Archive for January 2016
A January Walk Near My Backyard, A Lot Of History, Memories And Natural Beauty
Happy New Year folks. It’s been a busy week and I didn’t get a chance to get any posts up. Sorry. We got some more seasonably cold weather here in Northeastern Pennsylvania these past few days, and today, finally, some sunshine. I walked out through some property I own, and love, remembering some of many…Read More
More Of Our Coal Mining Heritage On A Cold January Hike
It started out sunny today yesterday in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I once again drove out to the former mining patch town of Hazle Brook. The sunshine didn’t last long. Clouds were already moving in as I walked north on the railroad tracks to the famous tunnel. I am not sure what it’s official name is…Read More
More Railroad History. The Catawissa Railroad And A Foggy Hike To The Lofty Tunnel.
It was another above average day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania yesterday. We have had no measurable snow here this season. . This is very rare and may break a record. I’m not complaining since I am able to get some longer hikes in. It was fogy this morning I decided to hike the abandoned Catawissa…Read More
It’s The Middle Of January, But It Doesn’t Look It At The PPL Wetlands
We had our first measurable snow and some frigid temperatures here in Northeastern Pennsylvania this past week but it warmed back up today. Temperatures rose above freezing most of the snow melted. I decided to hike in the PPL Wetlands and Riverlands. The melting snow, and warmer temperatures, created some foggy conditions and the Susquehanna…Read More
It's The Middle Of January, But It Doesn't Look It At The PPL Wetlands
Open Water In January Means A Lot Of Ducks At The Weissport Canal
After seeing how ice free the ponds and canals were at the PPL Wetlands yesterday, I decided to hike out the old Lehigh Canal in Weissport this morning. I thought there may be some ducks and other waterfowl still in the area because of the mild weather we’ve been having. And I decided to bring…Read More
Birds Of A Feather, Flock Together, Even In A Snowstorm.
Our snowless Winter finally ended here in the Hazle Township area of Northeastern Pennsylvania today. We woke up to around six inches on the ground, and we now have over fifteen inches and it’s still snowing. It wasn’t easy walking or driving in the snow but I will have to admit, my backyard did look…Read More
A Walk Through Green Ridge After A Snowstorm.
The snow ended late yesterday leaving us here in the Green Ridge section of Hazle Township in Northeast Pennsylvania with almost twenty inches of snow on the ground. It was clear and a frigid 9 degrees when I left for my daily two mile morning hike. The roads were plowed and passable as I walked…Read More
Winter Finally Arrives At The PPL Wetlands
Although we still have above normal temperatures here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, it is January and Winter, and Winter here usually means a pretty lot of snow. We got a big storm last week so I decided to venture down the PPL Wetlands to have a look around. The temperatures, although mild for us, are still below…Read More
It Started Off Bleak, But What A Beautiful And Mild Day To End January.
It was another mild, for January, day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Temperature was 32 degrees this morning, well above our average low of around 17 degrees. No complaints from me. It was overcast and very Wintery looking despite the mild temperature but not a bad day for a hike out the railroad tracks near my…Read More