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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Cicadas Are Singing At The Susquehanna Wetlands

I drove to the Susquehanna Wetlands again last Saturday.  When I arrived  I was greeted by that wonderful Summer  sound of the cicadas singing in the tree tops. Unlike their relatives , the 17 year periodic cicadas, these cicadas  appear in mid-summer every year in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It was early, 8 a.m., when I arrived…

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