Archive for December 2017
Valley Forge: A Much Too Short A Visit To Such A Historic Place
I was in the Philadelphia suburbs this past weekend, attending some Christmas shows with family and had a few free hours on Sunday morning. Looking for someplace to hike, I decided to visit a park which played a crucial role in our Nation’s history. It was in second or third grade that I first learned…Read More
Grape Run Reservoir Memories: A Walk Into My Past
The holidays will be difficult this year for me and my family. They will never be the same after our tragic loss. We still gathered on Thanksgiving and are fortunate to be as close as we are. I spent a lot time these past weeks walking and reflecting on the event that has so changed…Read More
Walking In The Snow On The Greater Hazleton Rails To Trails.
It’s December and that usually means some snow here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. However, the past few years have been mild and we haven’t seen a lot of December snow. Well, that changed today. Snow was in the forecast, and it started around 9 a.m. this morning. I am not a fan of driving on snowy…Read More
Winter Arrives Early At The PPL Wetlands
The snow that began Saturday morning here in Northeastern Pennsylvania continued to fall slowly all day. I awoke to find an accumulation of about two inches on the ground Sunday morning. Winter came early. This is not a lot of snow for us folks in the Pocono Mountains but enough to make walking difficult. I …Read More
It’s Still Fall; But More Like Winter At the PPL Wetlands.
The sun, here in the Northern Hemisphere, is still four days away from it’s farthest position south on the horizon. Which, of course, means the beginning of Winter. Here in Northeastern Pennsylvania 11:28 a.m Thursday December 21 to be exact. The past few years our weather has been unusually mild in December. This year, however,…Read More
It's Still Fall; But More Like Winter At the PPL Wetlands.
Green Ridge: A Reflective Walk On The Railroad Tracks.
It was a cloudy, but somewhat mild morning, here in the Green Ridge section of Hazle Township in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday. A “balmy” 29 degrees it was. . It warmed up into the mid 30’s when I decided to hike on the railroad tracks near my house in Green Ridge. Although next to West Hazleton,…Read More
Christmas Eve At The PPL Wetlands. A December Thaw.
Christmas Eve is not a day for last minute shopping for me. I dislike shopping most days and wasn’t going near a store on Christmas Eve. Instead, I decided, of course, to spend my day outdoors. After a cold snap two weeks ago, we had some rain and warmer weather here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I…Read More
Cold And Snow: A Year End Walk At The Rails To Trails
The warm spell I wrote about in my last post ended on Christmas Day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Cold returned. Temperature plunged into the single digits this week. I had planned to drive to the PPL Wetland this morning to see how much ice developed on the Susquehanna River. A light but steady snowfall slickened the…Read More