Archive for August 2021
Another Hike In State Game Lands 119 And Still Not A Bear In Sight
I am a determined person. I still haven’t seen a bear on any of hikes this year. So, early Sunday morning, I was back in State Game Lands 119 in Dennison Township, Luzerne County trying to find one. As I have noted in previous blog posts, I saw at least one bear on almost every hike…Read More
An End Of July Hike At The Susquehanna Wetlands
It’s hard to believe it’s the end of July already. Spring and Summer pass so quickly. As I often do, I spent the last day of July exploring the Susquehanna Wetlands. And once again, I found some of the critters that live here and uncovered some of the beauty of nature that is everywhere in…Read More
A Shortcut To Crystal Lake Reservoir, But Still No Bears
Crystal Lake Reservoir is located atop Penobscot Mountain in Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County. It is at an elevation of 1932 feet. It has supplied water to the City of Wilkes Barre and the Wyoming Valley for over a century. It is also adjacent to the Pinchot State Forest. I have hiked here a few…Read More
The Sounds Of The Insects Are Replacing The Bird Songs At The Susquehanna Wetlands
In the Spring, the Susquehanna Wetlands are filled with the sounds of the frogs and song birds. In August, it is insects turn to make some noise, and they were on Saturday. I returned to the wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County and was greeted by the loud chorus of the singing cicadas. It was…Read More
A Lot Of Birds, And A Cool Frog, But No Bears: A Hike In The Pinchot State Forest.
I returned to the Crystal Lake access in the Pinchot State Forest in Luzerne County last Sunday. Once again I was going to explore the swamps and wetlands around this large lake in search of the bears. I know they live here, I have encountered many bears on hikes here in previous years. But not…Read More
A Hummingbird Clearwing Moth And Other Cool Stuff In July At Community Park.
It’s been a while since I shared photos or a blog post from my afternoon hikes in the Community Park near my home here in Hazle Township, Luzerne County. I still hiked there a few times a week during July and I had continued to see a lot of cool stuff on my hikes, some…Read More
Finally, I Made It to Cherry Springs State Park, In God’s Country, Potter County.
I first heard about the dark skies at Cherry Springs State Park about 30 years ago. And almost every year since then I planned to visit. I never did. Well, I finally made it this weekend. I always had an interest in astronomy since my dad first showed me the Milky Way in our back…Read More
A Hike On The Susquehannock Trail In The Potter County Mountains
When I awoke in the Mills Stream Inn in Coudersport, Potter County on Saturday morning I was surprised, and disappointed, to see that is was still raining. The forecast was for clearing early in the morning and I didn’t bring rain gear on my trip. Well, I didn’t drive three hours to sit in a…Read More
A Short Stroll Through Coudersport, The Quaint County Seat Of Potter County
After my morning hike on the Susquehannock Trail, I had breakfast, returned to my hotel and edited some photos. Late in the afternoon I decide to drive into downtown Coudersport and take a look around this quaint little town. Coudersport is located at the fork where the Allegheny River meets Mill Creek. It’s first settlers…Read More
Mushrooms, Cabins And A Bear!!! Another Hike On The Susquehannock Trail In Potter County
The sun was shinning when I woke up in Coudersport in Potter County last Sunday morning . I decided to return to the Susquehannock Trail for my last hike before I left God’s Country. This time I decided to start my hike on the trail head across from the campsite at Patterson State Park. It…Read More
As The End Of Summer Approaches, Flowers And Insects Dominant The Susquehanna Wetlands
It is hard to believe that it is the last week of August, and the end of Summer is only a few weeks away. I love the warm weather and I am always saddened as the days shorten and the sun moves toward the southern horizon. It’s been two weeks since my last visit, so…Read More
Some Critters, Wildflowers And Observations Form A Couple Afternoon Hikes At Community Park.
As I did in July, during the month of August, I continued taking some occasional afternoon hikes at the Community Park near my home in Hazle Township, Luzerne County. Most of my afternoon hikes were on dry days, with either abundant sunshine or partial sunshine and cumulus clouds floating in the blue skies over Lake…Read More