Meeting Schedule

Until further notice, program meetings will be held virtually via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic .  See our Virtual Meetings page for the procedures we will use to conduct those meetings.

Program Meetings: Program Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Center Street Grille at 4 Center St, Enola, PA.

Center Street Grille, 717-732-6900, is just south of PA-944/Wertzville Rd. Find it on Google Maps. Or follow these directions from the intersection of I-83 / PA-322 / I-283:

Dinner Socials: We meet at a local restaurant at 7:00 pm on the Wednesday fifteen days after each program meeting. We eat, gab and do a little informal business at these affairs. It’s a nice time to get to know each other a little better.

Summer Activities: Since Program Chair, Cheryl Capitani, knows her fellow Kick ‘n Gliders like to get together several times during the off season, she’s scheduled several activities that should be fun and give members a chance to socialize and stay in touch with the group in the summer.

Summer Activities 2021

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June 15, Tuesday, 10:00 am - Hike to Pole Steeple in Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Leader: Nan Reisinger

Join me for a hike to Pole Steeple in Pine Grove Furnace State park.

Meet at 10:00 at the Furnace Parking Lot.  We will walk the AT to the back approach to the Pole Steeple overlook and return with a decent and level walk back to the Furnace Parking lot.  This is a 6-mile lollypop loop, all level with an easy elevation gain to the overlook, so don't let the distance scare you.  We will have lunch at the Trail Side Cafe (great sandwiches) at the outdoor tables or of course you can bring a packed lunch if you want.  After lunch we can visit the Appalachian Trail Museum, the only museum dedicated entirely to a trail, and worth a visit.

Just a note:  The Trail Side Cafe is where AT thru hikers have the ice cream challenge.  The challenge is to eat a half gallon of ice cream by one’s self.   We may be lucky and meet some thru hikers.

Hope you can join me.  Please let me know if you plan to attend so no one is left behind.

Nan’s Cell:  717-364-9824  nanreisinger@comcast.net

June 26, Saturday, 9:30 am - Bike on Lebanon Valley Trail from Mount Gretna

Leaders:  David LeRoy and Nancy Kauhl

Plan to meet at the main parking lot in Mount Gretna (along Rt. 117 between Carnegie and Princeton Avenues, behind the Porch & Pantry) at 9:30.  We’ll ride bikes on the Lebanon Valley Bike Trail south towards Colebrook and the Conewago Trail, and then return to Mount Gretna to grab a bite to eat at the Mt. Gretna Pizzeria.

The Lebanon Valley trail and the connecting Conewago trail (at the county line) are crushed stone surface.  The distance from Mount Gretna south is about 12 miles (or 24 miles round-trip).

Nancy and Dave’s Home:   717-582-2562    kauhlbbh@pa.net

July 7, Wednesday, 10:00 am - Bike the NW Lancaster County River Trail along Susquehanna River

Leader:  Dave Powell

Join Dave Powell on a bike ride on the fully paved NW Lancaster County River Trail along the Susquehanna River.  Depart Koser Park on Race St. in Bainbridge, PA at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 7th and ride 11 miles to the Welcome Center in Columbia where there are restrooms and water fountains.  On the way back we can stop at the 15-mile mark and have lunch at McCleary's Pub in Marietta, then finish the 7-mile ride back to Bainbridge.

Dave’s Cell:     717-796-7635      xrsyz39@gmail.com

August – TENTATIVE - Evening at Nissley Winery

Leader:  Bill Pickering

Bill is looking at possible dates for an outing to Nissley Winery for an evening of music.  Keep an eye on this page and your email for updates.

September 16, Thursday, 10:00 am - Hike Darlington Trail to the AT

Leader: Dave Powell

Join Dave Powell on Thursday, September 16 for a 4-mile out-and-back hike on the Darlington Trail to the Appalachian Trail to the Cumberland Valley overlook.  This is a trail through woods, mostly level with some ups and downs, not steep.  A typical Pennsylvania trail, with rocky sections.  Wear hiking boots or good sturdy shoes.  Meet at the trailhead parking lot on top of Blue Mountain at Millers Gap.  Take Millers Gap Road north from Wertzville, PA (at Visaggio's Restaurant) on Wertzville Rd. (PA Rt. 944).  Be ready to hike at 10:00 AM.  Bring water and snacks.  There are no facilities at the trailhead.

After the hike we could have lunch, coffee or ice cream at Walden where there are three choices with outdoor seating located next to each other.  There is the IDEA coffee shop, Sophia's or Home Slice pizza & ice cream.

Dave’s Cell:  717-796-7635    xrsyz39@gmail.com

October 2, Saturday, 3:00 pm - Ox Roast (Dinner @ 5:30)

Hosts:  Nancy Kauhl and David LeRoy

When there is a nip in the air and hints of color in the leaves on the trees, it is soon time for the Ox Roast!  Dave LeRoy and Nancy Kauhl will again host this kick-off event of the Kick ‘n Gliders’ ski season at Black Birch Hollow, their home in Perry County, on October 2, 2021.

You are welcome to arrive as early as 3:00 pm for conversation and snacks; the fire will be burning and the meat will be roasting in anticipation of eating dinner at about 5:30 pm.

New policy:  For the comfort of all who attend, please be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

What you are expected to bring:  Your favorite potluck dish to share, your alcoholic beverage of choice, $5 event fee (to cover the cost of the meat and paper products), lawn chair if the weather is nice and your checkbook if you want to make deposits/payments on any of this season’s ski trips.

What will be provided:  Meat (“ox” roasted over an open fire and sausages on the grill), soda, ice, paper plates, plastic cups, utensils, napkins, and coffee.  Some serving utensils will also be available.

Want to help?  Your help keeping the fire going, grilling sausages, welcoming newcomers, or set-up and clean-up will be much appreciated.  If you are willing to help with any of these, please offer when you make your reservation so the hosts can plan accordingly.

Reservations:  Let Nancy know (717-582-2562 or kauhlbbh@pa.net) by September 30, 2021 if you are coming, who/how many you are making reservations for and what potluck dish you plan to bring.  If you need directions to Black Birch Hollow, let Nancy know and she’ll email them to you.

 

Program Meetings and Socials 2021/2022

To Be Announced