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Welcome to the York Hiking Club Newsletter, a complete monthly listing of hikes, work trips, special events and announcements.  

 

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December 2017

Chairperson: Kathy Miller, 717-818-1390,

 

 

(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 2017 year.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 - MEDIUM HIKE (8-9 MILES): It is Christmas time at Harpers Ferry and the town is decorated! Also, the A.T. Headquarters will be serving holiday cookies and warm cider. The hike will be to the Maryland Heights overlook - via the long route, but folks can do less if they choose and explore the town. Those with a National Park pass should bring it along for parking. 

Meeting Location: Woodberry Road parking Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $5.00 Hike Leader: Kim Shue, 717-688-5142 or

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 - LONG AND MEDIUM HIKES (12.5 MILES OR 7 MILES): The long shuttle hike will start at PA 641, Trindle Road, and head north on the Appalachian Trail to PA 850. The medium hike will start in the same location but will end at Sherwood Road, before the climb. This section of trail includes rocks, some minor ups and downs and one 900' climb. 
Bring lunch, water, snacks and sturdy footwear.

Meeting Location: Emigsville North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $5.00 Hike Leader: Kim Herbst, 717-887-4462 or  

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, SHORT HIKE (4-5 MILES): On this family friendly hike, we値l take a meandering path through the trails of Nixon Park. There will be some ups and downs, but nothing too strenuous and options for early exit if needed. Bring snacks, water, hiking shoes.

Meeting Location: Nixon Park Nature Center  Meeting Time: 10:00 AM
Carpool Fee: None Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751 or  

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, LONG HIKE (10 MILES): Come join us for a hike on the Appalachian Trail. We will start at route 225 (North of Duncannon) and hike to route 325 Clarks Creek Valley. This is a great hike for anyone wanting to increase their mileage, as there are no huge climbs up, just minor ups and downs for most of the hike, along with some great views. There is one big downhill at the end. Bring lunch, water, snacks and sturdy footwear. 

Meeting Location: Emigsville North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $5.00 Hike Leader: Tom Morley, 717-764-6822,  

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 - SHORT HIKE (6 MILES): Let痴 spend the last day of 2017 hiking! We値l keep it close and short so that you have time to prepare for all of your New Year痴 festivities. The hike will begin at Highpoint Vista, where we値l climb to the top for some awesome views of the river and surrounding countryside. We値l then hike the Mason-Dixon Trail through Wrightsville to the RT462 bridge (the one with the lights), which we will cross into Columbia. We値l pick up the Northwest River Trail and hike it to Breezy View Overlook, for one final climb and views from the other side. Terrain will be quite varied so best to have sturdy footwear, as well as snacks and water. 

Meeting Location: Boscov's East Parking near Red Robin Meeting Time: 10:00 AM
Carpool Fee: $2.00 Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717 818-4751 or


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

2018 Hike Leaders Wanted: We would love to add some new members to our list of hike leaders for 2018. Please contact David Lukes at if you would like to start leading hikes for the club. Training will be provided. 

Membership Dues 2017-18: If you did not pay your 2017-18 dues at the Turkey Dinner, please send check made out to "York Hiking Club" to: Bernard Frick, 168 Springdale Road, York, PA 17403. Dues are $10 per member, although members may contribute at a higher level.


Backpacking Trips: David Lukes will lead a backpacking trip along the Virginia Appalachian Trail from December 27-30. The trip will run from Pearisburg, VA south to RT 52/Bland, VA. Total distance is 45 miles, with daily mileage of no more than 14 miles. Contact:


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. 

Card Committee: Linda Bean serves as the 田ard 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. 

 


 

 

 

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 Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner

Woodberry Road parking

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