Archive for January 2018
PPL Wetlands Hike: What A Difference A Week Makes
The snow stopped late Saturday here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It left a accumulation of about three inches of powdery, fine snow . Sunday brought more frigid arctic weather with a morning low of 4 degrees. I decided to return to the PPL wetlands in Salem Township. I arrived to find a much different world than…Read More
A New Year Hike On The Lehigh Canal Trail
It was a clear and frigid start to the New Year here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It was one degree below zero when I went out for my morning walk. The clear skies meant there would be sunshine and I decided to check out the ice on the Lehigh River at Weissport. I began my hike…Read More
Crystal Ridge Memories: A Walk In “Baisley’s Strippin”
It was another cold and sunny day the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I decided to again return to my dad’s birthplace, the tiny patch town of Crystal Ridge. Some of my earliest memories were riding on the this, the only road, into the tiny town to visit my grandmother. It was bumpy road and we called…Read More
Crystal Ridge Memories: A Walk In "Baisley's Strippin"
A Frigid Hike At The PPL Wetlands.
We had frigid weather here in Northeastern Pennsylvania these past two weeks. Temperatures dropped even lower this morning, accompanied by bitter winds. The wind chill this morning was near -20 degrees. I actually like the challenge of hiking in these extreme conditions and decided to again visit the PPl Wetlands. It was 7 degrees with…Read More
Another Winter Walk Along The Lehigh River
The arctic weather continued on Sunday here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I awoke in the morning to find a temperature of -4 degrees at my house. The wind had subsided and the clear skies meant we would have some sunshine. I knew it would be cold but I wasn’t staying inside. I decided to return to …Read More
Fly Eagles Fly! Football, Family And Philly
In addition to my love of the outdoors, travel, reading and a lot of other things I am also an avid Philadelphia Eagles football fan. Have been since I started watching them with my dad when I was about six years old. Well the Eagles made it to the playoffs this year , and…Read More
A Frigid Walk Through Downtown Philadelphia.
I was sound asleep five minutes after returning to my hotel room while in Philadelphia for the Eagles football game last Saturday. It was a long but exciting day. I was still up early the next morning and decided to take a quick walk through the streets of the City of Brotherly love before my…Read More
Back At The Lehigh Canal: Clouds, Snow And Lots Of Water
It was a much welcome 35 degrees at my home in Hazle Township Saturday morning. The skies were clearing and temperatures were predicted to rise into the mid 40’s. I decided to head to the Lehigh Canal near Weissport for a hike. I wore a light jacket and baseball hat in anticipation of even warmer…Read More
More Snow And Clouds At The PPL Wetlands
Last Sunday I again awoke to find above freezing temperatures here at my home in Hazle Township. It was, for January, a mild 34 degrees. After my usual early morning walk through my neighborhood, I decided to visit the PPL Wetlands and check out the Susquehanna River. The temperature was now 40 degrees. Usually it…Read More
Pinchot State Forest: A Hike To Crystal Lake
It was a mild January day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania yesterday. I decided to explore the Pinchot State Forest and Crystal Lake. Located about 25 miles northeast of my home, I noticed the lake on the maps when I hiked in the nearby State game lands in Dennison Township. It looked like there would be…Read More
Fog And High Water On The Lehigh Canal In Weissport
After a night of heavy rain, a thick fog moved into parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday morning. I decided to check out the Lehigh River and hike the D & L trail along old Lehigh Canal near Weissport. The fog was lifting as I drove over the Broad Mountain but still remained along some…Read More