Archive for December 2016

Finally, Ice And Cold Arrive At The PPL Wetlands

Just a few weeks ago temperatures were  in the 70’s and I was seeing turtles at the PPL Wetlands. Not today,  the unseasonably warm weather ended and temperatures plummeted here in Northeastern Pennsylvania these  past few day. There  was ice on the ponds and canals when I hiked there this morning.  I am not a…

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A First Time Hike From Green Ridge To Community Park.

The forecast  this morning here in Northeastern Pennsylvania called for freezing rain.  I didn’t want to drive far in case the roads got icy  so I thought about hiking in nearby Community Park. As I was getting dressed I recalled how my friends and I often wanted to walk out to the park when I…

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A Short Year End Wintry Walk Near Home.

Another year is coming to and end, and more often than not, it is either cold, snowy or both here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Today we had both, a two inch snow cover on the ground and a seasonably cold 32 degrees.  The clouds that blocked the sun most of the day were breaking up late…

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