the hike depending on the temperature and weather conditions. Most of the hike will take place in the shade of the trees surrounding the lake. Meet at 1 p.m. at the South George Street parking lot adjacent to Lake Williams, and across the street from the Lake Redman sign. Bring hiking/walking shoes, water and snacks. Hike leader: Vanessa Xiao, 703-408-1089, or  

August 23 Saturday- JPJ Work Day: Come on out and help get JPJ Cabin ready for the fall season. Jobs available for everyone inside and out. There is big work and little work. Anyone like to paint? Wear old clothes and bring lunch. Meet at JPJ at 9:30 a.m. hot coffee and iced tea will be served with Sarah’s Famous Baked Something. It’s a fun day and we get stuff done. For more information contact: Sarah Tateosian (717) 741-2652.

August 24, 2014 (Sunday) Medium Hike: Gunpowder River hike, 7-8 miles, mainly circle hike (some short spots repeated), starting at Bunker Hill parking lot, hike up to Pretty Boy Dam and back. Beautiful views of river, some rock scrambling, short hills. Bring lunch, water, hiking boots. Meet Woodberry Road parking at 8 a.m. Carpool fee is $3. Hike leader: Kim Shue. Call 717-688-5142 or

August 31-September 1 Labor Day Weekend at the JPJ. No hike planned for the 31. See September newsletter for activities planned for September 1.



August 19 Tuesday, There will be a Board Meeting at the Frick’s. The time will be 7:00 p.m. All club members are welcome to attend. Contact Bernie Frick for directions bernard.frick2@verizon.net


Log Book - Please send your hike write-ups to our Log Editor, Jim Trautman at btrangerjet@comcast.net


We have sent out invitations to the following people who have fulfilled the requirements to join the club. Invited to join on June 24, 2014 were: Sheryl Garber of Ginger Circle, York and Curt Ashenfelter from the KTA.


The Super Hike will be on Saturday, September 6 from 7 AM – 7 PM. York Hiking club has always helped please volunteer again this year. The link to the online volunteer registration form is here: http://www.kta-hike.org/index.php?option=com_forme&fid=26 contact Allen Britton to let him know if you will volunteer. Don’t forget to register!!!!


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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