Archive for March 2017
More Winter Weather, And A Bald Eagle, At The PPL Wetlands.
It was cold last weekend here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and even colder today, with the arrival of an arctic cold front yesterday. Temperatures dropped into the low teens this morning. I decided, as I often do, to again hike in the PPL Wetlands. As I drove the approximately 25 miles, and neared the wetlands in…Read More
March Waxing Gibbous Moon.
I thought I’d shares some photographs of the waxing gibbous moon that peeked through the clouds here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is a mild night for march with temperatures in the 40’s, well above average, so a nice night to watch the waxing moon under the trees in my back yard. In a few days…Read More
Back To Winter: A Frigid Hike Out To The Penrose Reservoir
There are only a few days until Spring arrives , but, after months of above average weather, Winter has returned with a vengeance to Northeastern Pennsylvania. We had almost a half a foot of snow yesterday and some of the coldest temperatures of the season here this morning. Not good walking conditions, especially in March.…Read More
Greater Hazleton Rails To Trails: A Solitary, And Frigid, March Hike.
As predicted, it was another frigid morning here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A calm and sunny eleven degrees when I woke up, an hour later than usual because of Daylight Saving Time. I planned on a shorter hike today, because of the cold and snow, and the long hike I took yesterday. So I decided to…Read More
This Snow Is For The Birds
Well they got this one right, we got the blizzard they predicated here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As I type this post, there is almost 20 inches of snow in my backyard here in Hazle Township. I am glad I filled the bird feeders yesterday. The birds found a lot of their food sources under almost…Read More
March Madness In Northeastern Pennsylvania. A Record Breaking Snow Storm.
For those of you following my blog, you have been reading the reports in my posts on how mild the winter was here in Northeastern Pennsylvania this year . That changed when arctic cold plunged into our area last weekend. And we got a real taste of Winter with a record breaking snowfall this past…Read More
It’s Sure Not Looking Like Spring In The Lehigh River Gorge
I knew my hiking options would be limited this weekend. We still have around 20 inches of snow on the ground here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a gift from the late season snow storm named Stella. And it was snowing again this morning! I decided to hike the D & L trail in the Lehigh River…Read More
It's Sure Not Looking Like Spring In The Lehigh River Gorge
Glen Onoko: Another Snowy Hike Along The Lehigh River
There was still a lot of snow on the ground last Sunday, and, since I don’t like cross country skies or snow shoes, I decided to again hike the compacted snow left by the snowmobiles on the D & L Trail, this time at Glen Onoko. I arrived at the trail under mostly clear blue…Read More
Most Of The Snow Is Gone, But Still It’s Not Looking Like Spring At The PPL Wetlands.
The bitter cold arctic weather we have had after the snow storm last week left the area yesterday. It was a mild 55 degrees near my house, here, in Northeastern Pennsylvania, this morning. I decided to head to the PPL Wetlands, along the Susquehanna River., about 25 miles from my home. It is at a…Read More
Most Of The Snow Is Gone, But Still It's Not Looking Like Spring At The PPL Wetlands.
Community Park: No Bald Eagles, But Some Other Birds Have Returned
There was a cold wind blowing today but the clear blue skies and March sun made for a beautiful afternoon and I decided to take advantage of it and head out to our local Hazle Township Community Park. I had heard there were recent bald eagle sightings and I was hoping to see one near…Read More